I am pondering reviving Snapzu's Bookclub but would love some feedback from others on what might work best.
Previously, we had strong participation in the selection of books to read, but very few or no comments in discussions of the books chosen after the first month. I'm guessing that for most of us, finding the time to read another book or two a month is a daunting task, but am wondering what might encourage more discussion.
We were selecting both a fiction title and a nonfiction title each month, on the grounds that most people read one or the other, but was that too much commitment for those who read both?
What about alternating months--fiction one month, and nonfiction the next?
What about selecting books to discuss that many of us have already read but would like to talk about?
We started out with fairly narrow topics for nomination--fantasy, technology, etc. Does narrowing the nomination criteria make it easier or harder to choose a title of interest to more of us?
Previously, the discussion snaps weren't posted until several weeks after a book was chosen, presumably so people would have had a chance to read the book. Would it be better to start a discussion snap immediately after the voting closes, so we can make comments and ask questions as we are reading?
Or if you have no interest in a book club and would never participate, that is valid feedback as well.
Let me know your thoughts and level of interest and we will decide where to go from there.