Book Discussion Groups for Kids

Two new e-mail discussion groups have been established by WCU Micronet BookRead. Unlike BR_Match, a group for teachers discussed elsewhere in these pages, contributors to BR_Cafe and BR_Review must be kids.


BR_Cafe - a place for kids to discuss what they're reading

BR_Cafe welcomes messages of two kinds: those requesting an individual with whom to discuss a book or discussion of the book itself for the general forum discussion.

In order to participate in discussions, or simply to post a request for a bookreading e-pal, you must subscribe to the BR_Cafe list. When you provide your subscription request, it is sent to the list moderator who checks your e-mail address against those who have submitted reviews to the BR_Review list. If found, you will be manually added to the list of BR_Cafe subscribers. If not found, you will be asked to provide a book review for the BR_Review list. In other words, you provide a book review as your "ticket" into the book conversations in BR_Cafe.

To receive more information about BR_Cafe and how to use it, send e-mail to listproc@micronet.wcu.eduwith the following command in the BODY of the message:

      INFO br_cafe
To subscribe to BR_Cafe, send e-mail to listproc@micronet.wcu.eduwith the following command in the BODY of the message:

      SUBSCRIBE BR_Cafe yourfirstname yourlastname
For example:
      SUBSCRIBE BR_Cafe Joe Shmoe
Once you have subscribed, messages sent to br_cafe@micronet.wcu.edu will go to all other subscribers.

Owner: Marilyn Jody (jody@micronet.wcu.edu)
Western Carolina University MicroNet

BR_Review - K12 Student Book Reviews List

BR_Review is a moderated list for K-12 student-written book reviews. Your reviews, mailed to br_review@micronet.wcu.edu will be read before being posted. You do not need to subscribe before posting your review, but if you wish to receive all subsequent reviews, you must subscribe to BR_Review. Anyone may subscribe to BR_Review without posting a review (for instance, a student looking for a good book or a researcher looking for opinion data).

Searching the entire online database of _student-provided reviews_ is encouraged by all (you need not subscribe to BR_Review to search). See what your peers like, don't like, and the reasons why!

To receive more information about BR_Review, how to use it, search it, and subscribe to it, send e-mail to listproc@micronet.wcu.eduwith the following command in the BODY of the message:

      info br_review
To subscribe to BR_Review,send e-mail to listproc@micronet.wcu.eduwith the following command in the BODY of the message:

      SUBSCRIBE BR_Review yourfirstname yourlastname
For example:
      SUBSCRIBE BR_Review Joe Shmoe
Owner: Marilyn Jody (jody@micronet.wcu.edu)
Western Carolina University MicroNet

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Updated 23 April, 1995 by David K. Brown (dkbrown@acs.ucalgary.ca).