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Books with Discussion Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michelle Prince Morgan May 29, 2013. 19 Replies

This review of the novel "When the Morning Glory Blooms" gave me an idea: "This is a book that every innocent teen girl needs to read before they take that step. It's a story every mother needs to…Continue

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Book Club "Aha!" Moments

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kimberly Zweygardt Aug 18, 2010. 18 Replies

Thinking particularly of memorable moments during a book club discussion when a reader had a breakthrough about an emotional issue, a family concern, a spiritual struggle, or a relationship problem,…Continue

 

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Cynthia Ruchti commented on Mocha with Linda's blog post Cynthia Ruchti shares Ragged Hope - an Interview!
"Thanks, Linda. It's always fun to talk to you...especially when the subject is books!"
Jul 25, 2013
Cynthia Ruchti commented on Audra Jennings's blog post Hauck Hopes Readers Discover God’s Beautiful Plan for Them
"Beautiful interview."
Jun 3, 2013
Michelle Prince Morgan replied to Cynthia Ruchti's discussion Books with Discussion Questions
"I also read the questions but mostly for my own use."
May 29, 2013
Cynthia Ruchti replied to Cynthia Ruchti's discussion Books with Discussion Questions
"Excellent insights, Sarah. I, too, try to avoid spoilers. It takes some creative wording to work around that sometimes. But I also appreciate your comments about the two different kinds of questions. And maybe there's a third. Those discussion…"
May 29, 2013
Sarah Sundin replied to Cynthia Ruchti's discussion Books with Discussion Questions
"As a book club member, we love it when discussion questions are included in the book. Sometimes we use them, sometimes we don't. I also find some questions delightfully thought-provoking, showing me new layers of a story I already…"
May 29, 2013
Phred St Laurent replied to Cynthia Ruchti's discussion Books with Discussion Questions
"Great discussion"
May 29, 2013
Cynthia Ruchti replied to Cynthia Ruchti's discussion Books with Discussion Questions
"I like your assessment, Karen, that a book for a discussion club needs enough "meat" in it. I know what that means to ME as a reader. What does that mean to others? Tough topic? Tangled plot lines? Complex characters? Unique setting?…"
May 28, 2013
Cynthia Ruchti replied to Cynthia Ruchti's discussion Books with Discussion Questions
"Thanks, Rebecca. Because each reader experiences a book uniquely, your insight is well taken. It's sometimes hard to find a discussion place to start. Good thought."
May 28, 2013
Rebecca replied to Cynthia Ruchti's discussion Books with Discussion Questions
"The questions are a catalysis that gets us started talking about the book. There are only 5 women in my group, but someday I hope to be larger in numbers, and we always like what we read but sometimes it is hard to find a discussion place…"
May 28, 2013
Karen Dean replied to Cynthia Ruchti's discussion Books with Discussion Questions
"I usually read with a pencil - noting the parts of the book that really have something to discuss.  I usually combine these with the questions that are at the back of the back.  I agree, as has been said, that some of the questions are too…"
May 28, 2013
Cynthia Ruchti replied to Cynthia Ruchti's discussion Books with Discussion Questions
"Interesting perspective, Rachel. I did that specific thing with the questions at the end of each chapter of my nonfiction releasing in July--Ragged Hope: Surviving the Fallout of Other People's Choices. One set of questions is best approached…"
May 28, 2013
Cynthia Ruchti replied to Cynthia Ruchti's discussion Books with Discussion Questions
"Good point, Christine. The book needs to be able to stand on its own. That's probably what makes it tough to come up with great discussion questions. But for authors like me who learn about our characters and our own character as we write,…"
May 28, 2013
Rachel Savage replied to Cynthia Ruchti's discussion Books with Discussion Questions
"Our group does use the discussion questions in the back of the book.  We use them as a starting point to get things going.  I will say this, sometimes the questions are way too personal to use in a group setting and people don't like…"
May 28, 2013
Christine Lindsay replied to Cynthia Ruchti's discussion Books with Discussion Questions
"I have included 8 to 10 questions in the backs of Shadowed in Silk and Captured by Moonlight. I feel if the readers desire the questions, they are there. If not, they can simply bypass them. But for books like mine, that have deep social issues as…"
May 28, 2013
Sharon K. Souza replied to Cynthia Ruchti's discussion Books with Discussion Questions
"I do too, Cynthia. But I always have a difficult time coming up with questions for my own books. It's like back cover copy. My creativity seems to dry up when it comes to that."
May 28, 2013
Cynthia Ruchti replied to Cynthia Ruchti's discussion Books with Discussion Questions
"I always feel as if I learn something "beyond the pages" when I consider the author's suggested discussion questions. Thanks, Sharon."
May 28, 2013

For those who love a good story, and love to talk about it!

After years of writing snippet fiction for a radio broadcast, my debut novel released May 1st with Abingdon Press. I hope readers will find They Almost Always Come Home a story worth talking about. Discussion questions in the back of the book are springboards for conversations about marriage, family, faith, failings, grief, guilt, and hope. I also have a downloadable Bible study based on the themes of the book for those who want to take the story's scenes to another level.

My second book--The Heart's Harbor in A Door County Christmas novella collection from Barbour Publishing releases this fall. Much more lighthearted (a romantic comedy), The Heart's Harbor is written with the same tone of reality mixed with grace with a distinct underpinning of hope. Hope-that-glows-in-the-dark.

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READERS MATTER

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How do authors feel about readers? Check out this article for clues beyond the obvious. Readers matter!http://www.christianfictiononlinemagazine.com/buzz_acfw.html

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At 9:34am on June 18, 2010, Nora St.Laurent said…
Hi, GREAT to see you here. I definitely want to get the word out about Christian authors to book clubs. I think this could be a great way to share ideas and have book clubs learn from one another. I also think that authors can learn from each other about the fun they have had with book clubs and/or invite book clubs that they've spoken with either in person or on the phone.

We'll see where the Lord leads but I hope we can learn, have fun and brainstorm some really special book club meetings for both Authors and book clubs. If you hear of any book clubs or speak at any book clubs, I'd love for you to tell them about The Book Club Network. The more the merrier! I'm excited about us learning from one another.
At 11:59am on May 31, 2010, Kay Marshall Strom said…
Special friend, Cynthia!
At 12:24am on May 29, 2010, Michelle Sutton said…
Hi byooooteeeful.
At 7:40pm on May 28, 2010, Nora St.Laurent said…
GREAT to see you here Cynthia! This is going to be a great place to have book fun! :D
At 9:40pm on May 27, 2010, Phred St Laurent said…
Welcome! Be sure to put yourself on the member map!
Let me know if you have any questions?
At 9:27pm on May 27, 2010, Nora St.Laurent said…
WELCOME!! GREAT to see you here!!

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