Summer Book Club: Week 2

Well, last night was quite the adventure for our first week of book club.  Seemed I was having some server problems coupled with different chat problems.  So if anyone tried to join us last night, but couldn’t find us I do apologize.  We were bouncing around trying to find a place that was working for everyone.  Ultimately we never did get to fully discuss the book.

So after much debate, I do want to move forward, but I would hate to miss out on discussing the book.  So I have decided next week we will discuss Bossypants again right here same time, same station (hopefully with better reception) and we will also discuss the book that I have decided we would read next week.  I made the decision based on the choices of those who did attempt to chat with us last night.  I think everyone will enjoy it though.

What Is Next Weeks Book?

So I would like for everyone to at least get through half of the book Us by Michael Kimball for next week as well.  And then we will discuss the 2nd half at a later date which is to be determined (because I am going away the following week).  So we will meet here Monday night (July 9) at 9 pm EST to try to discuss Bossypants in more detail again and to hopefully get in some discussion of Us.  And then I will keep you posted on what we’ll do for the following week.  It’s all going to depend on the kind of internet connection I will have where we’re going.  I will do my best to keep you up to date.  Basically at that point if you don’t hear from me then it’s a safe assumption that I don’t have a good internet connection, or that the children took my husband and I down on the drive to our destination, ha.  If you do fear that that is the case then please do send help.

Again, I do apologize for the problems from last night.  We have to live and learn though right?  There was no other way for me to know how any of the chats I tried were going to work until I tried them.  Lucky you all get to be my guinea pig.

Be sure to grab a button and tell your friends to join us.  The more we have discussing the better this will be for all.

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In the meantime though does anyone know of any good chat interfaces I can install?  And is everyone okay with the plan?

Summer Book Club

If you are here for book club check the side bar.  There’s a chat on the sidebar.  The one on the page wasn’t working for me and I didn’t have time to fix it.

Summer Book Club Is Here

For the past few weeks I have been asking you all if you wanted to be a part of my Summer Book Club.  Truth be told I have been putting this together in my mind for some time now.  I have been so happy to see that there is a huge interest in doing this.

Since becoming a mother 13 years ago my reading has consisted of mostly picture books and of course whatever I read on the internet.  I know I can do better than that though.  But I also know that I need pressure from other people to do it.  Otherwise I will start something myself all gang busters, but if I don’t have to report to someone it will fall off.  Nothing gets me doing something like a deadline and having to answer to others.  I don’t know why it’s so easy to let myself down, but not other people.  I guess it’s just my personality.  Whatever it is you all were interested in this and so I’m officially announcing the Summer Book Club on Monica’s Mom Musings.

I Asked You Answered

For the past couple of weeks I have been asking you all to take surveys.  Trying to figure out what day and time works best for everyone and what books everyone is interested in reading.  I have a nice list of books going which you can read all about here.  And in going with the majority (not necessarily what I would have chosen, but that’s what makes this even better getting me out of my comfort zone) here’s what we’re gonna do.

Week 1

Everyone will read the book Bossypants by Tina Fey this week.  If you are signed up for my mailing list, then you know all of this already.  If you haven’t signed up yet, then I strongly suggest you do because you will get the most up to date information as soon as it’s available.  Everyone agreed that they could read a book in a weeks time so that’s what I am asking everyone to do.  Go out now (or if you’re fortunate enough to have an e-reader order it now) and get that book and start reading.

July 2, 2012

This will be our very first chat on the book Bossy pants.  We will meet every Monday night at 9 p.m. EST right here on my blog.  I will have a chat all set up here.  As the information becomes available for that I will let you know through my mailing list.  All that much more important why you should sign up for my mailing list.  So get to it already!  Sorry, I hate being so bossy.  Hmm, wonder if that will change after reading Bossypants, ha!

Teen/Preteen Book Club

Now, something else that also came up was my teenage daughter wanted to join the book club.  That lasted all of two seconds once she saw the first book we were reading, ha.  And well I never would have wanted her reading this anyways.  So for those of you who have a teenager or a preteen that would like to be a part of a book club keep watching for that.  I have to sit down my daughter and have her let me know what she wants to get out of doing this.  So keep an eye out for that.

Lets Get Started

Other than that get your book and start reading.  I will send out some reminders towards the end of the week of our meeting through the mailing list.  Also I will give out some book suggestions for the following week which we will all make the final decision on at the chat on Monday night.  I am going to ask that you bear with me as this is completely new to me.  If you have any suggestions of how I can improve this please let me know.    And please do invite all of your friends, family, neighbors, strangers on the street, whoever you want to this book club.  The more the merrier after all, right?

To help promote it I have made this neat little button that you can add to your blog for it too.

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Are you all as excited about this as I am?