We've taken a 2 month break here on the Group Read and I've been thinking of ways to improve and re-introduce it for the near year.
I like how we all put in suggestions (how else do I learn about some pretty cool books) and that we all have a vote. I like discussing (wish more people participated) and I like when people write thought provoking guest-posts like when we read American Wife and Lisa and Kelly contributed some great posts!
So here are my ideas for 2011...
-Once a month put a post out asking for suggestions
- Once a month set up a poll to vote on suggestions
- Once a month post the winner
(so far that sounds the same...)
I break up the book into so many chapters and once a week we read and discuss those chapters.
Can you read ahead? Sure just don't post any spoilers before we get there!
As always, if someone has questions they want asked or a guest post they want to share or if they want to post something on their own blog and have me link to it, I am all for it!
I think breaking the book up into sections will make us all a little more accountable and it will seem a little more doable and we can have more of a discussion of how it is come so far and where we see it going. I figure in the post that tells that month's selection I will also then post the schedule for what chapters will be talked about on what day and in each weekly post, add a reminder.
I am thinking Friday's will be a good day to do the weekly discussion because that way you have all weekend to chime in. If you have another day or suggestion you want to throw out please do! The only day that won't work for me is on Wednesday's because I post my baby growing update on those days. ;)
So what do you all think? Are you game? And better yet, what shall we read in January???