Since so many of us read a ton of novels in addition to comics, at least according to the book reading thread we seem to; I was thinking about starting an Outhouse Book Club and integrating it into my column.
Wanted to see who might be interested in participating and how we should go about book selection.
I was thinking maybe one book per month or even every other month, that way we aren't all compromising and reading stuff we might not normally read just to do the club. What time frame do you think?
Also, should we do books that have gone to paperback already or are hardcover novels also fine?
I know a lot of posters read Jim Butcher, and his new novel Side Jobs (short story collection) comes out at the end of October, that might be a good one to start with.
Either way, I figure we can start a thread after we finish with one book to decide as a group what the next book will be. Could even take nominations and put up a poll if everyone wants that. And you wouldn't have to participate every month of course, but hoping to get some consistency out of the club.
And what I would do with the column is instead of posting a formal review; just post a brief description of the book (briefer than even the back cover would have) and explain it's a book club discussion and then make my own comments about the book in the comments section like anyone else.
So, let me know what you think...