Join Now – On Line Book Club: Word Shakers

word shakers

Link Here To Current Book Information and Sign Up Form

1.  Each five/six weeks a book is chosen that as many of us that can will read (its even cool if you have already read it prior to selection!)

2.  When we get to the review deadline, I will put up a post that everyone can link their reviews of the book

3.  I will create a group spreadsheet with questions about the book that you may answer.  I will use different contributors comments in a Wordshaker post.

That’s the basics of it now.  Obviously if you did not have time to participate in a certain month certainly stay tuned for future months.  Or if a book doesn’t interest you – you are welcome to pass and watch for the next.


Our current read is:

To Be Announced


Feel free to grab the Word Shakers widget and use on your blog posts as well as to connect others to join.

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Posted on September 19, 2009, in Online Book Club and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 98 Comments.

  1. This is a fabulous idea, Sheila! I don’t have access to this book right now, but as soon as a book is chosen that I can read/have read, I’m gonna participate!

  2. I tried to do this a year ago, and couldn’t manage to get the thing up and running. We had about 3 active members, haha. But you have a readership behind you, so you have a good start already. I’m definitely joining! I probably won’t be able to do every book, but I’ll participate as much as possible.

  3. Include me in. Great Idea.

  4. sounds great. Interestingly — my niece is taking a Women in Perspective course at Towson University and THE HELP is required reading.

  5. Hey! You got Mr. Linky working. Way to go. 🙂

  6. This sounds good! I have actually already read “The Help,” but would love to participate.

    What’s the deal with Mr. Linky?

  7. Okay, I saw the dialogue box and clicked, and then registered. So am I all set? Duh.

  8. This is great! I love it! Because of school I’m going to take a book club hiatus until December – but then you can definitely count me in! How exciting!

  9. I have to many books to read right now but I would love to join in next time.

  10. Great idea! I had to return this to the library after just starting it and have really wanted to get back to it!!

  11. I’m in this month although I can’t guarantee I’ll be able to do it every month. I actually did just read this book and my face-to-face club isn’t reading it for months so I’d love to have a group to discuss it with!

  12. This is such a cool idea – I’d been thinking the same thing about starting up a book club online, but hadn’t figured how I’d do it! I won’t be able to get hold of that book this month, but will definitely stay tuned for future months. 🙂

  13. This is awesome! I’m ordering the book today, especially after all the hype during BBAW! I’m excited! Great job Sheila!

  14. What a great idea. Count me in (already signed up with Mr. Linky) not sure I will be able to do this book but I’m looking forward to the next one.

  15. Not joining but I hope everything goes well for you. Bet I know where your new book club name came from!

  16. I like the idea of online book clubs while I’m searching for one to participate IRL. I won’t be able to participate in October’s group discussion, however I hope to join future readings. (By the way, I like the name of the book club!)

  17. You know I am in! I read this a while ago. I actually recommended it for my regular book club this month and I guess no one wanted to read it, because it didn’t even make it to the finalist! I couldn’t believe it!!! Now, I don’t care, because I will get to discuss it wtih my blogging friends!!

  18. I love the idea on this book club; thanks. I have read this book and loved it.

  19. Ah, yeah, that sounds like a “good book.”

  20. Hi Sheila,

    What a great, great idea! Guess what! You’re starting with a book I have been wanting to read so badly. I am really excited! It’s been on the seven day list at my library. All new books stay on the seven day shelf for six months. Then, after six mos. you can check the book out for twenty-eight days. Usually, I try to hold my horses for the twenty eight day book. This is what I’ve been doing with The Help. Waiting and wringing my hands wishing the book would quickly move over to the twenty eight day shelf.

    Since this is a special occasion, I’ll check it out no matter what shelf it’s on. I might even buy a cheap copy online.

  21. Sheila,

    Could you give an exact date? I think there is one more Monday in this month. Are you talking about this month or the last Monday of next month????

    • HI Tea – I will post questions to everyone the week before the 26th of October. Then as people can they will respond withe their comments and a link to their review if it is up yet.

      On Monday October 26th I will post the discussion – comments from various Work Shakers and links to your reviews…..

      thats the plan for now… we will see how it works for everyone and may take some tweaking until we figure out a good formula. 🙂

  22. Got it! I bought a copy from Amazon this morning. Not realizing I could have contributed to literacy. Thanks for posting that posty.

  23. This sounds great. I have signed up, but will start with the next book selection.

  24. Hi Sheila,

    I just remembered signing up or something for another online reading group. So, I don’t know where I stand now. I wanted to write you an email. Didn’t find email address.

  25. This is such a wonderful idea. I have aspirations of doing something similar, someday – when I have more time. I’m going to skip joining as of right now, but I hope I’ll be able to free up some time to join in the future – I really love your idea.

