May 24, 2011

Hey Book Bloggers! Wanna join my Book Club?

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For a couple of months now, I have really wanted to start a blogger/reviewer book club.

And my reason is a lot like what Megg Jensen says in her post, Love Me, Love Me Not. What I really want is for people to read the reviews I write and give me feedback, even if it’s critical. If you are a passionate book reviewer like me, then I think you would agree. Personally, I would prefer less followers if I had more people reading my reviews.

My plan is, every weekend I will Feature one of my fave bloggers and one of their reviews. I will do this, even if I am not the host that weekend Book Club.

So here’s what I am thinking, and please feel free to give me any suggestions. I am hoping to get at least 5 bloggers/reviewers every weekend to participate, but the more the merrier, right? So spread the word! And, a couple times a month I will probably ask one of you awesome bloggers to actually host the Bookluvr’s Book Club on your blog. My plan is to Feature one of my fave bloggers and one of their reviews each month, and I plan to do this even if I am not the host of that weekend’s Bookluvr’s Book Club.

Here are the rules I threw together:

  • Each week that you would like to participate, add your blog Url in the InLinkz located on the hosting blog. Make sure you submit the name of your blog in the name field.
  • Select at least 5 different blogs/reviewers who are participating (assuming at least 5 participate), find a review of a book you have not read, read their review and leave an honest, real comment. Since it would be nice to still get more followers, as a courtesy for joining the Bookluvr’s Book Club it would also be nice to follow the blog you are reviewing!
  • If someone makes a comment on your review, be generous and at least become a follower of their blog. Maybe even consider reading and leaving a comment on one of their reviews.
  • *Optional* In addition, if you come across a book you have already read and you like/dislike the review, it would be fun to chat back and forth about the book! Maybe even on twitter!
  • Since this is a weekend review book club, you may enter as early as the Bookluvr’s Book Club is open and then come back anytime throughout the weekend to pick your 5 reviewers to read their reviews.
  • This is also *Optional*, if you find a fabulous blog and/or review, it would be totally awesome if you would feature their blog as well. And let them know you have featured them on your blog!
Each weekend, the book club will start on Thursday at 7pm EST and entries will be closed on Sunday at 7pm EST. Since I may have other bloggers host the Book Club, feel free to come to my blog and I will list the blog that will be hosting that weekend.

Once again, I am completely open to suggestions on anything that we could change or any other fun ideas! Since this is the first Bookluvr’s Book Club meeting, I want to give more than just a week to get started and see how this turns out. So effective immediately, this first Bookluvr’s Book Club will start and run until Sunday May 29th at 7pm. I would also suggest reviewing more than 5 blogs that participate, since this first book club will go on for almost a week.
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15 comments:

Book Savvy Babe said...

This sounds like a great idea! Count me in, it will be really helpful, and a great way to meet new bloggers!
You can email me,
booksavvybabe AT gmail DOT com
BookSavvyBabe

Sidne,the BCR said...

I understand exactly what you mean by actually reading the reviews. I was puzzling over a way to put the attention back into READING REVIEWS and i think your ideal is great.
question: why do we have to be a follower of that person blog as stated in second bullet.

Jamie Kline said...

Awesome idea, I'm definitely in! I love meeting other bloggers, and to have someone actually READ my reviews because you know a lot of the time with things like Follow Friday people don't look at your reviews at all, which is the whole reason for even HAVING a book review blog! I love to get the feedback from people who actually read my reviews and leave meaningful comments!

Jamie @ Bookerella
JamesterCK@yahoo.com

BookLuvr Mindy said...

@Sidne,the BCR - You made a very valid suggestion. So I am going to make a change to my rules! Thanks for your suggestion.

TheJay2xA said...

I love this feature ;) can I reserve a slot lmao :D

LunaMoth said...

im interested =)
trancespiderx(at)gmail.com

Andrea said...

I'm interested in joining. May need some hand-holding til I get the hang of it!
andreat78@yahoo.com
www.thebookishbabes.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

This sounds like a great idea. I would love to join as well!
shadowdawn(at)gmail.com

Katja said...

I love this idea! I'm with you. :) Added my blog link to the list.

Lisa said...

I added my link in the Inlinkz. Everyone else's shows a name and "@ blogname" but I only see my name. Hope I did it right. It's the first time I've used Inlinkz. Please let me know if I should change it.

inga said...

Count me in!
I think it's a great idea!

inga from http://www.ingasilbergbooks.com/

Book Flame said...

what a wonderful idea! Count me in

Sidne,the BCR said...

I'M SO EXCITED I'M GEEKED. LOL. I'M SPREADING THE WORD ALSO. NUMBER 13. I SHALL START NOW, LOL

BookLuvr Mindy said...

Hi Sidne, I have gone to all of the blogs a couple times and had no problem finding more than enough reviews. What blogs are you visiting so I can tell you where to find them? I am having troubles finding some on your blog. I am going to do some more looking around. :)

Book Savvy Babe said...

Q: So, do we leave these other blogs comments specifically, or send them emails? Since this was the first week, and I was a little confused, can we just keep this linky continuing? Sorry, I got hurt last week and missed some stuff…..

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