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The readers speak again: Life from Scratch book tour 2

First off, THIS IS MY 700th POST.

But what you’re here for today is part 2 of the Life From Scratch book tour. It’s the tour that takes place from the comfort of your own sitting area, so get yourself some coffee or tea and pull up a virtual chair. And while it’s nice to have read the selected book, it’s not required.

See yesterday’s post for background on the virtual book club and to click on links for the first batch of book tourists.

Come along on each stop. EVERYONE is welcome to read and comment on the blogs of the participants below — even if you haven’t read the book.

So begin clicking! Here are today’s contributors to the Life From Scratch book tour. If a post isn’t up yet, try again later in the day.

Tales of Rachel

I Am Not a Handbag

My Preconceived Notion

Here We Go Again

CD 1 Again

Misconceptions about Conception

Turkey in My Oven

Remember to come back tomorrow for links to the last batch of book tourists, and on Saturday for insights from author Melissa Ford.

The readers speak: Life From Scratch Book Tour

Whether you signed up for this book tour back in December or if you are merely here to read what book tourists have to say, welcome to the Life From Scratch book tour. It’s the tour that takes place from the comfort of your own sitting area, so get yourself some coffee or tea and pull up a virtual chair. And while it’s nice to have read the selected book, it’s not required.

Members of this virtual book club have been reading the first published work of fiction by author Melissa Ford, also of the award-winning blog, Stirrup Queens and also of the successful nonfiction book, Navigating the Land of IF: Understanding Infertility and Exploring your Options.

Participants then contributed questions for the rest of the group to answer and discuss, as well as questions for the author to address. Each tourist received a list of questions from which to choose, and each answers those questions on her own blog.

We’ll spend today, tomorrow and Thursday discovering what these book readers have to say. Then on Saturday, Melissa will answer questions posed to her by the book clubbers. So make sure to come back for the next several days, or, better yet, subscribe.

Come along on each stop. EVERYONE is welcome to read and comment on the blogs of the participants below — even if you haven’t read the book. In fact, it would be especially rewarding for the tour participants if you DO comment. It’s highly likely that a lot of time and thought has gone into each person’s contribution. Leaving a comment is kind of like clapping at the end of a play — it lets those on stage know you were there, adding your energy to the performance.

So begin clicking! Here are links to  all book tourists for Life From Scratch . If a post isn’t up yet, try again later in the day.

Write Mind Open Heart

Four of a Kind

Dragondreamer’s Lair

The Road Less Travelled

Tales of Rachel

I Am Not a Handbag

My Preconceived Notion

Here We Go Again

CD 1 Again

Misconceptions about Conception

Turkey in My Oven

Baby Smiling in Back Seat

The Kir Corner

Dreaming of Quiet Places

Seriously?!

Little Steps to Baby Steps

Fertility Challenged in Florida

Too Many Fish to Fry

Bag Momma

Jodifur

Remember to come back Saturday for insights from author Melissa Ford.

Life from Scratch book tour

It’s here! From the mind of the fabulous Melissa Ford (the very first blogger I read) comes her first work of fiction, Life from Scratch.

And you’re invited to read it and discuss in this Virtual Book Tour. None of these fake book tours where you come just for the food.

Oh, there will be food — the book is full of food. And the discussion itself will have whatever virtual food and drink you can conjure in your mind.

Book: Life from Scratch
Author: Melissa Ford (author is participating)
Start Date: today
Question Due: February 15
Questions Listed given to participants: February 21
Post Dates: March 1, 2, 3
How does a Virtual Book Tour work?

  • Sign up for the tour by February 11. EVERYONE WHO HAS THE BOOK AND A BLOG IS WELCOME, whether you know Melissa or not, whether you even know me or not (nice to meet you!).
  • Get the book. Buy it or get it on Kindle, like I did. Read it.
  • Come up with up 1 or 2 discussion questions (not Yes-or-No), which are due to me by February 15.
  • By February 21, you’ll receive a list of questions from other participants. From this list you will choose any 3 to answer on your blog.
  • I will also let you know what your post day is: March 1, 2, or 3. Please have your Q&A ready to go on your scheduled day in early March.
  • On the tour day, links to participant posts will be here on WriteMindOpenHeart. You can then read and comment on the answers from other people who have read and are discussing Life from Scratch. The tour is designed so that each person reads and comments  on the thoughts of other participants.
  • Follow this blog and put the code for this button on your own blog to spread the word.

To recap: Sign up. Get the book. Read the book. Make note of two discussion questions about the book. Wait for me to tell you what to do next (I’ll ride your ass! remind you along the way).

(While you’re waiting for the rest of us to catch up to you, you can put up your review of the book on Amazon.com.)

Easy. Now get yourself that early holiday present!