So, I have this idea...
I would love to be part of an active book club, especially one that is comprised of eclectic readers. Eclectic because that's how I define myself. When it comes to books, I like it all. Well, almost all.
- science fiction
- really smutty romance
Mainstream and non-fiction are exceptions, but they're not completely off the list. I'll read them if I need or want to, but they're certainly not the first things I reach for when I'm itching for a good book.
So, I'm looking for other eclectic readers. People who are willing to read outside their comfort zones.
There are problems with book clubs, though. One of the most important things the group would need to do is to actually show up to the meetings and, I don't know, participate. With the crazy, busy schedules we all seem to have this can be a very real stumbling block. This is why I'm thinking I'd like to participate or create an online book club.
Did I lose you?
Well, give me a second to clarify. I don't want to lose the dynamics of face-to-face discussion. For this reason, I would love to put together a group of readers (maybe five or six at the most) that would be willing and able to do live video chats. I was thinking Google Hang Out might work. If we recorded the "meetings", participating members could link the videos to their blogs or other social networking platforms.
So...I'm not only looking for adventuresome readers, I'm looking for ones that have access to a microphone and web cam.
Finally, there is the matter of book selection. While I'm not married to this idea, I think it would be neat (yes, I said neat) to try to fit in two books a month:
- Traditionally published title
- Kindle freebie
While I know not everyone has a Kindle, Amazon has a Cloud Reader that would allow non-Kindle owning individuals to still participate.
So...anyone interested? Say yes. You know you want to! Drop me a comment or e-mail me at krheiser at gmail dot com.