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the casual-ass internet book club: march 2k13

February was a success for the Casual-Ass Internet Book Club! In that I read and posted about it but also someone else read and posted about it! The ever-awesome Rae posted about The Woodcutter here. Having someone else express the same things about a book you both read is so satisfying.

So, for March, I did the same song and dance last month — recent purchases and wishlists and blog posts other people had made about things they’d recently liked and best of 2012 lists and on and on — but then I remembered that my gf had just bought me a book as a surprise! A young adult diystopia! And it was one that sounded really good! And had a blurb from Suzanne Collins!

From Amazon: In the aftermath of a war, America’s landscape has been ravaged and two-thirds of the population left dead from a vicious strain of influenza. Fifteen-year-old Stephen Quinn and his family were among the few that survived and became salvagers, roaming the country in search of material to trade. But when Stephen’s grandfather dies and his father falls into a coma after an accident, Stephen finds his way to Settler’s Landing, a community that seems too good to be true. Then Stephen meets strong, defiant, mischievous Jenny, who refuses to accept things as they are. And when they play a prank that goes horribly wrong, chaos erupts, and they find themselves in the midst of a battle that will change Settler’s Landing–and their lives–forever.

So here’s the plan!

1. Read the book!
2. Post about it on the internet no later than March 31st
3. Link me to your post in the comments here
4. I’ll do a round-up post on April 1st-ish
5. We can have a casual-ass comment party about the book
6. I’ll announce the next book
7. REPEAT

Your site, Blogger, Tumblr, WordPress, even Twitter is fine! (Just Storify and link!) Whatever works for you!

This is a very casual, kick-back, low-expectations, low-effort deal! I just like the idea of reading the same book and then hearing what people think about it. That’s literally it. FUN, YES?! Good.

If you have suggestions for the next book, please please please comment with them and tell me! I’d appreciate if it was available on Kindle, but that’s the only requirement.

Share this with people if you do it! Tell me if you’re going to do it! Tell everyone!