Is the Grim Reaper knocking on your book club door? Are your book friends disappearing? Avoid these six nail in the coffin reasons your reading group no longer exists in true Halloween spirit!
Don't show up - Yup, never answer the Evite or let anyone know you're not coming. While you are at it don't connect with your book friends or read the book
Don't have fun - No food, no drinks, no socializing, no book party? Reading is the glue but a book club party is the cement that will last for years to come
Keep choosing the wrong books - Your book friends will have a certain reading style that bonds you together. Maybe your group wants to read the classics or historical fiction only. Make sure you are in an agreement which genre you all prefer. I can honestly say we lost one or two members over time because our novel choices was not their cup of tea. Book clubs come in all shapes and sizes so if this group isn't for you by all means start a new one with the genre you like. The more book clubs the merrier! But be open to ALL genres. Take it from someone who use to only like fiction, now biographies/nonfiction are on my TBR list
Don't be a book hog - the book club discussion is over and now it's time to come up with your next read. Do you let your friends chime in with ideas or is there only one person picking the book titles? Let everyone have a voice in the selection or better yet come up with a way that everyone will be satisfied on how you choose your novels
Agree to disagree is not your motto - let's get this out now. It's okay to hate your book club read and of course it's okay to love it. Everyone should be able to share their book opinion feelings and no one should shut anyone down. This is probably the number one book club killer so please be thoughtful of your book friends before it's too late
Book club what book club?
Meeting too little or too much is not a good recipe. You want to get together enough so that your group stays frosty but too much and everyone burns out including the hosts. A good rule of thumb is 5 to 6 weeks for a shorter novel and 7 to 8 weeks for a wee bit longer also make sure whoever is hosting only does it once a year or two times at the most
It's not a mystery book friends, book clubs have a hard time staying together but don't be discouraged! Just do the opposite and you will have a successful reading group for years to come or maybe not bwahaha...
We can all agree, most book flicks are rarely done well. Chunks of the novel are taken out, characters look completely different then in the book and God forbid, the ending is changed to cur favor to a wider audience. Any changes in our beloved books are taboo for us book lovers so here's hoping these soon to be released book to movies will be done with their book fans in mind Hollywood, you have been warned.
Grab your popcorn and get ready for the new book to movie releases that are here now and into 2018!
Read them now before it reaches the theaters
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