Because so many colleges are moving to blog responses for classes, why not start one for your class? What should you include in your blog; include everything that you would normally include in any book study that you do. You can use www.blogger.com to create your blog. It is free and easy to use. I have started a blog for m 8th grade students to be able to respond to the novel, The Year of the Hangman by Gary Blackwood.The students are constantly looking to see if the blog has been updated. They also enjoy seeing how their classmates respond to activities and discussion questions. The blog is easy to create, and it is easy to moderate. Blogger has made it so that blogging can also be a safe experience for your students. You can make it so the blog is non-search-able. The students have to know the website address to be able to find it. Let me know if you have created a blog for your class and/or your thoughts on whether blogs are appropriate for teachers to use with their students.