Well, that was a failure.


The inaugural live Google+ Hangout for the Storytime Underground Book Club crashed and burned. Or, rather, due to technical difficulties and Google+ Hangout idiosyncrasies, it never got off the ground. I don’t get it; Google+ Hangouts always work for John Green!

Kendra and I were finally able to live video chat using a Hangout, but since no one else was able to join us and you’re a whole lot more interesting than I am, we decided to reschedule for a date/time tba. Basically, the Storytime Undergound Joint Chiefs need to meet and figure out logistics that work for all of you. We have faith we’ll figure out something. We are, after all, guerrillas and ninjas.

In the meantime, please engage in some book discussion on our book using our earlier post or on Facebook. We’re very interested in what you have to say regardless of whether we get to hear your brilliance straight out of your lips via video chat.

Also, if you are more technologically savvy than we and would like to volunteer to school us, please do. You can get a hold of us here.

Caution tape photo from Flickr user Picture Perfect Pose; it is Creative Commons licensed.

About Amy Koester

I'm a youth services librarian with a penchant for exciting ideas and engaging programs. It's a sure bet that if you talk to me about STEAM, whimsy, and trying new things, we'll be best friends forever.

Posted on September 5, 2013, in Book Club. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Fail on my part. I completely forgot about the Google+ Hangout, but I have read the required reading. After reading this post, I had a couple ideas….

    Do you think people would be more apt to join the discussion if it was held on Twitter or through a Facebook chat? I’ve never participated in a Facebook chat, but I see authors/publishers hosting them all the time.

    Also, I read about a monthly book club awhile back that was called the “60 minute reading club”. The reading takes no more than 60 minutes, so the selected reading is mostly articles or short stories. The discussion is typically no more than 60 minutes long. In my experience, a major reason why people bow out of book clubs is because they don’t finish the book. They were too busy during the month, they procrastinated, whatever. Life happens. Selecting an article or excerpt of a book is less of a time commitment, and still has the same potential for lively discussion.

    I really enjoyed reading A Child’s Work! I hope you continue on with the club!

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