Poll

Are you a member of a book club that meets in real life?

No, I don't participate in book clubs at all.
 
  118493 votes, 63.9%

No, I only participate in online book clubs (On Goodreads or otherwise).
 
  44266 votes, 23.9%

Yes, but we don't have a group on Goodreads.
 
  18536 votes, 10.0%

Yes, and we're listed on Goodreads.
 
  4105 votes, 2.2%


Poll added by: Patrick



Comments (showing 90-139)





message 139: by Sweetdhee (new)

Sweetdhee goodreads indonesia


message 138: by Sandra (new)

Sandra I'm assuming online book clubs includes Goodreads.


message 137: by rivka (new)

rivka Considering who created the poll, I think that's a safe bet.


message 136: by Patrick (new)

Patrick Brown Yes. I edited the answer.


message 135: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan Yes, I have a book club that meets in person AND is on Goodreads, and I participate in several online clubs at Goodreads too. So, I chose real world but I'd like the option Elizabeth mentions too; if it was there, I'd use it.


message 134: by JK (last edited Jan 13, 2011 07:28PM) (new)

JK Just GoodReads book clubs for me! I'm too aloof to meet with a group outside the internet.


message 133: by Alexander (new)

Alexander Draganov Yeah, I am chairman of a Bulgarian fantasy book club!


message 132: by Hayes (new)

Hayes I can't find a real life book group :-( but would purely love to.


message 131: by Alexander (new)

Alexander Draganov It's great, believe me... You meet great friends.


message 130: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan Hayes wrote: "I can't find a real life book group :-( but would purely love to."

Start one?


message 129: by Ronyell (new)

Ronyell I'm mostly on Goodreads Books Clubs since it's more convenient for me to do book clubs online.


message 128: by ☯Bettie☯ (new)

☯Bettie☯ Hayes wrote: "I can't find a real life book group :-( but would purely love to."

You meet up with other book crossers regularly - doesn't that count.


message 127: by Hayes (last edited Jan 14, 2011 01:32AM) (new)

Hayes Bettie wrote: "Hayes wrote: "I can't find a real life book group :-( but would purely love to."

You meet up with other book crossers regularly - doesn't that count."


But we don't talk about books... it's purely social and fun.


message 126: by Carey (new)

Carey Combe I am a member of three book groups - one which has turned into "an evening at the pub" group, another that hardly ever meets because we have such differing tastes in books and the rows end up personal and the third is fun, but not a lot of talking about the book...


message 125: by ☯Bettie☯ (last edited Jan 14, 2011 02:50AM) (new)

☯Bettie☯ Carey wrote: "I am a member of three book groups - one which has turned into "an evening at the pub" group, another that hardly ever meets because we have such differing tastes in books and the rows end up perso..."

Dust covers at dawn in a dewy dingle?


message 124: by ☯Bettie☯ (new)

☯Bettie☯ Hayes wrote: "But we don't talk about book...it's purely social and fun."

That would do me very nicely
:O)


message 123: by ambyr (new)

ambyr Yes, and we're listed on Goodreads . . . but I have to say the only reason for that is because I wanted to experiment with the interface. It doesn't really add anything to our book club experience, and most attendees aren't Goodreads users. I was hoping it might be useful for attracting new members, but so far the only people to join the group who weren't already attending meetings are from other countries. Since basically all the Goodreads group does is provide a schedule of upcoming in-person discussions, I have to wonder what they're getting out of it.


message 122: by Flannery (new)

Flannery Like other commenters, I'm missing the option for both! (GR book club and real life with no group on here)


message 121: by Skylar (new)

Skylar Burris I'm not currently in any book club, but the option "I don't participate in book clubs at all" seemed innacurate, as I have recently been in one and wouldn't mind being in one again.


message 120: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan I think we need at least 20 options for us to give accurate answers here.


message 119: by Patrick (new)

Patrick Brown My hope with this poll was more to see how many members are in a book club that meets in real life. I just added all the other options for some more interesting options, but if you meet with a book club in real life, that's what I was interested in knowing. Not sure if that helps anyone give an accurate answer.


message 118: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan Patrick, I think that's how I figured it actually, and why I answered as I did: yes, and we (my real world book club) have a group on Goodreads too.


message 117: by Nia (new)

Nia Sweetdhee wrote: "goodreads indonesia"

i hear thats a good book


message 116: by Sweetdhee (new)

Sweetdhee @nia: i presume you're saying ' i hear it's a good book club' hehehe.. Indeed, last year, goodreads indonesia held a book club gathering to talks about books with authors and other speakers once a month.. They also had some activities during the years, e.g: visiting library, talks about a book in a zoo with the children, charities, culinairy, and even karaoke! The summit is on dec, they had indonesian readers festival, where some participants (readers, community) got to show their book collections, bookswap, watch movies based on books, etc.. So yes, it's a good book club, i think.. He3


message 115: by Leo (new)

