I've been thinking about the possibility of starting up a book club for the site, but before I too go much further, I need to know exactly how much interest there is in something like this. If only a couple people are interested, well, then a book club isn't a necessity. But if we have a decent number of people who're willing to participate on a regular basis, then we ought to get it started.
A few ideas I've been tossing around are to do one book a month--read one week and then discuss for the next couple weeks before announcing or deciding on the next month's book. Discussions could cover anything within the story, the characters, plot, did you like the story, hate the story, et cetera. However, there would be absolutely no bashing of authors--it's hard enough for writers to do their job without people taking potshots at them. We'd do the discussions in the forum--very simple and free registration for those who haven't been there yet, and plenty of other discussions taking place to keep everyone happy. Something else I considered is that we may be able to get a few authors to join us occasionally in our book discussions. Authors are always interested in chatting with their readers, and it's fun for the readers as well, to get a chance to meet authors, whether in person or online.
I'm going to set a deadline for response to this for September 1, 2002. Either email me via the link you'll find in my bio at the top of this page, or come to the forum where we've already got a discussion started on this topic.
Until next time, happy reading!