One Book To Rule Them All on Twitter

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka


By Edward Nawotka

A month ago a call went out via the Twitter #1b1t asking for nominations for titles for what amounts to a global Twitter book club. The event, organized by Jeff Howe at, turned up dozens of nominations and for a while there it looked as if Ray Bradbury’s Farenheit 451 going to win. Now wouldn’t that have been an irony — a book about burning books wins. Fortunately, the book that won was Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, as noted in our article about blogging that ran yesterday.

You still have time to go get your book and get started things are just kicking off. In all, it should take eight weeks to finish. (See the full schedule below.)

Also, be sure to take a look at Howe’s latest post about how the hashtags for the chapter breakdowns work. It will help you navigate the comments without running into plot spoilers.

Week 1 : May 5-11
Caveat, Warning for Travelers
Discuss Chapters 1, 2, & 3

Week 2 : May 12-18
Discuss Chapters 4, 5, & 6

Week 3 : May 19-25
Discuss Chapters 7, & 8

Week 4 : May 26-June 1
Discuss Chapters 9, 10, & 11

Week 5 : June 2-8
Discuss Chapters 12, & 13

Week 6 : June 9-15
Discuss Chapters 14, 15, & 16

Week 7 : June 16-22
Discuss Chapters 17, 18, & 19

Week 8 : June 23-30
Discuss Chapter 20 and Postscript

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.