Batter’s up! It’s time for the CSLJ Book Club to start its discussion of Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella!
For the rookies who are just joining us, here’s how things work. Every day from now until next Tuesday, I will post daily discussion questions about the book here and on the CSLJ Facebook page. To join in the conversation, simply comment to either post with your thoughts and opinions and then check back periodically to see and respond to what other CSLJ Book Club members have had to say. If you like, you can also sign up to receive a daily email letting you know when the latest discussion questions have been posted.
The more everyone posts and comments, the more fun our conversation will be. But don’t worry too much if you have to skip a day or can’t get around to commenting on a post right away. It’s alright to go back to a previous day’s post and comment when you get the chance and we have a catch up date scheduled for Sunday to give you a chance to respond to posts and comments you may have missed earlier in the week.
And now that we are clear on the rules of the game, let’s play ball! Here are today’s discussion questions:
- What did you think of the book? Was there any characters or parts of the book that you particularly liked or disliked? Why?
- Have you read the book or watched the movie, Field of Dreams before this? If so, how do you think reading the book this time around compared with past reads or the movie?
- Do you consider yourself a baseball fan? Do you think you need to love baseball in order to fully appreciate Shoeless Joe? Why or why not?
P.S. If you loved Shoeless Joe and would like a memento of the book, don’t miss this fun and casual Shoeless Joe / Field of Dreams Baseball Necklace.