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Pick-for-Me Book Club: sign-ups (January).

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It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.

Don’t let that happen to you!

Join the “Pick For Me Book Club”!

At the beginning of the month, everyone who wants to participate posts a link to their to-be-read” list (it can be on Goodreads, an post on your LJ, a google document…whatever you prefer, just so it’s publicly available).

After all interested parties sign up, I will assign everyone a ‘buddy’. Then each person goes to their buddy’s to-be-read list and picks 2 books (a main choice and a back-up) that they want them to read during that month. (You can choose to read just one of the books picked for you or both of them if you choose.) Then at the end of the month, we have a post where everyone talks about the books they read.

This is the ‘perfect’ book club for anyone who has books that have been on your to-be-read list forever & you just keep putting them off. Maybe someone will pick a book to get you out of a ‘reading rut’. Maybe you’ll find a new favorite book or author.

Adventure is out there!

Sign-ups will be open thru Saturday January 4.

Buddy Assignments will be posted January 5. Check your buddy’s to-be-read list & select a 1st choice and a 2nd choice. Comment with your choices to the Buddy Assignments post. Be sure to check the comments to see what your buddy chooses for you!


I will open a ‘sharing’ post on January 27 (which will remain open thru February 1) where you can talk about the book that was selected for you. Give a short summary, tell us whether or not you’d recommend it, give it a letter grade, rant, rave, write a book report that’s a throwback to the 3rd grade, WHATEVER. If you don’t finish the book, comment to the ‘sharing’ post anyway: if you didn’t finish because you didn’t have the time, let us know what you thought of the part you did read…and if you hated it and gave up, we want to know the reasons why.

Sign-ups for Round 2 will run concurrently with the ‘sharing’ post (if there is enough interest, that is). I anticipate snags the first month, hopefully I can figure out how to fix them so things go more smoothly in the future.

Other random notes: if there are books on your to-be-read list that you don’t have access to at this time, please be sure to let your buddy know….audio books & graphic novels count…if you have questions/comments/concerns/suggestions during the month, feel free to send me a PM anytime.

Sign-up now!
Just copy & paste in comments:

All posts pertaining to the book club will be made public so ANYONE can participate, whether they’re on my flist or not. Pimp it out on your journal & get your friends to join. The more the merrier!

Pimp it!

Questions? Just drop me a message!

Sign-ups are now CLOSED.


Jan. 2nd, 2014 02:54 pm (UTC)
Favorite genre:Fairytale retellings/Historical fiction/Children's classics/fantasy and whimsy/good YA fiction/Classics/Gothic mysteries/Past-Present books.
Favorite book: The Harry Potter Books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Night Circus, The Graveyard Book, The Book Thief, Stardust, The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets, A Little Princess, The Book of Lost Things, The Distant Hours, Alice I Have Been, Peter Pan, The Map of Time, The Snow Child, The Diviners, The Thirteenth Tale and probably about a 100 more that I've forgotten right now.
Favorite author: J.K Rowling, Mary Hooper, Lewis Carroll, Kate Morton, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Hans Christian Anderson and Neil Gaiman.
Link to your to-be-read list (can be a google doc, an open post on your LJ, your goodreads account, a post on another blog, etc): https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3557653?shelf=need-to-read-2014 :)
Anything else you think we should know? I've linked to the 24 books that are languishing on my bookshelf right now but I am always open to suggestions. The only genres I tend to avoid are chick-lit and anything too smutty. :)
Jan. 2nd, 2014 03:33 pm (UTC)
I'm totally not going thru your to-be-read shelf & adding books to my Amazon Wish List *whistles innocently* ;)
Jan. 2nd, 2014 04:36 pm (UTC)
*lol* Just be warned though that about 90% of my must-read lists are made up of cheesy fairy tale retellings. :P
Jan. 2nd, 2014 05:08 pm (UTC)
That's what I'm looking for!

Speaking of....

Have you ever read any of these? A friend had them on her TBR list; they're all fairy tale retellings (Snow White, Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast and I'm blanking on the last one):
The Fairest Beauty [Melanie Dickerson]
The Captive Maiden [Melanie Dickerson]
The Merchant’s Daughter [Melanie Dickerson]
The Healer’s Apprentice [Melanie Dickerson]
Jan. 2nd, 2014 07:14 pm (UTC)
I have The Fairest Beauty, The Merchant's Daughter and The Healer's Apprentice on my mega want-to-read wishlist at Goodreads --> https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3557653?shelf=to-read.
Adding The Captive Maiden now! :P Don't know how I managed to miss that one!
According to the reviews on goodreads the last one is very loosely based on Sleeping Beauty. :)

(I've just realized what a complete mess my goodreads actually is. I really need to start putting books into different categories instead of lumping everything together but I eternally suck at organizing stuff.)
Jan. 2nd, 2014 03:38 pm (UTC)
IL that Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Peter Pan are two of your faves also 8D <3

Edited at 2014-01-02 03:38 pm (UTC)
Jan. 2nd, 2014 04:39 pm (UTC)
Yay! Another Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan fan. :) I have to admit that I'm a particularly big geek when it comes to anything and everything Alice related.
Jan. 2nd, 2014 05:59 pm (UTC)
8D <3

Hee, so am I! I've always been fascinated by anything related to Alice in Wonderland. I really just can't enough of it 8D
Jan. 3rd, 2014 01:21 am (UTC)
Me too! :)

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