PBC Reminder: Posting Date January 15th—Sign Up Now!

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Join us on January 15th!

Hello fellow readers, and writers, and readers who are writers, and writers who are readers, and anyone else who has perused the pages from cover to cover of a book this month.

Yeah, you.

It’s almost time for the first meeting of the Progressive Book Club 2014! If you don’t know what it’s about, complete guidelines can be found in the tabs up top or by clicking on this link.

Condensed Guidelines:

  • Read a book.
  • Write a post for said book.
  • Schedule to publish article by 8:00 a.m. EST, Wednesday, January 15th.
  • Add the PERMALINK of that post to the link list.
  • Visit others on the day of discussion.

That’s it. Have you read a book—maybe even a couple? What’s your favorite? Tell us about it.

Join the gang:

Get the button to share the link on your blog.

Hope to see you on Wednesday!


ML Swift

MikeBeachML Swift is a writer of Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult fiction, although he dabbles in many genres.

An Alzheimer’s caregiver for the past ten years, he has published several articles on The Alzheimer’s Reading Room, the largest online website catering to that community, and plans to write a novel about his experience in caregiving.

He resides in Florida with his dogs, Rameses and Buster, attempting to reclaim his side of the bed.


24 thoughts on “PBC Reminder: Posting Date January 15th—Sign Up Now!

  1. Are we even trying to make this about writing books, or truly wide open? I can do it either way, just want to know what I might want to feature.

    1. Truly WIDE OPEN. I think it will work better that way. Whatever is your pleasure. Of course, writing books are more than welcome! Glad to see you’re interested, Rebecca. You write such informative posts on books!

    2. I am, too! Yes, I’m a little exhausted with the craft books…it feels like I’ve been cramming for finals a couple of years now. All I’ve read in the past decade or so has been non-fiction text type of books…and I needed a break from that. Chomp into some tasty fiction or tastier memoirs. Looking forward to it.

    3. Hah! Whereas I need a nudge to keep reading non-fiction. There are so many yummy stories out there, and of course I *need* to keep up on what’s out for the kids!

  2. This sounds right up my street. Michael! I am looking forward to participating and visiting!

    Looks like I got me a date for every third Wednesday of the month! 🙂

  3. Aloha Mike,

    Just wanted to stop by – it’s been a while, sorry!! – and wish you a Happy New Year.

    Wishing you all the best in writing and life, my Floridian friend 🙂

    Cheers 🙂

    1. No apologies necessary, Mark! I consider the holiday season to run from November 15th to January 15, by the time all is said and done and everybody’s recouped. I was just thinking about you the other day, as a matter of fact, as I was getting back to the “routine.” Wondering how it’s been down on the island. Hope you had a great holiday!

    1. Alex, don’t sweat it. I totally understand the demands placed on our time, and figure this is more of a “free time” (ha!) club…if you’ve read a book and have an extra moment to discuss it, good, if not, that’s okay, too. Thanks for even trying to fit it in. I know you’re a busy man. Hope the book is coming along well.

  4. Hey, M. L.

    Sounds like a great way to connect through reading. I haven’t yet finished a book this year … busy editing like crazy. Perhaps next month….

    All the best for 2014!

  5. Love what you’re doing here, Michael! I bet this will be a huge success. I’m in writer’s mode, so I’m not reading until I finish my WIP—but I can’t WAIT to see how this all goes. (And great new profile pic, btw!) 🙂

    1. Morgan,

      Mike KNOWS writing mode! When I’m in that mode, I barely read much of anything, except on the comMODE. Groan. And the profile pic…I tell you, thank goodness for digital photography…only one in a thousand actually turns out decent. Thanks. 😉

  6. Mike– debating how or what for this month. So keeping it iffy on participation. On a side note that has nothing to do with this post…. I looked at your profile picture and thought, “Huh, Mike has an earring. It looks good.” Turns out it was just an errant speck on my computer screen, but just so you know, you could totally pull off an earring. 😉

    1. Haha! Actually, the funny thing is, I have a little mole on my left lobe, right where an earring would go. I thought that’s what you were talking about. But when screens gradually get dirty…I know the feeling. I saw a whole bunch of dirt on my face and cleaned my screen. Didn’t do a dang bit of good—liver spots. Get the Esoterica.

      Of course I’d love for you to join the club, but understand time crunches, etc. You have great perspective on books…a real reviewer that people can trust! But whatever you can do…maybe next month. 🙂

  7. Hey Michael,
    I just entered my link but forgot to include the book’s title! Sorry about that. I don’t know if you can edit the links but if you can and would like to, the book is called Haunted. First month in and I’ve already managed to screw up! 😀

    1. Yay, Julie! Already done, no problem. Thanks so much—your participation will add so much to the start of this year’s book club! I look forward to reading about Haunted.

    1. It is easy, Elizabeth…if you have the time. Unfortunately, I know that is scarce for many of us. Some months we have all the time in the world, and some we are pressed for every second. When you can, we’d love to have you. 🙂

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