Thursday, June 29, 2006

links for other book blogs

I chanced upon a whole list of book blogs on one fellow foodie bloggers' site. Here is an intro list of blogs for your reading pleasure. And hopefully it may inspire us to keep up with our reading!

Look for them in the sidebar.

Thursday, June 22, 2006


Dear fellow readers of The Bookish Clubber bloggie and 'Kite Runner':

It has been a fun and exciting adventure starting up this bloggie. Setting up a blog out of spontaniety one hot arvo and generating Clubbing Rules at my cubicle with Logan, Shaz and Karen, Shaz choosing a novel, Shaz and I rushing around cubicles to help authorise members into the Club, yelling over Karen's cubicle as we discussed the tagboard and stat counter colours ...

Being a very young online Bookclubbing bloggie, we were thrilled being mentioned by the National Library Board within a week of its birth. Nudges to blog were given to each other when the timelines approached, and those who read ahead had a tough time keeping comments to themselves (ok, herself =P). All sorts of personal, experiential and literary bloggie entries were accepted as a bookclub consists of various kinds of people percieving the novel's themes and ideas from all sorts of angles. It is exactly this wonderful kaleidescope of insights which would make a bookclub successful. With commitment from its members, of course.

Up to date, we only managed to reach Phase 2 out of 7 planned phases. Then the blogging stopped. Of course, it is the holiday so some went overseas, some had no internet access, Shaz got married while the rest were busy attending her wedding (for the entire span of 4 weeks hols) and some chose to just read the novel rather than blog about it.

I deem the break from work might have been a good gauge at what all of us want out of joining The Bookish Clubbers. Some of us are visual-tactile beings (thus we enjoy blogging), and some of us just prefer to read the novel and shelve it aside upon finishing. We are all different. But as this is an online Bookclub, we would require an active member to have:
  • a passion to read
  • a fondness for blogging (or at least just typing one's perceptions about the novel)
  • a commitment to keep up with Discussion Dates, and
  • an open-mind to give opinions and accept opposing views from others

To conclude this lengthy entry, the Bookish Clubbers are proud to say that we are adamant to continue with this online bookclub even though the response for the first novel wasn't as what we had expected. For the next novel coming up (we'll announce it when it'll be), we would be greatly pleased to have members with the above 4 qualities to be in our Bookish Club. So if you would sincerely like to join The Bookish Clubbers, please leave Shaz or me a sms/note/tag/email so that we would know that you're ready to dive into this exciting adventure with us.

With Passion, anything is possible. Likewise, if we all could share the same passion for reading and blogging, The Bookish Clubbers would be a successful and pleasurable outlet for us to intellectually engage ourselves in social issues and themes through the magical realm of imagination and clever literary writing styles of writers in the world.

P.S: We might have a get-together to discuss about 'Kite Runner' over dinner after we attend Emeritus Professor Shirley Chew's talk on the 15th of July 2006 at the Central Lending Library about this novel. So far, we've only gotten Shaz, Karen and myself confirmed for the dinner and talk. Do give us a shout if you wanna join us, or just for a cuppa to relax. We do talk about other stuff, you know.