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Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
30 Jan 2012, 12:20 PM | Post: #21

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Offline nuttymum303 Reading Ghost Town - Rachel Caine
30 Jan 2012, 05:24 PM | Post: #22

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RE: General Book Club Chat

(30 Jan 2012 12:20 PM)joo Wrote:  You can join in any previous book discussion. There's a list and links here http://www.kuforum.co.uk...

Thanks, that's helped quite a bit x
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Offline B J Burton Reading Complete Works of H P Lovecraft
23 Feb 2012, 06:35 PM | Post: #23

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RE: General Book Club Chat

Anyone any ideas as to why so few members get involved in the Book Club?
Only 30 votes have been cast for the book to be read in March. As some people vote for more than one book (I'm one of them) that could mean that fewer than 20 members have voted.
Only a dozen members took part in the discussion of Stu's book.
As there are some 6800 registered members that's a very, very low level of involvement. It would be interesting to know why.
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Offline Stu Ayris Reading All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
23 Feb 2012, 06:52 PM | Post: #24

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RE: General Book Club Chat

Good point BJ.

I must say I thought there would be a little more discussion about the book club read, but there you go.

I guess people use forums for different reasons. But if anyone wants to discuss Tollesbury Time Forever on the book club thread feel free!! Whistle
Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
23 Feb 2012, 07:07 PM | Post: #25

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RE: General Book Club Chat

There may be thousands of members, but there's only a fraction of that that are regular posers.

Some months of bookclub has barely a page or so of discussion.
I've already forgotten to vote a few times this month. Big Grin
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Offline LindaGruchy Reading The Chandelier Ballroom by Elizabeth Lord
23 Feb 2012, 07:17 PM | Post: #26

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RE: General Book Club Chat

(23 Feb 2012 07:07 PM)joo Wrote:  There may be thousands of members, but there's only a fraction of that that are regular posers.
Some months of bookclub has barely a page or so of discussion.
I've already forgotten to vote a few times this month. Big Grin

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Offline LindaGruchy Reading The Chandelier Ballroom by Elizabeth Lord
23 Feb 2012, 07:19 PM | Post: #27

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RE: General Book Club Chat

On a more serious note I hope regular readers feel confident about posting and not swamped by the rest of us. After all, we are a friendly bunch.
Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
23 Feb 2012, 07:20 PM | Post: #28

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RE: General Book Club Chat

(23 Feb 2012 07:17 PM)LindaGruchy Wrote:  
(23 Feb 2012 07:07 PM)joo Wrote:  There may be thousands of members, but there's only a fraction of that that are regular posers.
Some months of bookclub has barely a page or so of discussion.
I've already forgotten to vote a few times this month. Big Grin

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I don't see anything wrong with what I typed Whistle Tongue Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin
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Offline Susanne Reading The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson
23 Feb 2012, 08:06 PM | Post: #29

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RE: General Book Club Chat

I try to keep the bookclub thread at the top of the forum, especially when we have a poll or books to be recommended.

However, we seem to have a core membership of the bookclub. As Joo says, we may have a lot of members, but only a few actually contribute to the forum and a lot of them are authors who will not necessarily contribute to the bookclub.

It would be good to have more members to add to the discussions, so come on any new members who would like to take part. Smile
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23 Feb 2012, 08:39 PM | Post: #30

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RE: General Book Club Chat

funnily enough we just debated this sort of thing over at goodreads
my "mental block" with books clubs stems from eng lit classes at school where whenever i went "against the grain" with my thoughts and feelings about a book, they were promptly crushed by my teacher... i actually got an A in the O'level with those same thoughts and feelings so, go figure!
so, these days it is hard for me personally to contribute to open discussions so i tend to keep my thoughts and feelings either to myself or, occasionally, in PM with an author on a 1-1 basis.
BUT... that said, i do get alot from reading the discussions and learning what others' think... i know it isnt helpful to the "group" read and a little selfish even, but maybe one day i will be braver Smile

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