I read a post today (which I also reblogged) which suggested posting buddy reviews to make book reviews interesting and get more views.
I had this idea for a while for a book club with us book bloggers but I didn’t really know about how it would work. Then it had me thinking about google chats and stuff. But, I couldn’t formulate how it would properly work.
Then this buddy review thing came up and since a friend of mine from twitter and I decided to read a book together, I thought I could do a buddy review with her on it later. I still haven’t put forth the idea to her yet but I think she’ll be fine.
Then then then I thought we could make some sort of a book club. Basically,
- All of us read one book a month together
- I ask questions on points that I think we can discuss and debate on.
- I put all of it together with each person’s ratings and post it.
That way, you, the reader, get many points of view from one blog post itself. Sure, I might put up a normal review as well but this could be done in the sidelines too.
This would take place through emails and email chats, from what I’ve thought till now. That way I can send each of you questions and you can reply; and group chats/email conversations also can take place.
Then comes the factor of “too many people”. I don’t mean to sound obnoxious but what if many people join in? It would be confusing for the reader to follow up with many names. I think three people on one book at a time would be fine. Max four.
So! Either we’ll have many books and split up into groups or whoever wants will read and I interview only a few.
Let me know what you think about this idea, and if you would want to join. I really want to do this though, I think it would be fun. I’m excited! (To myself: This hasn’t even taken off calm down)