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Musing Mondays (Apr.2)

April 2, 2012

 This week’s musing asks…

Do you belong to any book clubs — face-to-face, or online? If so, how long have you been with the group(s)? If not, why?

I have belonged to a face-to-face book club since 2004. The ladies in it are all retired teachers, so it’s been interesting to learn more about the school system from their perspective. ;) We don’t just talk about school, though. And, we don’t necessarily read about school, either… that’s just part of the conversation between books. We read a lot of different books. Some of the past ones have included “The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown, “The Last Crossing” by Guy Vanderhaeghe, “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert, and “Rush Home Road” by Lori Lansens.

I haven’t been to my group for quite some time, though, as I wasn’t reading the books (too busy with reviewing, or with my full-time job), and just felt I needed a break. I miss the gals, though.

I have belonged to many online book groups over the last 12 years, but only belong to two or three, now: Bookcrazy, 75_Books, and A Novel Challenge (all through Yahoo! groups). I like reading what others are reading, and occasionally I’ll jump in with something on my own. I mostly lurk there, any more, though. Just don’t have a lot to contribute. I’ve been looking for a good group about Teen YA reads, but haven’t yet found one, so if anyone has suggestions, I’m open to hearing them! ;)

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

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53 Comments
  1. Have you tried Goodreads? They have large on-line groups from either the world or various countries that you can join up with, you can also select different genres to be involved with! Lots and lots to choose from!

    • I love just browsing through the groups on Goodreads! :) Its just sad that I can’t participate full time in the groups that I am a part of.

  2. WOW, this will be a short meme for me this week, but I think I will answer it anyway! Coming soon, doing my usual so I can hop everyone’s answers easily from my inbox!

  3. My MM … hard question but I think I covered it … going live at 6 AM Eastern!
    Cabin Goddess Musing Monday’s Don’t Call me Ishmael!>/a>

  4. I’m also looking for a good online bookclub- hopefully people will link us up!

    My Monday Musing: http://pocketfulofbooksblogger.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/musing-monday.html

  5. Love this question since I’d love to find an online book club!

    http://irbratb.com/2012/04/02/mondays-mailbox-musing/

  6. Come and look at my Monday Musing here http://passionfornovels.blogspot.co.uk/

    Great question this week! I should really join a proper book club!

  7. Haven’t been doing this in a while!

    Most of the reading challenges and memes that I have been participating in were found through A Novel Challenge. :)

    Anyway, here’s my Musing Mondays.

  8. Maybe online discussions would be something I could look into.. I’ve just always been hesitant about book clubs…

    Here’s mine: Realms of an Open Mind ~ Musing Monday

    Happy Reading!

    ~Keely~

  9. My answer is here

  10. My goal today is how to turn a one word answer into a full post. Stop over and see if my Musing Monday was successful!

    http://caitesdayatthebeach.blogspot.com/2012/04/musing-mondaywhat-happens-in-book-club.html

  11. Great question and even better answer! I haven’t joined one either, but would also love to one of these days. Thank you for sharing! :)

    Here’s mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/04/musing-mondays-to-z-challenge-b-book.html

  12. Hello, musing mondays!

    I sort of rambled with this answer. http://soonrememberedtales.blogspot.com/2012/04/musing-mondays-april-2nd.html

    Have a good week, everyone!

  13. cherylmash permalink

    My MM is here

  14. Kwizgiver permalink

    I like this question and am excited to see others’ responses!

    Here’s my answer: http://kwizgiver.blogspot.com/2012/04/musing-mondays.html

  15. ocdreader permalink

    So funny, I am doing the A-Z Challenge and today is B, I wrote about bookclubs and why I love them. My MM is here: http://lostinsidethecovers.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/musing-mondays-april-2/

  16. Great question. I’m actually curious to see how people found their face to face book clubs. Is it just people that they knew already or is it a library club or something? I’ve been searching for one for awhile, but there don’t seem to be any in my area. My Musing Monday Post

  17. I will have to check out the Yahoo Groups! It’s been a while since I have visited any Yahoo groups I completely forgot about them. I am in a couple here and there on Goodreads and LibraryThing tho.! http://whatsontheshelf.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/musing-monday-5/

  18. I haven’t looked into the Yahoo Groups. Maybe I should. Here is my answer:

    http://mixedbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/04/musing-mondays-april-1-2012.html

  19. MycheleAnjelica permalink

    After a break here is mine :-) http://myless3.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/musing-mondays-2/

  20. I need to start my own. LOL
    <a href="My full answer is posted.

  21. Oops. Made a mistake with the html code.
    My full answer is posted.

  22. Tia Bach permalink

    Great topic. I LOVE book clubs, but definitely prefer in-person. My MM: http://etjrmbach.blogspot.com/2012/04/loving-book-clubs-musing-mondays.html

  23. Great question!! :)

    You can find my Monday Musing Here

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