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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd; 2nd Re-issue edition (25 Feb. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713675985
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713675986
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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A book club gives the opportunity to meet up with friends and wake the brain up a bit with lively and often quite aggressive discussion "Dawn French""

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Susan Osborne was a bookseller for ten years. She is a freelance writer, Book Reviews Editor of Waterstones Books Quarterly and author of the Good Web Guide for Book Lovers.


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This book is just what I've been wanting for ages. It doesn't just help you to run a successful group but it's full of really useful introductions to some excellent books. Each guide discusses the book in question and poses some interesting questions for the group to discuss - the sorts of questions that can get a really good discussion going. And the books that are recommended are good too - often books that I hadn't heard of but now want to read. In fact, this is more than a guide for reading groups, it's for anyone who wants to widen their reading. I thoroughly recommend it.
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This book is very popular with our book club. Its a great way of finding new books and for reading on a theme. The only downside is that you realise how many great books there are to read but there's just not enough time to read them all.
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By Antenna TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 Aug. 2011
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This is very helpful for suggesting ideas for books when a group is floundering round for the next set of titles. Classified by theme e.g. childhood, growing up, growing older, death and how we cope with it, friendship, etcetera, it features 75 titles - mostly written during the past 20 years, and safely between pulp fiction chicklit and obscure highbrow fiction. We are given a summary of each book - perhaps a little more info than I would like in some cases, a potted biography of the author, background to the novel, discussion topics and related resources e.g. interviews with the author.

The author has clearly put a good deal of work into this, and it is certainly labour-saving for a reading group organiser, also summarising a range of resources available, such as websites of literary magazines which review books.

I was initially sceptical because the opening advice on setting up a group seems a bit obvious and patronising e.g. "the easiest way to start a reading group is to begin with friends"..."If you have a small group, two missing members might mean that you want to reschedule"

A few useful points have been omitted such as the fact that sometimes sets of books can be obtained through the local library. The University of the Third Age deserves a mention. How to obtain books - e.g. secondhand through Amazon for as little as one penny plus postage is also worth flagging up. Working through local community groups and having a space on a website, or one's own website is another area to include.

This very useful book lends itself to having an "online" version which can be updated regularly.
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Essential reading for anyone in a book group or book club. It proviodes important indicators when presenting a book at a group.
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