“Twinning” your group

Has anyone ever thought of “twinning” your book discussion group?

According to  Opening the Book, a library consultant group in the UK, twinning is when you “twin with a local group and exchange opinions on books by email/post/library courier; twin with a national or international reading group and talk about reading habits and preferences by email – and maybe read the same book!”

I’m intrigued by this idea – does anyone have any experience with this?  I think it might make a nice alternative to all of the “One Book One City”-type programs out there, this is a little fresher and appeals to your core readership.

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About the Author:

Rebecca Vnuk is the editor for Reference and Collection Management here at Booklist. She is also the author of 3 reader’s-advisory nonfiction books: Read On…Women’s Fiction (2009), Women’s Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests (2013) and Women’s Fiction Authors: A Research Guide (2009).

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