Reconstructing Amelia (Book Lovers Unite Online Book Club June 2013 pick)


It’s May 24- which means we are 1 WEEK away from the beginning of Book Lovers Unite Online Book Club- in case you did not know, this is a club that I’ve been wanting to begin for some time. Having my own online book club has been a dream for some time- and it’s happening! Book-Alicious Mama is going to co-host (so thankful for having a co-host who’s passionate about reading!)


Ok- here are some guidelines for this month:

1. Read ahead, read along, come in late, whatever- BUT each Friday questions and thoughts for the weeks reading will be posted on Traveling With T. Please only comment about that weeks reading in that post (don’t “spoil” for the readers who are actually reading along (and for anyone who might join later!)

2. You may have seen #bookloversunite being used- as of now, we will not be having a Twitter chat or discussing Reconstructing Amelia on Twitter (at least not a scheduled discussion!) You may wonder why- and this is it: With Twitter we have character length to worry about- and I’d like for us to have a deeper discussion if at all possible.

How will the hashtag #bookloversunite be used? I’m so glad you asked! I’ve made a Pinterest board to post pictures of Reconstructing Amelia (and future Book Lovers Unite Online Book Club choices!) So help a girl out: If you are reading Reconstructing Amelia, take a pic of the book with your coffee, on your bedside table, with your pet posing with the book- whatever (obviously no obscene pictures, though). When you post them to Twitter, use #bookloversunite and you may see that pic on Pinterest!

When each Friday’s questions/thoughts are posted- I’ll post on Twitter and use #bookloversunite.

I’m working on some more surprises- and if/as things happen, you’ll be sure to know!

3. It was asked if we’d have blog buttons to post on each person participating blog- WE WILL. Where are they? I have someone creating them- and as soon as they are finished- then they will be posted. Feel free to “take” them- but please do not use them for your own personal projects.

4. Most importantly- this is to be fun! So, get your book (buy or borrow), and join in on reading Reconstructing Amelia!

Here are some links of previous news regarding Reconstructing Amelia:

Reading Schedule for Reconstructing Amelia

Book Lovers Unite Online Book Club


Thursday Mashup

It’s a lot of reading lists popping up, some e-books on sale, and some reviews…. It’s Mashup style!


Summer Reading Lists

3, count them 3, reading lists have popped up the last few days- and have mercy- they all have some great sounding books (and none of them are mentioning the same books! So no belly-aching saying “I don’t know what to read this summer” because book lovers- you are in for some treats!

Great Thoughts has posted their reading list with 20 books- The Best Books to Read on Memorial Day Weekend– and it’s got some great ones!

I’ve read and reviewed 2 that made the list: The Affair and The Other Typist.

And Reconstructing Amelia, the book we are reading at Traveling With T for the inaugural Book Lovers Unite Online Book Club also made Great Thoughts list! So pick the book up, join in on the fun at Traveling With T and let’s read! HERE is the reading schedule for Reconstructing Amelia!

Jen Lancaster has posted her (Early) Summer Reading List– and Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler made that list!

Deep South Magazine has posted a teaser of their Summer Reading List (the rest will be revealed in June). Of the 5 books, I own 3 and have read 2- so I must have good taste, right? 😉

My review of Topped Chef has been posted, I’ve read; but currently working on my review for Looking for Me (get the Kleenex folks!) and I have The Cherry Cola Book Club– but have not read (YET). I did meet Ashton Lee and HERE is my post about that memorable experience!


E-books on Sale:

Meg Waite Clayton’s The Wednesday Sisters is currently on sale for .99! 99 cents! That’s cheap! If you haven’t bought it, get it! If you have it in paperback, but have a Kindle or Nook- buy it for that just in case you get the hankering to read it again and you are on vacation or something. Got a book club? Consider being generous and buying everyone a copy so they can see what the fuss is about.  Got a family member graduating? Give them the gift of reading by getting them this e-book (bonus points for generous spirit if you buy them the e-reader device as well.)


Assignment today: Go check out the reading lists, grab that 99 cent e-book and report back what book you are excited to see make a reading list!



Reading Schedule for RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA (Book Lovers Unite Online Book Club)

Hey everyone-

We’re getting closer to June- to when my blog, Traveling With T and Jen S (go check out her new blog Book-alicious Mama) will be reading RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA. We both are beyond excited!

Here’s the link to the previous post explaining the rules, the details, etc- Book Lovers Unite Online Book Club

Reading schedule for Reconstructing Amelia:

First, I know some of us have the “real” books- but I know there are several of us that have either bought or are not so patiently waiting for the library copy to loan an e-copy. So the breakdown of the reading schedule reflects both styles.

Week1 (beginning on MAY 31) read: pages 1-95 (for e-readers the title of last chapter will be Facebook Sept 30)

Week 2 (JUNE 7) read: pages 96-202 (for e-readers the title of first chapter will be Amelia Sept 30/ last Amelia Oct 14)

Week 3 (JUNE 14) read: pages 203-292 (for e-readers the tile of first chapter will be Amelia Oct 18/last Amelia Oct 22)

Week 4 (JUNE 21) read: pages 293-380 (for e-readers the title of first chapter will be gracefully Oct 24th/end of book)

Basically it’s a 100 pages a week (slightly less).

So what fabulous thing do I have planned for June 28th? Well- it’s still early planning on that- but I know for sure that day will be dedicated to overall thoughts, likes/dislikes and more. There very well could be some more surprises planned- so I’d def keep my eyes and ears open!


So just a few more things: if you love doing the Twitter thing- and you’re reading Reconstructing Amelia with us- do a favor and tweet something like: Reading RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA w/ T and Jen S #onlinebookclub #bookloversunite. And, I’ve got something planned for our hashtag #bookloversunite so you’ll want to keep an eye on that! Facebook more your speed? Share it on Facebook!


Happy Reading!