Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Book Club Goes Multimedia

Those who think books and technology can never work together, think again! TMA’s Book Club is putting a multimedia spin on the standard reading group. 

When participants aren’t devouring this month’s choice (Elsewhere, by Gabrielle Zevin), or meeting after school to discuss what they’ve read, they’re continuing their conversations on Good Reads, a website that allows them to discuss the book online whenever they have internet access. 

The Book Club is tech-savvy in other ways, too: students can choose to read each month’s book on one of TMA’s Kindles, or they can stick to the old-fashioned paper version (which they get to keep!).

Kijon James, TMA junior (and Book Club secretary), had this to say about Book Club: “Book Club is a great club to join because it’s not asking for a lot of your time…and it’s not time-wasting, either. You read a book and then every other Wednesday you discuss it!”

So, whether you’re looking to settle the debate between progress and nostalgia, or just want to read a good book, you should check out the Book Club, every Wednesday after school. (Rumor has it that October’s choice is so scary it’ll give you a case of the creeps, the heebie-jeebies, and the fraidy-cats!)

And finally, the Book Club is planning an event for Teen Read Week, which starts on October 17th, so keep your eyes peeled for random acts of bookishness happening around TMA…

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