Today, during dinner following today's LitQuake event, I was given an excellent suggestion for the East Bay Book Club.
The web site for this club has two features that are available but have seldom been used: Ideas and Message Board. In an effort to make the club even livelier than it alerady is, I would like to suggest that everyone feel free to take advantage of those two features.
Basically, if you have any suggestions for activities you'd like to see the East Bay Book Club participate in or ways to improve any part of the club, you may post them in the Ideas section.
If would like to discuss anything else, lncluding but not limited to additional books to suggest to others for additional reading (even if no meetup for that book is scheduled) and further comments on books already discussed in a meeting, use the message board. I know the club ultimately brings people face to face, but as long as that purpose continues, then it shouldn't be a problem to add an online component for those who also wish to communicate in that manner.
That's all for now. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. :-)
Regards, Anthony Lee Organizer, East Bay Book Club
The East Bay Book Club is a very dynamic group of individuals who share one thing in common: an enthusiasm for books. Each month, members read a particular book, chosen by the whole group or by the Organizer, and meet to share observations, insights, and personal thoughts about it. Meetings are devoted to various genres, both contemporary and classic.
The club's members represent a variety of backgrounds and literary tastes, bringing wonderful diversity to each book discussion. The East Bay Book Club thrives on both the celebration of literature and the comraderie of its readers. More importantly, the club values the ideas of its members, allowing everyone a chance to suggest books and other ideas for making this club a lively group to participate in.
Since its inception in June 2007, the East Bay Book Club has inspired new and ongoing interest in reading. The club reads everything from historical fiction and literary works to thrillers and nonfiction. Thanks to its members, the club continues to be an engaging book interest group, discussion forum, and social club all rolled into one. The mission of the East Bay Book Club is simple: provide an opportunity to explore the excitement of literature, one of humankind's oldest forms of leisure, and to meet like-minded people along the way.