A Cornish Geek

Lit Chat: An alternative book club

I’m not a member of a book club but, as a book blogger, I’m a member of various online groups where I love to discuss what I’m reading and share recommendations.

I receive a lot of ARCs and love taking part in blog tours. Seeing everyone’s reviews popping up at the same time is a bit like being in a book club but from the comfort of your own home. But what I really like the idea of is talking more widely about books. When I was sent Lit Chat to review I decided to use this opportunity to start conversations on this blog about literature, so I hope that the bookworms amongst you will join in.

Lit Chat is a pack of 50 cards and each one is printed with two reading-themed questions (100 questions in total). There are four categories:

  1. The Reader’s Way: Questions about your reading habits, preferred methods and who you are as a reader.
  2. Memoirs of a Book Lover: Questions for sharing book-related memories and milestones.
  3. Op-Ed: Questions to tease out all your literary opinions, favourites and least favourites.
  4. Choose Your Own Adventure: Questions that ask you to choose books and characters for hypothetical situations.

And each card has a title relating to the questions on the back. Clever!

I think this is such a good idea for book clubs and literary classes. They’re fun conversation starters and a great way to discover more about other people’s reading habits and recommendations.

I’ve decided that every so often I’m going to write a blog post based on a card from each category to get conversations started about books. Feel free to join in. This week I’m starting with the wild card.

What are you reading right now?
Wild by Cheryl Strayed – quite apt for the wild card!

Based on how far you are at this moment, would you recommend the book?
Yes (I’m about a third of the way through).

Would you want to visit the setting of this story?
Nope – I’m not the hiking type!

Do you relate to any of the characters?
To a degree. Cheryl’s twenties were a lot more tumultuous than mine but I can definitely relate to the heart of the story.

Do feel free to answer these questions yourselves in the comments.

*I was sent a pack of Lit Chat cards for review purposes and all nerdy thoughts are my own