02 May 2011

Mrs Readalot's Bloggy Bookclub

Little Miss Readalot, age 7
Mrs Readalot has a great plan for her bloggy Bookclub. She called for ideas and now thanks to her lovely bookloving friend, Helen, Mrs Readalot has a new and much-better plan.

One which will get all you book-reading blogoholics excited because... it involves a linky! And you KNOW how much we bloggers love a good linky!

So Helen's suggestion was this: Mrs Readalot announce at the beginning of the month which book she will be reviewing at the end of the month.

Fellow bookworms can either get hold of their own copy of the same book and read along with Mrs Readalot, or they choose their own book(s) to read... and review.

Young Miss Readalot and the Perm, age 19

But wait there's more.
Book Club members will get a chance to host the linky! A different blog each month - thereby creating more traffic for your blog (who doesn't like that?) and sharing the blog love around.

At the end of the month Mrs Readalot will post her own review and attach a link to this month's Book Club Host and announce the following Month's Book Choice.

Then all the lovely bloggers who have managed to read a book will post a review on their blogs too and then link up their posts over at the linky host. 
At which point we all visit each other's blogs, read each others reviews and leave comments with our thoughts and opinions. Wahoo.

But Mrs Readalot, I hear you say. I am much too busy to read. I have a life - fifteen children, six cats and a guinea pig. I spend my afternoons playing taxicab and my evenings darning socks. Your Book Club sounds fun and all but where would I find the time??

Mrs Readalot would love you to join in with her Book Club fun. So she gently suggests that maybe you could read some kids books to your darlings? And then write a post about the best ones? Isn't that kind of multi-tasking - reading and mummying all at once? Just a thought.

So that's how the Book Club runs

Mrs Readalot is Cool

What do you need to do if you want to join in?
  • Leave a comment on this post telling Mrs Readalot you are "in!" 
  • Make sure you leave your email address so you can be added to the mailing list and receive updates and important information about the Book Club
  • The order that you comment in will be the order you get to host the Book Club linky
  • Make sure you are "following" Greatfun4kids so you don't miss out on any fun
  • Grab the button for your posts and sidebar

Mrs Readalots bloggy Bookclub

Grab the button for your posts and sidebar (and make sure you're "following" Greatfun4kids. If you want to join in the Book Club on a regular basis (and become a host) leave a comment here

  1. Helen from One Trick Pony (July 2011)
  2. Leonie from Kiwi at Heart (August 2011)
  3. Renette from The South African Kiwis (September 2011)
  4. Lyns from Once Upon a Time (October 2011)
  5. Jamie from CactusChatter (November 2011)
  6. Renee from Memoirs of a Mother (December 2011)
  7. Abby from Abby Gabs (January 2012)
  8. Remaliah from Lily & Georgie (February 2012)
  9. Rach from SweetAsNZGirl (March 2012)
  10. Leonie Dons from Sunshinex3 (April 2012)
  11. Amy from Mahlimoo (May 2012)
  12. Miss Kate from Mummybrain (June 2012)
  13. Meghan at MNM's (July 2012)
  14. Stacey at Dear Future Me (August 2012)
  15. Meredy at Count it All Joy (September 2012)
  16. Leonie from Kiwi at Heart (October 2012)
  17. Mrs Readalot from Greatfun4kids (November 2012)
  18. Sarah Meyer from Sarah Says... (December 2012)
  19. Rachel from Rachel Cotterill Book Reviews (January 2013)
  20. Jessica Peters at Jessie Kay Graphics and Design (February 2013)
  21. Linda from Two Succulent Sisters (March 2013)
  22. Lorna from Gin&Lemonade (April 2013)
  23. Pamela from It's My Life (May 2012)
  24. ...you're next??

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Anonymous said...

Hey Simoney
this IS a great idea...I am definitely IN!
woudl love to host sometime AND will definitely add my review when I read the chosen book
Good work Mrs. Readalot.....I like it!

love and light

Anonymous said...

I'm IN Mrs Readalot! Have been wanting to read Water for Elephants for ages. :) Lots of love to you xo (PS I am so sorry we didn't get to meet up...did you read about all the drama on my blog? No internet and tummy bugs and dislocated kneecaps...I was a mess. :( Totally bummed. Next time I'm in NZ I'm descending on your house with gluten free goodies so we can have a good catch up. I'm sincerely sorry! xo)

Leonie said...

Ooo!! Im in too!! I want to read that book too and when my turn comes i have a book all lined up for us to read.

Simone, check out book depository.com GREAT prices!! arrives pretty quick too, even out here in rural nz.

