I love to read books, but none of my friends really do. I'd like to start a book club in my neighborhood but have no idea how to get one organized. Has anyone else out there organized a book club from scratch before?
I started one several years ago by asking neighbors to come for an organizational meeting. At the meeting we drank wine, ate some appetizers and talked about how we wanted to structure the club. We decided to 1) rotate houses, 2) pick one book a month 3) eat and drink 4) limit the number of members to 12 -- so you host once a year. We're on our 5th year.
Also, check out Random House's new online newsletter for bookclubs. They offer advice and free books!
I have recently completed a book about my parents and siblings during the war and what happened after wards. Below is a brief summary:
Baby Boomers are getting older, and our parents are beginning to leave us. For many of us, issues of inheritance will be handled fairly and equitably. But what would it be like if it didn’t go as expected? In my memoir Broken Birds, I describe the story of my mother, a Partisan fighter in World War II, and my father, a survivor of Dachau death camp, and their five children. When Mom dies, she doesn't leave the family home to Dad, or distribute it evenly among the five children, but instead leaves it to a single child. What was once a close-knit family is now led down the road to emotional destruction.
If you are interested in seeing a sample chapter please see my blog:
I've just published a novel in paperback, eBook and audiobook formats. It's title is A TIME TO... and subtitle is A Baby Boomer's Spiritual Adventures. Faith Filled Family Magazine says it is, "The best, most original book I've read in years." and The Anglo-Catholic News Service calls it, "A GREAT new spiritual book." Read more reviews and excerpts, and watch the video trailer at:
It's available on Amazon.com, Smashwords, iAmplify and other fine retailers. I'd be happy to work with book clubs.
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