Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Book clubs for the 21st century

When I think of book clubs, I always get the picture of middle-aged housewives in 1960s fashions sitting around the living room, eating finger sandwiches and drinking iced tea. That's such a stereotype about book clubs that I saw everywhere as a kid. But now with the help of social media, book clubs have really evolved.

With things like Be the Change Bookclub and Online Book Club, anyone in the world can participate in a lively discussion about books. Book clubs now feature not only people with ample time to read, but those who read a few pages a day on their Kindle while commuting on the subway.

It's such a fast paced world, but with new technology and better ways to reach out, you can quickly become a part of an online community that meets your book discussion needs. And it's a great way to get started writing book reviews too!

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