Friday, June 1, 2012
She's Back- Oprah's Book Club 2.0
Oprah just announced online her decision to resurrect her book club. But, this time she want's to make it interactive through social media, re-naming it Oprah Book Club 2.0.
Her first pick is the memoir, Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Oprah's brand will be on the digital version. It will be interactive on the e-reader. Meaning, she will have discussions, and notes in the digital version of the book. That sounds very interesting. On the sidelines I am assuming her thoughts of different passages. Digitals books, will have Kindle, Nook, and Google, etc.
The memoir sounds a bit like, Eat, Pray Love. A woman on a journey, to find answers and find herself. I don't like to compare books, and judge a book. Since I have not read it. I did read the excerpts of Wild in a magazine, More. What I was reading grabbed me. I will tell you, I did not like Eat, Pray Love.
At first I was very excited that Oprah was resurrected her book club. But, then I savored it, and marinated a bit in my head. Unless, I misunderstood this means it will not be televised. Her book club will be through social network only. I am hoping I am wrong, but when I saw the video of her explaining what she plans to do. She never talked about it on OWN.
I am hoping she will do both, televised and social media. Perhaps I am reading into it. We will have to just see on Monday, when it is launched.
If any of you can let me know if I misunderstood. I would appreciate it, Thank You. Just leave your comments.