thefourthman wrote:I would make a book club group... that does two things, creates a list for people to check for membership and allows you to send emails to the members, you can also ask jude for a group color to denote members on the site.
I was talking a short description of the group and the cover and solicit info for the book. Post it in the news section on the front page, coupled with a banner in the slide show it is advertisement to the folks who don't hang out in the forums but check the front page, it is also something we can send a link of to the publisher and author to further interest in the group.
Then you could do a couple of things as far as your column, wait to type up your review until the end of the period we give the book and include quotes from the group or do a big group thing like Amlah does for the comic review group, that is entirely up to you - it is your column and your group.
The short description and book cover was all I planned on doing when I post the article for my column. I didn't want it to be about my review when we did the club, just about the group discussion. And like you said in the PM, I'd probably wait until the end of the period to post it, like if we agree "end of October" for Chubbles selection, then I'd post it on Nov 1st or whatever.
As for future picks, I was thinking when I create the discussion article I could link to a new thread on the forum for people to voice opinions and select the next book at the end of the article. And do something like the Rev Group, where they do week ###, except do thread like "November Book club selection" or whatever.
I'll get with Jude about creating a group..
So anyone interested, can join up, I'll make it an open group. You don't have to do every month, it's just to keep an eye on things and get info out for when you do want to join in on a book when you have the time.