Monday, November 28, 2016

Death Becomes Us Cozy Mystery Book Club

Before I started writing, which was in my mid-thirties, I belonged to a book club. We had so much fun. We'd show up, grab a drink and catch up with each other for the next twenty minutes while we wait on everyone to get there.

We had so much fun discussing the books and the anticipation of what book was going to be picked next. It was a lot of fun. But like a lot things....time, children, and life happened and our book club had a hard time meeting.

Writing is my full time job and I have a hard time finding time to read. It's been a challenge for me. I have to carve out one or two days a month to do nothing but read. Then what. . . .I want to discuss the book, but my two dogs, Charlie and Scooter, don't have much  to say.

Then it hit me! I wanted to start an online book club that featured cozy mysteries. I'm so excited with the interest. I decided to have it on Facebook. I know some people aren't on Facebook, but a lot are and it's such an easy place to be and come together as a group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/403108960079286/

If you aren't on Facebook, I beg that you join. It's easy and free! There is so much community over there and discussing books are one of them! We love books right?! Join Death Becomes Us Cozy Mystery Book Club on Facebook! We'd love to have you!



Do you belong to a book club? If so, what is your favorite thing about going? Leave a comment (with your email address) to win a $5 Amazon gift card! Winner will be announced on Friday!

Last week's blog winner is PENNEY!

78 comments:

  1. Hi! My favourite thing is the shared love for books in general and the people sharing their views on different matters. Yanina_amanto@hotmail.com

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  2. No I don't except another online one for classic books. I enjoy seeing what others are thinking about books. I am excited for this one. lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  3. No I don't except another online one for classic books. I enjoy seeing what others are thinking about books. I am excited for this one. lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  4. I've never belonged to a book club. I'm excited to belong to this one. I can't for our first discussion.

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  5. No. I haven't joined any book clubs unless its the different author groups on Facebook. These are fun.
    ninaatmyhouse(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. No. I haven't joined any book clubs unless its the different author groups on Facebook. These are fun.
    ninaatmyhouse(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. Library book club.donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  8. I have never belonged to one before & am so excited to participate. Thanks so much for starting it! 📖📚📕

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  9. There is no book club near me , I wish there were ! kathambre@yahoo.com

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  10. Our library has a book club, but it doesn't always have the books I am interested in reading in the genre I enjoy.

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  11. My book club is Facebook. All my favorite authors are on there and people comment. I didn't realize that most are friends with each other.

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  12. I've never joined a book club because I've never wanted to read a required book.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  13. I've never joined a book club because I don't think I would like to read whatever the required reading is. I read alot of genres and sometimes I get in a rut and will move on to something different.

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  14. I belong to 5 book clubs love to meet new to me authors and discussing the different books
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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  15. I've never belonged to one before, but I'm excited for this one. I love cozies as well and all of the authors and people I've met through Facebook. chettysmom@yahoo.com

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  16. I tried a book club once and handed out the books to 12 people and only three people showed up to the book meeting and only 5 actually read the book so I gave up on the idea. But an online one sounds great because it gives people from all over a chance to be a part of this instead of the people just in your area who don't bother. nerdsrgood@msn.com Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. Shared love of books and other people's insights/opinions on the book.

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  18. I've never belonged to an actual book club, just different groups to read and review for.
    mbrown0813@wowway.com

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  19. I've never belonged to a book club. I read books from writers I love. (Like you).pattybosko@comcast.net

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  20. I am not a member of a book club however I do read a lot of books from many different authors. robeader(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. I've tried book clubs a couple of times. One turned into self help books all the time, and I wanted to read fiction. The other was a bust with no one showing up for the meetings. So, I'm excited about your FB club. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  22. I love discussing books that we are all reading but my favorite part is interacting with some of my favorite Authors and learning about them.

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  24. I love discussing books that we are all reading but my favorite part is interacting with some of my favorite Authors and learning about them. Brandynm6@gmail.com

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  25. I love discussing books that we are all reading but my favorite part is interacting with some of my favorite Authors and learning about them. Brandynm6@gmail.com

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  26. Hi , my favorite things about book club are getting together with the ladies and chatting and spending time getting to know them while enjoying great books. shelleyreadsandreviews40@yahoo.com

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  27. I do! My favorite thing (when I can make it) is hanging out with the awesome group of ladies that are in it... fuades3@yahoo.com

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  28. I've never joined a book club other than on Facebook.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  29. I've never belonged to a book club but so enjoy discussing books with other people online.

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  30. I've never belonged to a physical book club, but I am in a couple of Facebook book clubs.

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  31. I only belong to an online one. I do have several reading friends and we often discuss books.
    marlene(dot)ezell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I'm only apart of two on FB. I would like to join one in person but don't know how to go about it.

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  33. Yes I'm in a book club. I get to spend time with some great authors and readers who share the same interest as I do.

