bookbug bookclub ✧˖°

welcome to bookbug!

Bookbug is a digital book club that is centered around discussions and reviews. Each month members will read a book and publish their thoughts to their personal sites. We chose to set up our club this way in order to give members more freedom and to encourage self expression.

Announcements

We are now reading The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin for the month of March. Happy reading!



about the club

This is a book club housed on Neocities. Members read a monthly book & record their thoughts or reviews on their own personal sites. We (Maple and Vashti) hope this can foster a sense of community and discussion amongst readers. Most of all, we want this to be a place where people can make friends and have fun! If this is something you'd be interested in, we encourage you to join. We are always taking new members.

about the founders

This site is run by Maple & Vashti! Vashti is the one writing this & Maple is the one who made this site look so beautiful.

A message from Vashti

When first making this site with Maple, I considered myself "someone who enjoys reading, but not someone who reads." I'm happy to say that I'm now someone who reads. I've found myself reading like a child again, opening a book whenever an empty moment presents itself, with books in my purse and on my bed, staying up late to read just a few more pages. In losing myself in these books, it feels as though I've found something important in myself again. I'd like to think that this is due in part to this book club, so thank you.

Favourite books: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead (Olga Tokarczuk), Kitchen (Banana Yoshimoto), Snow Country (Yasunari Kawabata), The Death of Ivan Ilyich (Leo Tolstoy), & many more!

a message from Maple

Hi there, I'm Maple! I have always dreamed of participating in a book club, but had never found one that read the same type of books I like, and have never found someone that shared a similar taste, to create one myself - well, until now!

I've always been a big reader, which made me choose to study English Language & Literature at university (which I graduated in 2019!). Even though I always read a lot, I never really write about the books and that is something I want to change. I tend to like more classic and gothic books in general, but also enjoy contemporary books and plays!

Favourite books: The Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides), The Master and Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov), Rebecca (Daphne du Maurier), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde), and some other stuff hehe.

how to join

Each month we'll read a new book. Book club members will create a /bookbug page on their site that houses their thoughts about our monthly reads. Your thoughts or reviews can be in any format that you'd like. As long as you read the book & write about it, it's okay with us.

In the future we may create a server to discuss books as a group, but for now we're just focusing on personal book reviews.

Once you create a /bookbug page, contact us & we'll add you to our members list. When contacting us, please include your site button and link to your /bookbug page so we do not have to search for them. You can email us at neobookbug@gmail.com or leave a comment on our Neocities profile (preferred).

member requirements

As long as you have an active site with a /bookbug page that we can add to our members tab, you're good to go!

We do prefer if you could participate in every monthly reading, but it's okay if you don't make it from time to time (:

Also, please make sure to include all other member's link back buttons in your page, along with the club's button in your page!



Painting by Marta Astrain

member list

link back


credits

- layout base by fiziwhig edited by maple to work on neocities.
- bug doodle and button by maple

past reads

February 2024



Giovanni's Room
by James Baldwin

January 2024



Convenience Store Woman
by Sayaka Murata

December 2023



Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky