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Book Club Brunch – Chapter 7

Book Club Brunch – Chapter 7

Hi there book club!

Whitney here with your weekly wrap-up!

I had a blind date this week with a brand new book club (don’t worry, I’ll never leave you!), and it was simultaneously terrifying and awesome to have some more in-person conversations about all the books I’ve been loving (and hating). It got me thinking –

How can we make our Imaginary Book Club more interactive?

Since our founding, I’ve wanted them emphasis of IBC to be on the community – on us sharing our thoughts and having the unique opportunity to read together and discuss a book together once a month. Every month I hear of more people reading with us, and I see more conversation happening about our book club books.

I think that we can do more!

Next month, I’m considering amping up our Book Club. I’d make it so you can sign-up to read along with us, get weekly or twice weekly emails with insider information about how we picked the book, background about the author or setting, and reading questions. I also want to build in more opportunities to share what you think about it while you’re reading, rather than just at the end of the month. What do you think?

Tell me what you think in the comments!

 

Whitney

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Whitney

Whitney is the founder and one of the speediest readers behind Imaginary Book Club; delivering weekly book reviews, monthly favorites, and frequent recommended book lists with a side order of overwrought musings. After forming and joining book clubs in every city she lived in, Whitney finally decided to take the fun online to connect with fellow introverts who are also longing for a way to connect.

7 Comments

  1. Bev

    I think the format of that you use for the monthly book club book makes the outsider feel like you had a book club meeting and they weren’t included! I am not sure of a better way to include people, but maybe you could simply ask some questions about the book, say two or three each week, then compile them at the end of the month in a complete book review.

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    • Whitney

      I like the idea of having more of a dialogue – it’s so hard to start! I’m afraid to have multiple posts in the month because people might not read at the same pace and we might end up spoiling things!

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  2. Whitney

    One important question – would you click on a “I’M READING THIS MONTH” button to sign up for periodic updates throughout the month? That would keep the spoilers off the blog.

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  3. Whitney

    I’d also be interested to know if you’d want reading questions along the way throughout the month! Then we could use these Saturday posts to have an ongoing discussion.

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  4. Bev

    i really enjoy the book reviews that you do. I think that throughout the month if you could ask questions related to the book and then at the end of the month compile the responses to the questions and include that in the discussion/review, it might help the book clubber to be more involved and invested in the discussion.

    This is probably the dilemma of all bloggers; How to get the readers involved and commenting.

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  5. Got my book

    At this point, I would gladly vote for Barbie.

    Reply
    • Whitney

      Haha, not a bad idea!

      Reply

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