Hello and good morning! COFFEE is on!!! SO what is so SSSQQQUUUUEEEE worthy that I am dancing around my home at such an early hour – in some cases rousing you out of your email boxes? WELL… I thought you would never ask!
Last week Wordshakers went live with its first 2010 Online group review of Summer At Tiffany. Around the blogosphere and even throughout some homes, 26 people signed up to read and review this book. While most were bloggers who posted reviews on their blogs, a handful were book lovers – blog free, who just sent me emails of how much they enjoyed the book.
The fun of this review went beyond the review. Marjorie Hart, the wonderful author of Summer At Tiffany has been in communication with me over the last month chatting about her book and the memories and that all went into the author chat we had last week as well as her gift of a signed copy of her book to one of my Book Journey readers.
All of this has left me with warm fuzzies of what Wordshakers can be…. and so I allowed myself to dream…
I wanted Wordshakers online book discussions to be not only a group of us booklovers all gathering our noses around the same book, but I really wanted our book choices to involve author interaction as well. I wanted to move us to the next level and I felt all I could do was try.
SO…. (I know I am rambling a bit – blame the coffee) I asked last months participants for ideas for our next read and some lovely ideas came out of that. Then I took two of the books mentioned that I thought would make for wonderful discussions and I contacted the publishers about the idea behind Wordshakers hoping one would be able to respond with a yes, this will work.
Both publishers and book authors responded favorably, not only wishing to be a part of making this a successful reading experience, but offered the author chat as well as a giveaway post.
Thus the SSSQQQQUUUEEEEE!!!
I will announce later today the Wordshaker book for now – October 6. I think it will generate excitement. I know it has for me. After this book is reviewed by whoever wishes to participate, I will then announce the next book that will go from the second week of October to the third week of November (before Thanksgiving).
Anyhoo – I am beyond excited. 😀