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Book Club Kit: Miss Benson’s Beetle

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This kit is packed with so many fun stuff. Interview with authors that give us information about background and inspiration that create this book. Bunch of key questions for spark the discussion time in our book club. Information about traditional food and beverages. And at least some recommendations to watch next with friendship celebration theme.

Thank you Netgalley for provided my copy.
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First off this was such a great surprise for me because I didn't know what to expect when I began.  The cover is very catchy and well designed which adds a great touch to the book club kit.

I like that you quote Lisa Wingate.  Any praise from well known authors is a bonus.  The discussion questions are very insightful and cover lots of plot, emotion, perception, inner-dialogue, and big themes.  I especially loved the beetle facts.  The drawing was a perfect fit and exactly how I pictured the two.  I love that you included a Ted Talk with link that can be copied for more information (if wanted).

I also want to thank Rachel Joyce for her interview with both Margery and Ined.  It's a clever take on an "author chat" and something I haven't seen before.  It's almost like a more personal epilogue.  It serves as a plot summary and way for RJ to highlight some of her favorite spots but she still leaves us hanging.  In addition to the character's interview, Joyce does a great job talking about her inspiration, novel location, historical background, family history, femininity and friendship, relationships, opposition, and writing process.  The map was helpful and as well as the food and drink descriptions and recipes (perfect for a book club).  Readers will appreciate the other book recommendations.
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This was the first Book Club Kit that I have read.  I thoroughly enjoyed Miss Benson's Beetle and was hoping to choose it as a book club read, but I don't pick a book for this particular book club until May.  I do intend to use this Kit at my meeting after we have read the book.  Thank you for the opportunity to use this kit.
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This book club kit for Miss Benson's Beetle was very fun! It contains discussion questions, beetle facts, an engaging interview with the author, as well as an interview with Margery Benson and Enid Pretty. I enjoyed the suggested food and drink pairings, as well as the recommended movie list.
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Thank you NetGalley for this Book Club Kit! I honestly love reading these and the questions, fun facts, and more that they provide. This would be perfect for any book club reading Miss Benson's Beetle!
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When you ever been in a book club you also know that getting into discussing a book can be easy depending on the audience or also difficult. Or you just want to have a jump-start on questions you can pick up even though you didn't think about it yourself. This Book Club Kit gives you all. You have 10 questions you can use to drive discussions with your group. Further you will find fun facts about the beetle. If you are interested in interviews, this will also be provided which is very interesting to read/share. The interviews are with Margery Benson, Enid Pretty and Rachel Joyce. This is not all, you will also find a map "New Caledonia". We in our group like to bring food and drink items related to the books. This kid is also providing some insight around this as well. Pretty much, everything you need to have a nice book club meeting.
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Haven’t read the book - downloaded thinking it was included In this download buy these are just questions for book clubs
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This was my first book club kit and I really loved it. I wish more publishers would create these. 

The kit is simple, but it includes some great discussion questions, fun facts, interview, and recipes. These are all perfect for either an in-person or virtual book club meeting. I'll definitely be downloading more book club kits!

Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher, and author for a gifted copy.
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I've used quite a few of these book club kits, but I think this is the one I enjoyed the most. It had some questions, which you'd expect. It also had recipes and an interview, which were really interesting. Some of the book club kits seem generic, but this one was very well thought out and intentional. If you're reading this book, then I'd highly suggest this book club it, whether you're reading it with a group or reading it alone.
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Thank you so much for the book club kit.  Book club books are my absolute favorite and these kits make a good book even better.  Random House really does a great job!
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What a great idea - I’ve never seen a book club kit before.

Being part of a book club, it’s sometimes difficult to find questions on a particular book.

This will be perfect when we read this book. 

The interview with Margery and Enid made me smile and the interview with Rachel Joyce was interesting and informative.

Let’s hope many more book club kits are written!

With thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this arc in exchange for an honest review.
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Lovely book and although I misunderstood what a bookclub kit was, it looks as if it would be excellent! Ad it did spur me on to buy the book!
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REVIEWER:                J. Hunt         
STAR RATING            ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Miss Benson’s Beetle 🪲 Book Club Kit    
By Rachel Joyce

Fun, Fun, Useful and Delicious!

Miss Benson’s Beetle—Book Club Kit is chock full of surprises—colorful pictures, facts, maps and so much more.  It’s fun and fabulous!  

Discussion Group Leaders, and readers wanting extra insight into the background of Miss Benson and Company, look no further.  Everything that you need to facilitate your most interesting reading group awaits in these pages.

This engaging kit provides terrific questions to help facilitate discussions.  In addition, there is a map of New Caledonia and a laugh-out-loud interview between the Author, Rachel Joyce, and the two main characters of the book, Margery Benson and Enid Pretty.  How original is that?

Joyce also adds a quick overview on her writing style and how she arrived at the idea for the novel and its exotic locale.  To complete this lovely Book Club Kit, the author added colorful pictures and recipes for a local New Caledonian dish and a refreshing libation.

MISS BENSON’s BEETLE—Book Club Kit by Author Rachel Joyce is made available from Publisher Penguin Random House Library Resources, effective 11 February 2021, as an ePub Reader Copy.  The novel can be found referenced under Historical Fiction / Literary Fiction / Women's Fiction.

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Can't wait to use this with my book club! Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House Library Resources for a copy of this book for an honest review.
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This is an excellent tool for a book club reading Miss Benson's Beetle.  I have found that sometimes book club discussions become stale or get off topic because people don't know where to start in discussing the different plot points.  A book club kit like this would greatly assist in this area.
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This book club kit was a useful and insightful complement to the larger story that benefits readers and helps guide meaningful discussions.
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This is great to have for when I begin to read Miss Benson’s Beetle.  I have heard so many good things about the book already.  Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher, and author for a gifted copy.
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Much as you would expect from a Book Club Kit, a handy little guide, helpful for both individual readers and book groups alike.
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Great for book clubs - posed some interesting discussion questions as well as interviews between characters, ingot on beetles and writer’s POV.
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We haven’t read the book yet, but this Book Club Kit is really amazing.  It will make the experience of reading and discussing so much better, really helps focus the discussion.
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