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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Read Along: Barren Bitches Book Tour--Tour #13

Welcome to the thirteenth 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 Empty Picture Frame
Author: Jenna Nadeau (a blogger!)
Start Date: May 27
Post Date: 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 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 Empty Picture Frame).

Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters (Mel)--my post is below this one.
The Road Less Travelled (Loribeth)
Southern Infertility (Samantha)
All Things Deb (Deb)
The Daily Doings of Mr. Silly and Little Miss Trouble (Erica)
Desperately Seeking Baby (Heather)
Everyday Stranger (Helen)
Miss E's Musings (Ellen)
Life After Infertility and Loss (JuliaS)
Kir's Corner (Kir)
Hurry Up n Wait (Anita)
Emily the Hopeless (Emily)
In Ancient Starlight (Carrie)

Even if haven't read The Empty Picture Frame, 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 #14 is a non-IF book that will help you see infertility in an entirely new way (I know, it sounds far-fetched, but I promise you that the lessons learned are applicable to any life crisis) Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I'm halfway through right now and it is amazing/incredible. After a messy divorce, she leaves New York to travel to three different places, trying to find happiness through three different means. The landscape is gorgeous and you will go on your own personal journey to finding your own peace as you read. A big burden for a little book to fill, but I think it's up for the challenge.

The Details: Tour #14 will start July 10th. Participants will read Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. On or before August 13th, 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 by August 15th. Everyone will choose 3 questions from the list and answer them on their own blog on August 18 or 19th (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 #14, 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.

6 comments:

annacyclopedia said...

I'm in for #14. Looking forward to reading "Eat Pray Love" again in the company of my favorite strangers!

My blog is Working On It - www.annacyclopediaisworkingonit.wordpress.com and you can email me at annarchyinjapan at yahoo dot com

Yay!

JuliaS said...

Sign me up for #14 as well. My plans for reading it on the plane went out the window though . . . now I will probably have to hide in the bathroom to get it read!

emilythehopeless said...

me too for #14 :)

emilythehopeless

http://emilythehopeless.wordpress.com/

bendingbackwards said...

Sign me up for #14. Looking forward to reading it while DH is out of town.

Lori said...

I'm in for #14.

http://weebleswobblog.blogspot.com

bestlightlori the gmail place.

momma mimi said...

Hello. I've been reading your blog for a while but have never participated in any events. I'm interesting in book tour #14.

My blog title is Waiting For My Babycakes. The site is http://mommamimi.blogspot.com. My email is waiting_for_babycakes@yahoo.com.

Looking forward to it.

Amy