Picador has announced its plans to start a Twitter book club:
Every Tuesday we'll announce a new book club pick -- it might be mystery, literary fiction, work in translation -- and in two weeks we'll discuss the book on the following Friday. We'll try and pick books for every taste and reader. And to sweeten the pot, we'll even give away copies of the book during its announcement.
The first book selection is Yoko Ogawa's The Housekeeper and the Professor, and the discussion will begin on April 10th. Personally, I can't imagine how a discussion composed of "tweets" of a maximum of 140 characters each will be satisfying, but maybe I'm missing the point.