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runslow
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Book club questions

I have started a book club.  Is there a place to go for questions about a particular book?  We are reading "No god but God" by Reza Aslan and "Destiny and Desire" by Carlos Fuentes

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Re: Book club questions

Check the publisher's website and look for reading guides. If any exist they will be there but unfortunately, not every book has questions available.  If not, if you have one particular person who is the moderator for the discussion, he/she might be a good person to have some questions prepared. If not, perhaps each of you could prepare 1-2 questions in regards to the book that you think might provoke some conversation.

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cork_dork_mom
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Re: Book club questions

Check out www.readinggroupgudies.com

 

They have tons of titles with reading guides. They also have contests each month to win advanced copies of books. I've used these as give-aways for my book club.

 

Also, some books have talking points in them.

 

Good luck!

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Re: Book club questions

Actually, that should be Reading Group Guides, not gudies; it's a great site.

 

www.readinggroupguides.com

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Re: Book club questions

lol....... my bad. That's what I get for typing after too much coffee

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Re: Book club questions

Okay WS or JW whoever you are, this is cheating.  Read the books and formulate your own questions.  Did you think none of use are members here on B&N?

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Re: Book club questions


jitterbugauthor wrote:

Okay WS or JW whoever you are, this is cheating.  Read the books and formulate your own questions.  Did you think none of use are members here on B&N?


It's not cheating. The questions I've found on readinggroupguides.com are much more thought provoking. They also make a good back up when I run out of my own questions and have some time to fill. I'm all about saving time, especially when I've got so many good books to read.

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Re: Book club questions


cork_dork_mom wrote:

jitterbugauthor wrote:

Okay WS or JW whoever you are, this is cheating.  Read the books and formulate your own questions.  Did you think none of use are members here on B&N?


It's not cheating. The questions I've found on readinggroupguides.com are much more thought provoking. They also make a good back up when I run out of my own questions and have some time to fill. I'm all about saving time, especially when I've got so many good books to read.


I agree and somepeople have the ability to make questions up easier then others, its not cheating to get some help on questions that maybe you want to ask the group but you can't find the words to ask it the right way?  But you can see a list of questions, and say this one is like the one I was thinking about asking.  It's not cheating.

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Re: Book club questions

The Reading Guides site is very nice. And I'm not so sure I would really classify its suggestions as "questions."

 

They more aptly fall into the category of "talking points."

 

Sometimes the trouble with a reader making up their own questions for a group, is in that it's prone to personal interpretation. Then you have everyone in the group saying, "Huh? Boy, I sure didn't get that out of it." Whereas talking points are more generalized. Things like what a school teacher would get in the materials that accompany a textbook or other learning materials and can be used to create tests.

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Re: Book club questions

Wow!  Some people took this way too seriously.   Where is your since of humor folks?


shadowcat80 wrote:

cork_dork_mom wrote:

jitterbugauthor wrote:

Okay WS or JW whoever you are, this is cheating.  Read the books and formulate your own questions.  Did you think none of use are members here on B&N?


It's not cheating. The questions I've found on readinggroupguides.com are much more thought provoking. They also make a good back up when I run out of my own questions and have some time to fill. I'm all about saving time, especially when I've got so many good books to read.


I agree and somepeople have the ability to make questions up easier then others, its not cheating to get some help on questions that maybe you want to ask the group but you can't find the words to ask it the right way?  But you can see a list of questions, and say this one is like the one I was thinking about asking.  It's not cheating.