I look forward to our twitter chat every month, and Tuesday night, did not disappoint. We used #NPTNewU to chat to each other about our New Year, New You reads. At the end of the hour, we moved over to #NPTrg, to discuss about what the twitter reading group means to us…
What did #NPTNewU mean to our tweeters on Tuesday?
New Year’s Resolutions – to read more or try…
- Classics – The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned
- Poetry – Luke Wright’s Mondeo Man, Simon Armitage, Caroline Bird
- Roald Dahl – the adult stuff, as well as the children’s.
What were our tweeters reading or reading about?
- American crime
- Algerian kidnapping
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
- Rob Brydon – Small man in a book
- Adele Faber – How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk
- John O’Farrell – An Utterly Impartial History of Britain: (or 2000 Years Of Upper Class Idiots In Charge)
- Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer – The Fast Diet
Why do we enjoy our twitter reading group? Here are some of our thoughts:
- no pressure to read a book by certain date! can chat about anything i’ve read recently and learnt about some great books
- Have u been in a traditional reading group? I think the obvious plus online is that we can talk about books wherever and whenever we want.
- I think the recommendations have been great – it has altered my reading habits for the better
- I enjoy because I can read what I like, within a theme. I don’t like having to read one book that someone else has chosen.
- Enjoy the randomness of the books that come up. Like tonight – Capote to Diets to Guitars to Grimm to Debbie Reynolds.
- …we talk about a lot more books in one meeting than maybe a trad. reading group would
- …didn’t realise how much of a reading rut I’d got myself into. never thought I’d be reading books on zombies!
- Like the others, I work full-time and can’t get to a normal reading group. I also like the randomness!
Thanks to everyone for making it such a good discussion, join us next month, when we get all loved up. #NPTLove