Excerpt from The Reading Group Handbook by Rachel W. Jacobsohn, plus links to reviews, author biography & more

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The Reading Group Handbook

Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Own Book Club

by Rachel W. Jacobsohn

The Reading Group Handbook
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Introduction: Oprah Did It

  1. What Is A Book Group?
  2. What Makes A Good Member?
  3. Before The Real Fun Starts: Cost and Organization Details
  4. Rachel's Rules of Order
  5. Food!
  6. Group Composition
  7. The Art of Discussion
  8. You Are What You Read
  9. Member-led vs. Professionally Led
  10. Chat Room vs. Living Room
  11. What Do We Really Talk About?
  12. Past Fear


Appendixes
  1. Selected Reading Lists
  2. Syllabi From Rachel's Reading Groups
  3. Syllabi From Groups Around The Country
  4. Sources For Reviews, Criticisms, and Author Information
  5. Glossary of Literary Terms
  6. Advice From Questionnaire Respondents

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