Book by Book: The Complete Guide to Creating Mother-Daughter Book Clubs
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Book by Book: The Complete Guide to Creating Mother-Daughter Book Clubs

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Mothers and daughters share a special bond. . . why not further this bond through reading together? Book clubs have been growing in popularity over the past ten years, started by a variety of people with various interests and goals. Mother-daughter book clubs offer a great way for families to grow and share — with each other and with other mother-daughter pairs. In Book by...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published September 22nd 2009 by Seal Press (first published 2009)
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Bridget R. Wilson
Loved it. This would be useful for any bookclub, not just a mother daugter one. Liked that she mentioned Web 2.0 stuff (like GoodReads) and talked lots about activities to extend the books and keep members intersted.

I believe the subtitle says it all about this book. 21 chapters are divided into 3 subsections

Part 1- A New Chapter: How To Get Your Club Started
Part 2- Turning the Page: Keeping Your Club Thriving
Part 3- Getting Over the Bumps: How to Handle Typical Club Challenges

The book also inc...more
A well thought-out, practical, and lively how-to guide. Pros? Lots of ideas are introduced. The author tackles a variety of problems that may arise, and she acknowledges and encourages evolution of the group as the girls age and change. Best of all, the author pragmatically reminds the reader that every group is unique... use solutions and choices that work for your group.

Cons? Quotes that introduce each chapter all seem to be from mothers. Where are the daughters' voices? Plus, I could've done...more
Lenore Webb
Well, talking about College Girl and shared interest, I wanted to tell you about "Book by Book". This is a guide on creating mother-daughter book clubs. We are both avid readers. I love sharing stories with her. I do wish I had this guide when she was younger. It helps to have tools on how to create a book club. A great part of this is the listing of books that appeal to the mother-daughter audience. It also helps to share what activities you can plan too. I wonder if I should start up a neighbo...more
Some interesting ideas but most are common sense
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Cindy Hudson is the author of Book by Book: The Complete Guide to Creating Mother-Daughter Book Clubs (Seal Press, October 2009). She is the founder of two successful, long-running book clubs, one with each of her daughters. She publishes as a resource for readers and book club members. It contains age-appropriate reading lists, book reviews, author interviews...more
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