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Old 05-17-2006, 06:25 AM   #26
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See, that's what interest me. I love the reader's-view book clubs, but I can't wait to discuss some from a writer's point of view also.

I'd be hesitant to put in too many guidelines at first. I be tempted to let it flow freeform at first and see where it goes.
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Old 05-17-2006, 06:37 AM   #28
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Old 05-17-2006, 06:39 AM   #29
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:53 AM   #30
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Hey, you guys took my ideas! <pout>

Some novels come equipped with a section for book clubs with questions and topics for discussion. My copies of Bel Canto and The Good Earth both have a book club section. To make it easier, we could try one of those. Perks can post some of the more interesting discussion topics/questions (for those who don't have them) and we could have at it. (Hope we don't need an invitation, because I think I'm in, provided the book interests me.)
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Old 05-17-2006, 08:08 AM   #31
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No! No invitation! Or rather an invitation to all. 've heard good things about Bel Canto. Just give me a little time and I'll get a poll up and running for the first selection. Two days, max.
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Do you guys think, once the volume is decided, that two weeks would be enough? I don't want to wait too long, because people forget.
Perhaps the length of time allowed should depend on the length of the book. I don't know about anyone else, but I can read a 300 page novel a heck of lot faster than a 600 page novel.
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Old 05-17-2006, 11:07 AM   #33
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One criteria worth thinking about: the book should be available in paperback format.
It's a great idea, btw, and I look forward to taking part. It's a good idea to have controversial novels; books that people either loved or hated, as we alreday had with The Lovely Bones. That might get some spirited comments!
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I think we should start with the Bible.
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Perhaps the length of time allowed should depend on the length of the book. I don't know about anyone else, but I can read a 300 page novel a heck of lot faster than a 600 page novel.
It depends on the genre, too. It's so much easier and faster to read thriller/suspense than literary fiction.
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Old 05-17-2006, 05:33 PM   #36
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Not that you guys are putting any pressure on me or anything. Pick one that's not too long, easy to read, but vastly enriching. Make it a paperback and draw up a list of thought-provoking discussion questions. Nothing too heavy. Shun the vapid. Oh, and how about door-to-door delivery while you weren't doing anything else?

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The collected works of Calvin and Hobbes. Done and dusted.
My husband has those, so I could actually participate! But wait, he has about a bazillion books. I'd have more, but I am only thirty and I have moved 20 times, so I've had to part with many books.

I think this whole book club thing is cool.
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(Oh, all right, you want highbrow? The Doonesbury Chronicles.)
I'll be in on the C&H, poet. Not a fan of Doonesbury, though. How about Bloom County?
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The Far Side.

But Seriously, Folks.
When's the next read, Perks?
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Old 07-16-2006, 05:19 AM   #42
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I'm on it. I'll post a new poll tomorrw. I just wanted to make sure we were stable and not going anywhere.
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Oh and...

don't forget to make it an international classic this time.

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