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Book Clubbing!: Successful Book Clubs for Young People | Carol Littlejohn
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Learn how to sponsor a successful, student-led book club for grades K through 12 that is fun, easy-to-implement, and encourages reading. * Bibliographic lists of works cited after each chapter * An index of authors, titles, and reading activities by age * Figures are included with selected activities and reading games
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Come-read-with-me
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Saw this and it made me laugh! Does anyone else need a book club helpline?

IamIamIam 🤣🤣🤣 That's spectacular!!! 1w
Come-read-with-me @lamlamlam I was crying with laughter when I first read it!! 1w
rather_be_reading omg! 🤣 1w
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robinb
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Just a heads up @Kdgordon88 that your #LMPBC book went out today, with arrival estimated at next Monday (7/29). 😊 Happy Reading!

Crazeedi Do you mean 7/29?? I😉💗 1mo
robinb @Crazeedi 🤣🤣 Yes, thanks for catching that! 👍 1mo
Kdgordon88 Received and looking forward to diving in. @Crazeedi @megnews 4w
robinb @Kdgordon88 🎉🎉🎉👍👍😊 4w
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sprainedbrain
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Hi, ladies of Group R!

I‘m happy to be reading with Angel and Karen again, and excited to meet you, Jessica!

Do you all want to help each other pick our books for this round, or would you rather it be a surprise?

If you want to help me pick, I have some suggestions ready to go! 😉

#LMPBC #Round6 #GroupR

Chili @sprainedbrain I‘m up for either. I pulled six books. They are ARC‘s and I think only one is actually out now. So I doubt anyone has read them. 2mo
ItsAngel I think we should keep it a secret lol (think we can actually manage that? 😂😂) 2mo
Ajessgirl So excited to read with you ladies! I‘m up for either, but if we keep it a secret, maybe we can preview genre? I love fiction and mystery/thriller, am open to non-fiction, and am generally not a big fan of science fiction and hard core fantasy. 2mo
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sprainedbrain @Ajessgirl @ItsAngel @Chili I‘m good with secret! I like Jessica‘s idea... I‘m good with anything, but I‘m not crazy about nonfiction. I will avoid sci-fi and fantasy! 2mo
Chili @sprainedbrain @ItsAngel @Ajessgirl I‘m good with keeping it a secret. I am so not a fan of dystopian/post apocalyptic. 2mo
Ajessgirl Hi ladies! Just checking in. I‘m ready to send my book to Karen - how are you guys tracking? @sprainedbrain @Chili @ItsAngel (edited) 3w
sprainedbrain @Ajessgirl I sent mine to @ItsAngel yesterday. 😃 3w
ItsAngel I am behind, but Jenni and Karen are used to that from me. 😂 I don‘t think I‘ll get it marked up before I send it but I‘ll get it mailed in a day or so. 3w
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robinb
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I think I‘ve narrowed down my pick to one of these. I didn‘t want to choose one that someone‘s already read...no fun discovery there. The others were mostly historical mysteries and not sure everyone loves those. And these two definitely fit the historical fiction category. Please let me know which you all prefer. 😊They both rank closely here and on Amazon.

@Crazeedi @Kdgordon88 @megnews
#LMPBC @suvata

Crazeedi Either one, but I'll vote for the other alcott 2mo
megnews I really think I‘d enjoy either one! 2mo
Kdgordon88 I vote The Other Alcott. I hadn‘t heard of this book until you brought to my attention and I‘m intrigued. 2mo
robinb @Kdgordon88 @megnews @Crazeedi Great! I‘ll go with The Other Alcott for my pick. Thanks all! 😊👍 2mo
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OnePageAtATime
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Hello everyone!! I'm super pumped to let you know my Facebook group for my postal book club is up and accepting members if youre interested feel free to join and share with your friends. https://www.facebook.com/groups/700733777030141/

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robinb
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Here‘s my stack of possibilities for #LMPBC for Group I. I also sent an email about them as well. Just let me know if any catch your eye or if you‘ve already read any. 😊

