Friday, January 22, 2010

Saturday Shout Out

I know that I have been spotty with posts the last few weeks but sometimes life catches up with you and you have to take a break. Well, I'd like to get back on track so I'm posting the Saturday Shout Out. This is a chance for everyone to post about favorite books, recent reads, eye popping movies... you name it, now is the time to talk about it.

This is also my opportunity to give updates and news. I'm working on a new format for the Bite Club that includes a regular schedule of weekly postings. Since the blog is designed to be a monthly book club it can sometimes be difficult to fill in the gaps. I'm keeping the author Q&A (be sure to check back on Monday for Adrian Phoenix), the author spotlight (to continue to showcase our monthly author), and the sneak peak for discussion questions (this will now be a weekly occurrence).

I'm also tossing around the idea of having side reads that we informally talk about. This gives us a chance to talk about new release titles, favorite authors, and all the fabulous vampire books that we love. Another new feature that I'm working on is a Casting Call where we cast our favorite vampire book characters with celebrities and people we know. Other ideas are still forming, brewing and stewing in my head, just finalizing details and will announce when they've finished cooking.

A huge Thank You goes out to all that commented on the Decoding the Book Review post. Your thoughts helped cement what I was already thinking and my next review will be much easier to write because of your help. Thanks!!!

So what are you reading? Seen any old or new vamp flicks lately? Found a new author that we all just need to check out? Have any great ideas for what you'd like to see as part of our weekly posts? Just want to rant? Cool. I want to hear it all.



Jen D. said...

Hi Anna!

I don't know why but I always end up answering this post two days late. =/

Just read Soulless by Gail Carriger. It was a fun read. I just picked up Molly Harper's Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs which I've been hearing good things about.

Looking forward to the Casting Call posts. Sounds like a fun idea.

Anna Dougherty said...

Hey Jen,
I have Soulless in my TBR pile and am glad to hear that you liked it. I started it over the holidays but getting a new puppy has put a serious crimp in my reading time. I'm hoping to start up again next week. Fingers crossed:)