Thursday, 14 July 2011

Book Drum

 Book Drum is a database of ...

The structure uses a six point covereage of a given literary work, seven if you include the titlepage
  • Titlepage
  • Bookmarks: page-by-page commentary and illustration of the text
  • Setting: description and illustration of the main places or themes of the book
  • Glossary: foreign, invented and tricky words deciphered
  • Summary: objective synopsis of the book
  • Review: subjective analysis and evaluation of the book
  • Author: biographical information, interview videos, links and photos
There's an annual tournament for entries into the Book Drum database. Could be used for small group work on one or more selected books. Nice theme for an ongoing project or structure to hang a course around.

Aha, closer look shows it's aiming mainly at set course books possible to select from books already offered for reviewing, or to introduce any book in publication after your choice. Which makes it all rather more than ok ;)

Lots of value involved in the whole thing.


Hector Macdonald said...

Thanks for writing about us - we really appreciate it. Can we point out though that we're not aiming mainly at set course books. We also have books like Twilight, Matilda, Lord of the Rings and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Anyone can profile any published book on Book Drum. The more the merrier!

All the best

Hector Macdonald

ChristoJ said...

Hi Hector,

Yes, on taking a closer look I saw I'd put a limit on that wasn't actually on Book Drum.

I'll amend the post.