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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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Cinfhen
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If I could force my bookclub to read all my picks this would be #MyIdealBookClub for 2020!!! November we choose our January - June picks and I‘m putting this list forward 🤞🏼🤞🏼 @monalyisha please share what your bookclub actually chooses!! I love gathering bookclub suggestions ♥️📚

Chrissyreadit I loved The Gods of Gotham so much! I highly recommend it on audio if you do read it this year. Off to look up some of the books on your list! This hashtag might crash my TBR. 3w
Cinfhen I own the book but I‘ll look to see if Hoopla has GoG on audio ~ thanks for the heads up @Chrissyreadit and yes!!! I need to take screenshots of everyone‘s lists!!! 3w
4thhouseontheleft Wow, I‘ve only read one of these! 3w
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Cinfhen Well that‘s one more than I‘ve read @4thhouseontheleft I‘m hoping to get to all of these titles in 2020 3w
BarbaraBB I‘ve send you an email, if you have time please read it. It‘s a serious one 😢 3w
Cinfhen I‘ve responded and I‘m devastated @BarbaraBB 💔 3w
CafeMom Excellent choices. I ♥️ Cider House Rules, Alias Grace and What I Loved (best ending ever). 3w
marleed I read Flieshman is in trouble this month. I loved it and think it‘s a great book for discussion. 3w
Cinfhen I‘m so glad you agree with some of my book picks @marleed @CafeMom I take my bookclub suggestions very seriously 😂💕📚 3w
Kalalalatja I can‘t recommend the Hustvedt highly enough! 3w
Cinfhen I‘m pretty sure it was you and @squirrelbrain who convinced me to buy Hustvedt @Kalalalatja 3w
BarbaraBB And me maybe, I loooved the Hustvedt ❤️ 3w
Cinfhen And probably, definitely you too @BarbaraBB 😘 3w
Crazeedi @Cinfhen the five was very interesting 3w
Suet624 Maybe me too. Loved that book. 3w
AmyG I recently read an ARC that wpuld be a wonderful book club book...Creatures - Chrissy Van Meter. Lots to discuss. I‘m not sure when this will be released. 3w
Cinfhen I‘ll keep my eyes open @AmyG thanks for the recommendation 😘 3w
Cinfhen @suet624 Now, I really NEED my bookclub to read 3w
TheKidUpstairs Great selection! 3w
Bklover I‘ll come to your book club!!😘 3w
Cinfhen I wish @Bklover !!!! Thanks @TheKidUpstairs xx 3w
Crazeedi @Cinfhen yes it definitely would, because it shows a very different side of the victims than what I've always thought. Only one was really a prostitute 3w
Mdargusch I have not read any of these! Great list. 👍🏼 3w
Cinfhen So can I be an honorary Dargusch Family BookClub Member @Mdargusch ?!?!?!!!? ❤️📚 3w
Mdargusch Yes! @cinfhen. Always! 😊 3w
Cinfhen @Mdargusch 😘😘😘 3w
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LittleBug
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Repost von @julesG

Hallo ihr deutschsprachigen Littens!!!

Der #12Littens12Books Buchclub geht in die zweite Runde. Falls du Interesse hast, oder jemanden kennst, der sich einer solchen Runde anschließen möchte, lass es uns wissen.

#12Littens12BooksR2

LittleBug @Deifio vielleicht diesmal?🥴☺️ 1mo
Deifio @LittleBug @julesG : Vielleicht. Wie funktioniert es denn? Jeder ein Buch und jeweils einen Monat pro Buch? 1mo
julesG @Deifio Ja. Jeder ein Buch und ungefähr einen Monat pro Buch. Deshalb auch ein eher kürzeres Buch. 1mo
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julesG
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Hallo ihr deutschsprachigen Littens!!!

Der #12Littens12Books Buchclub geht in die zweite Runde. Falls du Interesse hast, oder jemanden kennst, der sich einer solchen Runde anschließen möchte, lass es uns wissen.

