Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The First Book: The Northern Clemency

Welcome Blogging Bookworms! We are pleased to announce that our inaugural book will be The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher. The novel follows a 20 year span in the lives of a group of suburban neighbors beginning in the 1970s. Hensher examines his characters, relaying the events of ordinary life, both large and small. Feel free to read the book review on Amazon here.

Photo from coverbrowser.com

Since we're just getting started, we want to give everyone time to get the book. You are welcome to start reading whenever you have it, but we will not start the official countdown until Monday April 6. If you’re ever curious how much time is left, just visit this page and check out the countdown in the sidebar. To help you save money and still be able to read with us, we’ve provided a link to a directory of libraries across the country. It’s the first link under Book Resources in the right sidebar.

Once you’ve decided to read with us, please send an e-mail to bloggingbookworms@gmail.com and become a follower of the blog using the widget on the left. We look forward to hearing your comments when the counter reaches zero. Enjoy!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Welcome to Blogging Bookworms!

Hello and welcome to Blogging Bookworms! We are Samantha Karol and Grace Boyle, bookworms with a penchant for blogging and the digital world. Although we’ve never met in person (yet), this idea came about organically, and we decided that we want to bring together other bloggers in the online world to remember the importance of reading books and the fulfillment that you can find from reading, offline.

Here’s how it works:
  • Each month, we pick a book (check back soon for our first selection).
  • We will post the author, title and pertinent information.
  • We allot one month for the book reading, which you can follow with our countdown meter.
  • At the end of the month, we will open up the comments for discussion.
Anyone can join, and if you like our idea, share it with a friend! Just e-mail us to be part of Blogging Bookworms and then “Follow” our blog for updates.

We’re encouraging engagement and interaction, so hopefully as we get rolling readers can contribute their ideas for the next book. We’re here to admin, answer questions, and of course, read with everyone! Happy Reading!

This is a work in progress, so please reference our FAQ and/or e-mail us directly with specific questions at: bloggingbookworms@gmail.com

Sam and Grace