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The Reading Group Handbook: Everything You Need to Know, from Choosing Members to Leading Discussions

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Sponsored by bookstores and spawned by circles of book-loving former strangers, reading groups have become a nationwide phenomenon. This unique guide is must reading for everyone interested in enjoying reading or reading groups--from where and when to meet to selecting books to finding baby sitters and catering.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 1st 1994 by Hyperion (first published 1994)
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Dec 14, 2009 karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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this is a fine book if you are thinking of starting a reading group, or if you are doing a class website assignment about starting a reading group. either way, it is full of facts and written in a highly accessible chatty style, that would be annoying in real life, but since you're only just breezing through it to cover all your bases, it doesn't annoy too much. there are recipes and book lists which are nice, and lots of little tips for circumstances you may not even have considered before emba ...more
K.D. Absolutely
Before I joined Goodreads in 2009, whenever I heard the term “book club”, what came into my mind was a group of retired American women who meet at one of their members’ home on one nice afternoon. With the assigned book on one hand and the other knocking at the door, the host member warmly greets each one, ushers her to a big comfy sofa with some biscuits and refreshments on the center table. Then once the schedule start time comes, the host begins summarizing the book and the group discussion f ...more
Michelle Young
mediocre book that talks about book clubs and the practical aspects of it, including food and group dynamics. the writing is high schoolish. some nice lists though and tips. i'd say it's skim-worthy
This is a comprehensive book about creating a book club. I've been struggling to get one started here and I thought this would help with the details. I think it if I can just get this club off the ground!
Antonio Gallo
Leggere in gruppi mi sembra una operazione abbastanza difficile da realizzare in un paese come il nostro, per varie ragioni. Innanzitutto ritengo che la lettura sia una esperienza individuale, personale, asociale, per così dire. Sono molte le variabili coinvolte: chi legge, cosa ha scelto di leggere, quando legge, dove e perchè quella lettura. Le stesse domande possono essere fatte nei confronti del libro. Insomma, oggi, con le nuove tecnologie il libro ha una nuova diversa socialità da quella c ...more
Jan 20, 2017 Bev rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction

Good for starting a bookclub
I skimmed through the book, stopping to read every so often certain sections that addressed questions I had. Unfortunately, this book doesn't talk about the Internet very much (its copyright is 1998, so no surprise). I was also hoping for advice on running a bilingual club, but there was none I could find. The reading lists in the back are all books in English or are to-English translations.
I do like that she bases The Reading Group Handbook off of surveys and anecdotes from a variety of book c
This book is a helpful resource if you’re thinking of joining or starting a reading group. The author is a professional book-group leader with over 20 years of experience working with reading groups. Although originally published in 1994 (and updated in 1998), most of the information is still relevant and useful. Especially interesting are the responses the author received from a questionnaire she sent to book clubs across the country asking a variety of questions about their groups. The author ...more
Mrs. Moore
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Feb 18, 2016
I really like all the recommendations for reading material.
Oct 13, 2010 Donna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not much of what I needed in regards to my thesis but still quite informative and anaylical.
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Aunt_Cindy Wood Stott
helpful for reading groups. We used it and liked it.
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Bridget R. Wilson
Lots of good info, but quite outdated (1st published in 1994)
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