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PostPosted: September 1st, 2004, 10:05 pm 
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I'm doing an article on book discussion groups for the 50+ crowd(you don't have to be 50+ to be interviewed). I'll need full names, hometown, and general age(things like "in my 40's" are fine). Did you start the club? If not, how did you find it and why did you join? Is it sponsored by an organization(ex. library, community center, etc.)? How long have you been a member of the group? What types of books do you read? How many members and when do you meet(monthly, weekly)? Do you have a group leader or do members take turns leading the discussion? How are books chosen? What is the best thing about the group? What is the worst? Any other comments about your group you wish to add. Thanks for sharing!


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I was a member of a teachers book group...not so great! First of all there were too many people in the group (30 + /) and it was dominated by the loudest voices who often weren't the most intelligent. Since then I've been wary of book groups, although I'm an avid reader. I look forward to reading your article...where will it be published.? ~P~-


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PostPosted: September 12th, 2004, 9:10 pm 
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I'm 51 and a member of a science fiction reading group associated with our local sf group that puts on a yearly convention. I joined the group when I saw they were going to discuss one of my favorite books. We don't really have a moderator; we just go around the circle and give our critiques in sort of a 12-step fashion. There's not a lot of discussion (or crosstalk, if you want to put it that way). I enjoy talking about books I liked. As a writer, I like analyzing what works and what doesn't in a story. And I like being introduced to books I wouldn't normally read, though I admit I've just thrown some at the wall and not bothered to finish them. The experience is good for me to understand how other readers think.


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