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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Practical Guide, 26 April 2001
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This review is from: The Reading Group Handbook (Paperback)
I set up a reading group in 1999 that is still going strong today in 2001 on the strength of this book. What I liked is that it doesn't prescribe how to go about it but simply makes suggestions about the number of options you have. I have found it a valuable resourse. My only criticism is that the book suggestions focus more on US authors.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great 'warts and all' reference, 26 May 1999
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This review is from: The Reading Group Handbook (Paperback)
So... you know you love reading, you want a good excuse to get together with others who love to read and you think you'll start a book club. Great - read this book! Not only does Jacobsohn cover what you'd expect (like providing a multitude of suggested reading lists) but she covers the issues you may not think of immediately - like acknowledging that people are likely to relate their reading to personal experiences in their lives and making sure that everyone in your reading group understands the importance of keeping confidences. My only criticism - not much attention paid to the growing phenomenon of online book clubs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars an sightful guide for starting a reading group, 24 Nov. 1998
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This review is from: The Reading Group Handbook (Paperback)
Jacobsohn has written a wonderful guide for anyone interested in starting a reading group. Jacobsohn seems to have thought of everything one would need to prepare and think about before beginning a group. She gives helpful check off lists to keep the mechanics of the group running. This book appealed to me because of the easy to read style in which it was written and the many comments from members of the several reading book clubs that Jacobsohn has been involved with. I especially liked the recipes she includes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An informing and entertaining reference book!, 27 Feb. 1999
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This book is not only a concise, step-by-step guide to forming a book group but also is written in a style that is sweet, funny and entertaining to read. Ms Jacobsohn informs the reader of her recommendations and past experiences but provides options and ideas that might work for others. Booklists, administrative details, recipes and "stories" of other book groups give much guidance. The excellent design of the book and the style in which it is written enables quick and easy reference upon occasion.
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The Reading Group Handbook by Rachel W. Jacobsohn (Paperback - April 1998)
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