All booked up!

July 4, 2011

I’m so excited – my online book group idea has worked! Lovely people have signed up – well not signed, there’s nothing that formal, but have *indicated* enthusiasm and a willingness to read the chosen book – and so we’re all systems go. I think it’s going to be really fun.

Here’s the plan. We all go away and read the book – and I do admit that I think it’s extra cunning that our inauguration has been timed to coincide with the beginning of the school holidays so we’ll all have time, in theory at least, to read the odd page in between bouts of childcare – and then we’ll reconvene in a month’s time, and either just leave long comments with our thoughts, so that we can all reply to each other’s replies, or maybe even have guest posts featured here if anyone is moved to write a little review.

So, see you back here at the beginning of August to chat about the book – or sooner if you’re moved to tell us how you’re getting on, or if you really love/hate it.

What? Sorry? Oh, what is the book, I hear you ask? Well, in the end, I got most votes for Kate Atkinson’s latest, Started Early, Took My Dog. That suits me fine as I confess, I was missing Jackson Brodie’s chest after the end of the recent BBC series. I think he makes an appearance in this book. Well, at least I hope he does!

Here’s a link to Amazon if you want to buy the book, but I would check your local library first as, with any luck, they’ll have copies. So, happy reading everyone, and see you back here soon …

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  • Five Go Blogging July 4, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    whoo hoo! And guess what? As luck would have it I picked up a copy from a charity shop last week for 75p. Must just finish “The Girl Who Played With Fire” first…

    • Dulwich Divorcee July 4, 2011 at 2:23 pm

      Wow, that’s an amazing bargain, I’ve just shelled out £7.99 from my local bookshop for mine! Shame we don’t live round the corner from each other and we could all share …. I loved those Larsson books, though he doesn’t half go on about the Swedish secret service/industry etc …. pacy stuff 🙂

  • Becky, English Mum July 5, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Book ordered from Amazon today 🙂

    • Dulwich Divorcee July 5, 2011 at 1:05 pm

      Yay!!! That’s brilliant. Gawd I’m really hoping people don’t hate it …. x

  • Jane Alexander July 5, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Weeeelllll……. maybe….maybe…. I do like Kate Atkinson. Hey, maybe you could do a deal with the publishers for each book and get us freebie copies?? *snarf*

    I loved the first Larsson book, found myself wandering off (yup, Swedish secret service/industry etc) with #2 and gave up after two chapters of #3… see, a good editor IS required, IMHO.

    • Dulwich Divorcee July 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      I was just thinking that, about freebie copies, this morning – but I think we’d have to be a bit more established and have plenty of members, which is why your presence is such a joy my dear …. completely agree with you on Larsson, I got to about same place as you in number three and went into a coma, even though I was dying to finish it. Definitely needed pruning x

  • Suburbia July 7, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Read it, loved it!

    • Dulwich Divorcee July 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      Yay! Hope you will come along and add your views on it when we’ve all caught up with you 🙂

  • Catherine July 8, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Having discovered you via Twitter and already reading this book I’m definitely in! Looking forward to discussions when we’ve all read the book.

    • Dulwich Divorcee July 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      So glad you’re in! Welcome aboard. I’ve just started the book too 🙂