OK, folks...I hope you are ready to jump on board with me on this experiment!
Over the years, I have participated in several book discussion groups. Some have consisted of lively and intelligent conversation, others have known more slurred speech from too much wine consumption. I joined one group at the library, which had plenty of interesting conversation...but too many people and too much difficulty on book selection. (anybody reading this blog from that group, please don't hate!)By far, my favorite of all book groups consisted of a bunch of friendly neighbors with diverse tastes. We had light-hearted chatter at the beginning of our 'meeting', then we were able to buckle down and enjoy sharing our thoughts on the book. It amazed me how we could all read the same words and walk away with such different perceptions, such different visions of how the characters looked and behaved. How eye-opening the experience of talking about a book and hearing other viewpoints of how the book was written or should the ending had been different?
I would like to attempt a Blogging Book Group, here at AirmanMom. I need your feedback. Have you belonged to a book group in the past? If so, what did you like or dislike? If you have not belonged to a book group, is it due to lack of interest or it simply never came to be? Do you feel an online group has potential for the kind of discussion needed for a book group? I'd appreciate your ideas on how to make this happen.
Our first book is a recommendation by one of my readers, I've picked it up and can tell already it is a good read! "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young" by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway. It's a well written story of the first significant engagement between American troops and the Viet Cong. Written by those who were there, this book is a New York Times Bestseller.
I believe this could be a fun and informative adventure.