Monday, July 25, 2005

Make it better?

After last night's meeting to discuss the latest book I was left wondering what we could do to make the reading club better.

What do you expect from the club? More fun? More information? Explosive discussions? (Perhaps more wine / liquor, too? Just kidding.) Let everyone know of your expectations.

What changes would you like to see in the book-discussion meetings? Would you like to propose a different format? Do you feel encouraged to opine?

Do you have any new ideas for the club?

Well, here is the floor for everyone to rant and rave. The better you express your thoughts now, the better the club becomes. Thanks.

Laters.

4 Comments:

Blogger Bree said...

George and the group,
I think you do a great job hosting this book club. I hope that you do not feel discouraged or take personally what goes on there that you do not appreciate. I can totally see your point of view in wishing that everyone would contribute. I only got through the first section of the book. To be quite honest though I am completly intimidated by the level of smarites in the group. That is why I don't speak up and the pure fact that I have always been the type to sit in the back of the room and just observe :). I don't think it is a good idea to call on someone by name. It may make some shy people not want to attend, if you called on me I would probably just make some sarcastic remark about not having ot answer :) However I should speak up (I am only saying me because I can't speak for everyone) I did choose to be in the book club. Most everyone does talk though, its just a few of us who do not say so much. Hope I answered you question, I hope you take this personally and you have hangled it with great character :) Thanks George.

July 25, 2005 1:15 PM  
Blogger Bree said...

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July 25, 2005 9:55 PM  
Blogger Joseph D said...

We’ll never be able to pick a book that interests everyone. Clearly, some books just tug on the ‘oll mind and heart strings more/less for different folks. Perhaps cycling the genre, so at least every other book you find yourself transfixed, would help. Honestly though, we’ll probably only get full participation if the loud mouths (of which I am culpable) take some time to let others find their voice. Maybe if everyone is required to bring one question to each meeting and must read it to the group then all will contribute and at least read a prepared statement. Even if you don’t have any questions or any interest in the book you could write a poem about George’s long fluttering lashes.

August 02, 2005 12:06 AM  
Blogger Bree said...

Dudes...what's the deal, are we reading another book? Anyone alive?

August 11, 2005 2:38 PM  

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