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'The Atlantic' Begins Monthly Twitter-Based Book Club

  • Mashable, Thursday, May 26, 2011 3:30 PM
Ready to read and discuss Margaret Atwood's "The Blind Assassin"? You'll be joining up with fellow readers at 1book140, the new online book discussion group sponsored by The Atlantic that kicks off June 1.

Discussions (with help from journalism professor and author of "Crowdsourcing" Jeff Howell) will be held mostly on Twitter (hashtag #1book140), and in the comments sections of, with cross-promotion from the publication's Facebook and Tumblr pages. (That mostly Twitter thing is gold, we think -- guaranteed to shut down those boring longwinded comments we remember from college days as an English major.)

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