  26. I joined the Linky! Thank you for starting an online group. I’m listening to “The Help” on CD (absolutely fascinating, to hear the story) and am excited to join the discussion.

  27. This is great! As soon as I saw the link on your BookJourney home page, I came right here & signed up, Sheila. Thanks for this, & I’ll add the Word Shakers widget to my blog as soon as I can. 🙂

  28. Oh, question – how do I get the Word Shakers widget?

  29. How do I join the book club? Sounds fun. Are you still reading The Help?

    • On the original post Shelley there is a linky to sign up. We have finished The Help and are actually between books right now. I got behind with the holidays and still ahve not fully caught up. I will post a new read soon here in February for March to get us going again and I will email you with that info. Thanks for the interest!

  30. Michelle Knowles (aka margopego)

    Question – Since joining, I changed my website for book reviews & my email address for the same. Do you know how to change them through Mr. Linky without having to sign up again? I tried but am so far unsuccessful. I’m going to keep trying, though. There hasn’t been much activity on my book review blog yet, but it will start very soon. I have books lined up to review, & recently received my first BookSneeze book. Very exciting! 🙂

  31. Michelle Knowles (aka margopego)

    Never mind! I figured it out. I missed one option before. Should be right now! 🙂

  32. Michelle Knowles (aka margopego)

    Sorry! I thought I’d figured it out, but it still wouldn’t let me change what I’d already posted. So now I have a new entry, for which I apologise. The second blog I entered also has the wrong name for the blog. I apologise for all this mixup. I thought I’d figured it out, but, well, I hadn’t. The address is right for the blog (#21), though.

    • I see you second comment here Michelle – LOL – no worries. With wordpress it gives me your email addresses so what I will do when I choose the next book is email everyone who I know has showed interest. 🙂

  33. This sounds fun. I think I would like to participate. How do I join?

    • HI Marilu – I have been on hold on this for awhile but i am going to try to breathe life into it yet this month and when I do I will email 🙂

  34. I just joined yesterday, I believe I have mentioned that…I don’t think you are still on “the help” , so which book are you at now?

    • HI Elisha – we currently are not doing a book but I need to get this going again. 😀

      As sson as I do I will add you to the email. Thanks so much!

      • Great! I can’t wait!! In the meantime I am working on my two challenges:
        1. The James Patterson Challenge
        2. 12 suspense/thrillers books by Dec 31 of this year…
        Better get back to reading!

  35. I haven’t read the book yet but it looks really good. It should be a good discussion book. I received mine from
    Hachette’s Book Club Member & Book Bloggers – HBG Books Discussions on Book Blogs.

  36. I just got the Reading Group Guide if you’d like it sometime.

  37. Are you still doing this book club? I would be very interested!

    • HI Colette, I hope to. I have been so busy and was hoping this Bloggiesta weekend would put Word Shakers back on the map. I will email you when I have a book plan 🙂

  38. Sounds great! Can’t wait to start. Thanks!

  39. Great idea! I haven’t read it yet.

  40. HI again! Just wondering if you have started this back up yet. If not, are you planning to start it up soon?

    • Marilu I am planning to I just have not had the time to create a group yet and that is the hold up. I want to be sure to notify all of those, including you, who have showed interest along with the post.

      I will make sure you are notified when I do. 🙂

  41. I hope its soon! I have some ideas for books to read.
    I have a lot of free time to read and would love to get started. =)

  42. I am really excited. Hope it works out. Don’t forget me. Thanks for the widget.

  43. Hi, Let me know when you are starting up the next Word Shakers group! 🙂

  44. Hi!
    I would love to join in, but I don’t think I can get this book finished by Aug. 22. I have 2 other books to finish is month. Maybe I can start it and see how far I get. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  45. Hi Sheila,

    I have my review of Summer At Tiffany up at my blog –

    Looking forward to the discussion on this book! It was a good one!

  46. My review is up:

    Great choice Sheila!!! I loved this book!

  47. Hi Sheila! Do you have the html code for the word shakers button? I’d love to put it on my sidebar!

  48. Hi Sheila, I love your blog!! I don’t have the current book, and have a few lined up to read, so I can’t take part in this one, but I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on Word Shakers, and will be participating in future readalongs!

  49. I want to join!!!! I’m patiently waiting for you to start it up again!

  50. I would love to participate in this once you have it up and running again…I belong to a book club that meets in person, but lately it seems as if I can’t make the meetings. I look forward to seeing what the next book is going to be and sharing my thoughts on it as well as reading everyone else’s thoughts.

  51. Is this a club that is still active? What are you reading?

  52. I’ll check back! I’m interested!

  53. I’ll definitely check back and see what’s up!

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