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Book Club Kit: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

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This is a great book club kit! I genuinely enjoyed all the sections. The author interview was interesting, the discussion guide has excellent questions, I very much want to make the Jamaican Easter Spice Bun recipe, I loved the "Which 'Corgi' are You?" quiz (I got actually corgi, haha). My favorite section was the "Love This, Read That: What to Read Next" section - I appreciated that there was text explaining why you might like the recommended book based on what you liked about Queenie.
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I read (and loved!) Queen a couple of years ago - the protagonist was a relatable, flawed millennial, and I thought the author's approach to heavier themes like mental health was very well done. I've been meaning to suggest this book to my Book Club for a group read, and these thoughtful questions and other Reader's Guide resources would be so helpful in guiding our discussion.
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This little kit is the perfect companion for book clubs reading queenie. Great tips for starting discussions and cool bookmark
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This is my first book club kit, and I was excited to see the potential enrichment that this kit could provide to the shared and personal reading experience!  This was a great first exposure to book club kits, and I look forward to utilizing these in the future!
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Este kit para clube do livro é composto inicialmente por uma entrevista com a autora, consistindo de 7 perguntas que envolvem desde a inspiração para o livro, questões abordadas no livro, como amizade, abuso, ajuda psicológica, movimentos políticos e como eles foram importantes para a construção da história.

Após a entrevista, há 14 perguntas de discussão sobre o livro (duas delas sugeridas pela autora), sobre primeiras impressões do livro, decisões tomadas pela autora e reações, maneiras que o leitor interviria na história, trazer para o momento real situações de relação familiar e política que são abordados no livro, relação com o final, etc.

Como lado de diversão, o kit fornece 2 marcadores de livro para impressão, duas receitas (uma comida e um drink), uma playlist de músicas que resumem a vibe do livro, e um quiz para descobrir que 'corgi' é você, deixando a discussão mais leve e divertida.

Por fim, o kit recomenda seis diferentes livros para ler em seguida se você gostou de Queenie, de acordo com cada parâmetro abordado dentro do livro, dando um bom direcionamento caso o leitor tenha gostado de partes do livro, enquanto outras não foram interessantes.
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This is such a fun, engaging book club kit! I love reading interviews with authors, and hearing about what inspired them to write their novel. The included discussion questions are perfect for encouraging deeper exploration of the book's characters and themes, the kit is easily printable/accessible and I loved how Netgalley began including on their sites. Will definitely use in the near future with my very own book club.
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I absoluelty love these kits. I run a book group that is all about the intersectionality of gender, race, class etc where we read fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and plays that dabble in an assortment of genres for ages twelve and up. A kit like this makes it 10x easier to prep for my discussion that month with a sort of guideline for what sort of questions can be asked on top of the author interviews. I also really enjoy the handouts that these kits provide. The book marks and even book related lists are great for patrons wanting more from the book group.
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this book club kit has a letter from the author in the beginning, group discussion questions, and printable bookmarks. this kit also includes fun and easy recipes, a playlist, and a personality quiz.
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I loved this book, and I loved this kit doubly so. It really enhanced the way I think about the book, and I found it particularly insightful.
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Really awesome book club kit! Loads of information and activities to try out, really nice touch.
Will definitely look for further book club kits from these as they are really well put together. 
Makes book club much more interesting (and they’re a lot better put together than the stuff I usually make 😂).
Thank you!!
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This is an excellent, thoughtful book and its very good to pick for a book club- lots to discuss about access, self esteem, colorism and racism. This was a helpful guide with thought provoking discussion points given so you can build on that
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Used as teaching materials, and it worked very well. Had to change a few things to made it fit the course, however the students enjoyed working with this book club kit.
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An excellent book club kit for Queenie. The interview and questions will prompt some deep discussions about this layered and complex book. Thank you for providing this ARC.
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This was a good book club kit. I enjoyed the recipes and the suggested playlist in this kit. The questions really make you think and the discussion guide made the interaction of the group fun.
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Loved reading this book last year and was so happy to see there was a reading kit for it. Using for my reread ❤️ The discussion questions, quizzes, and recipes are going to make it super immersive. Keep these kits coming!!
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I loved Queenie when I read it in 2020 - with themes including mental health, MeToo, and Black Lives Matter, it offers a lot for thoughtful discussion. This Book Club Kit provides more to draw from during your next bookish meetup. It features an illuminating interview with the author, Candice Carty-Williams, as well as 14 profound discussion questions. For some literary and social fun, this kit also includes printable bookmarks, a recipe for a Jamaican Bun (which I will be making right away), a recipe for a Prosecco cocktail, and a great playlist of songs Queenie herself would love. There's a fun "Which Corgi Are You?" quiz (I'm a Darcy), and reading recommendations for books similar to Queenie. The kit ends with valuable resources for readers who have gone through anything like Queenie does in the book. This is an excellent addition to Queenie, whether you're in a book club or not.
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I appreciate some thought provoking questions and additional information from the author about Queenie. I liked this book, but it definitely started out slower for me.
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This is a really fun resource for a book group.  I loved the recipes, suggested playlists and the quiz, as well as finding the author interview an insightful way of sharing discussion points about the book.  It also has enabled me to consider my own thoughts about the book, something I will enjoy sharing when discussing the book with store customers.
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Good book club kit, I don't have much more to comment on this as I mis-read the description and I thought the book was included
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This will be one of the next books of my book club so I'm grateful for this kit.
Already loved the playlist, recipe and I'm super excited to take the quiz soon :)
Also, very nice to see the support resource infos.
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