The Amazing Read
Welcome to the twitter reading group for 2012. We call it the twitter reading group, but you may be having your reading discussion face to face. Please join us in discussing your reading. You might post pictures for Flickr, write a comment on this blog, or your own blog. Don’t forget to add the tag #NYR12.
January is The Amazing Read – to tie in with Australia’s summer reading program.
What is your most amazing read? Is it action packed (perhaps Matthew Reilly), is it real life adventure (like Between a rock and a hard place), is it world news, is it reading Harry Potter, a Harlequin romance or your favourite recipe book?
Your amazing read may take the form of a big fat work, like those written by Neal Stephenson and Brent Weeks, or it may be about scientific discovery (like New Scientist), or reading about someone whose life is different to yours. Your amazing read may be reading about fashions you would not wear, or homes which are nothing like yours (or might be about how to renovate your home). Your amazing read may be an escape or a discovery.
Your amazing read may keep you reading “just one more chapter”, or “one more page” or following one more link on the internet – keeping you up far later than you had planned.
Your amazing read may also be about how you are reading (game, book, e-book reader, tablet, scroll…) what language you are reading in, who you are reading with or to, or even where you are reading (back yard, bed, park, train, bushland, on a boat…)
It may also be about how much you can read in a particular time – are you a binge reader?
When you are reading your amazing read, you might like to tweet using the hashtag #NYR12 so that other people can have a conversation with you about your amazing read. Following this hashtag will also let you find out about other people’s amazing reading.
There will also be a live twitter discussion on January 31st, starting at 8.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (and lasting until about 10.00pm Western Standard Time). Use the tag #NYR12 as you discuss your Amazing read.