Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Big Reading

As you may have heard, The Big Read is underway here at the DC Public Library. This year's featured book is A Lesson Before Dying by author Earnest Gaines. The Big Read is a concept intended to link readers through one book, a large scale book club. Well this idea has spread, and it now reaches into the world of cyberspace. "One Book, One Twitter" is a new concept developed by Wired contributing editor Jeff Howe. The purpose, he says, "is to get a zillion people all reading and talking about a single book." Starting tomorrow, tweeters will be reading and talking about Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel American Gods. You can pick up a copy of this popular title at your local library! The hashtag for this twitter book club is #1b1t.

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