Wednesday Featured Book Club: RachelMomNana

Week four and I have another book club to feature today.  Elizabeth and I have communicated a couple weeks ago about this feature and now her turn has come up!  Please give a warm welcome to Elizabeth and her book club, RachelMomNana.

An Adventure In Reading

An Adventure In Reading

Sheila:  Thank you so much for joining me today!  I love your book club name, RAchelMOmNAna.

Elizabeth: This is named after Ramona, RAchelMOmNAna.

Sheila:  How long have you been meeting?

Elizabeth:  about a year, since Rachel was reading chapter books herself

Sheila:  How often do you meet?

Elizabeth:  We try to meet every month or so

Sheila:  Do you have someone who leads the discussion?

Elizabeth: We ask Rachel to lead it sometimes, to come up with questions but mostly we just chat about what we liked and didn’t like about the book.

Sheila: Where do you meet?

Elizabeth: back and forth at our two houses when it is convenient.

Sheila:  So your book club is just the three of you right?

Elizabeth:  Yes, just the three ladies

Sheila:  What age groups are represented in your book club?

Elizabeth: 9, 42, 64

Sheila:  What genres of books do you read?

Elizabeth:  childrens or classic

Sheila:   How do you choose what you will read?

Elizabeth:  We each take turns making the suggestions. We look for versions of books that we can all read. The first book we did was Heidi, because we had an abridged version that Rachel could read, I loved it as a child, and Nana had never read it.
After that, we each suggested a book that we thought the others would like or should read.
Sometimes we each read a different version of the book, like a graphic novel of Treasure Island, or the children’s version of Anne of Green Gables.
When Rachel picks the book, we just read her book.

Sheila:  What was one of the best discussions and/or a favorite book that you read as a group?

Elizabeth:  Rachel made up questions in her Book Club Scribbler for us to answer for Owls in the adventure in reading 2Family that were imaginative and insightful.
The book we all loved the most was Tale of Despereaux by Kate diCamillio, but also, Anne is a perennial favorite, as we live on Prince Edward Island.

Sheila:  How do you keep things fun?

Elizabeth:  It’s always fun when the three of us get together!
We try to decorate the table and serve snacks that match the book. For example, we had cheese, drank ‘tea’ from a child’s tea set and put toy mouses on the table when we discussed Tale of Despereaux; chocolate and cheese and Toblerone bars when we met about Heidi.

Sheila:  Does your group meet for anything else other than your book meetings?

Elizabeth:  We watched the movie Because of Winn-Dixie after discussing that book, our first repeat author, Kate deCamillio.

Sheila:  What advice would you give to other book clubs?

Elizabeth:  Inter-generational family book clubs are a lot of fun, and introduce the idea of literary discussions at a young age. My daughter loves that we will read a book that she likes and recommends, even if we weren’t that fond of Geronimo Stilton.

Thank you so much for sharing your book club with us!  I love that you are a family of readers and I think Rachel is a very lucky girl!  readers, please take a moment to check out Elizabeth’s Bog at An Adventure In Reading.

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Posted on September 3, 2009, in Featured Book Club and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. The tea set! Oh my gosh, how sweet!

  2. How cute! I love that idea!

  3. What a great idea and how lucky the three of them are! Rachel is a very lucky young lady.

  4. What a sweet family! Too cute for words!

  5. Great idea!

    Also, I wanted to let you know to stop by and pick up your award!

  6. What lovely memories Rachel will have of this very special time.

  7. This was so much fun to read. I’ve heard RaiderGirl3 talk about this book club before but not in so much depth. Can you just imagine all the good memories these 3 ladies have and will still be making of these hours together discussing reading? Tale of Despereaux and Anne of Green Gables are two of my favorite books, too.

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