Blog Party Book Club – Are You In?

MB_01456_Children_ReadingOne of my favorite things in the world is reading good books, followed very closely by discussing good books with fellow book lovers. Last month, I had a blast participating in the Accordion to Kellie Literary Heroine Blog Party and it gave me an idea. What if we used the same blog party format and applied it to a virtual book club.

We could do a book a month (or every other month if people want more time – I am certainly open to suggestions!) and get to know new books and other readers.  I haven’t figured everything out but I think it would go something like this:

#1. I post a poll to figure out which book everyone wants to read.

#2. Once the book is chosen, anyone who has the time and inclination to participate that month, reads the book by a certain deadline.  We could also have a designated #tag for Facebook and #Twitter for thoughts and comments we want to share as we are reading.

#3. As we approach the deadline, I post a series of discussion questions for book club members to answer about the book.

#4. We all post our answers on our personal blogs / websites / tumblr pages / what have you then share the link here so that our fellow book club members can read and comment on them.

#5. Fabulous book conversations ensue.

#6. Repeat for a new book.

I really hope I get some response to this and that people want to participate. I love sharing my favorite books with fellow book lovers and I am always open to people introducing me to new books and authors.  Plus it would be great to open up conversation with people who love books as much as I do and get to know some new friends.

What do you think? Are you in?

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About Ciarrai

Hi. My name is Kerry but here online I tend to go by the Gaelic version of my name, Ciarrai. I am a woman in my mid-30's who lives on Long Island, NY, with my husband, Rob, several guitars, a Nikon D40, more yarn, beads and books than I care to admit to and a cat who has a million nicknames and quite a few theme songs. I have a B.A. in Psychology and have recently returned to college to pursue a teaching degree so that I can eventually get a job as a High School English teacher. In addition to my major obsessions (Reading, Beading, Knitting, Music and Photography), I also enjoy playing Board Games, going to Renaissance Faires, Museums and Broadway Musicals.
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8 Responses to Blog Party Book Club – Are You In?

  1. I’m so excited to do your online book club! When I was a teacher, one summer I did an online book club for our local middle school students. Loved it! I live to read so I’m totally open to any genre of books.

  2. Definitely count me in! This will be so much fun!!!

  3. Pingback: Blog Party Book Club – What Should We Read First | Ciarrai Studios Literary Jewelry

  4. Ciarrai says:

    Hey folks! If you are still interested in joining the blog party book club, head over to this post to start discussing what we should read first! https://ciarraistudios.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/blog-party-book-club-what-should-we-read-first/

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