Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Book Seven: Make Your Vote Count

Time for YOU to help decide what our next book will be.

Something to consider when making your vote...
Since it sounds like a lot of people had time to spare after finishing the last book, I'm deciding to give us less time to read this next book, and thus I think our chat for book seven will be around July 17. I hope this way we'll have time to explore more books together, and our chats will occur when the material is still fresh in our minds.

Now, let's vote. You know the drill. In the comment section list your picks for book seven in order of how excited you are to read them. I narrowed the list down to four based on feedback in the chat and on the site.

1) Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson
2) We Need to Talk About Kevin, by Lionel Shriver
3) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Locks, by Rebecca Skloot
4) City of Thieves, by David Benioff

Vote by Saturday!!! Book choice will be announced late Saturday or Sunday so be ready to dive right into it.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Book Seven: Make Your Recommendations!

Well, gang, it's time to choose our seventh book!  Post ideas in the comments section by Wednesday, and then we'll put it to a vote.

Here are some of the ideas that came up towards the end of our most recent chat:

Across the Universe Chat Transcript

Thanks to everyone who was able to participate in our most recent chat!  I love how we are able to have a fruitful discussion about such a diverse selection of books.

Read on for the full transcript our our chat, and look out for a second post shortly to solicit recommendations for our next book selection!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Reminder: Across The Universe Chat

We are 9 days away from our "June 24ish" end date for Across The Universe, I just want to check in to and make sure everyone will be ready for it.

Since we haven't decided an exact date and or time, I'm gonna suggest a few for the weekend of the 24th and wait for your feedback.

Our last two chats have been on Sunday evenings, so I'll propose (1) Sunday June 26 at 5pm PST, and then for some variety (2) Thursday June 23 at 7pm PST or (3) Saturday June 25 at 9am PST.

Of course you are always welcome to suggest a different time, and we'll determine what works best for the majority.