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Marching with the Barren Bitches Book Brigade–Tour Twenty-Two

Here is the master list for the 22nd tour of the Barren Bitches Book Brigade. What is the Barren Bitches Book Brigade? It’s a book club from the comfort of your own living room. The book club is conducted entirely online and open to anyone (male or female) in the infertility/pregnancy loss/assisted conception/adoption/parenting-after-infertility world (as well as any other related category I inadvertently left off the list). It is called a book tour because everyone reads the same book and then poses a question to the group. Participants choose a few questions to answer and then post their response on their blog. Readers can jump from blog to blog, commenting along the way. We read both fiction and non-fiction.

Anyone can jump aboard–it’s a book club where you can drop in and out as you wish and all in the community are welcome.

Book: The Phantom Tollbooth (yes, the old middle grade classic)
Author: Norton Juster
Start Date: October 12
Question Due: December 2nd
Question List Sent Out: December 4th
Post Date: December 7th

(need an explanation of how a book tour works? Click here to go to a list of posts on the past book tours as well as information about future tours.)
Something New: the participants on this tour will choose the next book.

About The Phantom Tollbooth: As we did for Harriet the Spy, we’ll be reading this middle grade fiction book through the eyes of an adult and applying Milo’s journey to our own lives.  Long before there was Harry Potter, there was Milo, the boy who saved Rhyme and Reason.

Barren Bitches Book Brigade List (The blogs below are participating on this current book tour. On December 7th, you’ll be able to jump from post to post to read a plethora of opinions and thoughts on The Phantom Tollbooth. I will keep adding to this list until 11 p.m. on December 2nd. The list is currently open)

Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters
The Road Less Travelled
Expecting to Expect
After Iris
Roadblocks and Roller Coasters
The Dragondreamer’s Lair
Into the Light Again
Baby Smiling in Back Seat
Desperately Seeking Baby
Life, Family and the Pursuit of Sanity
Wistfulgirl’s World

Not on the list and want to join? Drop me an email at thetowncriers@gmail.com. You can add yourself up until 11 p.m. on December 2nd.

How the book tour works:

(1) leave a comment or send me an email (thetowncriers@gmail.com) saying that you’re interested in participating. I need your blog name, blog url, and email address.

(2) read The Phantom Tollbooth by December 2nd (or at least enough of it in order to ask a question to the group).

(3) create a single question that would kick off a discussion (in other words, any question that leads to more than a “yes” or “no” answer where someone can express their opinion) and mail it to me on December 2nd (or any time beforehand). I will send you a reminder email close to the date. Click here to see sample questions from tour #4.

(4) on December 4th, I will send you a list of possible questions. Everyone will choose 3 questions off the list and answer them in a blog entry.

(5) on December 7th, people will begin to post their entry. I will post a linked list of all the people putting up their entry that day so people can go around and read the entries and comment (start a discussion back and forth in the comments section). Reading the entries and commenting on the posts is the best part of the tour–by the end of the week, you should have a comment from every participant (and maybe even a few new permanent blog readers).

1 comment

1 Road Blocks and Roller Coasters { 10.12.09 at 10:19 am }

I would love to partcipate!

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