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Do you belong to an online book club?

Asked by rowenaz (2431points) September 28th, 2008

I want to join one or start my own, both because I can’t actually go to a book club meeting, and because there are subjects I want to study, but want other people’s opinion about the material. What do you think? Have you participated in any??

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sarapnsc's avatar

I googled in and came up with these…mind you, I am not a member of any of them, but they seemed promising when I read about them. Also, you may want to check with your local library, many are having their local book clubs on line!
onlinebookclub.org
spokesmanreview.com/interactive/bookclub
aib.edu/StudentAffairs/Library/OnlineBookClub
dearreader.com
To start one of your own…you can go to bordersmedia.com, they are widely known.

EmpressPixie's avatar

For a while, I was part of a book club on another site more or less like this one. It was a lot of fun, but I lost interest in the site and so did a lot of the others in the book club.

It was nice because you could join the discussion whenever you read the book, you know? It was always still there.

Dorkgirl's avatar

It’s sort of a book club—Goodreads.com.
You can post books you’ve read, are reading or want to read. Find reviews & opinions, similar books in a genre, etc. It’s cool.

Darwin's avatar

I was in the same book club as Empress Pixie. I am still involved to some degree at the other site, but no one has tried again to have a book club.

Online book clubs are great because they fit any schedule, you can research what you want to say before you say it, and you can skip books you don’t want to read in favor of those you do.

BookPeople, an independent bookstore in Austin, Texas, has a number of online activities. WHile their clubs mostly meet at the store there is a newsletter and lists of upcoming/similar books on their site. You might check them out at http://www.bookpeople.com/

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