One book, one Twitter
The idea is to get everyone on Twitter to read the same book at the same time. Kind of what creator Jeff Howe a.k.a. Crowdsourcing describes as “one massive international book club.” So there were nominations nominated and votes cast, and now the One Book, One Twitter tweeters are reading Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. They’ve got eight weeks to complete the book, and are required to keep their comments to a strict schedule in order not to ruin the surprise for those who read at a more leisurely pace. What do you think? Given that I’ve just taken over the Irish Times Book Club in the temporary absence of my colleague, Rosita Boland, I’m interested to see what makes people read a book, or join an online book club, and what they glean from the whole heady exercise. Any takers? Online book clubs, yay or nay? Those interested in following the tweetin’ shenanigans, #1b1t is the hashtag to bring you all the latest comments.