#LMPBC @suvata
@Crazeedi @Kdgordon88 @megnews

megnews I haven‘t read any of these. I have My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She‘s Sorry on my tbr, as well as Caroline. I‘d be interested in those or Britt Marie or The Other Alcott. 2mo
Crazeedi I've read both backmans, they were great, I'd reread, the others I've not read 2mo
Kdgordon88 I haven‘t read any of these. I am in the minority with A Man Called Ove and would be willing to give Backman another chance and all the rest look good. 2mo
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Shadowfat
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I'm excited to join another round of #LMPBC! I started off Group T if anyone would like to join me 🙂 @suvata

leslieseidel I just joined group T. Excited for another round!! 🤗 2mo
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umbrellagirl
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BookishBelle Hey, I‘m in group n too! Yay! 2mo
umbrellagirl @BookishBelle Yay! I didn‘t tag anyone since I didn‘t know the user names. Round 5 was my first time signing up and we‘ve had a really good group. I‘m excited for new book choices. 2mo
BookishBelle I don‘t know who our other members are. I‘m not sure how to figure it out either. I‘m guessing we‘ll get an email at some point so we can start figuring out our genre. 2mo
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umbrellagirl @BookishBelle Last time we got an email with everyone‘s info including Litsy handles. It was right after the signup closed. We all then sent an introductory email and agreed we‘d send small goodies with our monthly packages. 2mo
BookishBelle Sounds good! 😊 2mo
nomadreader Me too! Hooray!
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RavenLovelyReads
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Round six already! If anyone would like to join me for #LMPBC I signed up as group O (for Ohio:) let me know if any if you all join me in #GroupO @suvata Thanks for hosting the book club!

suvata My pleasure 2mo
Shakespearience Hey! That‘s the group I signed up for. 2mo
RavenLovelyReads @Shakespearience Great!! I‘m looking forward to the next round 😀 2mo
Shakespearience @RavenLovelyReads This will be my first time. I picked O because everyone seemed to enjoy book clubs for the ability to get out of our comfort zones! 2mo
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OnePageAtATime
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Hey guys so alot of people have been asking me on my social media about postal markup book clubs so I started one on Facebook that's going to be starting in July. If your interested it's a group called OnePageAtATime Postal Markup Book Club! Everyone is welcome! Tag your friends!

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DivineDiana
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Yesterday, my Book Club said good bye to a long time member who is moving across the country. This was her cake!
Farewell Lisa
By The Ardmore Library Book Club

RealLifeReading Cute cake! 3mo
suvata Love it 😊 3mo
alec_bradley Great cake idea. Big fan 3mo
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Tanisha_A Cake 😍! Also, now I feel like eating one. 🤤 3mo
hjreviews So cute! 3mo
readordierachel What an awesome cake! 3mo
britt_brooke Cute!! 3mo
Purrfectpages What a thoughtful goodbye! 3mo
Reggie Omg!!! This cake looks amazing. Sorry ya‘ll are losing Lisa. 3mo
DivineDiana @Reggie I thought the same thing. Thank you. Lisa added so much to our Group. 3mo
rohit-sawant This is so lovely! 💕 2mo
DivineDiana @rohit-sawant 💗 2mo
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Sarz
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Do you wish YOU had read these awesome books recently? Are you looking for a monthly book club that is relaxed and ONLINE? Join us!!

We use Discord to discuss our chosen book each month. We also have an ongoing group chat throughout the month where we talk about books and life in general.

Because we're online, there are no geographical boundaries - we have (or have had) people in the US, UK, Middle East and Australia.

More details ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Sarz Our chat times change every month, but they usually end up being Saturday or Sunday afternoons (for those in the US - it's Sunday or Monday mornings for us in Aust). Always outside of regular business hours though. 4mo
Sarz Let me know if you're interested or have any questions! 4mo
LapReader I like the sound of this my friend. 4mo
Sarz @LapReader you'd be welcome to join! We're about to start a new book soon (although we haven't chosen what it'll be yet). 4mo
LapReader Ok please keep me updated. 4mo
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bookish_wookish
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BOTM is up!! I had my fingers crossed that Miracle Creek would be a choice! 🤞🏼So excited! What is everyone thinking?

maleahrae I'm thinking either Normal People or Beyond the Point. 5mo
Mtroiano I‘m thinking Lost and Wanted 🤔 5mo
Redwritinghood Definitely got Miracle Creek. Also got Lost and Wanted. 5mo
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InLibrisVeritas
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It's time to vote #BBBBC! I apologize for being late, I have a new job lined up and I am kind of out of sorts right now 😅

