Wow. Look at how TNBBC has grown!!
If you would have asked me two years ago whether I thought I would be tweeting, facebooking, and blogging about books, authors, publishers... I would have giggled and arm-punched you. "Like I have time for that!"
Working full time as a Training Specialist for a company-who-shall-remain-nameless, keeping my two fiercely independant sons from killing themselves and each other, and making sure my husband has a few homecooked meals a week, would certainly leave the best multi-tasker with very little free time.
However, I find myself with this uncanny ability to set aside time to curl up with a good book, and to lose myself inside it's words.
It was my love of books which prompted me to join Goodreads, the ultimate book whore's hangout. As I learned the layout of the land - locating reviews on books I wanted to read, peeking in on discussions within the numerous groups - I realised I had found a place where I could connect with fellow book lovers. Sit and chat about what I was reading, what I wanted to buy, and share some of my silly and strange book habits....!!
Gradually, after posting all over everyone elses groups in Goodreads, I took a deep breath and created The Next Best Book Club (TNBBC) . It's purpose was simple: Who is looking for the NEXT BEST book? It's motto was genius: Rallying behind each and every member as they spend every last dollar at the bookstore, celebrating every single purchase, sharing our splurges and favorite reads...
It started small and specific, and little by little, it expanded and grew and gained momentum. Today, it proudly boasts 5800+ of the most active, book addicted members within Goodreads.
I've been selling TNBBC merchandise over at Cafepress for about a year, and I've recently created a TNBBC Twitter page, and there is a TNBBC group on Facebook. So now, not only are we discussing our current reads and splurges on Goodreads, but you can now recv tweets and updates about the group, and it's SuperMod (me!).
So, now that TNBBC has expanded beyond my wildest dreams, I have to ask... How the hell can I make reading my full time job???!!!