You know, my friend and fellow blogger, Harsha (H is for Happiness), offered an interesting idea last week when I posted “Read ‘em and Weep (Occasionally)“: Given that so many of us tend to geek about books, why not start an online book club?
I’m into the idea! But I’m trying to suss out how it would work. Here’s what I’m thinking:
- Select a blog host for the month, and let the host choose the book. (The host doesn’t need to be a blogger; we could always use a guest-blogger format to cover the discussion.)
- Use social media to broadcast the title, author, meeting date and meeting location (blog URL).
- On the day of the discussion, the host would post a brief summary about the book, then end with a list of discussion questions readers can answer in the Comments section.
Or, if we’re looking for a real-time discussion, we could live blog or live Tweet it.
If you’re interested, or even if you just have sideline ideas to share, simply comment below or e-mail me at email@example.com (@36×37 on Twitter). If there’s enough of a response, we’ll get literary. I’ll make the cyber baked goods if you bring the cyber Chardonnay…
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