Friday, April 03, 2009

oh hey, we found us that resident masochist.

Emily Cross has been the masochist--I mean, volunteer--to put together a blog community where Fill-in-the-Gaps people can all come and commiserate--I mean, read and log their reading--together!

Here's the baby new group blog:

Project Fill-in-the-Gaps

We can share lists, see what other readers have our books in common, and celebrate our successes. Also, cross things off! That's my favorite thing to do with a list by far.

Obviously, Emily, count me in.


J.C. Montgomery said...

Cheers to Emily our enabler extraordinaire!!!

Emily Cross said...

Thanks JC,

people are already posting their lists, anyone interested please email me at or just post a comment on the blog.

thanks moonrat for the mention!

Merry Monteleone said...

Wow, I've just been getting my list together today...

It's more difficult than it looks. There are a number of books that I've actually started and stopped for various reasons, and then I was worried I'd be cheating to use those, except I really want to read them at some point... oy. I know, I'm weird. Also, series I'm only counting as one. I figure, if I like the first one I'll just keep reading, and if I don't, I won't take up massive slots in the tally with stuff I won't get anything out of.

Okay, Emily, I'll be sending you mine over the weekend - and I'll post it at my place with a link to yours.

Tara Maya said...

I just got my invite. Woohoo!

Urm. Now I actually have to write my list.

moonrat said...

yay!! glad everyone's playing!!

yeah, list-making is a project. i won't lie. took me several days and lots of consultants.

Andromeda Romano-Lax said...

AGGGHHHH! I'M SO EXCITED! Thank you for doing this Emily. I haven't even checked out the baby site yet, but I'm headed there now. I've gotten WAY too enthusiastic about this little (immense) project. Did I say THANKS again for doing it?

Emily Cross said...

Thanks guys,

Merry - i tried to email you an invite but you don't have your email up on your blog profile so when you email i'll add you as an author.

MoonRat - will i post links of your 100 gap book reviews to bookbook up on the blog too (maybe with the excerpt of the review and then link)

moonrat said...

emily--thanks for all the work. i'll make sure to cross-reference my own reviews with a line or something.

i hope we can figure something out for common titles, so that maybe we can do co-reading clubs. but i can't figure out how.

i'm so glad that people keep signing up! it's going to be great.

Emily Cross said...

"i hope we can figure something out for common titles, so that maybe we can do co-reading clubs. but i can't figure out how. "

Like a book club? Maybe we could assign a common book per month and at the end of the month we can all review and discuss our thoughts on it? and i'm sure even if its not on everyones list people would get involved

Charles Gramlich said...

When I make lists I always put a few things on them that I can cross of quickly. way it feels like I"m accomplishing something.

moonrat said...

yeah, i was thinking along the lines of a book club... i think all my monthly book club books will be fill-in-the-gap books going forward.

but then for the longer ones, maybe it will be like a 3-month project or something (50 pages a week or whatever, depending on title).

emily, if you don't mind, i'll give people a couple of days to sign up and then propose one. eg i'd love to do GOLDEN NOTEBOOK over the summer--i know several people have it on their list, and it's one i really want to get through.

Alps said...

I just made my list! I'm so excited.

Emily Cross said...

Moonrat: that sounds fine to me. i've sent out about another 7 invites so i'd say your right, wait till things quieten down in regards to lists and then you can post your suggestion.

i'll read anything :)

Alps: Remember to email me if you haven't got an invite yet to post.

Alyssa said...

I'd love to join in! I'm working on a crazy-crazy list of world literature that probably won't make much sense and isn't really quite what the project is about. But I'm going to do it anyway!