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thwap
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posted 15 February 2005 08:07 AM      Profile for thwap        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Too busy to start one now, but just wanted to send it out there and see what people think.

Maybe in a month or two???

(I wouldn't be surprised if it was tried before.)


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faith
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posted 15 February 2005 12:48 PM      Profile for faith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
As a hopelessly addicted reader , I would love a book club.
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Alix
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posted 15 February 2005 12:50 PM      Profile for Alix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't know how it would work, but I think I'd be interested.
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Bacchus
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posted 15 February 2005 01:31 PM      Profile for Bacchus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'd be interested too, anything to feed my book addiction!
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Raos
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posted 15 February 2005 01:35 PM      Profile for Raos     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't know if I'd have the time, but I think it's a great idea.
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skdadl
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posted 15 February 2005 01:37 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
We once had a go at reading Adam Smith together.

That lasted several chapters, too.

Does anyone have a suggestion? I keep meaning to read Reading Lolita in Tehran, which I have, but then ... well, you know.


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Sal Paradise
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posted 15 February 2005 01:40 PM      Profile for Sal Paradise        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I always have a book on the go......you can count me in.


(Just finishing Milan Kundera's "Unbearble Lightness of Being"...a very good read...)


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faith
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posted 15 February 2005 01:52 PM      Profile for faith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have no experience in how a book club is supposed to work. Perhaps we could have a small selection of books to choose from? I have noticed when books come up for discussion the tastes of babblers vary widely. If the book was non-fiction and very long we might lose some people but gain others . Could non-fiction selections and fiction selections be offered simultaneously and have the discussions ongoing?
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skdadl
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posted 15 February 2005 02:00 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There's the problem: picking one book might not be inclusive enough, but not having a limited list would mean that the thread might just turn into another long list of different titles, seldom shared.
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Bacchus
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posted 15 February 2005 02:02 PM      Profile for Bacchus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How about a book exchange instead? Where we share books and send them around to different members to read?
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Alix
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posted 15 February 2005 02:26 PM      Profile for Alix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Picking one fiction and one non-fiction a month might be a good way to go, presumably trying to give people who wanted to a chance to pick the books.

If you want to put forward Reading Lolita in Tehran for non-fiction, I'd definitely be interested in reading that too!


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thorin_bane
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posted 15 February 2005 06:22 PM      Profile for thorin_bane     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Don't read the wheel of time by robert jordan! It is too long with too many charatacters. So don't include it if you make the club!
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thwap
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posted 15 February 2005 06:48 PM      Profile for thwap        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, how i'd do it (if i had the time), would be to establish a list of interested people. And then we could check out the latest review of books somewhere, mention ones we find interesting, and take a week to pick one (maybe fiction one month/non-fiction the next?) and then agree to discuss it on or after a certain day. Everyone who signed on should provide some observations.
But i warn ye; i'm swamped til the end of april.

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angrymonkey
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posted 16 February 2005 11:51 AM      Profile for angrymonkey     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I like the idea of a bookclub and a rotating fiction/non-fiction title.
Maybe everyone could take a turn listing 3 or 4 titles(A couple of different fiction genres and a non/fiction and with links to a review or synopsis) for everyone else to choose from.
Not including books only out in hardcover would be nice too.

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Left Turn
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posted 16 February 2005 10:51 PM      Profile for Left Turn        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My vote for a good nonfiction book would be Canadian Bolsheviks by Ian Angus. Anyone interrested in it check out This Thread
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