B is for… Book Club

Posted on 21st May 2010 in #bookclub/ book club/ richard madeley/ secret post club/ Twitter

Twitter Book Club

Ever so occasionally I have a bright idea!

Recently I have been wondering if there is a twitter book club – where we can swop books with each other. I’ve been trawling through twitter but haven’t found one, so I am now thinking about setting one up.

Oooooh I wonder if the handsome and wise Richard Madeley @richardm56 would be our twitter #bookclub patron….

So, please could you let me know if you would be interested in a twitter book club (think #secretpostclub but, not secret, and with books….) can you comment below to let me know:

1) If you’d be interested.

2) Would you prefer to list books you’d like and books you have available to swop and then be paired up with someone.

3) Would you prefer to just be allocated a person to send a book to – and someone else be allocated to send a book to you? ie – you would receive a random book of any genre.

4) Any other suggestions?

OBVIOUSLY we will need a #bookclub badge which I am wondering if the lovely @SecretDadsDiary would be able to make for us? *cough* hint hint

Let me know what you think guys xx

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  • Reply Single Dads Diary 21st May 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Hint taken. I’ll see what I can come up with.

    • Reply mrsljhall 21st May 2010 at 5:16 pm

      You are super duper x

      • Reply Single Dads Diary 21st May 2010 at 5:41 pm

        What sort of badge do you want? Text-based, picture, logo….?

        • Reply mrsljhall 21st May 2010 at 5:44 pm

          shall I give you a really crap brief and expect you to work a miracle?

  • Reply Husband 21st May 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Well, well Mrs Hall, you are just bursting with good ideas. Can you try and think of one that can make us millions. xxxxxxxxxx

  • Reply molly campbell 21st May 2010 at 5:21 pm

    I’m in! molly We need to define what kinds of genres we want. For instance, I don’t want to swap gory books or sci-fi. I like Jane Austeny things. molly

  • Reply rugbymadsdad 21st May 2010 at 5:22 pm

    I love the idea of a book club, not sure how i would like it to work so would go with the flow but i would like to say i have dyslexia so i can be very very slow at reading, but do love a good book….

  • Reply The Jelly Monster 21st May 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I like both options, kinda think it’d be good to talk about what books you like and dislike as well so if you just get a random book it’d be great if you actually wanted to read it ya know?

    Hi Husband! I loves your wifey!

  • Reply Girl with a big black dog 21st May 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Love the idea!! Have a huge pile if great books that need another read!! Count me in xxx

  • Reply Delabela 21st May 2010 at 6:38 pm

    I’m in! :) Maybe it could work like a wish list of 5-10 books. And you would also have a list of what you have to swap. Also need to consider postage as hardback books sometimes cost £5.00 to post. If you don’t have a wish list you could specify genre ie biography, historical fiction etc Would we have to write a review of it afterwards too?

    • Reply mrsljhall 21st May 2010 at 6:43 pm

      Oh god no! no reviews, have enough of those at work ;o)

      • Reply Delabela 21st May 2010 at 6:50 pm

        So just a cool book swapshop! :) sounds good.

  • Reply Paula 21st May 2010 at 7:16 pm

    hiya! came across this via @himupnorth on twitter. sounds like an excellent idea! although i like the idea of just being sent random books, i know most people probably wouldn’t so genrés/wish lists would probably work best! Paula.

    • Reply mrsljhall 21st May 2010 at 7:25 pm

      Hi Paula, thanks for comment – looks as tho some kind of ‘preferences’ are the way to go. Will get back to everyone once I’ve come up with something more concrete. I never know what to do with books – I gave away around 100 in December but have since acquired more! x

  • Reply becky 21st May 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I’m up for it cheaper than buying new!!

    I would vote for listing genres you don’t like and then the random partner sends something as a surprise…

    not that many genres are there? classic, chick lit, horror, historic, romantic, “naughty”, vampire, teenage, kids…

    • Reply mrsljhall 21st May 2010 at 7:26 pm

      good idea – seems to combine best of both worlds x

  • Reply Julie 2nd June 2010 at 5:17 pm

    I think the 3rd option would be good. It might encourage me to read something I would never normally pick up

  • Reply Powerfairy 5th June 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I’m in a book group, its fab. Part of the best bit is actually discussing the book afterwards. Its interesting, the different things people take from the same text and often a book we hate reading offers great discussion opportunities. Downside, the average age of the group I’m in though is about 65 and its all women (and you know me).

    I got all excited when I saw this, currently I use the library, they offer a great service to bookgroups. I’ve been toying with the idea of a less mainstream reading group. I like your thinking batman. Let me know what happens.

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