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Following on from the thread about books, I thought I'd see if anyone would be interested in having our own book group, where we all read a book a month and then talk about our thoughts and reactions to it.
Obviously it's going to be tough to choose which book we're going to read and it would be best if it could be as democratic a decision as possible...and it would also be good to vary it each month so that if you don't like the current book, hopefully you might like the next one.
So what I thought we could do is, for anyone who's interested and has a book in mind, PM me your suggestion, then in a couple of days, say on Saturday, I'll put up a poll and we can vote for which we'd like to read. Then we'll have say a month to read it, and then have a discussion thread.
What does everyone think, does a book club seem like a good idea? And is my suggested method of choosing the book a good one, or does anyone have any better ones?
(I'm not normally one for organising stuff like this, I'd ordinarily leave it to other people to do, but if we all did that it would never happen :razz: )
Sounds cool to me.
Well I thought about that. The only problem is how on earth to keep track of members, because it's not going to be a closed thing, anyone can read the book and join in. Which means it would be hard to take turns choosing the book, I think...I don't know though, I'm open to suggestions. I don't want people to be put off because they think they'd never get to read their book of choice.
Yes, this was my thinking. If people want to give me nominations I'm happy to accept responsibility for putting up a poll etc.
Jim V wrote:
Okay well I nominate -Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime - because it sounds interesting and I never got round to reading it.
Charles Johnson - Middle Passage
I would like to do this but I wont, I guess I dont read "proper" books and feel quite intimidated in book threads cos I dont read all the classics etc.
I'm in the middle of this as we speak, so it would suit me fine, too :thumb:
if the winning book is something mightly thick or tough looking just not read it that month (I know that's what I am going to do).
Im not thick
Knee High Stripy Socks wrote:
I think she meant thick books, as in the width of the book
Are you? I've got really into it. Trying to limit myself because I have a habbit of getting into a book and reading it too fast. Are you enjoying it so far? I really like it, the characters in particular are amazing...seem like they're straight out of Tom Waits' song Singapore.
Thomas Pynchon - Crying of Lot 49