The Transatlantic Book Project


There was once a Book Blogger, who wanted to buy a book, and have it travel all over the US to her Book Blogging friends, who would write little notes inside, and eventually the book would make its way back to her with everyone’s annotations. This Book Blogger was Alicia from A Kernel of Nonsense.

Around this time, another Book Blogger, Rachel at Confessions of a Book Geek, had just watched Ariel Bissett’s video on annotating books, and had written a blog post in response. Originally, she thought writing in books was SACRILEGE. However, the one idea that did appeal to her was having a book annotated by friends, so you could read their comments and thoughts as you were reading the story.

As fate would have it, Alicia reached out to Rachel with a great idea, and The Transatlantic Book Project was born.

10 Book Bloggers. 2 Books. 1 Transatlantic Book Project.

This Project has been in the planning stage for quite a while, and we’re SO EXCITED that it is finally ready for kick off. Our Dream Team of participants includes:

5 US bloggers:

Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense

Cristina @ Girl in the Pages

Katie @ Bookish Illuminations

Lindsey @ Bring My Books

Stefani @ Caught Read Handed

and 5 UK bloggers:

Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek 

Trish @ Between My Lines

Ashley @ Nose Graze

Chrissi @ Chrissi Reads

Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm

You should go follow these ladies if you would like to keep track of our books as they journey throughout the UK, Ireland (technically, Trish is in Ireland!), and the US, as each Blogger should be posting about the book when they receive it. We will also be using the hashtag #TABookProject on Twitter if you would like to keep up with us over there too!

Have you annotated books with friends, or taken part in a similar project? Let us know your thoughts, tips and tricks in the comments!

About Rachel

Avid reader & #bookblogger. Lover of all things business. A fan of drinks & dancing. Ever optimistic. Feminist.

19 Responses

  1. What a brilliant idea. That’s the sort of idea you read about and wish you had! Well done to you all in advance. Can you answer each other’s notes? Will there be a fight?!


  2. This sounds like a cool idea! Can’t wait to see your post about the books you’ve chosen. Will there be more than one book? Are each of you choosing a book and sending on to the next person? Would love to hear more about this.


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