Meine Email Adresse: JulesGDSide@gmail.com

#12Littens12BooksR2

CoffeeAndABook Thanks for the tag @julesG !! I‘m so busy & emotionally exhausted right now, all I read is comfort books. So I‘ll pass this time - but it does sound like a great idea!!! Enjoy 💓 1mo
julesG @CoffeeAndABook No problem. Enjoy your comfort reads and I hope the stress lessens soon. 1mo
CoffeeAndABook Thx ? Gutes Nächtle ✨ 1mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Hi friends! I was wondering if it was ok if we added a 5th member to our group? @BookishTrish would like to join us. We can add her to the rotation after me (as I have her info already). So the mailing order would be @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego ➡️ @BookishTrish ➡️ @StayCurious ➡️ @Jemmygem ➡️ @michellelav ➡️ @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

Would that make sense/ work for everyone? 😁

BookishTrish ❤️ 1mo
StayCurious Of course! 1mo
Jemmygem For sure could we switch me jemmygem with Michellelav in order as I will be living at a friends for part of the winter and Michelle‘s my daughter so she can hand me my book. 1mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I think what will be fine! So friends the new sending order will be @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego ➡️ @BookishTrish ➡️ @StayCurious ➡️ @michellelav ➡️ @Jemmygem ➡️ @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Looking forward to this round of #lmpbc 😊 1mo
Jemmygem Perfect thanks for the switch. We‘re very pumped for this new adventure eh @michellelav 1mo
BookishTrish Thanks for making room for me on the team!!! 1mo
michellelav So excited!! This is our first time ❤ 1mo
BookishTrish Has anyone chosen their book yet? I should have some options ready today or tomorrow. I‘ll tag you all when I do. 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @BookishTrish No one has mentioned anything, I figured we're just picking and then it'll be a bit of a surprise. Lol. 4w
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RachelO
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Any UK littens feel like doing a round of #lmpbc? Sign ups are open for the next one, and there are still spaces...

I confess I‘m sitting this one out (cos I‘m barely getting through a book a month at the moment, and it‘s not fair on the next person in the queue. Sorry @Cathythoughts 😬), but I‘ve loved doing these.
You get to read things you really wouldn‘t, to know your fellow littens better,to receive bookmail...

Tagging a few peeps ICMY

jhod Oh no, I'm so sorry about that - you are an excellent member! Very happy to have the challenge of getting you out of your slump! 2mo
RachelO @jhod Next time, hopefully! I love doing them - just too much of a slowcoach atm. How‘s your new home? Are you settling in? 2mo
jhod We could do novellas? Its lovely, thank you! - great area and I love it - but it is stressing my partner out as the downstairs neighbours are really noisy. We are doing a lot of googling of sound proofing!! 2mo
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Cathythoughts @RachelO there‘s no worry about the next book .... I‘ll be the last reader of it in the group .... and I‘m a little snowed under myself at the mo - and unsure about next round too. 2mo
RachelO @jhod Ah no, neighbours! It‘s the one thing you really can‘t check on, isn‘t it? Acoustic hardboard and shag-pile carpet??! Good luck! And thank you for the novellas suggestion 😊 (v neat idea!) but I really need time out to catch up with myself this round. Sorry 😞 2mo
RachelO @Cathythoughts Thanks Cathy! 😘😘 2mo
jhod No need to apologise! I loved the tagged one, peaches, lullaby and Adele and on chesil beach - good luck!! 2mo
jhod And thanks for the tips. Currently playing the radio very loudly to drown them out. We overheard them on the phone yesterday announcing they were pregnant too 😭😭😭 !! 2mo
RachelO @jhod Oh ‘eck! Not good if you can hear actual conversations, never mind 👶... Thanks for the novella suggestions. Tagged is already on the tbr - I‘ve never read Shriver, so will look it out. It‘s not so much a slump - I‘m enjoying what I am reading- just getting through so little of it, and not much feeling like pushing it 🤷🏻‍♀️ I do have a friendly hurdy-gurdy player in the family (they‘re LOUD!) - do you want me to send him round? 2mo
jhod That would be great! 😂 2mo
Cathythoughts @jhod @jenniferw88 & Rachel - I‘m going to sit this one out too. Really loved the contact & the books .... and will join in again at another time. Life is busy just now 😘😘😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @jhod oh man ! Neighbors! We had an old man , god love him - he was a pet. He was a bit deaf & stayed up ( or maybe fell asleep ) with the telly up REALLY loud most of the night .... the joys of it. Sounds like a lovely new place you have ... exciting 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
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bookish_wookish
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BOTM October picks are up!

