Warren Ellis’ Crooked Little Vein was the first choice of the book club. We’ll start reading it together in January so there’s plenty of time for you to buy it (or you can even ask for it as a Christmas present!).
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after several weeks of voting, we’re finally really close to know which is going to be our very first book!
Week after week, twitter book lovers have voted for their favourite books out of the list and now the decision is down to:
warren ellis’ crooked little vein or brett easton ellis’ less than zero
if you haven’t voted yet, please do! the whole process is going on on twitter (it’s the whole point of our microblogging book club experience) so all you have to do is follow @thebookclub and then reply to us with the book of your choice, choosing (1) for crooked little vein or (2) for less than zero, plus the reason why you’re choosing that one.
@thebookclub (1) because it sounds like a good book.
could it be any easier? :)
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We have started to choose our first book for the Twitter Book Club.
We received 14 book suggestions, which you can see in a post bellow. Everyday we will have a poll with two books, and you have to choose one. After 7 days, when all the polls are done, we will announce the book to read.
Have you voted yet? What are you waiting for?
The idea of having a Twitter Book Club is that pretty much all of it will happen on Twitter. This page alone is only a secondary device used to provide more information and clarification.
Now, about the way we will be using to choose the books we will be reading:
We will be using Strawpoll, which is a poll system for Twitter.
Depending on the number of suggestions we have we will have a number of days of polls, a poll a day and we want you to choose one of the two book suggestions in those polls.
So, what will the poll be like?
the poll for the day will be a tweet that will look something like this:
Which book do you prefer: Hamlet by Shakespeare (1) or The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (2)?
To answer you must reply to @thebookclub like this:
Once we go through all the suggestions, the one that had the most votes will be the book that we will be reading.
In order for us to count your vote you must be following us on twitter, so if you aren’t already, do it now, just head to Twitter, sign in and go to our user page http://twitter.com/thebookclub and follow us.
So stay tunned, for we will be voting on the book to read very soon.
Alright, so far we’ve received 14 suggestions for our first reading. Do your homework and google them because you will be asked to vote:
- Crooked Little Vein, by Warren Ellis (suggested by @jjnopants)
- A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle (suggested by @EvertBruyns)
- The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle (suggested by @EvertBruyns)
- Less than Zero, by Bret Easton Ellis (suggested by @paudecanela_nz)
- The Melancholy of Resistance, by László Krasznahorkai (suggested by @idaft)
- Midnight’s Children, by Salman Rushdie (suggested by @faxmachine)
- Choke, by Chuck Palahniuk (suggested by @alexgamela)
- A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R. R. Martin (suggested by @Madril)
- Ham on Rye, by Charles Bukowski (suggested by @sixhat)
- Hamlet, by William Shakespeare (suggested by @bwagy)
- Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon (suggested by @carlosalonso)
- Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess (suggested by @Lalanav)
- The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby (suggested by @fairytonic)
- Free For All by Don Borchert (suggested by @Stencelpencil)
We’ll be choosing our first book soon! But you can already start thinking about suggestions for the next time.
The twitter book club kicked off today. the idea quickly attracted the nice fellows at twitter and @thebookclub reached 16 followers in less than one hour. we know there’s heaps more people out there that would like to be a part of this so please do spread the word!
We’re going to be selecting our first book soon. suggestions should be made via twitter (reply or DM’ing @thebookclub). eventually, everything will end up here too but if you want to be a part of it, join twitter - if you haven’t yet - and start following @thebookclub.
Because we don’t want this to be just another online book club or forum about book (there’s way too many of those out there yet), this page will only be a secondary thing. Twitter is the club’s main platform. That’s what makes this book club unique.
Discussing books with a 140 characters limit is challenging, sure, but who doesn’t love a challenge?
Because we want this to be an open community, this tumblr page will be open to any club member that wants to post here. Just DM @thebookclub on twitter or send an email to twitterbookclub [at] gmail [dot] com and let us know that you’re interested in posting here.
Well, anyway, keep the book suggestions coming, people! We’ll have a poll with them and the most voted one will be the first book to be read and discussed by the members of the club on twitter.