First of all, Happy Friday the 13th! I’m definitely going to have to find something spooky to read or watch today…how appropriate that it came during the RIP challenge!
Now then, this week’s Book Blogger Hop question: Are you in a book club? How does your book club choose books? How far in advance do you choose?
I am in a book club! Have been for…wow, about three years now, and I’m happy to say I met some of my closest friends through my book club.
How we choose our books…well, that’s a bit complicated, because it’s changed at times. Originally, one person would volunteer to bring several options to each meeting, and we’d vote for the next month’s book. Then we tried voting all at once for six months in advance. That seemed like a good idea…until we ended up feeling locked into the choices for far too long. It really wasn’t so good as new people joined, or people who had originally voted dropped out.
Then for a while one member devised and ran a very elaborate and impressive system. It involved nominating books on Facebook and doing a five-book poll each month, randomly selecting books to vote on from the larger pool of suggestions.
That method eventually got too complicated and time-consuming…so we’ve pretty much reverted back to a more informal method of choosing books for the next month at each meeting, though there’s still some elements of nominating book ideas online.
So there you go–if you’re thinking about running a book club, there are lots of ways to do it!