But as always you guys have some epic suggestions and now have a difficult task ahead of you!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y7MWK7H

wanderinglynn Congrats on the new job! 👏🏻🥳 5mo
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wordslinger42 Congratulations on your new job! 😊 5mo
TheSpineView Wow, new job! Congratulations!😀 5mo
daena Congratulations on your new job! 5mo
LittleBug Congrats on the new job!🥳 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Good for you! Good luck, you got this!! 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa And voted! 5mo
Eyelit Voted. Congrats on job!! 5mo
Laughterhp Voted! Good luck with the new job! 5mo
phatsallylee Voted and good luck! 5mo
BookwormAHN Done and congratulations on the new job 😸 5mo
Caroline2 Done! And good luck with the new job! 👍🏻 5mo
bookandcat Voted and gl w work! 5mo
Gezemice thank you and good luck with the new job! 5mo
BethM Done! 5mo
mutlee Voted! Lots of good options. 5mo
tonyahoswalt Voted! Looking forward to seeing the results. 5mo
jpmcwisemorgan I voted yesterday! It was so hard! 5mo
jpmcwisemorgan Yay for a new job! 5mo
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monalyisha
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Just sitting at home on a Friday night, thinking about book clubs & writing implements. You know, like you do...if you‘re really exciting. 😆

(Honestly, my husband‘s at beer-tasting plans in Boston that I opted out of, & I‘m wrapped in a blanket burrito & couldn‘t be happier 🤷‍♀️).

Has anyone in my #LMPBC group given thought to what they‘ll use to annotate? I‘m kinda leaning towards pencil.

#LMPBCnC 🍫

suvata ♥️ 6mo
TheLibrarian I‘m thinking about a purple pen. 6mo
monalyisha @TheLibrarian Purple‘s pretty! 💜 6mo
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monalyisha @MirrorMask Blue is one of my favorite colors. 💙 6mo
MirrorMask I used a blue pen the last time. I might stick with it or use a different color pen 6mo
MirrorMask I have a bunch of gel pens ( I remember when those were all the rage, lol). 6mo
monalyisha @MirrorMask I just watched the awesome but horrifically-embarrassing Pen15 on Hulu, in which one middle-school-aged protagonist (played by an adult actress) tells the other, “you are my actual rainbow gel pen in a sea of blue & black writing utensils.” 😅 It‘s set in the early 2000‘s (obviously). (edited) 6mo
MirrorMask I watched the pilot of that and it was painfully accurate. LOL 6mo
Elma I was thinking of using a green pen. 6mo
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RavenLovelyReads
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@ads0123 @Jerdencon @Amabear for #LMPBC #Round5 would you ladies please let me know which of these books you would like to read? I‘ve put a lot of thought and these are the front runners 🤓 1. The Time Machine- HG Wells 2. The Haunting of Hill House- Shirley Jackson 3. Dubliners- James Joyce and 5.The Catcher in the Rye- JD Sallinger

gradcat You have very good choices here, so much so that any one of them would be great. My personal favorite is 6mo
Amabear I vote the catcher in the rye! 6mo
Amabear But ultimately I just vote against the scary book 🙈 6mo
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RavenLovelyReads @Amabear 😂😂 Good to know! So scary book is out of the running 😀 6mo
Amabear @RavenLovelyReads bahaha thank you 😂🤷🏻‍♀️ I‘m a baby 6mo
ads0123 I vote Time Machine, but I would be ok with either of them! 6mo
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Skeebies05
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Alright, I‘m going with Rebecca!! Excited!
#LMPBC #groupl
@Kayla.Adriena @shellleigh33 @Crazeedi

shellleigh33 Can‘t wait to read this one!! 6mo
Crazeedi Excellent! 6mo
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ads0123
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@Jerdencon @RavenLovelyReads @Amabear I‘m excited for round 5 of #LMPBC #groupH! Has anyone decided what book you‘re choosing for this round?

Jerdencon I have an idea but going to see if I find anything else! 6mo
Amabear I think so! Are we sharing or keeping it secret? ;) 6mo
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Kayla.Adriena
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Okay #lmpbc #GroupL Round 5, here are some other possibilities, let me know if there's one you haven't read / looks interesting. @shellleigh33 @Skeebies05 @Crazeedi

Stephaniereads1 The alice Network! 6mo
shellleigh33 I want to read them all so i am good with any one you pick 6mo
Skeebies05 All of those look good! 6mo
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Crazeedi I read alice but I'm fine with whatever you choose! 6mo
Kayla.Adriena @Crazeedi I had that one crossed off, i stalked your reviews hehe 6mo
Crazeedi @Kayla.Adriena lol!😁 6mo
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RavenLovelyReads
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Just signed up! I‘m in group H if anyone wants to join me- there‘s still 2 slots left 🤓 @suvata has the original post Sign up below! 👇🏻..and let me know if you join me!

