I don't know where to start looking really. I would like to join an online book group, one that reads a variety of books (not just all classics), and one that is relaxed! Yes I want to discuss the books, but I also want to feel able to veer off into other discussions if that is where the chat takes us.
Oh, also need realistic reading time frames for mummies!!!
The Reading Group is who I was looking for initially (hopefully the link will work, I am using DH's PC just now and it is telling me that I am "forbidden" to look at the page, probably DH protecting the bank balance after my last visit there ). They are part of The Book People and they have discussion boards, although I haven't looked at them so unsure if any of them operate like an on-line book group. However their books are v cheap and well worth a look.
I'm Mimi and I have just started up www.thebookgrouponline.com click here which one of the members here stumbled upon. I literally started creating the site a few days ago and then had to go to Dublin for a week, so it has not yet started up, but I hope to have it up and running next week and publicised in libraries etc, so I apologise for you stumbling acros a totally empty forum that includes, well... just me! Please pop back on in a week or so if anyone is interested in book discusion or taking part in the read of the week. The forum is actually functional now, so if anyone wishes to be member No. 2, click the link above and scoot on by the forum!
Well thanks everyone for helping to get off to a flying start at the forums. I am just trying to get the front page filled with a bit more info at the moment, though as you might imaging the forums are the main part of the site.
Thanks for being the first 'joinees' as such - I am going to try and get everything looking slick and professional by this evening, but as you know the forums are now fully functional and an FAQ is being prepared as I write, but if you have any queries before it's ready just join and ask away!
I'm number 4 wahoo! I'm going to recommend it to my sister who doesn't have time to go out to a bookgroup but really wants to join one. Looking forward to posting there more often. Great site Mimi, well done!
My dd has just turned 5 and I used to be an avid reader prior to having her. It's only in the last 6 months or so that I have begun to read anything like the number of books that I used to. I've always fancied joining a book club so I've just joined up for the one recommended here. My mum loves to read so I'll be passing on the details to her as well.