What is everyone thinking?!

Im thinking its a pass for me this month....

rather_be_reading I almost passed also but got the Hilderbrand one. I already read The Water Dancer. 1mo
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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!!! 3mo
Come-read-with-me @lamlamlam I was crying with laughter when I first read it!! 3mo
rather_be_reading omg! 🤣 3mo
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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😉💗 4mo
robinb @Crazeedi 🤣🤣 Yes, thanks for catching that! 👍 4mo
Kdgordon88 Received and looking forward to diving in. @Crazeedi @megnews 4mo
robinb @Kdgordon88 🎉🎉🎉👍👍😊 4mo
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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. 5mo
ItsAngel I think we should keep it a secret lol (think we can actually manage that? 😂😂) 5mo
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. 5mo
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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! 5mo
Chili @sprainedbrain @ItsAngel @Ajessgirl I‘m good with keeping it a secret. I am so not a fan of dystopian/post apocalyptic. 5mo
Ajessgirl Hi ladies! Just checking in. I‘m ready to send my book to Karen - how are you guys tracking? @sprainedbrain @Chili @ItsAngel (edited) 4mo
sprainedbrain @Ajessgirl I sent mine to @ItsAngel yesterday. 😃 4mo
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. 4mo
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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 5mo
megnews I really think I‘d enjoy either one! 5mo
Kdgordon88 I vote The Other Alcott. I hadn‘t heard of this book until you brought to my attention and I‘m intrigued. 5mo
robinb @Kdgordon88 @megnews @Crazeedi Great! I‘ll go with The Other Alcott for my pick. Thanks all! 😊👍 5mo
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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. 5mo
Crazeedi I've read both backmans, they were great, I'd reread, the others I've not read 5mo
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. 5mo
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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!! 🤗 5mo
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umbrellagirl
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BookishBelle Hey, I‘m in group n too! Yay! 5mo
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. 5mo
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. 5mo
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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. 5mo
BookishBelle Sounds good! 😊 5mo
nomadreader Me too! Hooray!
5mo
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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 5mo
Shakespearience Hey! That‘s the group I signed up for. 5mo
RavenLovelyReads @Shakespearience Great!! I‘m looking forward to the next round 😀 5mo
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! 5mo
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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! 6mo
suvata Love it 😊 6mo
alec_bradley Great cake idea. Big fan 6mo
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Tanisha_A Cake 😍! Also, now I feel like eating one. 🤤 6mo
hjreviews So cute! 6mo
readordierachel What an awesome cake! 6mo
britt_brooke Cute!! 6mo
Purrfectpages What a thoughtful goodbye! 6mo
Reggie Omg!!! This cake looks amazing. Sorry ya‘ll are losing Lisa. 6mo
DivineDiana @Reggie I thought the same thing. Thank you. Lisa added so much to our Group. 6mo
rohit-sawant This is so lovely! 💕 5mo
DivineDiana @rohit-sawant 💗 5mo
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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. 7mo
Sarz Let me know if you're interested or have any questions! 7mo
LapReader I like the sound of this my friend. 7mo
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). 7mo
LapReader Ok please keep me updated. 7mo
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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. 8mo
Mtroiano I‘m thinking Lost and Wanted 🤔 8mo
Redwritinghood Definitely got Miracle Creek. Also got Lost and Wanted. 8mo
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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! 👏🏻🥳 8mo
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wordslinger42 Congratulations on your new job! 😊 8mo
TheSpineView Wow, new job! Congratulations!😀 8mo
daena Congratulations on your new job! 8mo
LittleBug Congrats on the new job!🥳 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Good for you! Good luck, you got this!! 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa And voted! 8mo
Eyelit Voted. Congrats on job!! 8mo
Laughterhp Voted! Good luck with the new job! 8mo
phatsallylee Voted and good luck! 8mo
BookwormAHN Done and congratulations on the new job 😸 8mo
Caroline2 Done! And good luck with the new job! 👍🏻 8mo
bookandcat Voted and gl w work! 8mo
Gezemice thank you and good luck with the new job! 8mo
BethM Done! 8mo
mutlee Voted! Lots of good options. 8mo
tonyahoswalt Voted! Looking forward to seeing the results. 8mo
jpmcwisemorgan I voted yesterday! It was so hard! 8mo
jpmcwisemorgan Yay for a new job! 8mo
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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 ♥️ 9mo
TheLibrarian I‘m thinking about a purple pen. 9mo
monalyisha @TheLibrarian Purple‘s pretty! 💜 9mo
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monalyisha @MirrorMask Blue is one of my favorite colors. 💙 9mo
MirrorMask I used a blue pen the last time. I might stick with it or use a different color pen 9mo
MirrorMask I have a bunch of gel pens ( I remember when those were all the rage, lol). 9mo
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) 9mo
MirrorMask I watched the pilot of that and it was painfully accurate. LOL 9mo
Elma I was thinking of using a green pen. 9mo
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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 9mo
Amabear I vote the catcher in the rye! 9mo
Amabear But ultimately I just vote against the scary book 🙈 9mo
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RavenLovelyReads @Amabear 😂😂 Good to know! So scary book is out of the running 😀 9mo
Amabear @RavenLovelyReads bahaha thank you 😂🤷🏻‍♀️ I‘m a baby 9mo
ads0123 I vote Time Machine, but I would be ok with either of them! 9mo
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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!! 9mo
Crazeedi Excellent! 9mo
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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! 9mo
Amabear I think so! Are we sharing or keeping it secret? ;) 9mo
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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! 9mo
shellleigh33 I want to read them all so i am good with any one you pick 9mo
Skeebies05 All of those look good! 9mo
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Crazeedi I read alice but I'm fine with whatever you choose! 9mo
Kayla.Adriena @Crazeedi I had that one crossed off, i stalked your reviews hehe 9mo
Crazeedi @Kayla.Adriena lol!😁 9mo
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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 9mo
