Friday, July 8, 2011

Bookie Brunch: schedule

Bookie Brunch
Founder: Sasha Soren
(Random Magic)
Come join the discussion!
* Every Sunday*

What’s Bookie Brunch all about?: Bookie Brunch is a weekly meet-up, held every Sunday, where book bloggers can have a cup of tea and chat about a particular bookie question of interest.

The discussion is open from Sunday through Wednesday, and you’rewelcome to drop by any time to add your opinion or read what other people have to say.

This discussion is open as well to general readers or bloggers in a different field, authors, publishers and publicists.

Courtesy guidelines: All thoughtful comments will be considered and probably get a response from fellow bloggers. In fact, you’re encouraged to talk about it and share viewpoints or include links to relevant materials. We’d like everyone to have a nice time. Differing viewpoints are just fine, even if strongly expressed, but inflammatory or off-topic comments will be removed.

Contact Bookie Brunch:
Be a guest at an upcoming brunch: @StoryWings
Bring goodies for a giveaway: @StoryWings
Suggest a question: @LiederMadchen
Browse Bookie Brunch discussions: Fluidity of Time
Other Random Magic Tours: Sasha Soren

Find Bookie Brunch

You’re invited! Feel free to join us every Sunday for great company, fun discussions, and occasional goodie giveaways. Some upcoming dates are listed below, it’ll be great to see you there. Calling all bookies - grab a seat and let’s talk books.

We’ll be talking about...

e-readers vs. print editions

fantasy vs. realism in books

characters vs. plot

and lots of other cool and bookish questions

Bookie Brunch vlogs list

Sunday, July 10
Host: Songs and Stories | @LiederMadchen
Question: Are books better with or without love triangles?

Related topics to consider:
Do you root for a particular character in the love triangle and why?

What is your favorite literary love triangle?

Giveaway: Cute and colorful tote bag and The Third Circle by Amanda Quick

Sunday, July 17
Host: Moonlight Gleam’s Bookshelf | @MoonlightGleams
FYI: I will be a guest ;-D
Question: Do you prefer e-books or print copies of novels, and why?

Related topics to consider:
Do you have a specific e-reader that you prefer?

Why did you choose that particular e-reader, did you try any others, and what were your experiences with them?

Print Copies:
Do you prefer hardcovers or paperbacks, and why?

Sunday, July 24
Host: This Miss Loves To Read | @MissIrenne
Question: Do you think people only read classics because they are classics or because they are actually enjoyable?

Related topics to consider:
Is there a classic that you don't think should be a classic? Why do you think that?

Sunday, July 31
Host: Beyond Strange New Words | @StrangeNewWords
Question: People often tackle the issue of characters or plot being unrealistic or not possible in real life.
Are you on the-book-must-be-believable/realistic side or not? Why or why not?

Related topics to consider:
Do you prefer books with fantasy elements or books which stick to the world we know?

Do you think it is important that contemporary literature remains true to life or do you welcome deviations from what would normally happen?

Sunday, August 7
Host: StoryWings | @StoryWings
Question: Do you prefer hardcovers or paperbacks and why?

Related topics to consider: Would you consider buying a book that wasn't in your preferred format (hardcover vs. paperback) - if so, what would be your reason for doing so?

Sunday, August 14
Host: vvb - yup, it will be me ;-D
Guest blogger: Jo of The Fluidity of Time
Guest blogger: Natalie of Songs and Stories
Guest author: Scott Nicholson, author of Liquid Fear
Guest author: Belinda Boring, author of Without Mercy
Guest author: Zoe Whitten, author of Peter the Wolf
Guest author: Louise Bohmer, editor/author of Old School

Question: Are you likely to read an e-book with an appealing cover or does the description/synopsis of an e-book weigh more heavily?

Related topics to consider:
In keeping with my August Thrills-n-Chills event, please show us or link to 2-3 e-book covers that captured your attention recently, and tell us why.

Giveaway: The French Gardener by Santa Montefiore -ends Aug 31

Sunday, August 21
Host: The Fluidity of Time
FYI: I am a guest ;-D
Question: Have you ever stopped reading a series due to unexpected or
disappointing changes in the characters, writing, etc.?

Do you consider going back, or do you give up on the series?

Related topics to consider:
Do you think series should be never-ending (going well past 10 books), or do you think it keeps it fresher for an author if they stop after a certain number of books in a series?

Sunday, August 28
Host: Splash of our Worlds
Question: What's the most important part of a book for you, the
characters or the plot?

Related topics: Would you consider buying a book because you liked the
character, even though you disliked the plot, and vice versa?

Sunday, September 4
Host: Songs and Stories
Question: What is one book that made you cry, and what was it that affected you about that particular story?

