Okay, so I gave it some thought I decided to go ahead and try to do a book-of-the-month thing here on the blog. I decided to call it a “Book-of-the-month” because club made it sound like something you HAD to join or participate in…at least to me it did…and since that isn’t the case I figured calling it a book-of-the-month wouldn’t put any pressure on anyone….not to mention that if I am the only one who reads the book, I wouldn’t feel lonely in my “club” of one. 🙂
You all are basically voting on which book I should read and blog about…and you are welcome to chime in with your thoughts as well if you choose to read or have read the book. It’s really no different than me posting a review (although the format will be different)…only you all get to choose the book and I encourage you to share your thoughts as well…so there is no pressure on anyone…well, except maybe me. 😉
So today is the beginning of Jennifer’s Random Readers Book-of-the-Month…yeah, I am not real creative when it comes to names. 🙂
I am going to keep things simple at first and just see how they go before I decide whether to do this long term or not. We will at least do it until the end of the year, but beyond that I don’t know.
Here are the basic details that I have been working on and how this will work…or at least what you need to know for now. All of this and more details can be found in the sidebar as well.
At the beginning of each month, I will announce the book chosen for the month and ask for suggestions for the following month. Mid-month I will choose at least 5 books from the suggestions and voting will start…you all get to vote on the book. Toward the end of the month, I will post about the book and those that have read the chosen book are welcome to share their thoughts on the read. Participation is optional, but I’d love to have someone besides me babbling about the books. We will try to limit spoilers though so we don’t ruin the book for others who have not read it.
I’ll include more details in future posts as well, but please let me know if you have any questions. I am new at all this and still trying to work out the kinks.
Check back later today for details on October’s book and how to make suggestions for future books.