I’m going out on a limb here: I have an invitation for each of you. Will you be my reading buddy? Let me explain.
Over the past few months, I’ve discovered how much I love reading with other people. I’ve done a couple of readalongs, and I really enjoy reading a book with the knowledge that someone else is reading it too. It makes the solitary act of reading into something communal.
So, am I inviting all of you to join me in a readalong? Not exactly.
I must extend a thank you to Buried in Print, who inspired the proposal I am about to make. I’m not thinking anything big or formal or even particularly coordinated. Instead, I’m thinking that if there’s a book on my TBR list that’s on yours as well, perhaps you’d like to tackle it together? That could be as simple (we both read it around the same time) or as complicated (we set a schedule, with follow-up questions) as we’d like. We can also work the timing so that it works for both of us; I’m thinking this will be a long-term project, so all of 2011 is fair game. The main goal is just to read a book together.
Please note: this offer is open to everyone, not just bloggers! I’d love to read with any (or all!) of you.
If you think you might like to be reading buddies, take a look at my 2011 reading goals and my Classics Reclamation Project list and see if there’s anything on those lists that you’re planning to read, too. I’m also open to suggestions; have a book on your TBR list that fits with one of my goals? Feel free to suggest it!
Once you’ve chosen your book(s), leave me a comment or fill out the form below. I’ll get in touch with you and we can work out details. I hope you’ll join me!