RavenLovelyReads @suvata That‘s great! This is seriously one of the funnest ideas/groups here on Litsy! 🤗 9mo
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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 😁 10mo
RachelO Your #lmpbc went in the post yesterday, do hopefully will get there tomorrow! 10mo
jhod I am doing all mine on Saturday! @RachelO @ScorpioBookDreams plus my #cupidgoespostal 10mo
RachelO @jhod 👍 Thank you! I‘ll see if I can get my ‘currently reading‘ heap down to a sensible number before it arrives 😬 10mo
Christine11 Thank you @ShookBelf! 💛 I put yours in the post this morning too @jhod so it should be with you soon! 10mo
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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 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
Awk_Word_Smith I thought the OC is where America sent all her pretentious white ppl?!?! 10mo
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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. 😃 11mo
Endowarrior21 I have two in mind but trying to decide which one lol 11mo
Theshadedbuffalo I‘m so excited!! 11mo
ItsAngel I have no idea which book (yet)...I‘ll sit and stare at my huge stack of books tomorrow and figure it out. 🤪😎 11mo
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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!! 11mo
erinreads @Theshadedbuffalo We‘re happy to have you! 🤗 11mo
Amabear I can‘t remember if I already filled this out or not 😂 11mo
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erinreads @Amabear You did! 11mo
Amabear @erinreads oh good! Haha! So do I need to do anything else? 11mo
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. 11mo
Amabear @erinreads ok great!! 11mo
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! 🤗 11mo
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. 11mo
sprainedbrain @ItsAngel done! 😃 11mo
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? 11mo
ItsAngel @erinreads being sandwiched would be fine but whatever I easy for you. You know me, I‘m a whatever kind of gal. 11mo
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. 🤦 11mo
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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? 12mo
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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! 13mo
Samplergal Welcome!!! 13mo
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Lisas.Library What is this and how would I join? 13mo
Julie548 You guys are so far ahead of me on choosing books! So many to choose from!! 13mo
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 13mo
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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? 13mo
Melismatic I might be down!! What would the timeline be? 🤗 13mo
TheReadingMermaid @MaleficentBookDragon no theme. Just women reading books lol 13mo
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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 13mo
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? 13mo
TheReadingMermaid @Melismatic that's precisely it. Except we send the books in a rotation. What do you think? 13mo
Melismatic Sure! I‘m in, if you‘ll have me! Can they be paperback or hardcover? 13mo
TheReadingMermaid @Melismatic we are not picky at all. Any paper format will do just fine 😁 13mo
TheReadingMermaid @Melismatic can you please shoot me an email with your mailing address? 13mo
TheReadingMermaid TamaraTheReadingMermaid@yahoo.com 13mo
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid just done! Thanks! 13mo
Shaneyney I‘m interested shannonslibrary@outlook.com 13mo
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? 13mo
Lisas.Library I don‘t know what it really is but it sounds interesting. I think it would be fun 13mo
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. 13mo
MaleficentBookDragon @TheReadingMermaid I'm in. Depending on what you guys like, I was thinking maybe 13mo
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 😭 13mo
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 😢 13mo
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! 13mo
TheReadingMermaid @Kayla.Adriena oh good I'm so glad 🤗 13mo
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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 13mo
Kayla.Adriena Ooooo I vote for American Fire I've heard of that one ! Haven't read any of these either 13mo
Amanda61 @malyndamjackson @Kayla.Adriena @shellleigh33 Going with "American Fire" for my pick ? 13mo
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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! 13mo
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 ? 13mo
Kayla.Adriena Finally figured out how to tag books 😆 13mo
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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 13mo
EliNeedsMoreShelves Yay! Nice to meet you, fellow #GroupQ member! 13mo
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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! 13mo
Johanna414 I‘ve read station eleven, but none of the others. They all look good! 13mo
BookwormM Station 11 as I need to read it 🤣🤣 13mo
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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. 13mo
TheSpineView I've read My Name Is Venus Black. It was good but not outstanding. 13mo
Mrsann2000 LOVED One Thousand White Women! 13mo
ConfessionofaBookaholic I haven‘t read any of them but I‘m intrigued by the women in the castle and one thousand white women 🤗 13mo
ShelleyBooksie The Women in the Castle sounds so good! 13mo
catreadsbooks Station Eleven is fantastic! 13mo
Erofan Now I'm reading Station Eleven. I really like it! 13mo
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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 😁 13mo
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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. 13mo
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🤞🏼 13mo
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! 13mo
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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) 13mo
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 13mo
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. 13mo
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. 👇 13mo
Andrew65 As I was driving home I only just realised it was Thursday! 😳 13mo
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. 13mo
TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 🤣🤣🤣 13mo
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 😁 13mo
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid My tunnel vision can sometimes be a problem! 😳 13mo
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 😳 13mo
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. 13mo
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. 13mo
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. 13mo
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. 13mo
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! 13mo
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! 13mo
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 13mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Introvert Doodles on Instagram is pure gold. And so relatable.

