Introduction & Guidelines (in Story Format!)
Once upon a time, there lived two girls named Beth McCrea & Mia Degiovine Chaveco. They created an online book club kingdom called, A World Adventure by Book where all the people would read a book from every country around the world. While most of their talks happened on Facebook, they also forged a web site to house all of the book information & other resources for their book club land.
At the beginning of the month, the people of the kingdom would read a foreign book & then discuss it starting the last day of the month. Do you want to know what books the people of the kingdom read? Well, boys & girls, here’s the book they’re reading this month.
In the middle of the month, all the people from the book club kingdom voted on which book to read next. Beth & Mia kindly wrote down how all of this works in detail for the people & the kingdom. They also provided tips, tricks & magic on how to use Facebook groups like their online book club kingdom.
Beth & Mia made sure to always be around to answer questions through their magical contact form which is similar to a magic mirror, but more practical.
They also made up some rules for the book club kingdom which they hung up for all the land to see. These rules were:
- No required reading & no book shaming:
You never have to read the monthly book. Reading should be fun so if you're not enjoying the book or just don't feel like reading it, it's ok. We'll still love you. In addition, we don't allow people to shame others because of the books they read or don't read.
Won't be tolerated. Note: The only time promotion posts are allowed are in the “promote” posts created monthly by Beth or Mia which have special rules allowing members to include comments with links to anything. Though bookish promotions are preferred, members can post on any topic within that specific thread.
You can post on any bookish topic foreign or domestic.
- Keep it friendly:
It's a book club community, not a battle.
If you want to discuss a book either don't include a spoiler or make sure to warn people with a SPOILER ALERT! Exception: An official book club book discussion led by Beth or Mia.
All the people of the book club kingdom knew that if anyone didn't follow the rules, their posts/comments would be destroyed...probably by dragons! They also knew that if they continued to disregard the rules, they'd be banished from the book club kingdom forever!
But they all got along so well, that Beth, Mia & the people of the online book club kingdom lived happily ever after.