Wednesdays featured Book Club: The Women’s Nest Book Club
Here is week two of the new Wednesday feature…. our weekly Book Club review! This week I am excited to introduce you to Melissa and her book club, The Women’s Nest Book Club!
Please welcome Melissa and The Women’s Nest Book Club!
What is the name of your book club? The Women’s Nest
How long have you been meeting? Since November 2007
How often do you meet? Daily, on-line
Do you have someone who leads the discussion? I start the discussions, but our members quite often take the lead, offering up topics for discussion and continuing the conversations.
Where do you meet? On-line, on The Women’s Nest, it’s a social community for women only.
How many members do you have? We are all women, and our readership varies. We have over 2000 members, but have a handful reading at any given time.
What age group(s) is represented in your book club? 19 – about 60
What genres of books do you read? We read most literary fiction books.
How do you choose what you will read? I read book reviews and gather suggestions from our Book Club members.
What was one of the best discussions and/or a favorite book that you read as a group? We read Snowflower and The Secret Fan, by Lisa See – by far one of my favorite books.
How do you keep things fun? We have authors as guests and they discuss their books with us when they are selected in the Book Club.
Does your group meet for anything else other than your book meetings? Yes! We meet for author discussions as well as daily for general sharing of information and escaping the chaos of our daily lives. We converse on our forums about everything from books and movies to relationships, careers, jokes, and daily life issues. We’re more than a book club, we have all become very good friends, too.
Do you have a funny or “book club meeting gone bad” story to share? Well, I’m not sure if it’s a funny one, but I have had to cancel an author discussion or two because of low readership. But that’s not fun to do, after all, authors are very busy and gracious to give their time.
What advice would you give to other book clubs? Book Clubs are hard to keep up, in many cases, and I believe that whether you have one reader or 20 during any given month, keep going! The readers will come back, new ones will come, and like everything in life, it will ebb and flow.
I have heard that you are an author as well? Yes, I am also a new author – My debut novel, Megan’s Way, can be found on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.
Wow! You sound like an amazing group. I have never been a part of a book club on line but have thought about it. Thank you so much Melissa for sharing about your book club. Readers, I highly encourage you to stop by and see Melissa at The Women’s Nest!
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