This club was originally established on Saturday, December 2, 2000 under the name Romantic Visions by serena3_2 (same person as a_soft_flower) and tahminaka_angel_of_mercy. It was created to discuss romance novels. On Monday, January 1, 2001, the group read and discussed its first book. Eventually, members decided to expand the group's reading to all types of "books" including nonfiction, fiction, poetry, graphic novels, and even comic books. No printed material is turned away or "banned" from Cafe Libri's monthly voting list. A name change contest was held on Thursday, February 23, 2006 to reflect the reading group's new mission statement (reading, reflecting, and analyzing all types of printed materials since 2006). SWY105 (Wil) suggested Cafe Libri, which became our group's new name. It is now owned by a_soft_flower (Serena/Adrianna) and co-owned by karana_20 (Shelli).
Cafe Libri (Yahoo Reading Discussion Group) is the original Cafe Libri creation. It is a Yahoo Group for all types of people. It is an informal online group that discusses a variety of subjects and is a great place to meet new friends. Discussion is always open-ended, and members are encouraged to take initiative in leading discussion topics.
Cafe Libri (Reading Discussions and Book Reviews on Goodreads) is a secondary reading group for all types of people. It was created on Monday, September 14, 2009 by a_soft_flower (Serena/Adrianna) to serve as an alternate group for Cafe Libri Yahoomembers who are also members on this site. Goodreads allows members to discuss and write reviews on books and reading materials discussed at Cafe Libri Yahoo. Book discussions still continue primarily on Yahoo, but the Goodreads group allows us to advertise the original Cafe Libri to additional book lovers from around the world.
Cafe Libri (Reading Reviews and Book Reviews on Lunch) is another extension of the original Cafe Libri reading discussion group. It was created on Friday, March 12, 2010 by Adrianna. It serves as an alternative site where members can post book reviews, similar to Cafe Libri Goodreads, but with more review freedoms. Members can post any type of reading related review at Cafe Libri Lunch (not limited solely to book reviews--all genres and styles are encouraged such as manga, graphic novels, comic books, autobiographies, biographies, fiction, cookbooks, essays, poetry, short stories, oral stories, nonfiction, etc.). Some nontraditional examples include e-readers, book illustrations, and author reviews (to name a few). A user's imagination is the limit.
As reading is my number 1 passion it would make sense that a community with members that share similar interests would be my favorite one! Adrianna has done a marvelous job keeping this community fresh and writing one of the best weekly newsletters where there is always an excellent write-up of a featured member. The welcome page to the site has evolved to be very eye-catching and welcoming! IIf there was any drawback it would be that wish readers would … more
What can I say? The community is the largest community in this site that unites book lovers everywhere. Ran by lovely @Adrianna...'nuff said. Proud to be a moderator for this community....now if only my other duties in the site would allow me to do more for it.... :(