Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Mark your calendars!

***edited to add:

I've had a couple of questions about how the Noontime Book Chats (NBC) work. Here's the basic idea - anywhere from 2 to 5 people are the hosts for each week's book. Hosts read the book that week, and each posts about the book at noon on their selected day - they can talk about where they are, their favorite part so far, comparisons with other books they've read - pretty much anything. The hosts chat among themselves, and anyone who stops by their blog is encouraged to comment - if you'd like to read the book at the same time, that would be great! The more people who read and comment, the more it becomes like a big, online book club.


Noontime Book Chat will be stopping by the week of February 23! As many of you know, Noontime Book Chats were started by J. Kaye, and this year when she decided she had enough on her plate, they were rescued by Marcia at The Printed Page. Marcia will be hosting her first Noontime Book Chat the week of February 9, and then I will be joining her the week of February 23. We will be reading and discussing People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. We'd love to have you join us! If you are interested in being a host, for that week or another, send Marcia a note - she'd love to have you!

3 comments:

Marcia said...

Even though it's a ways off yet I'm looking forward to co-hosting this Noontime Book Chat with you in February.

Lamont said...

Elizabeth,
I gave you a blog award today!
Tara

Seaside Book worm said...

I am a little confused. Can you tell me how this works. Is this correspondence with only hosts? Are you assigned certain pages during the week?? I am totally confused/