Just one post today–to let you know about the launch of Booklist Online’s second blog, Book Group Buzz. We had some interesting conversations at the old Booklist Book Club, but what people kept telling us was that what they really wanted were resources to help them with their in-person (I disdain the digirati’s use of “meatspace”) book groups. And, by golly, that’s what we intend to give them.
Mary Ellen Quinn, Booklist Online’s managing editor, has recruited a crack team of contributors, including:
- Amanda Blau, Children’s Services Program Coordinator for the Downers Grove Public Library
- Kaite Mediatore Stover, Booklist columnist and Head of Readers’ Services for Kansas City Public Library
- Misha Stone, Readers’ Advisory Librarian at Seattle Public Library
- Nick DiMartino, author, playwright, blogger, and bookseller extraordinaire
We’re just getting started, so please pardon our sawdust. But the bloggers have already been busy with posts about biographies, book groups, and more. Please read, comment, and help spread the word. We welcome both your feedback and participation–with your help, we can make Book Group Buzz the place to go for book-group tips, reading guides, news, and helpful links.
I’m on my way over right now.