June 3, 2011

Hey Book Bloggers! Wanna join my Book Club?

Magical Urban Fantasy Reviews

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. Sorry that I was late this week

Once again, I am completely open to suggestions on anything that we could change or any other fun ideas!



Katja said...

I'm with you again! Loved this idea, that we're actually reading and commenting the reviews. :) Not just mindless connecting.

Leia-Ann said...

Yes please! Agree with what Katja said (thanks for the twitter link!), this sounds like one incredibly fabulous idea.

Jenni Elyse said...

I think this is a great idea. I'd love to participate. I like all your rules too.

Unknown said...

I'm really enjoying this! I have found several new blogs to follow & some great reviews.

Sidne said...

I too enjoy this and i shall spread the word. i agree with Katja. There are so many memes going on that we lose the MAIN purpose, REVIEWS. Its nice to have something to place the focus back to the purpose. glad you thought of this wonderful idea.

Sonia said...

I agree with everything you said. I also would be happy with fewer followers if I got more comments. That said, I am adding the url to my google reader.

GatheringBooks said...

Hi, better late than never I suppose. Count us in over at GatheringBooks! =)

Anonymous said...


I just found your blog. I would love to do this with you. I just started my blog last month and I am just now doing reviews along with other things on my blog. I was thinking that maybe I should just do a book review blog and do one about my personal life. Let me know if that is a smart idea please.

So, until I figure this out and the linky is not working. It says that it is closed and I couldn't find a new one for THIS weekend.

Here is my information:

Ramblings from the Dragons Den

I hope to hear from someone about this, if not I will go on the links that are on here and I will start doing what the rules say to do!


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