Since the whole concept of The Bibliophiles series revolves around a book club, I thought it might be fun to create book club ideas based upon the literature The Bibliophiles will read throughout each book of my series.
You could incorporate these into your established book clubs, or start a brand new one of your own.
First up is A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, at the beginning of A Whisper to a Scream. The Bibliophiles also study As You Like It by William Shakespeare.
Since food and beverages are half of book club fun, I have developed some suggestions that are thematically linked to the literature. For example, James Joyce was Irish, so what about serving mini-ruben sandwiches and Guinness? Or maybe even bangers and mash, a pub favorite?
I also wrote up three discussion questions for each piece to help facilitate your conversation, including some for A Whisper to a Scream, if you choose it for the first meeting.
The entire plan is posted on the “Start a Book Club” page of my website at www.karenberner.com .