Last week, Oprah Winfrey resurrected her widely popular book club by launching a new interactive online version, dubbed Book Club 2.0, geared toward to those who read books on their Kindle and other e-reader devices, as the well traditional paper version. Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 includes an exclusive reading guide and Oprah’s personal notes about the book.
The first selection for Book Club 2.0 is Cheryl Strayed’s Wild–a memoir about her eleven-hundred-mile solo hike down the Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mojave Desert through the California and Oregon to Washington State. The special digital version of the book can be read on any popular e-reader including the Kindle, the Nook, and the iPad, as well at the traditional paper version.
Readers of the digital version of the book will be able to share their highlights, notes, and questions through special interactive features of their device set up specifically for this book selection. For those reading the paper version of the book, a list of online questions have been posted.
Readers can also share their comments and questions via Twitter (using the hashtag #oprahsbookclub) and Facebook, as well as receiving weekly email updates by to the Oprah Book Club 2.0. Supplemental articles, such 7 Things That Didn’t Make It Into Wild, will also be part of the book club discussion.
Oprah’s first book club selection will end with an interview with the author on July 22, on OWN’s Super Soul Sunday, a program on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and on Oprah Radio. Visit Oprah’s site for more details.