Still waters run deep?

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Still waters run deep?

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Feb 10, 2011, 2:42 pm

I'm going to be a little controversial.

I see that starsmending began this group back in 2009 but is no longer actually a member. Also that apart from listing favourites hardly anybody seems interested really in discussing DWJ and her books; in other words DWJ fans in LibraryThing are either very shy (even though they think about and enjoy her work) or just not into starting up "conversations on her novels, or things related to Diana Wynne Jones". Or both.

Is there anybody out there? Or do I just withdraw from the group?

Feb 10, 2011, 3:02 pm

It's a little too specific for me...if an interesting conversation started up I'd join in, but it's hard to start one. I tend to keep groups that seemed interesting around, and check them occasionally. If you're more of a tidyer-upper, and want to keep your groups list clean...maybe you do want to withdraw. You did try to start one conversation,'s a little abstract, to my eyes.

Feb 10, 2011, 4:03 pm

There are a lot of people who are slow to start conversations themselves, but will participate if someone else starts them. I wouldn't give up on the group just yet.

Feb 10, 2011, 4:10 pm

I don't really see the value in withdrawing from the group, though I do watch rather than join groups that I don't consider important enough to display on my profile. It seems pretty harmless to keep an eye on the group in case an interesting discussion does happen to pop up.

Feb 12, 2011, 3:59 am

I agree that it's easier to join in a conversation than begin one. I'm certainly interested in DWJ's works, but I also fall into the category of being shy - and have fallen into the habit of being an observer rather than a participant in regards to groups.

I don't know that there's an easy solution to an absence of interesting discussions (Interesting discussions are so subjective, since people have different ideas of what is interesting. And less interesting discussions have the potential to become more-so, but you've got to have people prepared to have a less-interesting discussion in the first place) but I don't think it's necessarily due to a lack of interest.