Two Books for Three Months

Try-It With-Me Tuesday, an interactive weekly time and place to foster connections that challenge and encourage the process to become a well-rounded person.

Feeling busy enough yet this month? I finished my Christmas shopping, though the countdown may still turn into chaos. I’d like to be curled up reading, but I’m carefully marking off my “To Do” list. So, I’m forgoing a new book in December for the TIWMT Book Club.

But wait . . . That doesn’t mean I’m not going to be reading. I’ve chosen two new books for January and February book club choices. I’m also reading Abby Takes a Stand for my daughter’s elementary school reading groups. My participation in her goal last year started my own reading challenges, which have evolved into the online Try-It-With-Me Tuesday monthly book club. We read books from our lifetime pursuit of literature lists.

For the new year ahead, I will choose one book per month, but I will announce it in the previous month. You can find the current and coming month’s book choices on the Try-It-With-Me Tuesday page at the top of my home page. And here there are . . .

January’s Book Choice:
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
Discussion on January 27

February’s Book Choice:
The Fountainhead
by Ayn Rand
Discussion on February 24

Do you want to Try It With Me in 2009?

Here’s how to participate:

First – Find a copy of the book.

Second – Read it by the last Monday of the month, keeping track of lines you like with sticky notes or a running list of page numbers.

Third – Share your impressions in an online discussion here on the last Tuesday of each month. Here’s two ways to join the discussion:

1. Leave your thoughts in the comments.

2. Write a post on your own website.

If you do write a post, I want to publish your link so we can visit your website and see what you have to say. Please email your  permalink to tj (at) tjhirst (dot) com no later than the last Monday of the month by 12 a.m. (Central Time). Feel free to use the TIWMT image in your post.

If your want to write a post but don’t make the deadline, just leave the link in your comments on the Tuesday post.

As this book club grows beyond just a few people, I will add an automatic link up, but I want to maintain an environment that encourages readers of all varieties, whether they are blog authors or not.

1 Comment

  1. Michelle at Scribbit
    Dec 11, 2008

    You have such excellent taste! I keep meaning to do a re read of Angle of Repose–good timing.

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