Recently, I’ve been feeling a little bit meh about the blog. I don’t know what it is; there’s just something I’m not happy about. And today I realised I’m an idiot. Instead of sitting around, scrolling through my blog and feeling sorry for myself, I need to FIX THE PROBLEM.
So here’s what I propose: a blog tour buddy read. If you don’t know what a buddy read is, feel free to ask for more detail. Basically, it’s where you read a book with someone else, and discuss it as you go. A blog tour read would be discussing it with our followers as we go. Here’s an example:
We start the book on Monday, and aim to have it finished by Friday. On Monday, I give a summary of the book, and what I hope we’ll see. You all reblog this. On Tuesday, Susan posts her thoughts on the first part of the book. We all reblog this. On Wednesday, Bob does the same. By Friday, we’ve gone through the entire book and talked about our thoughts on it. Then person #5, John, writes a ‘review’ summarising all our thoughts. And on Saturday, we all do our own reviews with our personal thoughts (even John). And we’ll be reading the same book all over the world!
This might be a completely terrible idea. Maybe none of you are interested. But if you ARE interested, let me know! And recommend a book you think we’d like to read. If there are more people interested then there are days, we can always have two people on a day. If you’re reading this and thinking I’m a moron, also let me know. Nicely, please! Maybe I should do what Ed says… If you want to, tell me why you don’t like the idea. Or, better yet, recommend something else we could do!