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Friday, September 9, 2011

Fall Book Club: Rules of the Game

Boy, am I glad to see you. And not just because it’s Friday, which puts me in a good mood. Nope, I’m just glad you’re here.

(If you could see me, you’d notice I’m not just smiling but I am, in the words of her majesty Tyra Banks, smizing.* Also, I’m totally not wearing pajamas. And my hair is, like, Pantene commercial–ready.)

I’m glad you’re here because today we can finally talk about the rules of the Fall Book Club. I’m also excited that so many of you are up for reading  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

So here’s the deal:

Start Now
You can start reading whenever you’re ready. Consider the whistle blown.

Stop Then
We’re going to be talking about the book on Friday, September 30. That gives you three weeks to read the book and form some sort of opinion on it.

Blog About It
If you have a blog, post about the book—and, more importantly, your thoughts about the book—on September 30. You can blog about anything, really: why you liked it, why you disliked it, the character development, the voice, the character that bugged the heck out of you… It doesn’t matter which direction you take the post as long as it’s about  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Leave a Link
On September 30, leave a link to your blog on mine. Other people can view your blog, just as you’ll be able to read every other participants’ thoughts on the book. Maybe I’ll even learn how to embed one of those cool link list things on the post. You never know just how crazy I’ll get.

Leave a Comment
Being left out is no fun, so if you don’t have a blog, I’d still love for you to participate! Just read the book along with us, and leave your thoughts in the comments of people’s posts.

Make Friends
The bottom line: You can tour everyone else’s blogs to get their take on the book. It’s a good way to understand different views on the novel, but it’s also a great way to meet other blog friends.

Stay Tuned
The following Monday, we’ll vote on the book for October’s club, which will start that week and run until Monday, October 31.

So get ready. Oh, and if you want to grab the badge above, you can add it to your post or to your blog’s sidebar to identify yourself as a member of the book club. It’s like the red badge of coolness, ya know?

In the spirit of book love, which yet-to-release book would you walk to a bookstore barefoot in the snow—both ways!—in order to read right now?

*Don’t know what that means? Count yourself as lucky.

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