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Monday, March 05, 2007

Read Along: Barren Bitches Book Tour #2

Welcome to the second tour of the Barren Bitches Book Brigade (and yes, it looks like it will remain the Barren Bitches after the vote last week)--a book club from the comfort of your own living room. Grab a cup of coffee and start clicking away at the links below.

Just to explain, this book club is entirely online and open to anyone in the infertility/pregnancy loss/assisted conception/adoption/parenting-after-infertility world (as well as any other related category I inadvertently left off the list). It is called a book tour because everyone reads the same book and then poses a question to the group. Participants choose a few questions to answer and then post their response on their blog. Readers can jump from blog to blog, commenting along the way.

Book: Children of Men (yes, the book that was made into a movie this year--so if you saw the movie or read the book, jump into the discussion)
Author: P.D. James
Post Date: March 5th
Click here to see the master list of questions created by the Barren Bitches.

The Barren Bitches Book Brigade List (click on any of the links below to take you to a stop on this book tour)

Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters (Mel)--my post is directly below the post you are currently reading
The Annex (Josh)
Wishing and Waiting (NCD)
Evil Mommy (Spyderkl)
King Baby (Jessica)
My Many Blessings (Tina)
The Iron Circle (Cathleen)
The Opposite of Knocked Up (Melissa)
Still Passing Open Windows (Carlynn)
Outlandish Notions (Sharah)
The Tragic Optimist (Ann)
Once (Ms. Once)
Infertility Sucks! (S)
Postcards From the Mothership (Danigirl)
My Inconceivable Life (Inglewood)
Beaten But Not Bowed (The Drowned Girl)

Even if you haven't read the book, you can jump into the conversation in the comments section of any of the blogs above.

Like the idea of being in a book club without leaving your living room? The next book for book tour #3 has been chosen (as well as books for tours #4 and #5). We will be reading The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (and to give a heads up for anyone who wants to read ahead or get on a reserve list at the library: the books for tours #4 and #5 are Maybe Baby by Lori Leibovich and Waiting for Daisy by Peggy Orenstein. Peggy Orenstein will be joining us when we read Waiting for Daisy to answer our questions!).

Tour #3 will start tomorrow (March 6). Participants will read The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. On Wednesday, April 11th, everyone will send one question based on the book (to get a sense of questions, click here to see the questions sent for book tour #2) to thetowncriers@gmail.com. I will compile the questions into a list that will be posted on April 12th. Everyone will choose 5 questions from the list and answer them on their own blog on April 16th. On April 16th, I'll also post a master list and people can jump from blog to blog, reading and commenting on the book tour.

If you would like to sign up to participate in book tour #3, leave a comment below or send me an email at thetowncriers@gmail.com. I need the title and a link to your blog as well as an email address where you'd like the two or three book club emails sent. If a spouse wants to participate too and he/she doesn't have their own blog, have them set up a blog solely for book tours (as we did with the Annex) and send me a link to that blog. And if you're a reader without a blog, now is a great time to set up a space for yourself on Blogger. People will be able to find brand-spanking-new blogs because they will be on the book tour's participant list. Happy reading.

13 comments:

Katherine said...

I'm in!

theoneliner said...

i'm gonna try.

Melissa said...

I'm in for Tour 3.

Sunny said...

Oh so count me in. It is on my all time most favorite book EVER!!!!

Baby Blues said...

I'm in! But I'll get the book first and let you know. What a wonderful idea? Too bad I missed book 1 & 2. Thanks for placing 4 & 5 for advance reading.

Alexa said...

I'm definitely in for tour 3!

aah0424 said...

Count me in, too!

A.M.S. said...

I'll give it a shot!

VanillaDreams said...

I'm so glad it's the Time Traveler's Wife! I've already read it but I will happily read it again! :)

It's such a good book. Anyway, you already have my email and blog address. :) Thanks!

Nilla

Ann said...

This last one was fun, I want to be in again - I think I just convinced my husband to read the book and maybe comment along with me.

Baby Blues said...

I went to Powerbooks and Fully Booked... the book in all branches is sold out! Wow must be a really good book. Anyway I ordered it so I hope to get it soon. :-)

serenity said...

Count me in!!

Erin said...

I've already read it three times, so I'm in!