Monday, April 16

A Book Tour Anyone?

So I was surfing blogs this afternoon and I came across the Stirrup Queens blog. She and her book club (Barren Bitches, by the way) choose books to "go on tour" and read all together. Here were her directions for the latest book tour.

How the book tour works:

(1) leave a comment or send me an email saying that you're interested in participating.

(2) read The Time Traveler's Wife by April 11th.

(3) create a single question that would kick off a discussion (in other words, any question that leads to more than a "yes" or "no" answer where someone can express their opinion) and mail it to me on April 11th (or any time beforehand). I will send you a reminder email close to the date. Click here to see sample questions from tour #2.

(4) on April 12th, I will post the list of possible questions. Everyone will choose 5 questions off the list and answer them in a blog entry.

(5) on April 16th, everyone will post their entry. I will post my answers too and an entry about post day so people can go around and read the entries and comment (start a discussion back and forth in the comments section). Reading the entries and commenting on the posts is the best part of the tour--by the end of the week, you should have a comment from every participant (and maybe even a few new permanent blog readers).

I thought this might be fun. I tried to set up a book club once before through email, but blogs seem even easier to work with. I would love to start one here. What does everyone think of this concept? Is anyone interested? We would not have to sign on to a chat, just submit questions and post answers on a certain date. Any takers????



Liz said...

I would totally love to do it. I just dont know where I would find the time - but I would totally be willing to try!!!

Emily said...

If I can find the time, and especially if I can get the book at the library then count me in, it sounds like fun!

Nikki said...

I'm in. No guarantees that I'll find the time either, but let's give it a shot! :)

Anonymous said...

I am so are we going to read a book by April 11th when it's already April 17th?

Keri Donald said...

I would love to do something like this, but I know I would just end up cheating anyway. I've tried book clubs before, and I actually ended up listening to the book on tape! I know, I know. :)
Anyway, I think I'm going to have to sit this one out, but I will definitely keep up with reading your comments on the books that you guys read.

Christina said...

I make no promises either, but I've been trying to figure out a way to not be such a tv blob at night and this sounds like a good way.