You read books and you love books – where do you go to talk about your books? The Book Club Forum (BCF) was first set up 9 years ago, in an era when there seemed to be a forum (or 10) for everything. Over those 9 years, there has been a steady increase in social interaction, with book blogs, twitter, and of course, Goodreads.
Most forums were set up by individuals, with limited funds, and so it’s impossible to keep up with the big businesses. However, by being smaller, they do offer a much friendlier place to be.
That’s one of the things we’re proud of at BCF – people tend to stay because they feel welcome, and many make friends. We have a moderating team who have been around for a long time, and who love books themselves, and therefore problems are few.
Anyway.. to reflect the way book discussions have changed, BCF has been tweaked – our emphasis is on social discussion of books, and the first thing you’ll find are the book blog threads, where members control their own content.. they can keep a record of their reading in a way that suits them, they can write reviews, or just make short comments. Anyone can respond, and discussions can happen in a natural way. Imagine yourself in a cool book party, where you can wander around and dip in and out of various conversations! 🙂
The Library section still remains, divided into different genres – is there a particular author, book or issue you want to discuss, or find out more about? You can do that too!
So, have you considered checking out a book forum.. or have you done so, but many years ago? Have you thought about your own book blog, but need something a little easier? Do you just want to find out what others are reading, and chat to them about it? www.bookclubforum.co.uk 😀