Book by Book: The Complete Guide to Creating Mother-Daughter Book Clubs

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Da Capo Press, Sep 22, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 312 pages
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Mothers and daughters share a special bond. . . why not further this bond through reading together? Book clubs have been growing in popularity over the past ten years, started by a variety of people with various interests and goals. Mother-daughter book clubs offer a great way for families to grow and share — with each other and with other mother-daughter pairs. In Book by Book Cindy Hudson offers all the how-to tips mothers need to start their own successful book clubs. Hudson offers her own firsthand experience as the founder of two long-running successful mother-daughter book clubs.

Hudson offers suggestions on books topics, club guidelines, and how to keep the club going as daughters grow older. How big should the club be? Whom should we invite? How often should we meet? How do we make sure we actually read the books? Hudson has all the answers. With recommended book lists (divided by four age groups), online resources, and suggested recipes for book-club treats, Book by Book is a great resource for helping moms and daughters form new memories and traditions.
 

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This is a great step by step guide for mother daughter book clubs. If you have girls and want to facilitate a good relationship with them mother daughter book clubs are a great way to go. This book ... Read full review

Contents

IntroductIon
1
Part
2
Foreword by GeNNIFer CHoLDeNKo
5
Part
7
WHy Be IN A MoTHerDAUGHTer BooK CLUB?
9
WHeN To STArT A MoTHerDAUGHTer BooK CLUB
21
HoW BIG SHoULD yoUr CLUB Be?
33
WHo To INVITe
43
CHooSING THe BooKS
81
WHAT WILL yoU Do AT MeeTINGS?
93
MANAGING yoUr DISCUSSIoNS
101
SHoULD yoU PICK A THeMe?
115
keepIng Your club thrIvIng
127
Part 3
197
WHere To LooK For BooKS oN THe WeB
251
CroWDPLeASING reCIPeS
271

SeTTING UP yoUr MeeTINGS
57
yoUr FIrST MeeTING
71

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About the author (2009)

Cindy Hudson is a mother-daughter book club consultant, journalist, writer, editor, and marketer. She has more than 20 years experience as a marketing and public relations professional. She is a founder of two mother-daughter book clubs: the first started more than seven years ago when her now 17-year-old daughter was nine and the second began more than four years ago with her now 14-year-old daughter.

Hudson has been interviewed as a mother-daughter book club expert for “Build a Better Book Club,” in Family Fun magazine (June 2008) and for Mother & Daughter magazine (April 2008). She was also quoted as a mother-daughter book club expert in an article, “Reading each other: In book clubs, moms, girls are on the same page,” by Karen Herzog, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, (September 26, 2007). Her essay, "Book Club Bonding — Fun for All Ages," was published in Daughters magazine's September/ October 2007 issue.

Hudson is also the publisher of the informational website MotherDaughterBookClub.com and the blog MotherDaughterBookClub.wordpress.com, where more than six thousand readers visit each month to learn about age-appropriate book choices, read book reviews and author interviews, and get ideas for meeting activities. She lives in Portland, OR.

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