Poll

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

No, I don't participate in book clubs at all.
 
  116382 votes, 63.8%

No, I only participate in online book clubs (On Goodreads or otherwise).
 
  43569 votes, 23.9%

Yes, but we don't have a group on Goodreads.
 
  18278 votes, 10.0%

Yes, and we're listed on Goodreads.
 
  4061 votes, 2.2%


Poll added by: Patrick



Comments (showing 89-138)





message 138: by Sweetdhee (new)

Sweetdhee goodreads indonesia


message 137: by Sandra (new)

Sandra I'm assuming online book clubs includes Goodreads.


message 136: by rivka (new)

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


message 135: by Patrick (new)

Patrick Brown Yes. I edited the answer.


message 134: 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 133: 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 132: by Alexander (new)

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


message 131: by Hayes (new)

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


message 130: by Alexander (new)

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


message 129: by Lisa (new)

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

Start one?


message 128: by Ronyell (new)

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


message 127: 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 126: 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 125: 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 124: 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 123: 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 122: 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 121: 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 120: 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 119: by Lisa (new)

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


message 118: 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 117: 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 116: by Nia (new)

Nia Sweetdhee wrote: "goodreads indonesia"

i hear thats a good book


message 115: 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 114: by Leo (new)

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


message 113: 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 112: by Ari (new)

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


message 111: 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 110: 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 109: 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 108: by Nia (new)

Nia oh


message 107: 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 106: by Nia (new)

Nia I think that goodreads is a great site for you


message 105: by orannia (new)

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


message 104: by Nia (new)

Nia yes:)


message 103: by Julie_plop (new)

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


message 102: by Nia (new)

Nia idk


message 101: 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 100: 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 99: 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 98: 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 97: 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 96: 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 95: 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 94: by Brenna (new)

Brenna No, my mom does though.


message 93: 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 92: 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 91: 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 90: 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 89: 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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