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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Read Along: Barren Bitches Book Brigade--Tour #11 (Group A)

Welcome to the eleventh 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 Mistress's Daughter
Author: AM Homes
Start Date: March 5
Post Dates: April 14 and 15
(need an explanation of how a book tour works? Click here to go to a list of posts on the past book tours as well as information about all upcoming tours and book events.)

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 Mistress's Daughter. We've broken down the current tour into two groups. A new list will be posted tomorrow).

Group A:

The Annex (Josh)
The Road Less Travelled (Loribeth)
Everyday Stranger (Helen)
Weebles Wobblog (Lori)
Candy's Land (Candy)
Sell Crazy Someplace Else (Jendeis)
Fertility Notes (Gabrielle)

Even if haven't read The Mistress's Daughter, 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 #12 is Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. The author will be participating too. According to Wikipedia: "Water for Elephants is a historical novel by Sara Gruen. The novel centers on Jacob Jankowski and his experiences in a travelling circus called The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth." It was a New York Times bestseller AND a Booksense #1 Pick.

The Details: Tour #12 will start April 16. Participants will read Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. On Wednesday, May 21st 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 me. I will compile the questions into lists that will be emailed out to you on May 23rd. You can also send along any questions you have directly for Sara Gruen. Everyone will choose 3 questions from the list and answer them on their own blog on May 27 and 28 (we will break up into two or 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 #12, leave a comment below or send me an email. 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. The next few tours are always listed on the new upcoming and past tours list. Happy reading.

2 comments:

Jen said...

Eventually, I promise to get my stuff together and do some of these book tours. I love books!

Katherine said...

I'd like to participate in the next one!