now that all the girls are all at school, than to be involved with an online serial novel. How cool! And I thought all my mummy friends living abroad may like to be involved as well...
Corduroy Mansions 2 -- The Dog Who Came In From The Cold, by Alexander McCall Smith (best known for the Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency) starts Monday. Sign up, and every weekday over the next 13 weeks a new chapter will be sent to your laptop or iPhone. Did I mention this was free? (thank you The Telegraph).
McCall Smith, who got the idea for digital serial genre at a party while talking to Armistead Maupin (Tales of the City), only writes the first 40 or so chapters and likes to get feedback from his readers before he goes on with the plot. So you really do become part of the story. How Web 2.0!
I was sent the first five chapters ... and am hooked. The chapter are short, very readable and can be printed on a couple pages, or read directly on an iPhone. I feel like I am embarking on joint journey with the entire nation. And that is definitely more fun than doing the laundry!
In case you are wondering, this is not a sponsored post.