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 lot...moreLoved 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 includes 3 useful appendices: where to find books, books for your book club (an annotated list divided into age groups), and recipes.
Cindy Hudson has the experience and thus the expertise to write this book. She belongs to two mother-daughter book clubs--one with each daughter. This book is one of the best I've read about starting and maintaining a book club. Though it specifically deals with mother-daughter book clubs, I think any book club would find Book by Book a valuable resource. I liked that Cindy mentioned new technologies (i.e. Web 2.0--GoodReads, Facebook, Skype) and spoke fondly of libraries and librarians in the course of her book.
I was lucky enough to win this copy of Book by Book in a blog giveaway. My desire to read it comes from my profession. As a librarian, I may be called on to support mother-daughter book clubs. Reading this book strengthened my ability to do so. I'll be passing Book by Book along to a cousin. She has a ten-year-old daughter who is an avid reader. Wouldn't it be great to have a mother-daughter book club in the family? (less)
Lots of great book recommendations by subject. I have so many ideas for my next "Bridget & Kara's Literary Discussion" selection. THis book will b...moreLots of great book recommendations by subject. I have so many ideas for my next "Bridget & Kara's Literary Discussion" selection. THis book will be extremely handy for book groups. Can't wait to read Pearls Book Crush which is for teens. (less)