Filed under: News, Reviews, Contests | Tags: book club, curiousincident, hashtags, Mark Haddon, sntbc, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, twitter
Book clubs and Twitter go together like chocolate milkshakes and french fries — I’ve never tried it, but it sounds like a good idea. A couple of us down here at the Some New Trend offices finally struck up the courage to brave the unknown, exploring the answer to that age-old question: What happens when you mix Book Club with Twitter? Get ready for some universe exploding!
Our criteria for choosing book club books is simple. Books must be: 1) Paperback/Library available, 2) Short(ish), 3) Interesting. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon fits the bill. Plus, we’ve always wanted to read it, AND it has a die-cut front cover!
We’re still working out the kinks, since Twitter and hashtags are relatively new to us. If you’d like to follow the conversation without joining/contributing, search SNTBC or CuriousIncident via Twitter (if you have an account), or via hashtags.org if you don’t.
- Set up a Twitter account
- Follow @SomeNewTrend and let us know you’d like to join the book group. (You don’t HAVE to do this, we’d just like to know.)
- Follow @hashtags … it should follow you back automatically.
- Scrounge up a copy of this month’s book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
- Read, and Twitter your thoughts along the way! Feel free to post questions for the whole group, if you’d like.
- Tag your comments—we know it eats up character count, but please add both #SNTBC (Some New Trend Book Club) and #CuriousIncident to your comments so we can find your comments.
- Avoid Spoilers! If your post is plot-related, please let us know as the BEGINNING of your comment how far you’ve read (CH1=chapter one, CH2=chapter two, P135=page 135, etc.). That way, your fellow readers will know to wait to read your post until they’ve reached the same place in their own reading.
Let us know what you think, if you’d like to join, or if you have suggestions. And, come to think of it, I HAVE tried french fries with a chocolate milkshake (if a Frosty is a milkshake), and it’s amazing. If that’s not a good omen, I don’t know what is. Happy Reading!
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