Book Club

Our meeting/Beltaine celebration is quickly approaching and we need to decide upon what’s expected of everyone interested in the Book Club.  I posted a poll last week and gave everyone a week to choose how much of the book should be read by our next meeting.  Unfortunately, that hasn’t exactly helped as we have a three way tie.  Two people want to discuss one chapter per meeting.  Two people want to discuss half of the book for Beltaine and the other half for Summer Solstice.  Two want to finish and discuss the whole book.  Obviously we are all over the place on this one.

Here are my thoughts – One chapter per meeting is just too few considering how often we actually meet.  If there is concern about reading a lengthy novel, perhaps our next selection should be shorter?  Anyway, back to the numbers.  Four out of six want to read/discuss more than one chapter so, clearly, the “one chapters” group is the minority.  The real trouble lies with the other two possibilities.  I will be open and say that I voted to discuss the whole book.  That said, I am  fine compromising and discussing half.  I don’t know who else voted for discussing the whole novel, but I am hoping this is an acceptable proposal.  We really need to have this set in stone so that people know how much to read.  As the facilitator of this activity, I’m going to have to be the bad guy to make sure everything is organized and everyone is on the same page.  So let’s plan to read 18 chapters of Bard and discuss them after the Beltaine business meeting.  To those unable to read all 18 chapters in time, I can’t promise that spoilers won’t be discussed.  That said, continue to read at your own pace and do the best you can.  Nobody will harass you for not finishing the selection.  People get busy and I think we all understand that.

I hope this works!

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1 Comment

  1. Brian Waters said,

    April 19, 2011 at 12:40 am

    i was thinking we could read a third of the book, about 12 chapters for each meeting, i think i’m currently on chapter 4 or 5.


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