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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