So, for those of you who are definitely interested I do need you to tell me some suggestions on what you would like to read this year.
Otherwise you'll be reading what I want to read. And that would not be very fair.
If you are stumped for ideas check out the following:
Featured books on your library's home page
Whitcoulls Top 100
Borders Best of 2008
Amazon's top 100
I am making a list on Google docs so if you have a gmail account I can "share" it with you. If you don't have a gmail account, I can easily send a copy and of course I will be posting it on my blog once it is complete.
Make sure I have your email addy by sending a list of book suggestions to me at pdugmore2001 at yahoo dot co dot nz. We need to have the suggestions in by the end of the week (18th Jan) so we can vote on the 12 we will read.
On my could-be-interested to definitely-interested list I have:
Emma (to join when able)
So the rules will be that we will all try to read the prescribed book some time during the given month. If life gets in the way and we don't manage it, that is fine. This is not Year 11 English. I will not be marking your "work" people. We don't need to have guilt trips.
We will post a review on our blogs during the last week of the month. The review might contain something like this but these are just guidelines rather than a prescribed format:
- A brief synopsis describing the storyline and main characters, where the book is set and when it was written.
- Did you like/dislike the book?
- How did the book affect you, if it did at all?
- Compare and contrast with other similar books if you wish
The book of the month is not in your library
See if you can interloan it from another library. (Usually the charge is about $5.00 but if it is more than that I'd say don't worry about it). Ask your friends and relations - they may have a copy on their bookshelf.You don't finish the book
Just comment on what you've read so far and explain why you didn't finish it. Not every book will be to your taste but that is part of the experience.The hold list is so long that you don't get the book in time for the given month
Choose another one from the list that you can get your hands on and read that instead... you'll be ahead for that month!