Lyn said...

Hey there : )

Just confirming yes I'm IN although I have my own to read, save me trying to find Water for Elephants to read this month.... will wait and see how you review it instead. : ) Will post up to your linky at the end of the month with a review of the one I've read....awesome, thanks for doing this!!


The South African Kiwis said...

I'm in!

Lyns said...

Hey there, I'm in. Really want to read that book just need to find me a copy xx

Karen Greenberg said...

What a fun idea! I will give this a try. I don't know that I will read Water for Elephants, but I will definitely read something. I just don't know what, yet. We'll see what happens. It could even wind up being The Cat in the Hat.

Jamie Swan said...

Great idea. I need socialness around reading! Too busy for a library book club, this sounds feasible! Not sure what book I'm doing yet, need to get to the library for inspiration as at the moment I'm stuck re-reading old favorites.

Renee said...

Great idea! Book-mad me is most definitely in! :-)

Unknown said...

Hey Simoney, thanks for your email. This does sound great and I would love to be a part of it. I've never hosted link parties before, so can I just link up my review this month and then take it from there? I'm sure I'll be in to hosting a linky in the future, it's sound too much like a party to miss out. Nici.

Karen Greenberg said...

I started reading "Water for Elephants" today. I am SO glad you recommended it and started this book club. I would not have chosen the book on my own, but I'm loving it so far.

Dumb question for you: Can I do two reviews in one month? There is a book that was brought to mind by this book.

Come join me on my journey to figuring out a healthy and happy life!

Unknown said...

I knew it! We are sisters by birth, separated by the sea. I, TOO, am an avid reader, and thrilled with the idea of a bloggy book club! I'm a little late with May's book (although it is on my list of must reads anyway) but look forward to June's book!!

remaliah said...

I'm in!!!!!! I'm sorry, I'm very late...and my 'Water for Elephants' is on the way after I quickly clicked 'Buy Now' instead of waiting patiently until we get to NZ in July to read mum's! Can't wait to read it :) And add me in to host. Number 10 is me :)

Dee said...

Weeeeeeeeeee! I'm so EXCITED!!!! What a GREAT idea! Count me capital I capital N! Wish I had have seen this earlier...! :)

Viv said...

Such a great idea! Im a bit slow to catch on to this (Sorry) but I am def in!!!:)

Anonymous said...

I have just recently started a non-bloggy book club with some friends but I was thinking of including my reviews on my blog too. I would love to join up with you guys when I can!

Our book club just finished The 10pm Question by Kate de Goldi and now we are reading The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean.

Can I please be a host sometime? Thanks :-)


Leonie said...

I'm IN! Yay! for finding this as one of my goals is to read a book a month at least for now anyway, until i have more time, when I can do more!!! Looking forward to it!

Amy said...

I am so in! I can't believe I haven't heard about this until now!

I would love to host the linky too!

Unknown said...

Oh I'd love to be part of this! I'm a real reader! I'm currently trying to fit in 52 books in 52 weeks! You can see my page here for how I'm going! http://blog.mummybrain.com/p/52-in-52.html it's quite exciting finding new authors and so forth. Never been part of a bloggy book club though!

Unknown said...

Ohh sorry! Forgot the email! admin@mummybrain.com

Meghan Maloney Photography said...

August 2012 for me it is then!!! Plenty of time to get my thinking cap on :-)

dearfutureme... said...

Hi Simone, can I sign up to Mrs. Readalots book club please? Looks like my cuppa tea!

count it all joy said...

Hi Simoney,

I'd love to join in on all the book club linky fun! Can you connect me? Love some book club action:) Thanks for the invite. Meredy xo

Sophie said...

Dear Darling Mrs Readalot, Ok, you've twisted me arm, I'm in. But I'm relying on your promise of an email to remind me what book I'm supposed to be reading each month!!! Looking forward to it darling Mrs Readalot. love
bloggy bud Sophx

Unknown said...

Love the reviews, love the books, love bookclub - I'm in! ;)
Sarah :)

Rachel Cotterill said...

Yes please! I'm new to book blogging (although I'd been posting reviews on my other blog for a few months before I started a separate book blog) and would love to make more bookworm friends!

Email: contact [at] rachelcotterill [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I'm in!

Email: jessica.a.peters@gmail.com

Crafts a la Mode said...

Are you still doing book club? I live in the state of Connecticut in America.

Lorna said...

Visiting from blogfrog to say that this is a great idea, and I'm in!

email: creativeconnection@gmail.com

Pamela said...

I would love to be a part of your bookclub!


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