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Monday, May 25, 2009

Read Along: Barren Bitches Book Tour #18

Welcome to the eighteenth 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.

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 Red Tent
Author: Anita Diamant
Start Date: March 10th
Post Dates: May 26th
(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 The Red Tent: According to Wikipedia, the book is "a first-person narrative which tells the story of Dinah, daughter of Jacob and sister of Joseph, a talented midwife and proto-feminist.

Barren Bitches Book Brigade List (The blogs below are participating on this current book tour. You'll be able to jump from post to post to read a plethora of opinions and thoughts on The Red Tent.)

Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters (post below this one)
I Won't Fear Love
The Road Less Travelled
Baby Smiling in Back Seat
Weebles Wobblog
Aurelia Ann
Coming2Terms
The Dragondreamer's Lair

Even if haven't read The Red Tent, 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 current group chooses the next book. The 19th tour will be...er...my book. We're reading Navigating the Land of If by Melissa Ford and it will probably stray a bit from the traditional book club format, though I'm not entirely sure how. Read an excerpt from the book over here.

The Details: Tour #19 will start May 26. Participants will read Navigating the Land of If by Melissa Ford. On or before June 24th (the day before my blogoversary!), 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 June 26th. Everyone will choose 3 questions from the list and answer them on their own blog on June 29th. 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 #19, 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 participants on the Navigating the Land of If book tour will choose the book for tour #20.

Happy reading.

6 comments:

Lavender Luz said...

I AM SO IN!

Mrs. Shoes said...

I'm in! I've read the book, now this will force me to get my act together and actually blog about it.

Rebecca said...

:( I don't know how I missed the announcement for The Red Tent...I read that a few years ago for a book club I was a part of, and really liked it. I will definitely be taking part in the next tour!

(LOL...my word verification is DENSE...I guess that's why I missed the announcement!)

theworms said...

I love the idea on a bookclub w/o leaving my couch. Congrats on your book, that is amazing!

Tara said...

Heh, I'm reading it right now - had no idea it was part of the BBBT. I am not quite halfway through so I don't know how much I will be able to participate but I'm totally going to blog stalk everyone and see what is said.

Lorza said...

I am in!!! I finally got my book this past weekend!!! YEAH!!!
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