This week's topic: Discussion groups. Do you belong to any (besides Early Reviewers)? Approximately how many? Are there any in particular that you participate in more avidly? How often do you check?On LibraryThing, I belong to/watch/post to What Are You Reading Now?; Early Reviewers; 50 Book Challenge; The Black Orchid (A Nero Wolfe Group); Crime, Thriller & Mystery; Midwestern Readers and Made Into A Movie. Of those, I check Early Reviewers and WAYRN obsessively, Black Orchid and CT&M regularly, and 50 Book Challenge only when I finish a book. The conversation is smart and civil - what more can you ask for? There's a good mix of people in each group - some who are avid readers, some casual readers, different knowledge levels and interests. Makes for an excellent discussion.
I participate in several other internet forums, where the book threads include Bookapalooza, Turn The Page, What Are You Reading and Books & Authors in the News.