Hi All, I’m very happy to be able to join in on the blog and post about books. I am excited about the new system Rebecca is putting into place. I think it will make the book club more dynamic, because I’ll be able to post reviews and interviews more often and we’ll be able to discuss things right in the blog. I’ll keep the SkepLit forum going, too, until I figure out how many people read both or just the forum or just the blog. So let me know which you read the most and where you like to discuss things.
In the meantime, for those who don’t read the forums….
I’ve been pretty lax in updating the SkepLit forum in the last few months. I’m finally caught up with work and ready to start reading again.
Because it’s the holidays, I’d like to suggest we try reading a book recommended by Lysistrata, who sent me a pm saying, “I would like to suggest a book for future discussions. It is called Inside Job by Connie Willis. It is about a skeptic who investigates paranormal claims. It is very funny. It is also very short so would work for quick discussion.”
I’m a big fan of Connie Willis, plus she lives in Colorado, so I’m proud to be her neighbor. If you’re not familiar with her writing, you’re missing out on some really great reads.
Here are links to amazon and the publisher, plus a couple of reviews I nabbed from a quick google search:
Once Rebecca has the new site up and running (see below for more info), I’ll get back into regular postings about books. I want to read and talk about books a lot more next year, becuase I hardly made a dent in my “to read” stack this year. I can’t let that happen 2 years in a row, or I will be buried alive in books.