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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Marching with the Barren Bitches Book Brigade--Tour Fifteen

Here is the master list for the fifteenth 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: Harriet the Spy (not about IF, but definitely ties in to blogging)
Author: Louise Fitzhugh
Start Date: October 29
Question Due: November 28 (or send them before Thanksgiving)
Question List Sent Out: December 1
Post Dates: December 3 and 4
(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.)
Something New: the participants on this tour will choose the next book and will vote on it right before Thanksgiving.

About Harriet the Spy: Don't you want to return to your childhood (or read the books you never got a chance to read) for a few weeks? Read about Harriet as she records her thoughts on everything that crosses her path--from her classmates to musings about her parent's marriage. Harriet was a blogger before blogging even existed.

Barren Bitches Book Brigade List (The blogs below are participating on this current book tour. On December 3, you'll be able to jump from post to post to read a plethora of opinions and thoughts on Harriet the Spy. I will keep adding to this list until 11 p.m. on November 28. The list is currently open)

Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters
A Little Sweetness
Slaying, Blogging, Whatever...
Not-Ever-Still Life with Girls
Clumsy Kisses
Our Own Creation
Aurelia Ann
The Road Less Travelled
Working on It
Journeywoman
Weebles Wobblog
Life After Infertility and Loss
Miss E's Musings
Here We Go Again
I'm a Smart One
Kir's Corner
The Fertile Infertile
Divine Secrets of the Infertility Sisterhood
Vacant Uterus
Baby Smiling in Back Seat
All Things Deb

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 November 28.

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 Harriet the Spy by November 28 (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 November 28 (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 December 1, 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 December 3, 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).

3 comments:

Jen said...

I am going to read it tonight!

Queenie. . . said...

I'm in the middle of a post-Big Project book binge, and would loooove to fall into a childhood book right now. I'm SO in!

Lori said...

I have to drop out of this one. My overload setting is too high, and the library won't let me renew.

:-(