Saturday, November 10, 2007
Garden Bloggers' Book Club November Newsletter
You all haven't forgotten about the Garden Bloggers' Book Club, have you? Is everyone busy reading the October-November selection... Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden by Eleanor Perényi?
Here are three ways to participate in this virtual book club for October-November.
1) Read the book and post something about it on your blog.
2) Post on your blog about what the following quote from the book means to you: “I can’t resist them and invariably let optimism get the better of judgment, which come to think of it may be the first principle of gardening.” Or if you don't like that quote, you might consider the quote I posted about the other day.
3) Post anything about the book club on your blog, even if you don't have time to read the whole book or chose not to read it this time. Think of it this way, if it were a real book club, would you skip the meeting and the chance to socialize and chat with other members, even if you hadn't read the book? No, you'd go anyway for the fun of it!
Once you've posted something for the book club before November 30th, let me know via a comment or email (mdg_blog AT comcast DOT net) and then I'll include you in the virtual meeting post on November 30th.
In the meantime, it is nearly time to choose a book for December-January. Leave a comment with your suggestions, or send me an email note. In a few days, I'll post a survey with the suggestions and go with the most popular choice, like I did for the current selection. If there are enough suggestions, maybe we can also choose a February-March selection, too! I love to plan ahead, don't you?
(The tree in the picture above is a Red Maple, Acer rubrum 'October Glory'. In my garden, the color doesn't reach a peak until November).