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080444aead2ca0ff2-l...

suvata I think we are going to have a big group this time 6mo
RavenLovelyReads @suvata That‘s great! This is seriously one of the funnest ideas/groups here on Litsy! 🤗 6mo
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Sharpeipup
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Loved the display at my local book store & I bet you will too!
#bookstore #readmore

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ShookBelf

Forgot pics but @Christine11 your next #LMPBC book is winging its way to you and @jhod the same can be said for the next #whodunituk book.

#HappyReading

TrishB I shall be posting your next #whodunnituk tomorrow! Sorry it‘s slightly outside January - I couldn‘t get to the PO until tomorrow 😁 7mo
RachelO Your #lmpbc went in the post yesterday, do hopefully will get there tomorrow! 7mo
jhod I am doing all mine on Saturday! @RachelO @ScorpioBookDreams plus my #cupidgoespostal 7mo
RachelO @jhod 👍 Thank you! I‘ll see if I can get my ‘currently reading‘ heap down to a sensible number before it arrives 😬 7mo
Christine11 Thank you @ShookBelf! 💛 I put yours in the post this morning too @jhod so it should be with you soon! 7mo
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jpmcwisemorgan

A friend sent me this link. I thought there might be Littens who would appreciate it. Teen Titans Go! and book clubs. 😀

https://youtu.be/QSr_fwLh5ys

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Sharpeipup
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Graffiti in the bathroom of my local bookstore.
#litsyhumor #misspellings #spellcheck

MrBook 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
Awk_Word_Smith I thought the OC is where America sent all her pretentious white ppl?!?! 7mo
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erinreads
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Hi group! 👋🏻 We are 13 strong and ready to get started. Look for an email this weekend with details, the mailing schedule, and the person you‘ll be sending to. The majority chose mailing every month, so that‘s what we‘re going with. A few of you already listed some book possibilities that you would like to send, but if you didn‘t, give it some thought and then let me & Debbie know when you get the email. Looking forward to getting started soon!

sprainedbrain Woohoo! I‘ve already thought of a different book since I signed up, so I will email you when I get the official email. 😃 8mo
Endowarrior21 I have two in mind but trying to decide which one lol 8mo
Theshadedbuffalo I‘m so excited!! 8mo
ItsAngel I have no idea which book (yet)...I‘ll sit and stare at my huge stack of books tomorrow and figure it out. 🤪😎 8mo
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erinreads
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Posting again in case anyone missed this the other day! Tagging all those who have already expressed interest in joining. 🤗

Anyone up for joining a postal book club? With @silentrequiem as my partner in crime, we are coordinating a new round of #readersgonnaread! looking for 2-4 more people to join.

More info & sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/mBlPbwwp14TKyY8g1

This is open for US only.

Theshadedbuffalo Yay!! I‘ve been wanting to join one of these!! 8mo
erinreads @Theshadedbuffalo We‘re happy to have you! 🤗 8mo
Amabear I can‘t remember if I already filled this out or not 😂 8mo
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erinreads @Amabear You did! 8mo
Amabear @erinreads oh good! Haha! So do I need to do anything else? 8mo
erinreads @Amabear We‘ll send out email in the next couple of days with next steps. We have 10 people right now, so I‘ll give it another day or so in case anyone else wants to sign up. 8mo
Amabear @erinreads ok great!! 8mo
ItsAngel I‘ve been MIA from Litsy for a while, life has been busy and I‘ve been in a slump, but I‘m ready to jump back in. @sprainedbrain sign up with me! @Chili I‘m going to need you to sign up too! 🤗 8mo
ItsAngel @erinreads last time we had a page number limit...or more of a recommendation, will we be doing that again? It wasn‘t mentioned so I just wanted to check before I make a selection. 8mo
sprainedbrain @ItsAngel done! 😃 8mo
erinreads @ItsAngel I think if you try to stay under 400 pages, that should be fine. I think we had one or two that were over last time and no one seemed to have a huge problem with that. Also, do you want to be sandwiched between @sprainedbrain and @Chili for receiving and sending or do you not care? 8mo
ItsAngel @erinreads being sandwiched would be fine but whatever I easy for you. You know me, I‘m a whatever kind of gal. 8mo
silentrequiem @erinreads Wait. There was a page limit last time? Whoops... If I'd known I wouldn't have picked The Golem and the Jinni. 🤦 8mo
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unluckymadcat
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📚 So far I have Novel Society in mind, but I'd like to hear your ideas! 📚

unluckymadcat No suggestions lol? 9mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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Okay guys we have a new member!!! Help me welcome @Melismatic to #LMPBC #GroupO
@WriterAtHeart @Julie548
Listed above is our new rotation. It's pretty much the same rotation as it was last time.
Now it's time to pick and read your books!

