re book clubs an American thing? They might be, I am not sure. It’s taken yours truly til 2011 to actually join one. I can’t recall anything of the kind in German. I like the idea however. Reading as such is a pleasure, but reading something new and discussing it afterwards, that’s something else entirely. My only issue is, how do I actually keep up with all the books? If I believe wikipedia, those clubs have been around forever and ever, so I am just very late to this, as a German.
I am currently aiming to participate in two book clubs.
Bookclub 1 is run by my two friends Lashe and Caiters. They are running their bookclub as LJ community. I don’t know if this is common in book clubs, but every month a vote is held for genre, and then a main title and a bonus book are picked. Last month’s main book was A Game of Thrones, e.g.
May will see us read mystery/thriller, starting with Rebecca as main title. As Hitchcock fan, I read Rebecca many many years ago, but I hardly remember anything. Which is just as well. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.
The second bookclub I aim to participate in is more specific in nature. I like the idea of it very much:
All the books there sound very fresh to me, with the exception of Mercedes Lackey (who I really don’t have much love for at all), I haven’t read any of those books. I might have to skip Firebird, because I thought it was pretty awful.
I joined the Goodreads SFF bookclub, but I seriously couldn’t keep up with the discussion volume. A problem for me is simply to keep up, because I am also in the middle of re-reading all books of A Song of Ice and Fire.
So little time, so much reading to you. Now educate me about all the different book clubs you guys have been in since the dawn of time. Because I am -that- slow.