The Sunday Book Club (#TSBC) on Twitter is an initiative to get the Twitter community together at a particular time and day each week to discuss various book-related topics. The aim of the whole exercise, besides having fun, is to find like-minded individuals who share the same passion for books as you do and in the process find out about different books, authors, and genres that the bookworm in you might fancy.
How does #TSBC work?
It really is simple. Honest.
There are 6 questions. We will tweet 1 question relating to that week’s topic every 10 minutes starting at 15:00 IST (Indian Standard Time) every Sunday afternoon. Your tweet response to the question and any subsequent discussion should include the hashtag #TSBC. We recommend that you follow the discussion on Twitter by typing #TSBC in the “search” box. The #TSBC hashtag ensures that you can look, follow the discussion and interact with other participants regardless of whether they are following you or you are following them on Twitter. If you “like” someone’s answer simply “retweet” and/or “favourite” it like you normally would on Twitter.
#TSBC is all about you. We try to make the questions open-ended with multiple answers. To make #TSBC more interactive, we request you to share your blog links related to book reviews with the hashtag #TSBC so that everyone can read interesting write-ups at any time with a simple search using #TSBC. We do, however, request you to avoid self-promotion during the actual #TSBC event that will take place from 15:00-16:00 IST every Sunday.
Important : Please, please, please avoid profanity and behave in a civilised manner. Let the discussions go off in a tangent if you find someone who disagrees with what you think.
The purpose of #TSBC is to promote everything to do with books. As #TSBC grows, we will eventually start having a ”Host” for each event. If you would like to host a #TSBC, please drop @raghavmodi or @sudhagee a line and we’ll work it out. As a host, you will work with us to come up with a topic and the subsequent questions relating to the topic to post on the Sunday of your hosting. Not only do you get to blog about it in advance, it’s also a great way to get more twitter followers.
We’re sure a lot of people will find that the time may not work for them. Unfortunately, till we have more people helping us out we cannot do anything about it. Hopefully, in the future, if the majority agrees on a different time, we will shift it to another slot keeping in mind some of the other Twitter chats happening on Sundays.
In case you like #TSBC (and we really hope that you do) and want to support it (and we really hope you will), please feel free to add a banner to your blog about #TSBC or simply talk about it on Twitter. It’s a great way to discover the magic of books and we will try our best to make it an interesting hour for you. You can count on finding about new books, interesting facts, and who knows we even might have competitions and special guests eventually.
We recommend that you follow The Sunday Book Club’s Twitter handle @TSBookClub and also the founders @raghavmodi, @sudhagee and @meetneo. We are also on Facebook and you can show us some love by liking our page.
#TSBC topics till date
This section is updated every week with details about latest the topic/theme up for discussion at #TSBC. We, therefore, recommend that you bookmark this page to keep up with the updates.
#TSBC 1 September 30, 2012 Favourites (books, authors, genres, etc.)
#TSBC 2 October 7, 2012 Books & Films (best & worst adaptations, etc.)
#TSBC 3 October 14, 2012 Memorable Characters (loved ones, hated ones, etc.)
#TSBC 4 October 21, 2012 Autobiographies & Biographies (credibility, influence, etc.)
#TSBC 5 October 28, 2012 Book Covers (memorable ones, choice of covers, etc.)
#TSBC 6 November 4, 2012 Travel Books (the genre, writers, etc.)
#TSBC 7 November 11, 2012 The Ramayana (characters, relevance today, context, etc.)
#TSBC 8 November 18, 2012 What book … (a fun topic based on situations)
#TSBC 9 November 25, 2012 Oscar Wilde (the man, his works, his quotes…)
#TSBC 10 December 2, 2012 Banned Books (the reasons, the list, relevance…)
#TSBC 11 December 9, 2012 Music and Books (the genre, the usefulness…)
#TSBC 12 December 16, 2012 Bookstores (favourites, types, relevance …)
#TSBC 13 December 23, 2012 Crime Fiction (the genre, its adaptability, favourites …)
#TSBC 14 December 30, 2012 Book Collections (size, style, organisation…)
#TSBC 15 January 6, 2013 Sherlock Holmes (the man, his mind, his methods…)
#TSBC 16 January 13, 2013 Indian Writing in English (the scope, reach, future…)
#TSBC 17 January 20, 2013 Books & Fun (reading habits, quirky fun …)
#TSBC 18 January 27, 2013 Mythological Fiction (the genre, favourites, its USP…)
#TSBC 19 February 3, 2013 Books and the City (the city as a novel, the protagonist …)
#TSBC 20 February 10, 2013 Charles Dickens (the man, his writings, his legacy…)
#TSBC 21 February 17, 2013 Chick Lit (the genre, the scope, its future…)
#TSBC 22 February 24, 2013 Self Help (the genre, the scope , its USP…)
#TSBC 23 March 3, 2013 Comics (the genre, the characters, its appeal …)
#TSBC 24 March 10, 2013 Women Writers (favourites, the group, their writing…)
#TSBC 25 March 17, 2013 Politics and Books (the genre, fiction vs. non-fiction…)
#TSBC 26 March 24, 2013 Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Thesauruses
#TSBC 27 March 31, 2013 Children’s Books (the genre, favourites, challenges…)
#TSBC 28 April 7, 2013 Bad Books (the reasons, the books …)
#TSBC 29 April 14, 2013 Coffee Table Books (the genre, the types, the appeal…)
#TSBC 30 April 21, 2013 History Books (the genre, favourites, the appeal…)
#TSBC 31 April 28, 2013 Shakespeare (the man, his writings, his legacy…)
#TSBC 32 May 5, 2013 Poetry Books (the genre, favourites and challenges…)
#TSBC 33 May 12, 2013 R.K. Narayan (the man, his writing. his legacy…)
#TSBC 34 May 19, 2013 Books and Food (the genre, favourites, the appeal…)
For any questions or suggestions, please do comment below. And do spread the word about #TSBC and please make it to the talk.
Thank you and see you on Sundays!