We’re pulling into the last two weeks of Your Face This Spring, and I want to thank everyone who has read along. I’ve really enjoyed reading Javier Marias like this and hearing everyone’s thoughts over email and in the comments.
I think many of you have also enjoyed YFTS–so let’s do it all again in the fall.
I’ve been telling everyone that I talk to about YFTS that its success is in no small part due to the quality of the book that we picked for the group read. So I want to make sure that we get another good one for the fall. To that end, I’ve put together a few brief questions so that I can figure out the best way to do this next group read.
If you’re interested in participating in the next group read, please either answer these questions in the comments, or shoot me an email at scott_esposito AT yahoo.com. This will be a huge help to me!
1. Genre of Book: Which of the following genres most interests you for a group read?
a. Fall new release (e.g. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen)
b. Contemporary, non-new release (e.g. The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro)
c. 20th-century U.S. (e.g. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison)
d. 20th-century non-U.S. (e.g. Confessions of Zeno by Italo Svevo)
e. Classic (e.g. Bleak House by Charles Dickens)
e. Other (please specify what other genre or subgenre of those listed above you would be interested in)
2. Reading Load: Roughly how many pages would you prefer to read each week?
a. 50 or less
b. 51 – 80
c. 81 – 100
d. over 100
3. Duration: How many weeks would you like the group read to last?
a. 4 weeks or less (1 month or less)
b. 4 – 6 weeks
c. 6 – 8 weeks
d. over 8 weeks (more than 2 months)
4. Length: What length of book would you most like?
a. 300 pages or less
b. 301 – 400 pages
c. 401 – 500 pages
d. 501 – 600 pages
e. over 600 pages
5. Recommend a title: Is there a particular book you want to recommend for the group read? If so, let me know here.