Melismatic Woo hoo! 🤗 Happy to join! 10mo
Samplergal Welcome!!! 10mo
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Lisas.Library What is this and how would I join? 10mo
Julie548 You guys are so far ahead of me on choosing books! So many to choose from!! 10mo
Kayla.Adriena @Lisas.Library it's a postal book club where you choose a book mark it up and send it to the next person. Eventually you end up with your original book. My group had someone drop out so we need a 4th member! If interested email me at kayla.adriena@gmail.com 10mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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Hey guys we're looking for a new member for our postal book club group! Is anyone interested in joining?
#LMPBC #GroupO
@WriterAtHeart @Julie548

MaleficentBookDragon Any theme? 10mo
Melismatic I might be down!! What would the timeline be? 🤗 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @MaleficentBookDragon no theme. Just women reading books lol 10mo
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TheReadingMermaid @Melismatic we would be choosing our new books this month and sending them out at the end of the month 10mo
Melismatic Ok! I‘ve never done it before buI I think it would be fun! So u pick your own, mark it up, and send to a friend in the group? 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @Melismatic that's precisely it. Except we send the books in a rotation. What do you think? 10mo
Melismatic Sure! I‘m in, if you‘ll have me! Can they be paperback or hardcover? 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @Melismatic we are not picky at all. Any paper format will do just fine 😁 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @Melismatic can you please shoot me an email with your mailing address? 10mo
TheReadingMermaid TamaraTheReadingMermaid@yahoo.com 10mo
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid just done! Thanks! 10mo
Shaneyney I‘m interested shannonslibrary@outlook.com 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @MaleficentBookDragon @Lisas.Library @Shaneyney if you guys are all interested maybe we should start our own postal book club together. What do you think? 10mo
Lisas.Library I don‘t know what it really is but it sounds interesting. I think it would be fun 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @Lisas.Library a postal book club is basically where you have a small group of people and each of you chooses a book to read. You read the book and take notes and then at the end of the month you send it to the next person in a rotation. By the end of the rotation you get your original book back with everyone's notes and comments. 10mo
MaleficentBookDragon @TheReadingMermaid I'm in. Depending on what you guys like, I was thinking maybe 10mo
Kayla.Adriena @TheReadingMermaid Sorry to crash your post but if you know anyone that still wants to join Group L for LMPBC Round 4 send them our way, we had someone drop out 😭 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @Kayla.Adriena you're not crashing at all. I'm so sorry to hear that. I'm actually in #GroupO and we had to find another person because one of ours joined a different group without telling any of us 😢 10mo
Kayla.Adriena @TheReadingMermaid that stinks! This is my first round so maybe I'm just overly excited but we didn't hear from one of the members at all and I got confirmation from SueEllen that she dropped out, her account is deactivated and everything! But looks like we have someone now! 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @Kayla.Adriena oh good I'm so glad 🤗 10mo
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Amanda61
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@shellleigh33 @Kayla.Adriena @malyndamjackson
These are my #LMPBC #Round4 #GroupL choices. Thoughts??

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shellleigh33 I haven‘t read any but “I Remember You” sounds very good 10mo
Kayla.Adriena Ooooo I vote for American Fire I've heard of that one ! Haven't read any of these either 10mo
Amanda61 @malyndamjackson @Kayla.Adriena @shellleigh33 Going with "American Fire" for my pick ? 10mo
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InBooksILive
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Kayla.Adriena
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@shellleigh33 @Amanda61 @malyndamjackson
Here are some books I was thinking of for #lmpbc Round 4 #GroupL Anyone read any of these? Any vetoes? Any feedback won't hurt my feelings 📬✏📚

shellleigh33 I haven‘t ready any of these. We are never meeting in real life is one that is on my wish list but they all sound really good. So I am good with whatever you choose! 10mo
Amanda61 @Kayla.Adriena I haven't read any of these picks. They all look really good. "Everything Under" looks most appealing, and "You Will Know Me" least appealing, to me ? 10mo
Kayla.Adriena Finally figured out how to tag books 😆 10mo
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Beatlefan129
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I just signed up for my first ever #LMPBC and I‘m so excited!

