I am hoping for a little help from you guys today as I have been a very brave girl and stepped into the world of reading groups and decided to set up my own one. I have put the feelers out to my local friends and they have all jumped aboard The Dacosta Book Wagon in anticipation. The invitations for first meeting have been sent out for Thursday 7th October and I hope to be able to organise the back bone of the groups future by then.
What I am hoping for from my lovely book bloggers is some hints and tips on how to run a meeting like this.If you don't actually attend one, then I would be interested in hearing how you would you run one. Every one's opinions are valuable and will be taken into account.
So here are a few questions that I would like answered if possible, though I don't expect everyone to answer them all.
Where do you hold your book groups?
Do you change the location regularly?
How often do you meet?
How do you begin discussing books?
Does someone summarize the book first and then do you all get a say about what you think?
Who decides which books you read?
Who hosts the meeting?
Do you look outside of your usual genres?
As you can see, I am a real beginner in this unknown territory, so as much advice as possible please.
Thank you in advance for all your words of wisdom.