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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Read Along: Barren Bitches Book Tour #4--Group B

New blog list below! New blog list below!

Like yesterday, this is a continuation of the Barren Bitches Book Tour
. If you're seeing this for the first time, continue below. If you already know the drill, jump down to the list to begin reading entries for Waiting for Daisy.

Welcome to the fourth tour of the Barren Bitches Book Brigade--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 (male or female) 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: Waiting for Daisy
Author: Peggy Orenstein
Start Date: April 17
Post Dates: June 4th--June 6th
(need an explanation of how a book tour works? Click here to go to a list of posts on the past book tours.)

Barren Bitches Book Brigade List (click on any of the links below to take you to a stop on this book tour. Jump from post to post to read a plethora of opinions and thoughts on Waiting for Daisy. We've broken down the current tour into three groups. A new list will be posted each day of the tour).

Group B:

Sticky Feet (Jamie)
My Journey Towards My Little Miracle (Sunny)
The Egg Timer (Egged Out)
A Somewhat Ordinary Life (Amy)
The Vicious Cycle of Cycles (Erin)
Miss E's Musings (Ellen)
Our IVF Journey (Mary Ellen)

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 #5 is The Kid by Dan Savage. Dan Savage is the author of the popular sex advice column, Savage Love. The subtitle for this book--What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Get Pregnant: An Adoption Story--says it all. It is hysterical funny, incredibly moving, and wonderfully thought-provoking.

The Details: Tour #5 will start June 7th
. Participants will read The Kid by Dan Savage. On Wednesday, July 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 lists that will be emailed out to you on July 12th. Everyone will choose 3 questions from the list and answer them on their own blog some time between July 17--19th (we will break up into three smaller groups and you can choose which day works best for you when the date gets closer). Each day of the tour, 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 #5, 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. Want to participate but live overseas and want to order many books at once in order to save on shipping? The next few tours are always listed on my side bar under the book icon. Happy reading.

4 comments:

ms. c said...

Wait! I'm confused! Is there a new blog list below??
;)
Can't wait to tour again today- what a treat!!

Matthew M. F. Miller said...

Is it bad that I have a dream to become a part of the Barren Bitches Book Brigade someday??

Karaoke Diva said...

I didn't realize that everyone got different questions! How cool!

Sunny said...

THANK YOU!!! You rock as usual1