How do you participate in Book Club? Here are your simple instructions:
- 1. Acquire the book.
- 2. Read the book.
- 3. Stay tuned to the CRLiterature group for discussion journals and chats.
- BONUS: We will be giving out arbitrary prizes to some participants each month!
We are hoping to select books that push the community's boundaries, in terms of what we're already reading, but that will also have mass appeal. We are also going to be choosing books that are widely available across English-speaking nations (for now Book Club is English-only) and across e-reading platforms. By rotating moderators, we are hoping that selections will be diverse, both in terms of style and genre, and in terms of author background and point of view.
We are also excited at the possibility of Book Club being site-wide. So, yes, it is open to ALL deviants, at any level of reading and writing -- not just the literature community!
And...there may be rewards for reading as many of the book club books as possible. Remember Pizza Hut's BOOK IT? We do. And we loved it. We want to reward reading here, too. The more books you read this year, the better chance you have at year-end rewards! And the more participation we get, the better the year-end rewards may turn out to be.
Are you as excited for CRLiterature Book Club as we are? (The correct answer is YES!)
Your moderator for June, the first ever month of Book Club, is PinkyMcCoversong. Together with the CRLiterature team, she chose THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams. We are hoping this will be a fun, breezy read with which to kick off your summers. Also, Pinky will be reading it for the first time with you!
More details to come, as we get closer to our launch date! For now, check out our FAQ!
Book Club begins on June 1, and the first book club Journal will post then. Go find a copy of the official book club book, and get your read on! We'll see you this summer!