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May 02, 2012

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Beth F

This is serendipitous. My own book club just recently switched from a traditional book club format to a salon format. We still plan to read a couple of books together during the year but wanted to take the stress out of required reading. Instead we talk about what we're reading, what we wish we were reading, and what we're looking forward to reading. After just one salon-like meeting, I have to say I'm hooked.

Katie @ cakes, tea and dreams

What a great post! Amen and amen.

Jenna Myhre

I love the idea of a salon style book club.. now I just need to find one!

Paula

I totally agree with the author on the importance of reading and discussing books. Sometimes we do get a little tired and go for easier activities, such as reality shows, which are way less rewarding.

Nancy Piccione

I tried to leave a comment on the Betsy-Tacy posts you shared on Twitter, but they are closed. LOVED your convention re-cap from 2009 and I will look forward to hearing about this year's. I hope you plan to post about your time there.

I also found this particular post apropos because it talks about sharing our love of books with others through book groups and literary circles, and recommends not neglecting this aspect of things. I'm delighted to have connected with so many B-T fans through posting about our pilgrimage, and it renews my resolution to start a local book group for kid lit fans.

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