But that's not what this post is about. BookBrowse has just published a 56-page report on book clubs. It is incredibly interesting and very detailed. This report addresses public and private book clubs. Let me give you just a couple of tidbits from the report:
1. 84% of private and 90% of public book clubs spend at least 40 minutes discussing the book at meetings. This dispels the theory that most book clubs get together just to schmooze, eat, and drink wine.
2. The #1 issue for book clubs is Overly Dominant Personalities. On page 25 of the report, there is a list of 12 "Common Book Club Issues," including percentages of concern for book club members.
3. 91% of the respondents like reading books they wouldn't otherwise read. (RBC members, does this sound familiar?)