Book Club Discussion
The Book Club Discussion Rating Scale is different than the Book Rating Scale.
You may wonder why this is important but think about it - not every book that is a good read would generate a good discussion.
This discussion scale is especially important when making your book club selection because you want your book choice to be a good read AND to have a good potential for discussion.
Here you will find a 5-crown scale to rate that potential.
Look for each book's discussion rating on Queenie B's and Queenie D's individual book review pages!
The Queenies Discussion Rating Scale
Discussion does not stay focused or stay on the book topic because there is not much to say about the book. This kind of conversation is
usually fun because it produces a lot of gossip and entertaining talk, but does not meet the goal of your book club which is to talk about
the book! Save this type of conversation for the catch up time.
Conversation is forced. The group goes through the whole list of general questions without generating anything additional. People start to
look at their watches after about 10-15 minutes.
A good conversation that covers all the main points of discussion offered by the book. The group exhausts the topics that are worth talking
A great conversation where people had STRONG opinions about the book one way or another. Oftentimes this level of discussion will produce a
detailed conversation about a particular character or topic that is controversial in the group (passionate feelings for or against).
A lively, enlightening, sometimes heated discussion where the group delves deep into the book and nothing is left unsaid. Your meeting runs
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