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Steps to leading a bok Club discussion
How to run a Book Club meeting When it's your turn to run the Book Club meeting, the pressure is on, and you want to do a good job. Fear not, here are a few tips to help you have an enjoyable and successful book club gathering.

Preparation is key.

Being familiar with the book and accompanying materials is an important component of running an excellent meeting. You want to create a relaxed environment, which is conducive for exchanging ideas. If you're relaxed, your guests will also be.

Have the discussion questions for the book ready.

You can find them on our website under discussion questions. Publishers and author websites also provide them for reading groups. You can use them as a guideline for discussion.

Gather some reviews of the book

and read aloud to collect opinions from club members. Perhaps try and guess what actors would play the characters if made into a movie. Many times it sparks a lively debate.

Learn the back-story.

Visit the author website, many times the author will provide insight not offered in the book, such as their inspiration for the plot and characters. Learning about the author is enlightening and often adds a different dimension to the book. Some authorís offer to Skype with book clubs or perhaps you could plan a visit to a book signing as a group.

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