Cathythoughts Me too ! Very excited 10mo
EliNeedsMoreShelves Yay! Nice to meet you, fellow #GroupQ member! 10mo
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Shadowfat
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Even though my current group is a little behind I'm going to sign up for the next round of #LMPBC. I signed up for Group Q if anyone wants to join me 😀 @suvata

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TheBookKeepers
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Hey #GroupB! #lmpbc So here are my four choices for the next round! Have y‘all read any of these? Any vetoes? Any that excite you? Lemme know your thoughts! & then I‘ll pick my final one! ❤️📚❤️ @kellyann28 @Johanna414 @ConfessionofaBookaholic

kellyann28 I keep looking at Station Eleven but I can't make myself pick it up. I am judging a book by its cover and both books on the left look fun! 10mo
Johanna414 I‘ve read station eleven, but none of the others. They all look good! 10mo
BookwormM Station 11 as I need to read it 🤣🤣 10mo
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quanners I have not read any of these but the One Thousand White... is on my TBR because I heard good reviews about it on more than one podcast and on NPR. I cast my vote for that one. Happy reading. 10mo
TheSpineView I've read My Name Is Venus Black. It was good but not outstanding. 10mo
Mrsann2000 LOVED One Thousand White Women! 10mo
ConfessionofaBookaholic I haven‘t read any of them but I‘m intrigued by the women in the castle and one thousand white women 🤗 10mo
ShelleyBooksie The Women in the Castle sounds so good! 10mo
catreadsbooks Station Eleven is fantastic! 10mo
Erofan Now I'm reading Station Eleven. I really like it! 10mo
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Amanda61
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Just signed up for #LMPBC #Round4 #GroupL

Absolutely love all the postal book clubs and reading things I wouldn't have otherwise read. Really excited for this next round.

@suvata Thanks so much for organizing these!

TheReadingMermaid @jb72 here you go girl. If you're interested 😁 10mo
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Laughterhp
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Signed up today for Group J! This is one of my favorite things to participate in!

You should sign up too!

#LMPBC

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TheReadingMermaid
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I am into postal book clubs here on Litsy. No physical book clubs for me. I find that it is easier for me to do postal book clubs and I like being able to choose a book every several months instead of reading one of months that the majority chooses.
What about you guys? 😃
#BookClub #HGPBC #LMPBC

TrishB Not in one IRL, I find it very difficult to read a book I don‘t want to, so gave up on physical groups. 10mo
LittleBug I haven‘t found a local one that reads in English, so no physical one for me yet. Might join a local German one... Have joined an online one here on Litsy and starting a postal one as we speak🤩 Also doing a reading challenge with some friends...might become kind of a book club🤞🏼 10mo
Johanna414 I run a book club with some of my 6th grade students but that‘s it for me... basically, I read to them while they eat lunch twice a week. It‘s fun! 10mo
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mcctrish I‘m in 2 irl ( one we read from our tbr lists and then discuss and then our tbr lists get bigger, and one where we are all supposed to read the book but I think only once everybody did and finished it so it‘s really a wine club) (edited) 10mo
bridge12 I‘m in a IRL with some of my closest girlfriends. One other friend and I are really the only two that consistently read the books. It‘s just an excuse to all get wicked drunk together and eat a bunch of food. And also for me to force what I want to read next on the group 10mo
mydearwatson I‘m in one in real life with some friends. We don‘t discuss the book as much as we should anymore 😆, but it‘s nice to ha g out with friends. A different person chooses a book every month, and lately we‘ve been doing themes every cycle. 10mo
Andrew65 I take part in online ones but not physical ones or postal ones because due to work commitments it would make it difficult to meet minimum expectations and I would never want to let people Down. At times work can totally consume me , with online ones I can fit things around the work schedule as opposed to having to post on a day or meet at a specific time. Terrible with birthday cards for the same reason. 👇 10mo
Andrew65 As I was driving home I only just realised it was Thursday! 😳 10mo
jb72 I‘ve never heard of a postal bookclub. Sounds interesting. I only just joined an in person bookclub at the library. We shall see how this goes. I‘m involved in a GR bookclub which I‘m thoroughly enjoying. 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @jb72 a postal Book Club is where you guys all pick a book, read it and take notes on it, then you send it to the next person. If you have four people in the group then by the end of 4 months you end up getting your original book back with everybody's notes. Think of it like 4 people sitting in a circle passing books to the right. But postal 😁 10mo
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid My tunnel vision can sometimes be a problem! 😳 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 I know what you mean. I get the same way sometimes. I had no idea that yesterday was Wednesday until about halfway through the day. I thought it was Monday 😳 10mo
jb72 @TheReadingMermaid Wow that sounds awesome! I don‘t even know four IRL people who read regularly. I have one friend who I chat with about books. 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @jb72 then it sounds like a postal book club would be perfect for you. I'm in two of them here on Litsy. I tagged them. You can definitely check them out. 10mo
SleepyDragon I audit one that a friend runs, in that I sometimes read along and occasionally comment on the FB page she set up for it. I don't live near them, so I can't join for real. The person who runs it and a few members are college friends of mine, which is the only reason I'm interested. I tend to prefer independent reading. 10mo
Ingerella @TrishB I am the same as you. I joined one my friend started but I've only actually read the books twice because I picked them. I just can't make myself read a book I don't want to read. I'm going to drop out I think. 10mo
LapReader It‘s a great way to socialise with like minded people. I am in two. One in my apartment building and another close by. I also am in the final round of @suvata Litsy Markup Postal Book Club and am excited about joining the next round too! 10mo
Purrfectpages I‘ve been in a few different book clubs. Over the summer I decided to start my own with complete strangers who are local. Why? Because I enjoy being social, making new friends, and all while discussing books! 10mo
brilliantglow They've never appealed to me. And these days I'm working 345pm to 2am so I don't really have time to see my family let alone socialize with other people. I don't even know sometimes how I keep up reading as much as I do on my own lol 10mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Introvert Doodles on Instagram is pure gold. And so relatable.

