3.19.2008

Bodacious Bloggity Book Club

Many of you are part of book clubs with actual breathing people. You usually meet in each other's homes to share a meal or snacks and discuss the recent read. In this season of my life, I am not a member of a book club, though I would like to be. So, what is a girl to do? Well, start one of course! I propose something of a virtual book club and would LOVE for you to participate!

This is what I am thinking:

~Open for whomever is interested and able to participate.

~Select and read book by a certain date each month, say by the 25th.

~Format would be a blog carnival, complete with a Mr. Linky (once I learn how to add a Mr. Linky. Will investigate.) We would each read the selected book, each write our post about the book and our thoughts, then link back here so we can read each other's post. Does that make sense?

~Of course I am open to suggestions about types of novels, and a variety of styles will hopefully offer something for everyone involved. I would prefer that we only nominate books that we feel aren't too racy or rated R. My first thought was to have a book club that focused on Classic literature (because I feel like there are so many I have never read and would like to) or historical fiction. Thoughts?

~Try to participate each month, but of course life happens or maybe the book that month is just not your thing, WHATever. No pressure, this is for fun.

If you are interested in doing this, please leave a comment. If you have any thoughts for book choices or ideas/questions about the mechanics of this please share. Also, tell your friends about this, link or post about the BBBC on your blog to spread the word. The more the merrier! I'd love to get this going and have our first *meeting* in April. I'll bring the dip.

17 comments:

  1. I am so ready to join. I have actually been thinking about the same thing and a friend of mine were talking about starting it up, BUT if you are going to take the lead that is even better. I vote for the Classics too since it has either been a long time since I have read those or just never gotten around to it. Way to go I am excited already and I will mention it to her too! Thanks for heading it up.

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  2. I am totally in!!!! I love historical fiction and there are so many classics that I've just missed! Just give plenty of warning so we can order books/look for the books(for those of us who live in the boonies-ie. ME!)

    What kind of dip are you bringing????

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  3. I am in, too. Looking forward to the first selection. :)

    I'll bring brownies. :)

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  4. I have never been in a book club...would love it. I am game to all genres (basically)...just let me know.
    If you bring the dip, I can bring the chips :0

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  5. because i love you so much i'm in...ha! I WANT to be a good reader, really, I do!

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  6. Yep, please count me in too!

    You're bring the dip, some else said they would bring chips...what the heck...you can have it at my house!

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  7. You're "bringing" the dip...sorry.

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  8. Sign me up! Great idea. I love historical fiction because I feel like I am still learning something from it. I would love some classics too. I'll put a plug for it on my blog too.

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  9. Holly, this sounds fun. Not sure if I'll be in or not. I don't have much time to read. I'll just decide on a month-to-month basis, if that's okay.

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  10. I can't say I'll always have time each month to read the selection, but I'm interested to see what you choose to read. I'll have to decide month to month always. In otherwords...I'm in! :)

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  11. I'm so happy to see that there is some interest!!

    No worries or pressure with this AT ALL. Everyone is free to participate when time and interest allows.

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  12. I do this with a few other cute fun bloggers and it is so fun! Set it up and do all the work, Holly, and I'm IN!!! ;)

    And. Virtual dip sounds tasty.

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  13. I wish I could. No time for book reading. It would be nice though.

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  14. sounds good. I will try--I still haven't finished the book for the other book discussion my sis did last month! I may have to do a month by month basis. by summer I should be in a better situation to participate...

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  15. I think this is such a great idea. I have a hard time keeping up with my book club. But, I'd love to give it a try! One of my goals is to read more.

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  16. Such a great idea. Bad timing for my life (with moving), but I woudl love reading the other thoughts/reviews!

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  17. I am thrilled to find so many others who share my passion for reading! I have a particular interest in the 'classics,' but truly enjoy reading anything except horror and science fiction. I am looking forward to hearing everyone's thoughts and sharing my own as well!

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