Book Club Bash – Book Club Differences and Similarities


When I heard about Novel Publicity’s Book Club Bash, I immediately signed on.
First, I love bringing giveaways to my readers, and if you check out the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post, you’ll see an entry form for tons of prizes.

Also, I’ve visited several books clubs to discuss my novels. I find it fascinating how all of these clubs are so different from one another. For my first book club meeting as a guest author, we all gathered in the cozy coffee nook of a bookstore to discuss my novel Twenty-Five Years Ago Today. The bookstore owner had printed out discussion questions from my website and used the questions to guide a discussion about the novel. My second book club was for a women’s group that met in a church. About ten of us gathered on couches and armchairs to talk about my reality-TV themed mystery novel Sink or Swim. The club leader created her own questions and I was intrigued by her thought-provoking topics.

I’ve also attended three book club meetings held in homes. For one club, I was invited to an impressive buffet dinner beforehand. Since it was around the holidays, I was also invited to participate in a book swap. I was pleased to receive a copy of The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry, an author who I would ironically serve on a conference panel with a couple years into the future. For my second home book club meeting, we all sat around the dining room table with a few light appetizers before us. The third club held its meeting in a living room with a friendly dog greeting visitors and trays of appetizers spread out in the adjoining kitchen.

For most of the clubs, after a certain point, conversation would drift away from the book and onto general chitchat. I didn’t mind, as it was such fun being around people who shared a love of books. Without a common book to read each month, these friends most likely would not have gotten together for a few hours of camaraderie and conversation. I was honored to be a part of that. On that note, if anyone would like me to talk with their book club via speaker phone, please email me through my Contact page.

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