CouronneDhiver Indeed 😂 11mo
Bookjunkie57 😂😂😂 11mo
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ShookBelf
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@Christine11 @jhod Your books will be with you shortly. Posted today.

#lmpbc #whodunituk #HappyReading

RachelO Yours too! Just got back from Post Office! 11mo
ShookBelf @RachelO I can't believe we're on the last book already. I've thoroughly enjoyed this round of #lmpbc and will jump at the chance to do it again. 11mo
RachelO @ShookBelf It's gone ridiculously quickly! I've really enjoyed it as well - looking forward to starting your pick tomorrow 😊 11mo
Christine11 It arrived yesterday - thanks for sending it! 😊💛 11mo
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julesG
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Coffee date with my bestie. We'll talk books. Not sure which ones, though.

There's a shard of glass on my cookie. 😵

RadicalReader @julesG absolutely decadently delicious desserts (edited) 11mo
jhod That means you get to complain and get two back?! 11mo
julesG @jhod close! I got a new cookie and a voucher for a free coffee next time. 11mo
Mdargusch Sounds like fun, minus the glass. 11mo
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2BR02B
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I ❤ summertime rooftop parties with my book club bros.

Mollyanna Beautiful! 12mo
Nute That‘s awesome!!! 12mo
mdhughes72 Where? 12mo
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2BR02B @mdhughes72 downtown Madison, WI 12mo
BibliOphelia How‘s the flooding? My brother‘s in Madison and my sister not far... 12mo
BookNAround We used to live in Sun Prairie! 12mo
2BR02B @BibliOphelia My house and workplace have not been affected, so I'm lucky in that regard. I hope your brother isn't on the west side- they seem to have gotten the worst of it. 12mo
2BR02B @BookNAround cool! I live on the East side, about ten minutes from Sun Prairie. 12mo
BibliOphelia His gf is (but on a hill), but he‘s on the East side. They‘re like Tony & Maria.🙄 Glad you‘re ok - stay safe! 12mo
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Eyelit
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Looking for advice/recommendations:
My book club is looking for something to help corral members/meetings and future book selections... bookriot seems to like this app (and it has a website for those who don‘t have iOS or smartphones).
Does anyone have experience with this app? Or other recommendations?
#bookclublife #bookclub

Chelleo Never heard of this but looks interesting! 12mo
Lcsmcat I‘ll be interested in hearing from someone who uses this. I‘d like to transition away from Facebook. 12mo
Eyelit @Chelleo @Lcsmcat if you‘re interested - here‘s the article where I found the app: https://bookriot.com/2018/08/14/book-club-apps/ 12mo
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Reviewsbylola Ooooh looks cool!! 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m curious also! 12mo
dariazeoli I wish I remembered who else asked about this last week! I saw it on my feed. If I come across that post I‘ll pass it on 12mo
Eyelit @Lcsmcat I‘m liking it so far - it‘s been a slow process to get most of the book club to download the app (but quite a few are technophobes anyway) but I like how easy it is to use and it does some work for you RE: reminders. Time will tell if we continue to use, but I‘m optimistic @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Chelleo 12mo
Lcsmcat @Eyelit Thanks. I‘m meeting tomorrow with the other founder of my book club and we‘re going to try it out before presenting it to the others. 12mo
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InBooksILive
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@JenlovesJT47 the books arrived today! 😁 at first I was like wait, did I sign up for Book of the Month? Haha but, these are 2 books I've been wanting to read so badly so I am so, so happy these ones made it to me! The card is so thoughtful and I love me some gummies! Again, I thank you so much for sending to me so I can enjoy our #TheBreakfastBookClub again finally!
#GroupB #bookmail

