Bibilogoth is open to anyone! We're always happy to see new faces :o) The basic idea is that each month we choose a book and then meet up and discuss it, in relaxed atmosphere on a Sunday afternoon.
We don't have a fixed venue right now as we're trying out some different options.
We usually meet on the first Sunday of each month, and the meeting starts at 14.00 and lasts for a couple of hours or so.
All information about voting, the long list and upcoming books will be posted here. If you prefer to receive it by email, there is also a mailing list here
There is a master-list here which details pretty much everything we've ever read!
How we choose the books... We have a long list and a short list. The long list is here. Anyone is allowed to nominate books for the long list, as long as they follow the following guidelines:
the book must be able to be read as a stand-alone book. It could be the first part of a set as long as it is self-contained
it should be less than 400 pages, or easily read in a month by an average busy person ;o)
it should be easily available and not too expensive (i.e. if it's not in print lots of second hand copies should be easy to find and it should retail at less than £10)
Each month the long list is published here and on the mailing list. Anyone who wishes to vote is allowed 5 votes. The top voted for books then form the short list which is voted on by everyone who turns up at the meeting. We drop the whole list at the end of each calendar year and make a new one (although you can carry suggestions over if you want).
Other stuff At one point there were two other Bibliogoth 'chapters', in Bristol and Colchester but I don't think they are active at present. Mailing lists are: Colchester and Bristol.
This community is for announcements and for members to post book-related topics to. People who aren't registered to LiveJournal can still post book reviews, which they'll have to do here (and it won't even be moderated, unless the spammers start to affect us).