2) What do you hope to get out of the club? What do you hope to contribute?
3) Suggest one helpful guideline for discussion.
4) What are a few of your favorite books?
I'm a big fan of "Oprah's Book Club" type books - This Much I know is True by Wally Lamb (and his latest - The Hour I first Believed), The Life of Pi by Yann Martel, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (and A Thousand Splendid Suns), The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill.
5) How much do you typically read? (for example: # of books/week or month or year)
I used to read a lot, but I have a lot less time to myself since Annika was born. I need this book club to keep me reading at least one book a month!
6) What is your most commonly read genre? what is your least favorite genre? What genre have you never really read (and maybe always wanted to..) ?
I like books with a little substance - I don't really like fluffy chick-lit type books. As much as I've heard people rave about the Twilight or Shopaholic books, that type of book doesn't appeal to me at all.
7) What kind of books would you like to read in book club? More of your favorites? Something new? Any specific titles?
8) What characteristics does a book need to make it a good discussion book?
9) Do you like to cook/bake? What are you favorite things to make/eat?
I like to cook and bake, but I tend to get into a rut and stick with the old stand-bys. Where I really excel is in the eating! :)10) Do you like to experiment with new recipes, ingredients or cooking techniques? Would you like to cook/bake or eat new things in book club?
11) What kind of menus would you like to see in book club? Would you prefer low-effort, simple snacks or more inventive meals? Or some of both?
12) Give an example of a book that you've read and a dish that you could serve with that book to enhance the experience.