Friday, February 19, 2010

March Book

Announcing our March book! After looking at the various votes and opinions many of you had, our first book is going to be Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert! I am super excited about this book because I've been wanting to read it for awhile, but for whatever reason hadn't!

Amazon is selling this book for $10.20, Barnes and Noble has it for $15.00, Target has it for $12.00, and Borders has it for $10.80.

And of course I assume your local public library has it as well for free!

So start reading and posting! Feel free to post about anything as you go.

And keep telling your friends.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Start Date

So far we have a good amount of people wanting to be a part of our no-pressure, online book club! I've invited about 10 authors so far, which is a great start. Please continue to tell your friends, and have them send their email address to me,

I will choose a book by Friday, and then we'll start reading and posting. Please feel free to post whenever you feel like it. You don't have to have something brilliant or completely compelling to say, just your basic thoughts and feelings about the book. At the end of March someone else will pick the next book, and we'll read that book for the month of April.

So, as in every civilized country, we have a few ground rules that I'd also consider basic common sense:
1. Please use only appropriate language. If it can't be said on television without getting a fine, don't say it on here.
2. Respect everyone's opinions. Please feel free to disagree all you want, but do it in a polite way.
3. You don't have to read every book. If you feel uncomfortable with a book, post that you're not comfortable, and then don't read it. Just wait a month and then we'll be on to something else!

Don't forget to vote for the book you want to read this month! I definitely want your input when choosing this first book, so comment or post your vote.

And tell your friends.

That's all folks.


I am really excited! A no pressure book club. I kinda rebel when I feel like I HAVE to read something which is why a regular book club is not for me, but this I can handle. I think all of these sound great but my vote is on Eat, Pray, Love. Also I have to say that I have already read Same Kind of Different as Me, but would recommend that everyone read it at one time or another and if yall wanted to read it now I would be glad to follow along on posts.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Okay, sorry to post again so quickly, but I figured out how to add authors. All I need is your email address! So, if you will email them to me at

Alright, that's all for now.

Book Club: Month One

Hey all! So, we are really doing this! I hope that many people join us throughout our journey through books, but if not, oh well! We'll have fun even if it's just a few of us.

Here's how this will work. I am the administrator of the blog, meaning I can change the background and that sort of stuff. But, I believe I can make various "authors". That means that each of you can become an author, at least until we have used up all of the spots. I am pretty sure you can have up to 25, but I'm not positive. I'll find out more about that when I finish writing this.

After I put you as authors, you can add posts just like this!

I'm thinking we'll read a book a month, and we can take turns choosing the book. For our first book, I want to give you some options, vote, then we'll start. So, here are the choices:

1. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory. Fiction: love story meets intrigue. I've heard it's great. And when we're done, we could watch the movie.

2. A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton. This is a mystery book that begins Sue Grafton's alphabet series. I've actually started reading this already, but haven't finished it yet. It's a good "whodunit" book.

3. Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. This is a memoir/nonfiction book about worlds colliding with a wealthy man and a homeless man. Again, I've heard great things.

4. Ishmael by Daniel Quinn. An intriguing story, that I honestly don't know too much about, except that it's about a monkey? I don't know, but it comes highly recommended too. Very interesting.

5. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Another memoir, this time about a woman who travels around the world in search for significance. Also, highly recommended.

We have some great options here if you ask me! Let me know your vote as soon as you can. I'll let you know our final decision in a week.

Last thought- tell your friends!! Book clubs are more fun with more input and viewpoints from multiple people. Get the word out.