I have to admit… I’ve totally stolen this idea from Live Journal – but it’s such a fantastic idea, I really have to spread the word. So feel free to go and join up over there too, but I thought I’d start this blog to have a place to put reviews from people that sign up with me.
So… this is how it works:
Basically, the idea is that the members are assigned a book to read and review, and the aim is to get all 1001 books reviewed by the end of 2011. Simple enough?! They have a lot more members than us though, so will get that done a lot easier, but I thought maybe we could give it a go, too, if anyone’s keen!!
How it works… let me know if you want a book to be assigned to you (you don’t get to choose, I’ll be getting www.random.org to choose your book for you). You then find the book, read it, and post your review on here. You may have read the book before, you may find it utterly unbearable to read, but that’s part of the fun! The only way to get out of reading a book is if you genuinely have trouble locating a copy of it. DH is about to start reading Captain Correlli’s Mandolin, which is definitely not his style book, but he’s gonna do it anyway! I haven’t been assigned my book yet, but will assign myself one in this list too (so will have two books on the go).
So… who’s keen?? I’ll also accept hubbies, partners, sisters, neighbours, anyone who wants to sign up – only one book per person to start off with, but when you’ve posted a review for that book, I can assign you another book to keep you going, if you think this is worth carrying on with!
I’ll put a list of the books in a separate page at the top of this blog, and will update it with who is reading what, as books are assigned. When you’ve written your review, I will put it up here, so others can see what you have to say about your assigned book. Reviews can be whatever length you like – email your reviews through to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What an awesome idea! How do I join up? And can you review more than one book?
Hi Kelly – thanks for joining us! Flick me an email to email@example.com and I'll get you hooked up with a book. And yep, you can read as many books as you like! I normally just assign one book at a time, but can give you two, if you think you'll get through a couple quite quickly. You're also welcome to ask for a specific book, if there's one that you've already read, that you'd like to review.