All great questions and ideas, SusieQ
. And I like this idea a lot.
I think we probably could wait until there are at least a few people who have read this first book to begin the first discussion. I don't know what a good time frame might be for our kickoff; perhaps we should give it at least a couple of weeks so that those who want to get on board have time to do so.
I also don't know how frequently the book club members want to "meet." It could be monthly or bi-monthly I think.
As far as needing a separate section, since this board is already labeled Reading
perhaps we can just come up with a convention for the subject. I suggest that whoever kicks off a topic for the latest book create a subject that begins with Book Club and includes the title of the book, like:
Book Club - The Land of Decoration
Then the discussion about that book will be under that one topic.
I am, however, open to a reason for adding a separate board.
The only one I can think of is so that all the book discussions are in one place but if we use a subject line convention as I've suggested I think that would cover it.
One last thought - Perhaps in this thread interested bookworms can propose additional books for future reading and discussion. In my local book group we have one meeting where everyone brings suggestions and then they are voted upon. This happens annually so we have a year's worth of reading planned. I find that useful because I'm a bit of a binge reader and I can read ahead if I want.
We need input so, for those who are interested, here are the questions:
1. When should we begin our first discussion?
2. How often do we want to meet?
3. Do we need a separate board?
4. What books would you like the group to consider reading over the next year? Suggestions are optional but welcome. Depending on how many we receive, I might set up a poll.
5. Do you have any other questions or suggestions to make this successful?
It probably goes without saying that all TTB members are welcome to participate.