CouronneDhiver Indeed 😂 14mo
Bookjunkie57 😂😂😂 14mo
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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! 14mo
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. 14mo
RachelO @ShookBelf It's gone ridiculously quickly! I've really enjoyed it as well - looking forward to starting your pick tomorrow 😊 14mo
Christine11 It arrived yesterday - thanks for sending it! 😊💛 13mo
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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) 1y
jhod That means you get to complain and get two back?! 1y
julesG @jhod close! I got a new cookie and a voucher for a free coffee next time. 1y
Mdargusch Sounds like fun, minus the glass. 1y
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2BR02B
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I ❤ summertime rooftop parties with my book club bros.

Mollyanna Beautiful! 1y
Nute That‘s awesome!!! 1y
mdhughes72 Where? 1y
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2BR02B @mdhughes72 downtown Madison, WI 1y
BibliOphelia How‘s the flooding? My brother‘s in Madison and my sister not far... 1y
BookNAround We used to live in Sun Prairie! 1y
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. 1y
2BR02B @BookNAround cool! I live on the East side, about ten minutes from Sun Prairie. 1y
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! 1y
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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! 1y
Lcsmcat I‘ll be interested in hearing from someone who uses this. I‘d like to transition away from Facebook. 1y
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/ 1y
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Reviewsbylola Ooooh looks cool!! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m curious also! 1y
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 1y
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 1y
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. 1y
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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!! 💚🤗 1y
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