Libraries ACT launches an online book club.

johnboy 11 July 2011

Territory And Municipal Services have announced that they’re launching an online book club for book lovers who don’t like socialising, but do like arguing about their reading.

“Booked-On has been designed for anyone who likes reading and discussing books but doesn’t necessarily have the time to join a regular book club,” said Vanessa Little, Director, Libraries ACT.

“Having a book club online means that anyone can join in. You don’t have to be a library member and can even participate from interstate or overseas.

“Each month a new book, genre or topic will be posted on the Booked-On blog and readers are invited to read or listen to the audio version and contribute their comments and reviews online for that month’s title.

“Readers can also view and respond to other participants’ reviews and comments to add to the discussion, creating an online conversation about the book.

“For the month of July, participants are encouraged to read Sing you Home the latest novel by internationally-bestselling author Jodi Picoult. Picoult is renowned for novels that explore human emotion in topical and provocative ways so we think it will generate much discussion amongst readers. The book for August will be Caleb’s Crossing, a historical novel from Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks.

They’ve got a blog all set up and good to go.

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