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Monday, July 14, 2008

Marching with the Barren Bitches Book Brigade--Tour Fourteen

Here is the master list for the fourteen 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: Eat, Pray, Love
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Start Date: July 10
Question Due: August 13
Question List Sent Out: August 15
Post Dates: August 18 and 19
(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.)

About Eat, Pray, Love: Though it may seem like a stretch before you begin reading, this book about the author's divorce and year of finding happiness actually has a lot of hidden lessons on coping with infertility and loss. An amazing read in 108 brief sections, Gilbert's journey will take you to Italy, India, and Indonesia.

Barren Bitches Book Brigade List (The blogs below are participating on this current book tour. On August 18th, you'll be able to jump from post to post to read a plethora of opinions and thoughts on Eat, Pray, Love. I will keep adding to this list until 11 p.m. on August 13. The list is currently open)

Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters
The Road Less Travelled
Weebles Wobblog
Everyday Stranger
Lupus Pie
Age 30 - A Year of Books
Beyond the PaleMother
Working on It
Coming2Terms
The Twinkies
Emily the Hopeless
My Whole is Greater Than the Sum of My Parts
All Things Deb
The Daily Doings of Mr. Silly and Little Miss Trouble
A View On My Life
Slaying, Blogging, Whatever...
Working on It
Life After Infertility and Loss
The Unfair Struggle
Waiting For My Babycakes
Three of a Kind Working on a Full House
The Fertile Infertile
Saucy Eggs
Maybe It's All Good?
There's Hope
Outlandish Notions
Our Family Beginnings
This is NOT What I Ordered!

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 August 13.

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 Eat, Pray, Love by August 13 (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 August 13 (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) on August 15, I will send you a list of possible questions. Everyone will choose 3 questions off the list and answer them in a blog entry.

(5) on August 18, 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).

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

I know you're busy...but I *think* you might have meant send the question by AUGUST 1st?

(ducking to avoid whatever blunt object is being thrown at me for correcting our Queen!)

Lollipop Goldstein said...

(Throws blunt object at herself)

Doh! My mistake. August 13th.

Samantha said...

Normally, I'm a big book club participant, but with my move at the beginning of August, I think I'll have to pass on this one!

Julybug said...

I'm already reading "Eat, Pray, Love", so I'd like to participate. Thanks!

sharah said...

I'm in!
Sharah
http://sharah.wordpress.com
sharahblog AT gmail DOT com

LJ said...

I'm in!!!

Zee said...

Hi Mel:

I think I'm going to do this one, as long as the question is due by Aug 13 and not Aug 1. So count me in.

Info:
Name: Zee
Blog URL: Thisisnotwhatiordered.blogspot.com
E-mail: Vikingzee AT Yahoo DOT com.

Cara said...

Mel - I know I'm late on the draw here...but I read this book a few months ago (an absolute fav!)

Is it over...or can I still get in?