This week’s topic: Discussion groups. Do you belong to any (besides Early Reviewers)? Approximately how many? Are there any in particular that you participate in more avidly? How often do you check?
On LibraryThing, I belong to/watch/post to What Are You Reading Now?; Early Reviewers; 50 Book Challenge; The Black Orchid (A Nero Wolfe Group); Crime, Thriller & Mystery; Midwestern Readers and Made Into A Movie. Of those, I check Early Reviewers and WAYRN obsessively, Black Orchid and CT&M regularly, and 50 Book Challenge only when I finish a book. The conversation is smart and civil – what more can you ask for? There’s a good mix of people in each group – some who are avid readers, some casual readers, different knowledge levels and interests. Makes for an excellent discussion.
I participate in several other internet forums, where the book threads include Bookapalooza, Turn The Page, What Are You Reading and Books & Authors in the News.