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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Read Along: Barren Bitches Book Tour #6--Group B

New List Today:

Did you somehow miss this interview with Ayelet Waldman conducted by the participants of the Barren Bitches Book Brigade? I'll give you a hint...you'll see it if you scroll down a post or two. Or you can click on the hyperlinked text. Wanted to make sure people didn't miss her answers because they added a layer of depth to my reading of the book. And it's pretty cool to hear a writer answer questions about her own work. And Ayelet Waldman rocks, in general. So...

But also, welcome to the sixth 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: Love and Other Impossible Pursuits
Author: Ayelet Waldman
Start Date: July 19th
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.)

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 Love and Other Impossible Pursuits. This list is the second of two groups).

Group B:

Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters (Melissa)--my post is below or you can click on the hyperlinked blog name
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)
That Was the Plan (Mrs. Planner)

Even if you haven't read Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, 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 #7 is Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston. The author, Lolly Winston, will be reading along too for this tour and it will be possible to ask her questions about the book.

The Details: Tour #7 will start September 19th. Participants will read Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston. On Wednesday, October 24th 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 October 25th. Everyone will choose 3 questions from the list and answer them on their own blog on October 29th or 30th (we will break up into two 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 #7, 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.

And speaking of which...the time is coming soon to choose the next few books. Start thinking about future choices and I'll post a running list soon so people can put it to a vote.

4 comments:

Wordgirl said...

I'd love to be part of book group #7!!

Carrie said...

Can I join Number 7 too please.

Carrie - Precious Little....

http://carriepreciouslittle.blogspot.com/

carriepreciouslittle@hotmail.co.uk

Thanks a lot

lub said...

Count me in. questforbaby.blogspot.com
mgilhooly@hcps.us
This ROCKS!

Pamela Jeanne said...

I'd like to formally sign up for the next tour: Happiness Sold Separately.