1) What is your vision for book club? To read good/great books
2) What do you hope to get out of the club? What do you hope to contribute? Hope to read books never thought to read. Hope to contribute some good books I have read
3) Suggest one helpful guideline for discussion. To read the book before the meetings (probably an obvious one)
4) What are a few of your favorite books? The Thorn Birds, The Forgotton garden, The Help, To kill a Mockingbird
5) How much do you typically read? (for example: # of books/week or month or year) 2-4 a month, depending on how much housework can be put off :)
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..) Like literature classics, historical fiction, realistic fiction.Least favourite would have to be science fiction. Some more Mystery would be interesting
7) What kind of books would you like to read in book club? More of your favorites? Something new? Any specific titles? Open to try anything. Titana de Rosnay new book A Secret Kept I think I would like
8) What characteristics does a book need to make it a good discussion book? Controversial topic is good, can take you away to a far away place.
9) Do you like to cook/bake? What are you favorite things to make/eat? I like to do both, Right now I love eating Thai food but am also a big sweets person:)
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? Love to experiment. Would either cook or bake does not matter and ofcourse EAT!
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? 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? The Help- Caramel cake Sarah's Key-matzah ball soup