Well, what else was I going to write about for the letter C?!
For any new readers who are passing through as part of the A to Z challenge, here’s what the crime book club is all about;
Have you ever been to, or are you a member of a book club? They are great aren’t they? You get to meet and chat to like-minded people who love books and for that one day in the month, you’ve all read the same book. You’re all passionate and enthusiastic about books. You wouldn’t be there if you weren’t.
For some people, there just isn’t a book club near to them, so they don’t have the opportunity.
This got me to thinking – as someone who uses the internet; social networks and the suchlike – why couldn’t we hold a book club online? And being a crime fiction fan, I thought I’d narrow it down so that it catered for that specific group. I looked into how this could work and quickly found out that we could meet on Google+ Hangouts and chat live.
So, back in August last year I launched the so titled book club. We meet up on Google+ on the third Wednesday of the month at 8 p.m GMT, and chat about the book we’ve just read and we always feel great after each meeting because it’s such fun. And what we’ve found as we’ve progressed is that this has been better than we imagined. Because it’s online, it has no geographical boundaries. We have had members join us from the US, Germany, France and Australia as well as the UK where I’m based.
If you’re a fan of crime fiction and fancy joining a book club where you can chat from the comfort of your own home, then check this out. Details on how it works can be found in the tab above, or the quick link is Here. The YouTube page where the video’d meetings are stored is Here and you can sign up to the newsletter Here.
This month we are reading The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley as we are doing a cosy crime month.
Flavia de Luce 11 is an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. In the summer of 1950, inexplicable events strike Buckshaw, her decaying mansion home. A dead bird is on the doorstep, a postage stamp on its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man dying in the cucumber patch. His last words must save her father imprisoned for his murder.
We’re meeting at 8 p.m. GMT on Wednesday 16th April.
We’d love to see you one month. Come join the crime fiction fun!
This post is part of the A to Z Blogging Challenge.