Also, I’m trying to decide, and this will be put up to a vote by the way…SHOULD AUGUST’S DISCUSSION OF THE ACCIDENTAL TIME MACHINE BY JOE HALDEMAN be done on the wordpress blog OR done via the new google group?
Any thoughts on how to transition gracefully over without causing confusion????
The most important thing I should have mentioned in my last post about the Google Group is this…
You do NOT have to participate in every group read to join the group. You can join the group knowing that you’ll be participating in *some* months but not in others. I don’t require a commitment up front on how many you’ll be participating in!
So leave a comment if you’re interested.
Everyone is invited to join my new google group, READING WITH BECKY. Please leave your email address in the comments of this post. I’m hoping that by taking this extra step–instead of making the group “public”–that I’ll be able to avoid some spam. (I have had spammers sign up to Mr. Linkys before which was just very very weird!) But all book lovers are welcome.
As we transition over, I would like to place the emphasis on the group. This isn’t “my” group. This is “our” group. You are an important part of the group. Your opinions are valuable; your participation is central. Without your continued time and energy, this would just be me posting about me. And that just isn’t much fun!!!
August will still be found here on this blog. But our next book–if it is in September or October–and all future books will be discussed via google group. I’m hoping that this “forum” aspect will encourage more participation.
One of the main reasons I’m happy to make the switch is that I want group members to have the freedom to post as much and as often as they’d like. A chance to lead the discussions. A chance to have a more hands-on experience. Members will have the ability to start new discussions, reply to any discussions, create new pages, and upload files to the group.
I’d also welcome the opportunity if others want to take a turn selecting a book and leading that month’s conversations. I’d still join in most likely (if my library has a copy) but I wouldn’t be *responsible* for the discussion so much.