The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Reading Group: Summary and book reviews of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Reading Group by Patrick Sauer, plus links to an excerpt from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Reading Group and a biography of Patrick Sauer.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Reading Group
by Patrick Sauer
Paperback: Nov 1999,
You don't have to be a talk show host to have a group that keeps everybody
reading! You're no idiot, of course. You know that people across the nation are
getting together, swapping ideas, and sharing their love of literature. You also
know how enjoyable it is when you and a friend have read the same book and spend
hours discussing it. But when it comes to actually starting or joining a reading
group, you feel like you can't tell a metaphor from a simile.
Don't go on reading in solitude! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a
Reading Group is every book lover's guide to putting together a group and
having successful discussions -- or knowing where to find an existing group. In
the Complete Idiot's Guide, you get:
Step-by-step guidelines for choosing participants and possible club
genres: History? Women's Literature? Mysteries? The Classics?
a wealth of book titles and capsule descriptions in a wide array of
categories to help you choose what to read.
Enlightened ideas for ground rules, initiating discussions, giving
everyone a chance to speak, and keeping disagreements under control!
Fun ideas for literary parties, day trips, outings -- even meeting and
Ray Saurez, Senior Correspondent, The NewsHour, and author
... a potent tool for taking back the love of reading from the
experts. In a clear, forthright, and often very funny way, it walks you
step-by-step through the process of setting up a successful group.
Seventeen new essays and 37 new book lists have been added to this classic primer on book groups. Forty-six essays describe how individual groups are organized and portray their strengths, weaknesses, and unique characters.
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