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Rogue Book Group Choices
By February 28, 2018 1 Comments Read More →

Rogue Book Group Choices

Is your book group in a rut? Are folks sick of reading World War II-era historical fiction? Is your attendance dwindling? Maybe it’s time to go rogue. We hosted a live event (sponsored by NoveList) where we gathered some book-group experts to talk about what makes a good selection, how to pick something unexpected for […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Book Discussions

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Book Discussions

The December 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 251 new reviews and 9 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but […]

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Book Discussions
By December 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Book Discussions

The December 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 280 new reviews and 9 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]

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What Makes a Book Worth Talking About? A Veteran Book-Group Leader Weighs In
By November 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

What Makes a Book Worth Talking About? A Veteran Book-Group Leader Weighs In

I have been a discussion leader since 1999 and the question I am most often asked is, “What exactly makes a book a good book-discussion pick?” The first thing I say back is that most publishers aren’t correct in their estimation of what is a discussable book. I have lead as many as five different groups […]

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Year of Reading with The Downtowners
By December 23, 2009 2 Comments Read More →

Year of Reading with The Downtowners

I facilitate three book groups and last week was spent in a furious round of picking titles for discussion next year and trying very hard not to overlap selections. Avoiding duplication is great for participants, but can be a little rough on the facilitator (namely, moi). I don’t read as quickly as I used to […]

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Book Group Profile: Women Who Dare
By February 27, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

Book Group Profile: Women Who Dare

One of the aspects of my job that I like the most is seeing what all the book groups in our system have chosen to read. I’m always amazed at how few titles are duplicated over a ten location system. The KCPL Women Who Dare book group is only two years old, but they have […]

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