Thursday, February 1, 2007

Herding Cats

We're now up to 13 members and I've had requests from two more bloggers who want to join but who I need to check out. Anyone reading this who wants to read along with us and comment is more than welcome. We're all very nice people, well all except for Arwen. She's mean to people in bakeries. And Melissa once hit me over the head with a tap shoe but I think she was four at the time so I've forgiven her. I mean SURE she SEEMS nice now, just be on your guard around her is all I'm saying.

Here's my attempt to kill the "what book are we reading first?" question once and for all. As we've all proven our staggering literacy I figure it will be tough for the first few months to find ONE book that none of us has read so we all have the option of reading Life of Pi and/or Virgin Suicides. Next month we'll choose two of the many excellent choices suggested so far.

As for admin stuff, I'll continue to do the basic housekeeping around here. Does anyone want to step up to facilitate the Pi and VS discussions? Basically, it will involve keeping the dialogue going and setting dates for completion and discussion and the shape that the discussions will take for one book. We can share facilitator roles so everyone has a shot at moderating discussion.

In the meantime, keep the posts and comments coming! Thanks to Kemp for the JK Rowling scoop! Let's put that on the table for summer discussion!

5 comments:

Kristen said...

Man, this place is hopping. I better get moving...perhaps I should start by, um, opening the book on my nightstand.

I'm going to be the slacker in this group, I can tell. This is a first for me, let me bask in it.

Andie D. said...

Kristen, you'll have to beat me in the slacker category. GAME ON SISTER!

This is my 2nd online book club. Let's see if I can do it! Already read Pi, so off to get Virgin.

Those both sound dirty. Hee!

Mrs Big W said...

I began reading VS last night.... I can facilitate IF (disclaimer follows) nobody else wants to AND you all are patient w/ me b/c I've never facilitated a book discussion before.....

Let me know

Kara said...

YEAH!!!

Now you can officially say you do it all ;)

Much More Than a Mom said...

Holy crap! I just joined and I'm already out of the loop!

I've just read Life of Pi last month but wanted to reread it so I'll do that while VS is on order...