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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Marching with the Barren Bitches Book Brigade--Tour Thirteen

Here is the master list for the thirteenth tour of the Barren Bitches Book Brigade. What is the Barren Bitches Book Brigade? 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. We read both fiction and non-fiction.

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


Book: The Empty Picture Frame*
Author: Jenna Nadeau
Start Date: May 27
Question Due: July 1
Question List Sent Out: July 3
Post Dates: July 9
(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 future tours.)
*with author participation!

About The Empty Picture Frame: Written by the author of the now invite-only blog, Epi-blog, Jenna details her IVF experience from discovering she is infertile to multiple IVF attempts. Thoughts from her husband, Mike, are woven into the chapters as well. A very interesting read, especially when she explores the emotions surrounding infertility.

Barren Bitches Book Brigade List (The blogs below are participating on this current book tour. On July 9th, you'll be able to jump from post to post to read a plethora of opinions and thoughts on The Empty Picture Frame. I will keep adding to this list until 11 p.m. on July 1. The list is currently open)

Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters
The Road Less Travelled
Southern Infertility
All Things Deb
The Dunn Family
Desperately Seeking Baby
Everyday Stranger
Miss E's Musings
Life After Infertility and Loss
Kir's Corner
Maybe It's Just Me
Hurry Up n Wait
Emily the Hopeless
In Ancient Starlight

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 July 1.

How the book tour works:

(1) leave a comment or send me an email (thetowncriers@gmail.com) saying that you're interested in participating. I need your blog name, blog url, and email address.

(2) read The Empty Picture Frame by July 1 (or at least enough of it in order to ask a question to the group).

(3) 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 July 1 (or any time beforehand). I will send you a reminder email close to the date. Click here to see sample questions from tour #4.

(4) the author, Jenna Nadeau, is open to answering any questions and reading along. Please send me any questions you have for her by July 1.

(5) on July 3, I will send you a list of possible questions. Everyone will choose 3 questions off the list and answer them in a blog entry.

(6) on July 9, people will begin to post their entry. Each day, I will post a linked 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).

4 comments:

JuliaS said...

Mel - already have my book read!

So, count me in. :0)

anita said...

Hi Mel, I'd love to get in on the tour, it would be my first. I just ordered the book and it should be here June 18th.

If you need to email me you can reach me at anita(AT)stillwaiting(DOT)ca

Piccinigirl said...

I just ordered the book. I would like to be part of the tour this time.

*thanks*
:)

Carrie said...

I've already read it twice but want to join in on the questions!

:) Carrie