Sorry I donâ€™t have chocolates for all of my Valentines out there, and I havenâ€™t figured a way to pour either champagne or cocoa into the machine without spectacular fizzes and fireworks, but happy V-day and happy blogiversary to us all.
Weâ€™re still hammering out the details here, but in celebration of two years of blogging without running out of words to type, this is what I have to offer.
A virtual book club, complete with author. Yes I know that RUSSL has an ongoing book discussion–Iâ€™ve been in touch with the forum leader to discuss toes and the stepping on of same, but this will be a little different. Weâ€™re going to start on a highly appropriate upcoming date, kicking off with something by yours truly about the book, how I wrote it and why, interesting tidbits and whatever comes to mind. Weâ€™ll then begin a thread or two, and see where it leads us.
Iâ€™d be glad for any suggestions from you, especially if youâ€™ve participated in book groups beforeâ€”live or electronic. What worked for you, and what really didnâ€™t? What did you find irritating? What unexpected pleasures? And how do you feel about a book a month?
To add to the fun, each month weâ€™ll have some kind of giveaway related to that bookâ€”those will vary, from books to t-shirts to whatever strikes my fancy.
All I can say for sure is, some time in the next year weâ€™ll be giving away a signed, first-edition copy of THE BEEKEEPERâ€™S APPRENTICE, and a signed, first edition A GRAVE TALENT
Yep, first editions. Not sure what theyâ€™re worth, reports vary from $300 to $900, but if you luck out, one of those sweethearts is yours.
Oh, and that appropriate date the shenanigans begin?
April 1st, of course.