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  34. I participated in a professional book club with my teaching colleagues, but was somewhat disappointed by a regular book club I joined; some of my insights to the book weren't well received. But, I've noticed 'cozy' fans are all inclusive from very superficial comments to deep motivations. I am excited about this book club...thank you.
    kat8762@aol.com

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  35. I have never been in a book club. I like to pick my own books and read them at my own pace. Sometimes I don't have as much time to read as I would like.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. I'm a member of another online cozy book club. I'd love to have one that I could physically attend but there are not any that I know about near me. musiqmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. My fave thing is getting to chat with other people interested in the same type of books I am. Also getting to meetand find out about new authors that i wouldnt have found out about otherwise. Thanks for the chance. 😀 erin8426@gmail.com

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  38. I tried it once, but we could never agree on a meeting time that was good for everyone, so it pretty much fell apart. I do like connecting with people one on one over books we liked and disliked, and hearing recommendations. I don't always agree, but it is fun to be in like minded company! blueirishmoon at hotmail dot com

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  40. I belong to one online. Once a year we try to meet up for a weekend somewhere. One year was New Orleans another was Boston. It is pretty cool. I like talking about the books. Getting to know one another is fun. I have met some really good friends from that group. I would love to have one in town, too. I am looking forward to being in this one and getting to know everyone. I think it's going to be so much fun discussing the books! On Facebook I use my maiden name so it is Frances C Hampton, I think. Lol. I can't remember if the C is there or not. cristinaalaska at gmail dot com.

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  41. I have a few friends who enjoy the same kinds of books that I do so I have my own mini book clubs and we're always recommending new stuff to each other. kathryn_kat at hotmail dot com.

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  42. I don't belong to a book club. I think I prefer to read what I want when I want.



    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  43. No book clubs in my area, but I do belong to two online book clubs, this being one of them. :)

    Stormi
    booklady2007 @ gmail.com

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  44. No book club here but I do it online. kphans08@gmail.com

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  45. No book clubs for me. I've always felt they were too restrictive as to what they read, when and how long it takes them to read the book. I'm pretty selective in my reading choices and don't play well with others! LOL....sorry, I had to say that! Not really, but I find way to many readers don't like historical romances with some historical mystery/suspense thrown in.

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    1. Oops! forgot my email...sign of age I guess! Just had a birthday 2 weeks ago.
      kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  46. No book clubs for me, but I did join yours on Facebook :) weluvdopey@sc.rr.com

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  47. I do not belong to a book club. But I would love to find one or start one! I would love to hear other people's reactions and perspective on a book we are all reading. Not to mention get out of the house and talk to adults instead of my 5 year old and 10 year olds! Lol

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    1. And thank you, I'm going to find a book club now, or create one!!!!!

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  48. The only book clubs I belong to are online, I live in a small town and I don't think I know of anyone that has a book club. I've always loved to read and I do share with friends and family about the books I read.
    Thanks for sharing with us!

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  49. I don't belong to any book clubs. I prefer to read what I want and at my own pace.

    haleyrscully(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Congratulations Haley!! You won the gift card!!

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  50. Like Haley, I don't belong to any book clubs. I read what I want, when I want,as fast or slowly as I want. I also listen to lots of books on CD.

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  51. I have tried a couple of times but I don't think book clubs are for me. Never enough focus on the book. I enjoy getting together with friends to just have fun, but for book club I want to talk about that book! I enjoy online book clubs though.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  52. You know I've been a member of various book clubs over the years. The one that has held on the longest is The Whine, Cheese, and Chick Lit group I go to every month. We read just about anything that pops up - chick lit, mystery, suspense, whatever we feel like that month. I enjoy getting out once a month to eat, drink, laugh, and talk books with the girls. Best night out of the month!

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  53. Although I am an avid reader and enjoy many genres, I have never belonged to a book club. A combination of a crazy work schedule and the fact that I am not much of a 'joiner' are my excuses, which are probably just my rationalization for not doing it.

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    1. I am not in a book club currently so I joined your new book club on Facebook! I look forward to reading the book selection and picked it up on Amazon today for free! Thanks! TeacupsAndLipstick@gmail.com

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  54. Sorry clynsg. I didn't mean to direct reply on your comment. Oops! -Heather

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  55. Thanks for the recipe of your Mom's Derby Pie.
    I don't do Facebook but will still read your books.
    jwisley(at)aol(dot)com

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  56. No, I am not in a book club. eendrizzi79@gmail.com

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  57. I have never been part of a book club, but I think it sounds like fun, as does this new facebook book club.
    jen.frederick@yahoo.com

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  58. I belong to two book clubs. One meets only on e a month and the other meets every week. I do have a hard time reading a book a week because I do have other activities to do but the members don't mind if you hacen't read the book that week. It is good to attend though because you get to hear all about the books and can decide if you want to read that author or not.

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  59. No, I've never been a book club, I have joined in on a couple of online discussions on books and had a good time.
    momzillasteel at gmail dot com

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  60. I've never been in a book club because my friends can never pick a book everyone will enjoy.
    amy2read@yahoo.com

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  61. I have never had the pleasure of being in a book club.

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  62. Never did a book club but it sounds like fun

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  63. I read when the mood strikes me, so I'm not sure I could read on demand to a deadline for a bookclub. So no I've never tried joining one.

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  64. I haven't ever been in a book club but my mom is and the books they read are yucky!

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  65. I belong to book clubs on Goodreads, but not an in person one. I do enjoy reading books that I might not read otherwise, but sometimes the book selected is not one that I enjoy. I like the discussions we have though.

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  66. I've never been in a book club but I think I'd be willing to try it with like minded book lovers. I love to read many different genres and always like to challenge myself to pick up a book that I wouldn't necessarily read on my own and read it. I've found many good books by aimlessly walking around a book store looking for that lost novel that needs a good home.

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  67. I've never belonged to one, but I would love to!

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  68. I've never belonged to an afficial club but my mom and BFF all read a few authors together and talk about them. Valmiller8@gmail.com

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