Related topics: Are you a Happily-Ever-After kind of person or do you like tragedies more?

Sunday, September 11
Host: Me, The Book Nerd
Question: What are three songs that remind you of your favorite book?

Related topics: Why do they remind you of that particular book?

Sunday, September 18
Host: Songs and Stories
FYI: I am a guest ;-D
Question: What is your favorite kind of magical/mythical/supernatural creature to read about?

Related topics: Is there any kind of mythical creature you would like to see more of? Or less?

Sunday, September 25
Host: Snowdrop Dreams of Books
Question: Discussion of all things magical within the book world (would like to take time to include ‘Random Magic.’).

Related topics: Specifically related to Random Magic (if you've read the book) - what was your favourite magical place that Winnie and Henry visit? What made it so magical for you?
Unrelated to Sasha's book - what books would you recommend to those of us in love with the magical world? What type of magic do you gravitate towards the most - spells, enchanting places like Wonderland/Narnia, or magical beings like witches/faeries?

Sunday, October 2
Host: This Miss Loves To Read
Question: Which is your favourite classic novel, and why?

Sunday, October 9
Host: Story Wings
Question: Are you a book buyer or a book borrower? Why?

Related topics:
Do you lend books or are you too possessive?
Do you buy books after borrowing them if you like them?

Sunday, October 16
Host: vvb - me again ;-D
Guest blogger: Sarah of Sarah Says Read
Guest blogger: Christina of The Book Addict
Guest blogger: AimeeKay of Reviews From My First Reads Shelf
Guest author: Prue Batten, author of A Thousand Glass Flowers
Guest author: Crystal Johnson, author of The War Game

Question: What are your thoughts on books that are an unusual size? (i.e. coffee table books, larger than mass market or trade paperback or hardback, miniatures, non-rectangular, pop-up books)

Related topics to consider:
-Do you own any unusual-sized books?
If so, what was it about them specifically that appealed to you?

-If you don't own any, do you have any on your wishlist?

Please provide title(s) and author(s).

Sunday, October 23
Host: Fluidity of Time
Question: Since we’re close to Halloween, I’m curious --- if you could be any magical creature for three days (three’s a good number, since it lets you have a fair run at it), what would you be? Of course, you’d be able to turn back to yourself after 3 days, so no worries about getting stuck!

Sunday, October 30
Host: What Book Is That?
Question: What's your favorite spooky story? Alternatively, if you don't like spooky stories, why not?

Related topics:
Do you have any other spooky/paranormal/ghost stories you'd like to recommend?

If you could dress up as any spooky book character, who would it be? What would your costume look like?

Any other spooky things you'd like to discuss?

Sunday, November 6
Host: funny wool
Question: Do you like the smell of books?

Related topics:
Do you have any other odd book-related obsessions? For example - must have matching covers in your series books, must be the first to open the book or crease the cover, or can't stand creased covers or pages, or if you have both paperback and hardcover versions of a series, the cover art has to match, etc.

Sunday, November 13
Host: Fluidity of Time
Question: Does cover art influence what you read?
If you aren’t familiar with an author, and you don’t like the cover art, would you try the book?
Have you ever loved the cover art, and didn’t enjoy the book?

Sunday, November 20
Host: Fluidity of Time
Question: How do you discover new books?
Do you look for recommendations on book blogs, ask your friends, go to the library?
All of the above?
None of the above?
Have you ever received a book recommendation from a completely unexpected source?

Sunday, November 27
Host: Assortments
Question: Are relationship-oriented dilemmas (girlfriend-boyfriend relationships, to be specific), important for the success of a novel?

Related topics:
An example of a book without this particular type of twist, that's still a page turner of a story?

Sunday, December 4
Host: StoryWings
Question: Has blogging changed your reading habits? If so, in what way?

Related topics:
Do you read new genres?
Are you bothered by them or do you welcome the changes?

Sunday, December 11
Host: Story Wings
Question: When it comes to the paranormal and the magical - how much do you believe in what you’re reading? For you, are your books pure fiction or do you secretly hope that maybe there might be some truth to all of the stories?

Sunday, December 18
Host: Fluidity of Time
Question: If you could invite three authors to dinner, who would be on your guest list, and why?

Sunday, December 25
Host: Jennie's Corner
Question: What do you think of festive themed books?

Related topics: Do you have a favourite christmas book to read? If so, What is it and why? or will you be avoiding them?


Would you like to be a guest on an upcoming brunch, bring a giveaway, or send a question? Feel free! Please leave your info below, and then contact the Bookie Bruncher who can help get you set up:

Contact Bookie Brunch
Be a guest at an upcoming brunch: @StoryWings
Bring goodies for a giveaway: @StoryWings
Suggest a question: @LiederMadchen

Feel free to drop by.

See you there!

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