Warning: I am super excited about this, so forgive me if there are a lot of exclamation points
Many of you may remember the book list I posted a little over a month ago. After that post, I received several requests for some sort of “blogger book club” to be started, where anyone who was interested could join and we could pick a book to read together and then discuss it on a certain date. Further discussion with Miss Caroline last weekend convinced me that this needed to become a reality!
The lovely bloggers Andrea and Katie made the research easy for me when they suggested GoodReads.com as a forum tool. I can’t believe how easy it is! I created a profile this afternoon under the username EatingBender and then created the official group: Food Blogger Book Club!! And guess what??
YOU’RE ALL INVITED!! (Click the link at left for the official invitation and create a profile!)
Once you create your profile, I’ll be able to officially get you into the group. I decided to make it semi-private so that only us foodie bloggers and foodie blog readers can participate! Of course, you can feel free to tell anyone else you want to join about the club, too. The more the merrier – but this way only the members of the group will be able to view the discussion boards!
After I gauge the interest level for this club, we can all decide which book to read first! Then we can work out logistics, etc. If you wouldn’t mind also sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you joined, that would be great. That way, I can form an email list to make it easy to coordinate our schedules and find a perfect time to discuss what we read!
Also, for all you bloggers: there’s a widget you can add to your sidebar (check mine out underneath where it says “Join the Club”)! Let me know if you’re interested and I can send you the code! Let’s get the word out and make this group as big as it can be. The more foodie love, the betta!!
Now that we’ve got that excitement out of the way, I’d like to show you Papa Bender’s delicious dinner from last night! As usual, he was right at home in the kitchen.
Sorry for the slight blurriness 😳 The main event of the meal was the Kobe beef burger, which is the best kind of red meat burger, in my opinion. Papa Bender topped mine with muenster cheese, and I proceeded to add mushrooms and ketchup for the ultimate feast. Yum!
On the side, he steamed up some Swiss chard and roasted some red peppers for some veggie love
Combined with a glass of red vino, it made for a great meal, as always!
Please excuse the massive piles of papers in the background! It’s all part of the house building process, as my mom will tell you. I wish I could bring my family back to school with me 😉
Today was kind of a monotonous day as far as eating. I got my haircut in the morning so I just grabbed the basic cereal breakfast and spent the day out and about running errands for my mom and for myself. I want the focus of this post to be on the Food Blogger Book Club, so I’ll spare ya! I am planning some more creativity in the kitchen tomorrow, so stay tuned!
If you plan to join the book club, put your thinking caps on! Let’s come up with a stellar first read, one that you’ve never read before but have always wanted to or, perhaps, one that you loved so much that you want to share it with everyone else and read it a second time around. It’s up to you!
Book club love,