Books and Cooks D.C. (BCDC) is the third incarnation of the Books and Cooks reading group. The original was founded in 1998 in Ithaca, New York. Later, a group was spun off in the San Francisco Bay Area called Books and Cooks West. BCDC was formed in February of 2001 in the Washington D.C. area. It meets every 6-8 weeks and tends to choose rather eclectic selections, both fiction and nonfiction.
Selections are chosen by soliciting suggestions from members and then discussing the suggestions at the
meetings. Most of our organizational and logistical issues are sorted out over e-mail.
BCDC Book Ratings
5 -- Great! everyone should read this book!
4 -- I really liked it, definitely worth reading
3 -- An ok read, but it didn't really stick with me
2 -- I didn't like this, not recommended
1 -- Awful, a complete waste of time
BCDC Discussability Ratings
5 -- This book sparked animated discussion and debate
4 -- This book prompted a good discussion and/or raised surprising questions
3 -- Discussion items were predictable but moderately interesting
2 -- There were some perfunctory issues to raise
1 -- Nobody had anything to say about this book