JenlovesJT47 Yay!! 💚🤗 12mo
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REPollock
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Do you have a subscription box you love?

I am looking for something to replace Book of the Month, which has changed so much I canceled. But I loved a pretty-much-guaranteed book by mail each month!

Any recommendations, Littens?

#botm #bookclub #bookmail

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Librariana
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A book club is an interesting concept.

Bringing a diverse group of people together with varied tastes and asking them all to read the same book can yield some passionate opinions.

The last time I met with mine, before my return to the Pacific Northwest, was in 2014. Things have changed a bit in 4 years and now that I'm back, the lists and record-keeping have returned 😊

Here's our lineup for 2018-2019. My suggestions are in the comments ⬇️

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jillannjohn
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Received my 1st book for Round 3 of #lmpbc from @Betty . I‘m excited to read this one! I‘m trying to hurry and finish mine to send to @InBooksILive . Thank you so much for the awesome button & bookmark. I love the postcard too!

tammysue Cute! 💕 13mo
InBooksILive I'm excited to see what book you picked! 😁 13mo
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SandyW

Fun article in the Wall Street Journal on the rise of on-line book clubs. No mention of Litsy though. 😲

https://www.wsj.com/articles/too-busy-for-a-book-club-join-an-online-version-153...

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TieDyeDude
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PHILLY BOOK CLUB: No required reading, very informal, just come chat about books (and movies and music and etc). Bring a friend. Sunday, 7/15, 1p, Frankford Hall. I'm looking at you, #phillymeetup2 folks ;)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/924016044421807/

RebelReader What a great book club! Makes me wish I lived in Philly! 🤣 13mo
Zelma Looks like so much fun! I really miss my in-person book club. 13mo
BookaholicNatty Awwww this looks like a lot of funnnn!!!! 13mo
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RachelO

Hi #lmpbc #groupV @jhod @Christine11 @ShookBelf .

Very excited to be joining you for the next round. I'm guessing you've got a system going though, so I wanted to check with you. Are there particular genres you prefer/avoid? And are we marking up in the book itself or a notebook? What else do I need to know?

These are the titles I was sort-of considering. Wondered if any of you had already read any of them. Thank you 😊

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jhod Hi! So we all chose different stuff last time. I like the look of all your choices, if I had to choose I'd go for one of the first two but they all sound good! We wrote in the books.... Am easy though! 14mo
jhod We need to organise a Rota and a date for starting but that's it I think! 14mo
ShookBelf I haven't read any of those books, Rachel, so any pick will work for me. And as @jhod has said, last time round we wrote notes in the book, although a couple of people included a separate notebook to do a review once the book was finished. My choice for this round is Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh. I was just going to follow the info that Suellen sent us: Rachel to me, me to Christine, Christine to Jessica, Jessica to Rachel. Is that agreeable? 14mo
Christine11 Hi @RachelO ! Glad to have you join us! 💖 I haven‘t read any of your suggestions yet so I‘d be happy to read any of them! I‘ll probably go for a thriller type book - is there any genre or content that you would really not want to read? @ShookBelf - the order is good with me as long as it works for all of you! And Helen, I received your parcel with my original book today - thank you so much for the lovely card and bookmark - so nice of you! 💖 14mo
RachelO Thank you! I'll start reading and see what happens then 👍. Quite looking forward to comments in the books - it feels so rebellious @jhod ! and writing in other people's books... 😱😏@ShookBelf Your book sounds great! And yes, of course, I'll send to you first. @christine11 Happy to try anything, might struggle with ultra-goreyness, but I'm better at skim-reading than I used to be, so I'm sure anything you pick'll be great! Thanks again! 14mo
Christine11 @RachelO It is weird writing in the books at first but it‘s fun! I‘ll have a look and try and decide which book I‘ll be sending 😊 14mo
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