Leo no.ive never been to one gathering or meeting..but ive loved to given the chance.


message 114: by Ruby (new)

Ruby Hollyberry I chose "no I don't participate" because I think to say you are part of a book club means you read certain books together with other people at the same time and discuss them. I make no promises that I will ever do such a thing. Also you have to choose what books you'll read as a group and then stick to the list and read even the ones you don't care for? Does not sound like fun at all. I've looked at book clubs' lists before and I think I could show up once a year at best for the one book I liked and then the rest of the year they'd pay me to stay away!!!


message 113: by Ari (new)

Ari No... I wish I was a member of a real life book club, that would be fun. :(


message 112: by Beth (new)

Beth Never been a member of a book club. It would be a blast though!!! I usually just read the same books as friends and discuss them with that person. It's better than nothing!


message 111: by Jaime (new)

Jaime I attempted to participate in a 'Book Club' locally, I failed to realize 'Book Club' meant meet once a week to drink and bitch about our lives. Also, I read A LOT, I like GR's because I have friends that can keep up with me and I keep up with them. Instead of IRL I read 8 books in a week, I'd forget about the book club book by the time drinking Monday showed up.


message 110: by mlady_rebecca (new)

mlady_rebecca I'm part of multiple groups that may consider themselves book clubs, but I've found I'm horrible about reading books on demand, so I've rarely participated in monthly reads.


message 109: by Nia (new)

Nia oh


message 108: by Bobbi (new)

Bobbi I am a member of several online book clubs - a book a month club - a classical book a month club etc. I should really post all read on GOODREADS - I have no time to meet in person with a club and deal with a book that I am not interested in - My online clubs have suggested monthly reads but we also read and post about what else we are currently reading


message 107: by Nia (new)

Nia I think that goodreads is a great site for you


message 106: by orannia (new)

orannia Am assuming 'book club' is the same as 'group' so have voted yes to the online book clubs :)


message 105: by Nia (new)

Nia yes:)


message 104: by Julie_plop (new)

Julie_plop I don't participate but I'm not against. Why not :)


message 103: by Nia (new)

Nia idk


message 102: by Margarida (new)

Margarida mlady_rebecca wrote: "I'm part of multiple groups that may consider themselves book clubs, but I've found I'm horrible about reading books on demand, so I've rarely participated in monthly reads."

Same here :)


message 101: by Kristin (new)

Kristin Yes, it's made mostly of women who attend church with me. It's a blast! Not sure how to organize it on Goodreads, but I'm interested.


message 100: by Nia (new)

Nia Kristin wrote: "Yes, it's made mostly of women who attend church with me. It's a blast! Not sure how to organize it on Goodreads, but I'm interested."

oh thats cool


message 99: by Sonia (new)

Sonia I belong to two book clubs, that are very different. we both meet in real life, but aren't on good reads!


message 98: by Nia (new)

Nia Sonia wrote: "I belong to two book clubs, that are very different. we both meet in real life, but aren't on good reads!"

Oh cool!!!


message 97: by Katharine (new)

Katharine Grubb Hawkinson We tried to have a Goodreads page for our book club, but nobody was really interested after a couple months. Too bad, it's a perfect forum for book clubs!


message 96: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan I *make* my book club members use Goodreads. We do email too and there is also another web site (the organization with which we're affiliated) where I post a bit too, but most of our activity is here at Goodreads. Some of the members use it only for the book club but some use Goodreads for other books/reviews/making friends/etc. too.


message 95: by Brenna (new)

Brenna No, my mom does though.


message 94: by Amylynn (new)

Amylynn I have a book group I run!! :) I use goodreads but never put our group on here, but I'm thinking that would be kinda neat so I'm about to add it here!! :))


message 93: by Trez (new)

Trez i actually don't know of one in my area... i wish i did though... would introduce me to so many different books


message 92: by Diane (new)

Diane Dellicker I belong to a book club through our local library. The library gets the books for all of us to read, through inter-library loans, though it's not alwayas possible to get enough. We can't get the newer books, and this past year they have been getting us books we haven't voted on. Unfortunately, several of those books weren't ones I liked. I don't read books I don't like, because there are too many others I want to read.

We DO discuss the books, and there are a lot of different opinions on them. It's very interesting how some people love some of the books, while others don't like them at all.


message 91: by Nia (new)

Nia Diane wrote: "I belong to a book club through our local library. The library gets the books for all of us to read, through inter-library loans, though it's not alwayas possible to get enough. We can't get the ..."

oh cool!!!


message 90: by Diane (new)

Diane Dellicker Don't forget, you could try to get your local library to do this for you. They usually have meeting rooms that aren't booked solid, and we only meet for about 2 hours a month. Then a bunch of us go to the local pizza restaurant for lunch. ;o)


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