Lest you think I'm totally crazy, let me explain. I decided to write a book about this challenge. I want to include things like what we read this year, but also what it meant for us. I want to talk about community and dedicate the book to Dewey, who worked harder at forming community among book bloggers than anyone I know.
I'll tie it all together by telling the story of a group of book bloggers being challenged to read books related to women's studies, defined as "the multidisciplinary study of the social status and societal contributions of women and the relationship between power and gender." And I want to ask questions of some who participated. Were you one of us? What do you think of these questions? Are there other questions I should ask?
1. What book (or two or three) really stood out for you? Why?
2. Did you learn something new? What was it? Was it from a book or from another blogger?
3. If you are one who said in the beginning that "women are our own worst enemies," did you still think so by the end of the year?
4. Did you make great strides in consciousness or understanding?
5. Were you more interested in fiction or nonfiction?
6. Did the features [guest bloggers, etc.] enhance your learning or enjoyment?
7. Tell me something about yourself, like your age and how much you knew about women's issues before you took part in this challenge.
You may email your answers to me ... emerging DOT paradigm AT yahoo DOT com ... if you don't want to put them in a comment. I am also quite willing to leave out your name or any identifying remarks, if you prefer.
This is my 105th post related to this challenge.