As some of yo may have noticed, fellow blogger Melanie and I have been hinting about a blogging event which will be happening in 2017. We have also mentioned that we would let you know on December 3rd…and thus…it’s ALIVE! I mean…it’s time.
“So… What is Calendar Girls?”
Calendar Girls is a brand new monthly blog event inspired by Neil Sedaka’s 1961 song Calendar Girl. Just like in the song, we decided to use a specific them for each month and choose a book based on these themes! The event is meant to incite discussions with other bloggers about books we’ve read and loved, is meant to help bloggers meet other bloggers, and also for bloggers and readers to find out about blogs which they normally may not have come across!
“Cool! How does it work?”
Simple! Each month is going to have a theme. All you have to do is pick and read a book that you think matches that theme. (No worries! It can be a book you’ve read before, if you want!)
Then, on the first Wednesday of each month each participant will post their book selection to their blog along with their reason why they think that book matches the month’s them (while also adding a link or links to Melanie’s blog or mine, so that others who may be interested can find out more about the event).
Not quite! We want you to visit other bloggers’ posts and discuss with them in their comments section why they chose that book and whether or not you agree. Please remember to be polite!
You’ll be able to find a list of participating bloggers on mine and Melanie’s book-choice posts for the month, which will be updated as new bloggers join the event! Our book-choice posts will also contain the theme for the next month, as well!
“Great! When does it start? And how do I sign up?”
Calendar Girls will be starting in January 2017! That means, your first book-choice post should go up on January 4th, and you should leave a link to your post in the comments section of either mine or Melanie’s post.
In the meantime, please let Melanie or I know you’re interested in joining the Calendar Girls event by commenting below or tweeting us at @flavbibliophile or @Noellbernard, and use the hashtag #CalendarGirlsBooks to spread the word and keep in touch with other participating bloggers!
For updates and reminders, as well as important news, sign up for the #CalendarGirlsBooks newsletter!
And finally…without further ado, here is our January theme…
Best Debut Novel of 2016!
Happy reading! And we hope you’ll join us!