Book Club Survey Question

We know Mt Holyoke alumnae are readers. This is a given. How many of you are in a book club? Or, perhaps the better question is, how many of you are in more than one book club – formal or informal?

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I am a poor member of three different book clubs. In these clubs, no one buys hardcover books. In fact, in all three clubs, new books are studiously avoided until the paperback versions come out. In recent years, there are many more e-readers coming to meetings and in all three groups, I’d say about 25% of members are getting their copies from the library. How does that compare with your book clubs?

We would love to hear from you with your answers to this question — if you are in a book club, approximately what percentage of members read the selections from:

A. a hardcover purchase

B. a paperback purchase

C. an e-copy

D. a library copy

E. a borrowed from a friend copy?

Thanks! Pass the word along to your reading friends.

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3 thoughts on “Book Club Survey Question

  1. I volunteer bi-monthly as a book club leader here in Japan (because the books are in English and the other members are L2 English readers.) Most books are paperback and a few hardcover. It’s easier to make memos in a physical book — important for second language readers.

  2. We have about 8 members in our book club. These are my estimates in parentheses:

    A. a hardcover purchase – (1)

    B. a paperback purchase – (1)

    C. an e-copy – This is an e-copy crowd (3)

    D. a library copy – (2)

    E. a borrowed from a friend copy? (1) – And I’ll include in this category, purchase used from eBay, Better World Books, etc.)

    • I have to amend my answer! Somewhere in there I need to include AUDIO BOOKS. One member only “reads” audiobooks because she is on the road a lot. Another sometimes also reads audio books.

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