Word Shakers : Sept. book Read – Open to Participants


Word shakers on-line book club is back on.  The plan – a book will be announced here every six weeks.  There will be a sign up form if you are interested in taking a part in the discussion that will go along with the book.  Questions will be emailed out to the participants to answer and email back.  Parts of the responses may be used in the post of the book review, as well as a Linky set up to link all your reviews too.  *You do not have to be a blogger to participate in this book club.

If you have already read the book you are still welcome to join in.  A six-week window will be given for each book to give participants enough time to secure the book and read it.  If you would like to be included in a mailing group that will be notified each time a new read is announced, leave me a comment below saying so and I will add you to the group.  (*You do not need to post your email, I receive it with every comment)

Where did word shakers come from?  I read a lovely book called The book Thief, and if you have not read it I highly recommend it.  There is a part in the book when one of the characters writes a story involving a word shaker.  The whole story is beautiful, and if you have the opportunity to read even the word shaker part of the book it is pages 445-450.  The part that touches me deeply is:

THE BEST word shakers were the ones who understood the true power of words.  They were the ones who could climb the highest .  One such word shaker was a small, skinny girl.  She was renowned as the best word shaker of her region because she knew how powerless a person could be without words.

I think this one touches me so because I am a word lover, much like many of you, and therefore – we are all word shakers.

Join me for this months read:  The Wife’s Tale by Lori Lansens

Use the  form here to sign up for this read:

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Reviews will be posted by:  October 6,2010

Other On line book clubs I am aware of:  (if you know of others, let me know and  I will gladly add the link here)

Care’s OnLine Book Club: TBA

With A Good Book:  TBA

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Posted on July 11, 2010, in Book Stuff and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 41 Comments.

  1. Can I participate even if I reviewed this last month?

  2. I like the sound of this book. No time to do it now, but wish I did. Fear of commitment : ) It is so hard to catch up when you get behind and I seem to be behind on everything right now.

  3. As The Book Thief is one of my favourite books I am tempted to join in with Word Shakers… but then I do already have a stack off books (and more on their way) to read. Hmmm… Still, what a great idea! :)

  4. Hi Sheila! Just wanted to let you know I currently participate in The Buys Moms Book Club hosted by Outnumbered Mama at Busy Moms Who Love To Read. I really like the way she hosts her club. Just wanted to let you know in case you are interested!

  5. So excited you got this started back up! I will definitely be participating! =)

  6. I’m glad that you’re going to do this every 6 weeks…I’m feeling a bit behind right now but I hope to have those reading commitments done so that I can join in with the next book!

  7. Golly – you are ORGANIZED. Why should that surprise me! ;)

    • Hey Care :) I see you are currently reviewing and discussing your book choice… when you pick a new one let me know and I will change the link for you to current :D

  8. I just ordered the book so I guess you can sign me up! I didn’t do express delivery. I hope Amazon comes through for me by late next week. :)

  9. love SUMMER AT TIFFANY. Marjorie wrote a little something for On the Bookcase.

    http://blog.readinggroupchoices.com/content/blog/barbara/10/june/author-bookcase-marjorie-hart-author-summer-tiffany

    Please send emails about others reads and questions for SUMMER. love to join in. Thanks.

  10. I would love to receive info on this club.

    Thanks

  11. When I finish all of the books I need to read (ha!), I will read this, this book club will become my new best friend, and I will have a whole new stack of things to (semi-)devour.

  12. My former book club was called Word Shakers for the same reason!

  13. I’d love to participate. Just one question, why every 6 weeks instead of one book each month?

  14. I’ve had this book on my list of books to get for quite some time, I guess I better “get it” if I’m going to read it and participate.
    Thanks.

  15. Hi Sheila I am so excited about this!! I would love to get the email updates for which book we are reading. Thanks!

  16. Count me in! I’ve wanted to read this for awhile now. BTW my email address has changed since I first expressed an interest in the book club. I will provide my new address on the form.

  17. The book sounds amazing! Definitely still interested! This is a great idea and I’m so glad that you’re hosting this!

  18. I have this book, and I’m ready to rumble…I mean discuss it! lol! I’ll send you my review when I get it done. This is exciting! I’ll put your button on my blog!

  19. This is a great idea; and it sounds like a great book. But I’m focusing on completing a few challenges in August. Please add me to the e-mail list, though. Hopefully I can participate in the next one.

  20. I am a wee bit (okay a lot) slower than others. Is the book The Wife’s Tale? I ask because I need to obtain a copy so I can fully participate and review the book and promote the group!

  21. Now if you know how I add your button to my WP blog, I would be very grateful. CSS coding and are are not the best of chums.

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