Sunday, March 20, 2011

You're invited to participate in the Christian Fiction Book Club!

The Christian Fiction Book Club meets every six weeks at different book blogs. Hosts are chosen from participants in the most recent book club discussion. Feel free to grab the button and come join the conversation!

Discussion dates:

April 9- The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen
Host: Joy @ Edgy Inspirational Romance

May 21-
Words by Ginny Yttrup
Host: Julie at My Only Vice

July 9- Pompeii by TL Higley
Host: Amber at Seasons of Humility

August 13- Digitalis by Ronie Kendig
Host: Jules at My Own Little Corner of the World

September 24- The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund
Host: Lydia at The Overweight Bookshelf

November 5- Dancing on Glass by Pamela Binnings Ewen
Host: TBD

December 17- She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell
Host: Renee at Black n Gold Girl's Book Spot

Want to participate?

1. Secure a copy of the book club pick and read it before the discussion date.

2. Find the reading group guide in the back of the book or on the publisher's website. Choose one or more of the discussion questions to address in a blog post. You might also want to include a short review of the book.

3. Schedule your blog post to run on the discussion date. You may copy and use the book club logo above if you'd like.

4. On the discussion date, the host will run his/her review and answer a few discussion questions. The host will also include a MckLinky at the bottom so bloggers can link their posts.

5. On the discussion date, we all hop around reading and commenting on the reviews and opinions of participating bloggers.

6. If you do not have a blog of your own, you can share your opinions about the book club pick in the comment sections of other blogs.

7. Have you already read our book club picks? Great, participate anyway! You'll have a head start answering some of the questions!

Do you know how long it took me to make this button?? Please grab it and post it somewhere!

(If you want to shrink the button to fit your sidebar, change the width number from "320" to "160" and the height number from "222" to "111")

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  1. Thanks so much for listing what we will be reading! I've read most of them so I'm excited to see what others think of them. I'm currently reading Dancing on Glass. I loved loved loved Words. Pompeii was a pleasant surprise for a non-historical fiction fan(me). I enjoyed The Girl in the Gatehouse and am looking forward to the discussion on the 9th. I'll be looking for copies of the others. Thanks so much again Joy for getting this together and planning it all out for the year! EXCELLENT!!

  2. Glad you find it helpful Julie!

    I haven't read any of these yet, but I already own 4 of the 6 titles. It seems like a good mix. I was hoping they wouldn't all be romance, because I wanted to open this up to people who enjoy other genres.

  3. Joy,

    I agree with Julie--thank you for listing the schedule for the upcoming book discussions! I'm not sure all that it entails, but if you're still looking for a host I'd be willing to host the book discussion for Pompeii or She Walks in Beauty. :)


  4. These look good, Joy! I'll post about this soon :)

  5. This is so smart and clever! Way to step up your game! *high five*

  6. Thanks Joy. I plan to participate in at least 4 of these discussions if not all. I will be in on the first 2 for sure.

  7. If you are looking for hosts please consider me. I may need help on setting up a Mr. Linky as I have never done that before, but I'm willing to learn!

  8. Thanks Amber and Julie for being willing to host! We definitely had a problem filling the position before. This is my second turn b/c no one volunteered after our last discussion.

    The way it works is we pick a new host from the people who linked up for the most recent discussion. So if either one of you want to host for Words remind me again while we're discussing Girl in the Gatehouse! :)

    Thanks Renee Ann for publicizing it!

    Juju- high five! :)

    Library- We'd love to have you participate! Thanks for joining in. :)

  9. I am so impressed that you created that button! I'm happy when I can correctly cut and paste the link, never mind trying to create one.

    Thank you for posting the list. I started The Girl in the Gatehouse this week. Since we are experiencing a spring snow storm here in the Northeast, I've decided today is my reading day. No work. Just play.

    I'd be happy to host one of the reading blogs. I don't have a traditional type blog. Look mine over and see if you think it will work. I've thought of starting a new one, but this one is finally gathering steam.

    I'm excited to join this group! I've been trying to get a book club started in my area, but it just isn't working. Thanks again!

  10. I'm working on my post for April right now! I'd love to host one of the future months...I've read all except two of the titles. Let me know and I'll gladly do it!

  11. I have been looking for a christian book club to join. Love books. Im excited about doing this.

  12. Woohoo! I just won a copy of Words, so I'm going to participate in that one!!!!

  13. Great to see you line up and I'm thrilled you've let us all know about it here at TBCN!! Blessings

    Nora :o)

  14. Do we have a host for November? I actually got this one read and loved it.

  15. Hi! I would love to participate in Christian Fiction Book Club. I've been reading Christian fiction since early last year. I am reading a couple of books this month--In name only by Ellen Gable and The Doctor's Lady by Jody Hedlund. Hope to hear from you! :)


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