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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Read Along: Barren Bitches Book Tour #5--Group A

Welcome to the fifth 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: The Kid
Author: Dan Savage
Start Date: June 7th
Post Dates: July 17th and 18th
(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 The Kid. We've broken down the current tour into two groups. A new list will be posted tomorrow).

Group A:

The Annex (Josh)
The Twinkies (Stacie)
Karaoke Diva (KD)
Twisted Ovaries (Vanessa)
Southern Infertility (Samantha)
All Things Deb (Deb)
Miss E's Musings (Ellen)
Out, Damned Egg! Out I Say! (Millie)

Even if you haven't read The Kid, you can still add your own thoughts on the blog tour or react to someone else's critique.

Like the idea of being in a book club without leaving your living room? The next book for book tour #6 is Love and Other Impossible Pursuits by Ayelet Waldman. The author, Ayelet Waldman, will be reading along too for this tour and it will be possible to ask her questions about the book.

The Details: Tour #6 will start July 19th. Participants will read Love and Other Impossible Pursuits by Ayelet Waldman. On Thursday, August 23rd, 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 August 24th. Everyone will choose 3 questions from the list and answer them on their own blog some time between August 28th--3oth (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 #6, 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.

3 comments:

carlynn said...

Sign me up! I've just ordered Love and Other Impossible Pursuits so I'm in.

I find it too much if I do book tours back to back, but I'm looking forward to reading all the reviews on The Kid. The book tours are always fun.

Lori said...

I'm in.

Karaoke Diva said...

I think I'm going to sit this one out. I'll hop back on next time the tour comes around.