Jonathan Ross starts Twitter book club

Filed as News on May 20, 2009 10:02 pm

Prolific British celebrity twitterer Jonathan Ross is using Twitter to run his own informal book club.

The reasoning behind it won’t mean much to anyone outside Britain who isn’t a fan of Richard and Judy’s TV chat show, recently axed, but what’s more important is that it’s another interesting use of Twitter.

I’m not suggesting that no-one has thought of the idea before, but when you’re as popular and have as many followers as Ross, people take notice.

It’s certainly great for Jon Ronson, whose “Men Who Stare at Goats” book is the first to be discussed.

If you want to join informal book club read Jon Ronson Men Who Stare at Goats by next weekend & we will chat about it” tweeted Ross.

“Every writer feels like a deluded lunatic, sitting alone, imagining they’re a writer. So things like #wossybookclub are a great tonic,” said Jon Ronson.

(Via IT Pro)

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