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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Marching with the Barren Bitches Book Brigade--Tour Nineteen

Here is the master list for the nineteenth 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: Navigating the Land of If (I know! My book!)
Author: Melissa Ford
Start Date: May 26
Question Due: June 24
Question List Sent Out: June 26
Post Date: June 29
(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.

About Navigating the Land of If: How can I describe my own book without it being twenty kinds of awkward?. Taken from the book's website: "Navigating the Land of If gives the nitty-gritty on injections, rejections, biting your tongue during happy parent-to-be conversations, and trying not to cry over baby shower invitations." You can read an excerpt of the book right here.

Barren Bitches Book Brigade List (The blogs below are participating on this current book tour. On June 29, you'll be able to jump from post to post to read a plethora of opinions and thoughts on Navigating the Land of If. I will keep adding to this list until 11 p.m. on June 24. The list is currently open)

Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters (Yeah, I'm participating for my own book, so what? I'm not ruining perfect Barren Bitches attendance over some awkwardness)
The Annex
The Road Less Travelled
Baby Smiling in Back Seat
Weebles Wobblog
Baby Steps to Baby Shoes
Secrets of an Infertile Mom
Weber's in Action
A View on My Life
Meepit on Parade
The Dragondreamer's Lair
Clio
Sell Crazy Someplace Else
Hannah Wept, Sarah Laughed
Baby Shmaybe?
Baby Making Journey
Birch and Maple
A Real Life
Hope in Briarrose
Sticky Feet
Here We Go Again
Tears are for Babies
It's Not a Clown Car
Hello, My Name is M...and I'm Infertile

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 June 24.

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 Navigating the Land of If by June 24 (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 June 24 (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 June 26, 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 June 29, 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:

Jendeis said...

I'll sign up. Just finished it too!

Jamie said...

Sign me up!!

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Thanks for including this in the round-up -- somehow I missed this post earlier in the week.

Jen said...

Yep, I missed it too. I shall sign up, of course.

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