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Perhaps you are one of the millions who has tuned in and turned on to the hugely popular Oprah’s Book Club. And perhaps by watching it, you’ve discovered a new, or rekindled an old, passion for reading. Now, with the guidance of Rachel W. Jacobsohn’s revised and updated edition of The Reading Group Handbook, you, too, can start your own book club! Book clubs and reading groups give fellow members the chance to break out of established reading patterns and learn adventurous approaches to creative material. With the help of The Reading Group Handbook, you’ll get a definitive, step-by-step guide to starting your own book club, written by a professional reading group leader who has organized and led groups–face-to-face and even online–for over twenty years. In this newly revised and expanded edition, you’ll get information on:
Where to meet: homes, local bookstores, libraries, and online
How to select members and decide a format for the meetings
How to read material critically and constructively in preparation for the gathering
The art of the discussion
Over thirty-five suggested reading lists, including an expanded list of year-by-year Pulitzer Prize winners, Oprah’s Book Club picks, and personal recommendations from the author and her groups’ members
Where to go to get more information on the books you choose and on book clubs throughout the country
As reading groups have become the latest trend in socializing, anyone who wants to combine a love of literature with the opportunity to meet others will not want to be without The Reading Group Handbook. With The Reading Group Handbook, readers will enjoy the benefits of a good book and a good book club.
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