64,483 Members

I’d love an invite to join your book group when you discuss Trout Kill, so please send me one if you’re so inclined. Find more about book groups at my website. If you belong to such a group, I’d guess your membership is under ten folks.

But have you heard of a book group with 64,483 members? That’s the claim made by Jeff Howe and 1book140, a Twitter book group. That’s right, Twitter! Read a book, then tweet your critique in 140 characters or less. What a concept! Here’s an example, as tweeted by Kay C–, and based on Neil Gaman’s graphic novel The Sandman (excerpted from May 20, 2012, NY Times Book Review): “Structure of Sandman ser like a Dickens novel, chars coming/going, sprawling plot, serial but a whole.” [“Ser” is shorthand for “serial.”]

So, what do you think of this idea? More later.

Quote of the Day: “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” William Wordsworth

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