Quarterly Book Club Updates!

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Recently Sam and I put up Improvement and Opinion Polls about the future of QBC.  It’s our first year after all, and it’s been an interesting year!  We’ve seen and read a lot of things, and now, we’ve come to the point where we want to improve the Club even more.  So we asked our members on Goodreads, as it’s where we are currently mainly situated, what they thought about:

  • The Yearly Challenges
  • The Quarterly Genres
  • The setup of the group itself
  • The Poll selections
  • And whether members would like the Club on its own site or not.

And the results that Sam and I have been waiting for, surprised us!  Some were as expected, but others were certainly interesting.  With the way they came about, Sam and I are now in the process of thinking and discussing plans for next year about certain things like shifting the book club to its own site (which, gathered an interesting response).  We’re currently really excited about all the endless the possibilities!  There’s nothing quite like good/bad feedback and then doing something about it.

So, this update, asides from informing about the above aforementioned, is to inform you all (those who participate and those who may participate) that because the polls indicated that members would like new genres for next  year’s Quarterly reads, rather than the same as this year (Fantasy/Contemporary/Supernatural-paranormal-mystery/historical), we will be beginning next year with a Freebie Quarter!  This is so that Sam and I will have time to think up genres for the remaining three Quarters that don’t entirely overlap with the broad genres we picked for 2015.

We hope you are all as excited as we are!  The Freebie Quarter, we felt, would give members and others, the freedom to read whatever they liked, rather than being restricted for the Quarter.  It also gives Sam and I a chance to share what books we like to read when we’re not reading for the Club as well as try out new books and suggestions that members gravitate towards when not reading for a club. Also, it will give members the chance to read whatever they like and have it count for the book club reads!  Whoa…that’s a lot of reasons haha. Keep a look out, and we’ll keep you update on what’s happening next with the book club.

The Quarterly Book Club is designed for the busy reader, with Quarterly reading challenges as well as Yearly challenges for flexibility. It’s also a place for personal reading challenges, book discussions, and essentially sharing your book tastes with others of similar tastes. Although we mainly focus on YA novels, that does not mean that we don’t read Adult or Middle Grade novels.
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Brought to you and hosted by Sam @ A History of Books and Nina @Words that Flow Like Water
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Hopefully we’ll see you there 🙂 Sam and I will be posting the challenges that we do over on the group here on wordpress and post any book related posts in our group.  We Hope You Can Join Us!!!  We really would love to see you there!
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One thought on “Quarterly Book Club Updates!

  1. Reblogged this on A History of Books Blog and commented:
    Nina pretty much summed up everything thats going on in the next few months in this nifty little post of hers. There are links up above to the Quarterly Book Club. Also, please don’t hesitate about contacting me through the contact page or on Twitter if you have any questions about joining!

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