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Neil’s Guide for Your Sci Fi/Fantasy Book Group
By April 7, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Neil’s Guide for Your Sci Fi/Fantasy Book Group

If you have a science fiction or fantasy book group, or are thinking of starting one, you’ll definitely want to get your hands on Book Group Buzzer Neil Hollands’ Fellowship in a Ring: A Guide for Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Groups, just published by Libraries Unlimited. Neil offers advice on starting and running a […]

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How to Run a Short Story Reading Group
By November 17, 2009 3 Comments Read More →

How to Run a Short Story Reading Group

Book a meeting room. Book a meeting room for successive months. Have a positive self help kind of attitude that says “I know lots of people are going to enjoy attending my short story reading group, so I’m going to book the room for the same time each month for an entire year, right out […]

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Life Is Short
By October 19, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

Life Is Short

Why offer a short story reading/discussion group?  A number of reasons come to mind There have been great short story collections published recently: Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser, Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri, The Boat by Nam Le, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower, Fine Just The Way It Is, by Annie Proulx, All […]

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Life Is Short
By October 3, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Life Is Short

Life is short and there are a lot of books to read and to discuss. Novels are the most popular reading group choice and there are lots of novels to choose from. In fact, there are approximately 50,000 fiction titles published every year in the United States and about 10,000 of those are new titles. […]

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10 Innovative Ways to Recharge Your Book Club
By March 18, 2008 6 Comments Read More →

10 Innovative Ways to Recharge Your Book Club

Is your book club in a well-worn rut?  Are you satisfied but not stimulated?  Has your book club become as predictable as the ending to Pride and Prejudice? Well, in the spirit of spring renewal, here are 10 field-tested tips to help revitalize your book club and encourage your members to reengage!  Photo by Gallebee […]

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Reading Resolutions, Reading Challenges
By February 21, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Reading Resolutions, Reading Challenges

The librarians in my children’s department made reading resolutions this year and posted them on a bulletin board.  Mine was to read a chapter book with an animal main character each month.   The character must be a different kind of animal than any read about in the previous months.  So far, I’ve read about cats with […]

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What are the kids reading?
By January 23, 2008 2 Comments Read More →

What are the kids reading?

In my library there is a shelf of books reserved for members of book clubs to check out.  In years past, it has been all adult titles.  Now, nearly half of the books on the shelf are children’s and YA books for parent and PTA led children’s book clubs. I thought I’d tell you what is on the shelf […]

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