Thank you to everyone who participated in our August 3 online book club chat about Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling novel The Help. This is a new project for Bookclub-in-a-Box and we are very excited about developing it further. (Thanks also to the folks at Pollstream for setting us up with the OneRoom software that lets us talk with all of you booklovers.)
OneRoom enables us to have a virtual book club meeting with readers everywhere — so far we’ve discussed The Help, about race relations in 1960s Mississippi, and the film adaptation of Water For Elephants, based on the novel by Sara Gruen.
With your participation and perspective, we aim to perfect the online book club experience. The best part is that every reader can participate — there is no membership required!
A good online book club chat should be similar to attending a live book talk session with a well-prepared facilitator (like me!). Everyone has a chance to ask questions and put forward their perspective, and the facilitator provides background and pertinent information in an organized and interesting way.
Send us your feedback! If you’re interested in future online book club chats, fill out our survey by clicking above or just send your suggestions to email@example.com and tell us:
- The best things about having a chat room discussion
- The most frustrating things about having a chat room discussion
- The best time of day for you to participate: morning, afternoon, or evening (make sure to specify your city/time zone!)
- What topic you’d be most interested in discussing: a book, a film, a general discussion about running a book club, or something else?
- Whether you’d also be interested in a private online book chat between Marilyn (as facilitator) and your personal book club
We are, as we speak, putting together our exciting thoughts about upcoming discussions, but we would really like to hear your ideas and suggestions.
Email any thoughts about future online book chats to firstname.lastname@example.org.