Are you looking for something to read this summer? Follow the crowd, and join a world-wide book club on Twitter.
Conceived by Jeff Howe, at www.crowdsourcing.com, One Book, One Twitter is an attempt to harness the power of social media to get the entire connected world reading one book. To participate, search Twitter for the hashtag #1b1t. The book club starts this week, discussing Chapters 1, 2, and 3.
The big question, of course, is which book? Chosen by popular vote: American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
From Wikipedia: “American Gods is a Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman. The novel is a blend of Americana, fantasy, and various strands of ancient and modern mythology, all centering on a mysterious and taciturn protagonist, Shadow. The central concept is that gods and mythological creatures exist because people believe in them. Immigrants to the United States brought dwarves, elves, leprechauns, and other spirits and gods with them, but their power is diminished as people’s beliefs wane. New gods have arisen, reflecting America’s obsessions with media, celebrity, technology, and illegal drugs, among others.”
Although Red Deer College doesn’t own a copy of this book, several of our NEOS partner libraries do, and you can request it through our online catalogue.