I hope everyone who wants to read along with our #twooks book club has had a chance to obtain a copy of The Thirteenth Tale (or is close to doing so!). I have my copy, and was pleased to discover that it includes a “Readers Club Guide” in the back of the book; including a summary (which I have chosen NOT to read, in order that I don’t spoil any surprises), 14 discussion points, suggestions on how to enhance our reading club experience, and a question & answer session with the author! As we get along in our reading, we may find these resources helpful. So far, I’ve managed to read one page. Yes, one. But a good one it was!
In an effort to get us all “on the same page” I want to be sure we all know who is involved & reading, so we can all follow each other & get to know who is who! Here’s who I know is reading with us so far, but I may be missing someone(s), so please tweet me or leave a comment to let me know you’re reading too! I don’t want to leave anyone out:
@kblogger (that’s me)
It seems like the standard book club routine is to read a chapter at a time, and then discuss. However, the “chapters” in this book appear to be relatively short (about 12 pages), so we may want to just set a page # where we’ll all agree to pause & discuss? Or, would we appreciate a more free-form approach to reading & discussing: just posting/tweeting our thoughts as we go along at our individual speeds? We could post comments on this blog, or at another mutually agreed upon “book club” meeting place, or we could @ each other in twitter, or we could meet up at a certain time on twitter, or we could just post our thoughts whenever they come to mind by using the #twooks hashtag. I’m up for anything, though, less scheduling is probably best, to keep this fun!
I know we all have very busy lives with children, work, school, family, and everything else. I don’t want this to feel like an obligation in any way! My personal intention with this club is simply to get back into reading good books! I’ve found in my life recently, I spend so much time reading online that reading books has taken a far backseat. I’d like to change that, in as fun a way as possible!
So any suggestions as to how we’d like to move through the book & discuss what we’re reading as we go along are more than welcome!
I am excited to get back into reading! Welcome to #twooks!