As I've mentioned, part of the aim of this book club is to get us chatting about the books we're reading. In order to do that, you'll need to leave comments on this site. Because the commenting process can be a bit confusing when you do it for the first time, I thought I would write a simple guide to commenting at the very beginning. So after you've finished reading this, you'll have no excuse for not commenting!!
Step 1: Choose which 'post' you want to comment on. At the bottom of the post it tells you how many comments have been left - eg. "2 comments". Click on those words and you'll get to the comment screen.
Step 2: On the left hand side of this screen, you'll see any comments that have already been made by others. On the right hand side, you'll see this:
Step 3: If you don't already have any account (a Google account, or one that is recognised in the 'Open ID' option), you'll have to create a Google one now. If you do have an account, proceed to step 4.
To create a Google account, click on the words "Sign up here"(in blue on the right hand side) and you'll get to this page:
You'll need to fill in this page, providing your email address, password and display name (your real name, and preferably full name for this site). Once you've agreed to the 'terms of service' down the bottom, press the orange 'Continue' button. You'll be brought back to the original 'Leave your Comment' screen.
Step 4: Type your comment in the box that says: "Leave your comment".
Step 5: Type the characters you see above, in the 'word verification' box (this tells us you're a real person and not a spammer!).
Step 6: If you want to know what comments are made on this post after yours has been published, tick the option that says "Email follow up comments to (your email address)...."
Then click on 'Publish your comment', and your comment will come through to me for moderation; once it's passed through the moderation process at my end, it will appear on the blog at the bottom of the list of comments under the post.
There... It may sound complicated, but once you've done it once, it's a breeze! And it will be worth it, because the book club won't be a book club without your comments.