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by kirsten baz (subscribe)
I am a weekend adventurer and enjoy getting out and about with the family. I live in Brisbane and my main loves are food, sport and kid related activities
Published October 27th 2012
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The only prerequisite for admission to our book club is - must like reading. We started after a group of us got chatting and found out we were all readers. Each month or so we choose a new book and take it in turns to host the book club gathering.



We have covered many genres from biographies to historical fiction. If you need a hand to choose the reading matter then some good websites are goodreads, Amazon's 20 books to read before you die or the book explorer. The way we choose our books is to come up with a list based on what we've heard about, what friends are reading or what is being discussed around the office water cooler.

At the end of each get together, we decide on a book to read during the next month. Each of us then either borrows it from the library, buys it or finds a friend to borrow it from. Sometimes we share books among ourselves as we are all fairly fast readers. I usually check the library first, then if it's not there buy it for my Kindle. I am then set for entertainment during my commute to work which is where the bulk of my reading takes place.

When our book club get togethers come around, we take it in turns to host a dinner and everyone contributes something towards the meal. One of us is responsible for sourcing questions about the book to lead our discussion. Once again there are a number of websites - some more serious such as LitLovers and others like Bestsellers less so.

Book club is a great way to keep in touch with like minded friends. We have had some fun filled evenings and read lots of good books. Think about starting your own book club today.
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Great story Kirsten, it makes me want to be part of a book club. Sharon
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