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Discussion Questions for Book Clubs

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1mypcjen
joulukuu 10, 2006, 4:27am

Does anyone else besides me find discussion questions helpful?

We haven't used them at the last few book clubs I've attended, and it seems difficult to find good ones online.

If anyone has any discussion questions they'd like to share, this would be a fantastic help for other book clubbers and would-be book clubbers.

2SheReads
joulukuu 10, 2006, 10:09pm

I have found this website very helpful. Some guides are better then others, but a great resource to get started.

http://www.readinggroupguides.com/

3mypcjen
joulukuu 11, 2006, 3:57am

OMG, this is exactly what I've been looking for. You totally made my day!

4SimonW11
joulukuu 11, 2006, 7:40am

a number of books now seem to have reading group questions in them. or will contain essays or interviews with the author.

But I find that they tend to affirm the authors point of view. The more interesting questions are those that take another view point, one that is at odds with the auhor.

5mypcjen
joulukuu 11, 2006, 6:15pm

Simon, exactly! That's why I love book club readings where someone passionately hates the book we've read. The discussions are so much more interesting. Usually folks aren't going to choose a book they hate, you know? :-)

6SimonW11
joulukuu 12, 2006, 3:54am

for example looking at the lovely bones question 15.

http://www.readinggroupguides.com/guides3/lovely_bones1.asp

I think a much more interesting question, lets see if I can phrase this to avoid spoilers, would be.

How did what happened to Ruth differ from rape?

Maybe it would be an idea to arrange a debate now and then so people could vote on for example " This group thinks The very hungry caterpillar is a good book.