Can you remember a few years ago I ran a virtual online book club where members chose a crime novel and read it in a month and then we all met up via Google Hangouts and discussed the book?
It ran for about eighteen months. It was popular with the members that joined in but it didn’t seem to take off. People were a little nervous to join the virtual hangout. Eventually I closed it.
Last night two of the members suggested now might be the time to restart it. In this age of social distancing. I jumped on the opportunity – it didn’t take much encouragement. I loved that book club.
Our lives are shrinking, we’re being confined to the house and social lives are no more. The outside world has nothing but news that is making us anxious. These are difficult times. But, if you love a good crime novel, how about joining us in the Virtual Crime Book Club, reading a book a month and meeting up with friends to talk about what you’ve read? We really would love to have you. I’d love to have you join.
It’s unlikely that we’ll use Google Hangouts this time. I’m informed technology has moved on and Zoom is the likely replacement but I will update any members as we sort the practicalities out. The first step is joining. The second step is choosing the book and then we’ll address how we talk to each other.
If you want to join the #virtualcrimebookclub then sign up to the mailing list at this link HERE so you never miss the information you need.
We’ll read a variety of books within the crime genre. Some I’m sure you’ll love and some may not be your taste, but it’s about reading together and meeting and talking with people when it can’t be done in reality. If you want to share while you’re reading on social media then use the hashtag #virtualcrimebookclub as our old hashtag is now being used by someone else.
If you want to check out the videos of the old meetings you can find them HERE.
I really can’t wait to get this up and running again and will put the first books to vote on in the next few days so get signing up! I look forward to reading and talking with you!