New Year, New You…

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
  • Biographies
  • 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
  • Murakami
  • 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

#NPTrg

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

Bethan

 

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