The Golden Notebook Project went live yesterday, and it involves seven female intellectuals and writers discussing Doris Lessing's seminal novel. Contributors include Laura Kipnis, Nona Willis Aronowitz, and Naomi Alderman, and each woman is blogging about the novel as she reads it. Basically it's an internet book group for super smarties. As part of their mission statement, the women say the Golden Notebook Project is "part of a long-term effort to encourage and enable a culture of collaborative learning." A lofty and noble goal, indeed. Doris Lessing would probably approve in theory, but only after she yelled at everyone for letting the internet rot their brains. [Golden Notebook Project]