Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Book Book Movement

Hi folks.

So some of you know I have a book book, in which I've written down every book I've read since March of 1999. The book book is particularly useful when trying to make recommendations to one's acquaintances or when scrounging out a birthday gift for one's father/teacher/neighbor. But on a more primitive level it appeals to human hording instinct. A means of hording experience, if you will. Much like blogging.

The point is, I've been thinking about starting a virtual book book--maybe as another blog, but preferably one that other people would participate in. It will serve both as a quick way for you to make recommendations or say your piece. Is anyone interested? I'll set up a new forum and add whoever is interested as a user. My book book entries are really short--title, author, date, general opinion (usually a line, sometimes a single word). If you want to be a user, there would be no pressure to participate--say you only read one book a year, at Christmas--awesome! You can make one Christmas entry!! Or maybe you read a book every day. Good for you! Tell us which ones you love (and which ones were vile, so we don't waste our time). I feel this is a more-the-merrier endeavor.

Please let me know if you're interested. I'll get it up and running this upcoming week, but it would be fun to have other users going into it with me.

Love,

Moonie

6 comments:

Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt said...

I like the book book blog idea!

Wally Lamb. I Know This Much is True 1998 and She's Come Undone 1997.

jalexissmith said...

sure

x@y said...

I think its a good idea - as a slow reader or a person with not as much time as they would like, I say do it.

I have kept a note book with all I have read in it for the last 10 years or so listed but foolishly I forget to update it for long periods at a time. Good plan though.

Frank said...

Yes, I'm a book book fan and would contribute...

Alice Kildaire said...

what a great idea, I'm game!

Vivian said...

In case anyone's interested (e.g., katherine mercurio gotthardt), upstreet number three contains a 16pp interview with Wally Lamb, in which he talks about his process, his novel in progress, and other good stuff.