A few months ago I had an idea to start a Twitter book club. I threw the idea out there and many of you expressed interest. We were going to meet in person every 6-8 weeks and have an official book club. Well, life got complicated and the book club idea got put on the back burner.
Today on Twitter, Peggy mentioned a new book she was going to read written by local Marin County authors. I clicked on the link and saw a book that looked like some super fun summer reading!
Peggy DM'd me and suggested maybe we bring back the book club idea and start with this book. At the same time one of the authors of the book (Sue) DM'd me saying she loved my blog. I'm a sucker for compliments so I'm reading her book. ;-) No seriously, the book looks fun and so do the authors! I actually spoke to Sue on the phone and invited her to the TweetUp this Thursday. On such short notice I'm not sure if she's coming but I hope she does.
So.... here is my book club proposal. We start a Twitter book club. It will be a book club for the busy people of Marin (and beyond). We decide what book we are going to read via Twitter, we discuss the book on Twitter, and that's it! We just need a hashtag for our book club. Any ideas? Something short enough so we have room to discuss the book.
The unofficial Twitter book club starts today. Peggy and I will be reading the Meant to Be book written by local Marin County authors Beverly Butler and Sue Warhaftig. You can follow them on Twitter at @meanttobebook.
Do you want to join us? All you have to do is get the book and read it!
Maybe we can schedule an evening or weekend to have a Twitter chat discussing the book.
The cool thing about a Twitter book club is anyone can join! What are you waiting for?
We can even discuss the books here on this site. Maybe we can start a new article for each book we read and write a little book review and discuss it via the comments. What do you think?
For the local Marin Tweeps who join the book club we can also do occasional in person book club TweetUps just for fun.
So there you have it!
How to join the book club:
1. Get the book (it's only $3.99): http://www.meant-to-be.net/buy-the-book (I'm not sure but it may only be available on Kindle right now. I'm reading it via my iPad using the Kindle app.)
2. Send me a tweet via @Sally_K letting me know you're in or leave a comment below.
3. Use hashtag #meanttobebook to discuss the book.
I just made up this whole idea as I was typing so I am very open to suggestions.
Who is in?
Time to read!
***UPDATE - due date for finishing reading Meant to Be is July 15th, 2011***
Here is how the book club is going to work: http://sallyaroundthebay.kontribune.com/articles/230
Here is a description of the book taken from their Website:
"There are two kinds of women in the world: those who read highbrow literature from distinguished authors…and the rest of us.
Beverly Butler and Sue Warhaftig have created a provocative page-turner for women who want “escape” reading at the end of their busy days.
The novel is about Judith McCoy, a middle-aged mom who hasn’t been taking care of herself because she’s too busy taking care of others. Today’s multi-tasking women readers will relate to Judith’s plight and root for her as she winds along the bumpy road of self-discovery.
The book is sexy, irreverent, moving, funny and, ultimately, uplifting. It’s filled with characters who try to genuinely help Judith and some who are the reason for her despair."