I'm pretty sure Alex is going to have a rough morning today, but that isn't the point of this post.
Alex and Vilde are moving soon. That's pretty sad, but from adversity come the best ideas: Vilde and I are thinking of starting a virtual book club. Maybe 5 or 6 people in different locations reading the same book every month or two and then having some electronic discussion thereof. I'm thinking of the way discussions like that work on http://www.slate.com, when they post email threads between a few discussants on whatever topic is relevant. But you know, such a thing could also easily work as a collaborative blog. We'll have to think about which format will work best, as I'm sure people are already doing this and some media probably work better than others. In every other respect I see this working as a normal book club, with participants taking turns selecting books and some range of interests and backgrounds among members so that we end up reading stuff that we might not otherwise have found. Suggestions/thoughts/ideas?