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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Marching With the Barren Bitches Book Brigade--Tour Six

And it's baaaaaaaaaaaaaack. Here is the master list for the sixth tour of the Barren Bitches Book Club. What is the Barren Bitches Book Club? It's a book club from the comfort of your own living room. The book club is conducted 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.

Because I am late in posting this, I have pushed back the reading dates. If you're already on the list, make sure these new dates work for you.

Book: Love and Other Impossible Pursuits
Author: Ayelet Waldman
Start Date: July 19th
Question Due: September 10
Question List Sent Out: September 11
Post Dates: September 17 and 18
(need an explanation of how a book tour works? Click here to go to a list of posts on the past book tours.)

Cool addition for this book tour: the author, Ayelet Waldman, is participating and accepting questions about her book!

Barren Bitches Book Brigade List
(click on any of the links below on September 10th to take you to a stop on this book tour. Jump from post to post to read a plethora of opinions and thoughts on Love and Other Impossible Pursuits. I will keep adding to this list until 11 p.m. on September 10th. The list is currently open)

Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters (Melissa)
The Annex (Josh)
Twisted Ovaries (Vanessa)
Kicking You From the Inside (Kate)
Southern Infertility (Samantha)
All Things Deb (Deb)
Beaten But Not Bowed (Drowned Girl)
Still Passing Open Windows (Carlynn)
Weebles Wobblog (Lori)
Waiting for ...? (Amy)
Epi-blog (Jenna)
Child Bearing Hips (Cece)
Oscar Wants a Playmate (Jackie)
Our Dance With Infertility (Amy)
Sticky Bean (Kristen)
Fatty Pants (Fattypants)
Anne Imagination (Anne)
Fertilize Me (Farah)

Not on the list and want to join? Drop me an email at thetowncriers@gmail.com. You can add yourself up until 11 p.m. on September 10th.

How the book tour works:

(1) leave a comment or send me an email (thetowncriers@gmail.com) saying that you're interested in participating.

(2) read Love and Other Impossible Pursuits by September 10th (or at least enough of it in order to ask a question to the group).

(3) at any point, you can email me questions directly for Ayelet Waldman and I will pass them along to her and then compile the answers in another post.

(4) create a single question that would kick off a discussion (in other words, any question that leads to more than a "yes" or "no" answer where someone can express their opinion) and mail it to me on September 10th (or any time beforehand). I will send you a reminder email close to the date. Click here to see sample questions from tour #4.

(5) on September 11th, I will send you a list of possible questions. Everyone will choose 3 questions off the list and answer them in a blog entry. You will find out if you are posting on September 17th or 18th (you can choose).

(6) on September 17th, people will begin to post their entry. Each day, I will post a list of all the people putting up their entry that day so people can go around and read the entries and comment (start a discussion back and forth in the comments section). Reading the entries and commenting on the posts is the best part of the tour--by the end of the week, you should have a comment from every participant (and maybe even a few new permanent blog readers).

Check out the sidebar of my blog for information about future tours if you wish to purchase books at once or read ahead.

5 comments:

Lori said...

I'm on Chapter 18 and am neglecting my children to keep reading.

Question will come soon.

Deb said...

The new dates will work great for me. No problemo!

amy said...

I love Ayelet Waldman!! I'm skipping over to amazon right now to order the book.

Amy
dancingwithinfertility.blogspot.com

Kristen said...

I would like to be added to the book tour list. The book sounds really interesting - I'm in!

I liked Waiting for Daisy and missed out on The Kid so I'm dying to get back in :)

Kristen

Fertilize Me said...

i got this book sunday night and I am completely finished with this book and I am craving MORE!