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Monday, September 24, 2007

Marching with the Barren Bitches Book Brigade--Tour Seven

And it's baaaaaaaaaaaaaack. Here is the master list for the seventh 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. And we tend to read books with IF or pg loss as a part of the book if not a major plot point. We alternate between fiction and non-fiction.

Anyone can jump aboard--ut's a book club where you can drop in and out as you wish and all in the community are welcome.

Book: Happiness Sold Separately
Author: Lolly Winston
Start Date: September 19
Question Due: October 24
Question List Sent Out: October 25
Post Dates: October 29 and 30
(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, Lolly Winston, is participating and accepting questions about her book!

Barren Bitches Book Brigade List
(click on any of the links below on October 29 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 October 24th. The list is currently open)

Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters (Melissa)
The Annex (Josh)
Twisted Ovaries (Vanessa)
Southern Infertility (Samantha)
Beaten But Not Bowed (Drowned Girl)
Sticky Bean (Kristen)
Weebles Wobblog (Lori)
The Dunn Family (Erica)
Candy's Land (Candy)
Mommy Someday? (Michelle)
Blood Signs (Wordgirl)
Precious Little (Carrie)
Coming2Terms (Pamela Jeanne)
That Was The Plan (Ms. Planner)
A Little Sweetness (Meghan)
All Things Deb (Deb)
Waiting for...? (Amy)
Road Blocks and Rollercoasters (R&R)
Where is My Happiness? (Bean)
The Open Door (Deanna)
Baby Steps to Baby Shoes (Baby Steps)
Desperate to Multiply (Portia)
Fatty Pants (Fattypants)
Outlandish Notions (Sharah)
The Infertile Long and Winding Road (Ms. Infertile)
No Swimmers in the Tubes... (Noswimmers)
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 October 24th.

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 Happiness Sold Separately by October 24th (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 Lolly Winston 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 October 24th (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 October 25th, 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 October 29th or 30th (you can choose).

(6) on October 29th, 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. Picking out future book tours--coming soon!

5 comments:

Lori said...

I started it last night. Enjoying it, too!

Deb said...

Please add me! Thanks!

Waiting Amy said...

Hi Mel, please add me to the list too.

waitingamy at gmail dot com

Road Blocks and Rollercoasters said...

Please add me. I'll be going to pick up the book tomorrow! :)

Baby Steps to Baby Shoes said...

Please add me as well.