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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Bibliophile Support Group


One fine day in August, my friend Ashley sent me a facebook message.

Ashley and I went to high school together and reconnected on facebook.
I'm not even sure we've seen each other since high school.. have we Ashley?

Somehow between facebook and pinterest and the great interwebs in general I feel that we're better friends now than we were in high school.  Isn't it funny how that works?

August Primary Pick- now this is a great discussion book

Anyway, Ashley sent me a message saying something to the effect of...

Hey I wish we all lived close enough to be in physical book clubs but we don't and I think between all our friends we would have a really interesting one and I'm brilliant so I came up with the idea of an virtual one, so can you put it together?

Or something like that.  Only when she wrote it the message made sense and was more than one sentence.

30 minutes later the page was up on Facebook and a few days later we had something like 75 members.

This is how The Bibliophile Support Group was born,
 and yes the very brilliant Ashley thought of the name.

August Secondary Book

So what is this Bibliophile Support Group?

It's a virtual book club where we gather to discuss books and book related things.

We vote on a poll to pick one primary and one secondary book for each month.

We've voted on them through November so that everyone has the time to get their hands on the books in time.  Occasionally the books are in high demand and the wait list for libraries runs long.

September Primary Book

We love book lovers, so if you'd like to be a part of The Bibliophile Support Group you can find us HERE or you can search us out on Facebook.

September Secondary Book

Each book will have it's own discussion under the Events tab.

We'll send out an invite to all members whenever we set an event/discussion up.

Feel free to comment on the book discussions whenever you finish the book.
Seriously, if you finish the book 9 months later you are still welcome to comment!
Only you know, we've only been around since August so that's as far back as you can go.

One of the reasons we set it up under Events was so that we would be able to keep a running conversation about the books individually without spoilers for those who haven't finished yet.

October Primary Book

You can read both books or neither.

You can comment on all or nothing.

You can simply lurk around the club looking for your next good read.

October Secondary Book

We keep a list of the Monthly Book Picks under the Files Tab for your convenience.

The more people involved the more fun and exciting it is.

I'm constantly impressed by the thoughts and opinions of others and the ways in which people interpret the books that we read.

Some flat out hate them, some love them,
some could care less but all are super entertaining.

We discuss each book at the end of the chosen month (or very beginning of the following month).

November Primary Book

We'd like to cover a variety of genres so if you have any suggestions for future reads
please share them with us!

I'm loving the challenge of reading all these books and the new books that I'm being exposed to.

November Secondary Book

We would love to see you there!


  1. I have enjoyed this group tremendously so far! Thank you Dawn and Ashley for putting it together for us to all enjoy! :)

  2. I am going over to take a look, but what about the wine? I need wine in a book club... seriously...


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