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    Anyway, I'm wondering how many TSRians are interested in this kinda thing. I know we have a lot of, avid, readers so perhaps this would be something to consider.

    It would take the same format as any general 'book club', as in we would vote for a book to be chosen and be given a time limit to read that book. As opposed to discussions being forced, think of it as more of communal reading. All things "communal" are fun, yeah! (Apart from communal showering...) Discussions would hopefully ensue and we can all choose another book for next month, or something along those lines.

    Primarily, this would be for people who would like to read new things, don't know what to read, like chattiness or, like me, need some real motivation to read otherwise you won't do it.

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    (Original post by spacepirate-James)
    I don't think there's been one recently, certainly not as a 'group' :ninja:





    Anyway, I'm wondering how many TSRians are interested in this kinda thing. I know we have a lot of, avid, readers so perhaps this would be something to consider.

    It would take the same format as any general 'book club', as in we would vote for a book to be chosen and be given a time limit to read that book. As opposed to discussions being forced, think of it as more of communal reading. All things "communal" are fun, yeah! (Apart from communal showering...) Discussions would hopefully ensue and we can all choose another book for next month, or something along those lines.


    Primarily, this would be for people who would like to read new things, don't know what to read, like chattiness or, like me, need some real motivation to read otherwise you won't do it.


    etc...
    djkfgniehrdsjnhregnf
    Sounds like quite a good idea. Count me in if you're doing it! I usually read loads of books, but due to school work haven't been doing that much. So this might motivate me.
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    I'd like to join in if you start one - I like reading but I'd like to try more new books.

    Also I had to rep your sig
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    I'd be up for it Sounds interesting
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    (Original post by spacepirate-James)
    I love this idea.

    Count me in! :teeth:
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      hey guys



      I still really want this to go ahead, but I don't know if we should try and get as much people as we can?

      so this post is another bump ... but give it a few more days ... or people can start suggesting ideas for books that they want the club to read (anything goes :ninja: bar erotica, obviously :sexface:).


      NO TWILIGHT.
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      Ooh ok, I recommend the Book Thief :woo:
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      I'd like to take part
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      I'm interested.

      ...why bar erotica though?
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      (Original post by SpiritedAway)
      Ooh ok, I recommend the Book Thief :woo:
      I've read it about three times already. :sigh:

      I suggest 1984.
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      I'd like to join in plz
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      (Original post by Potiron)
      I'm interested.

      ...why bar erotica though?
      Because some people are fifteen

      This sounds like a great idea, I'd love to join
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      (Original post by Le Masquerador.)
      Because some people are fifteen

      This sounds like a great idea, I'd love to join
      Meh, it's educational.

      More seriously, I would recommend A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif.
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      (Original post by spacepirate-James)
      I don't think there's been one recently, certainly not as a 'group' :ninja:





      Anyway, I'm wondering how many TSRians are interested in this kinda thing. I know we have a lot of, avid, readers so perhaps this would be something to consider.

      It would take the same format as any general 'book club', as in we would vote for a book to be chosen and be given a time limit to read that book. As opposed to discussions being forced, think of it as more of communal reading. All things "communal" are fun, yeah! (Apart from communal showering...) Discussions would hopefully ensue and we can all choose another book for next month, or something along those lines.


      Primarily, this would be for people who would like to read new things, don't know what to read, like chattiness or, like me, need some real motivation to read otherwise you won't do it.


      etc...
      djkfgniehrdsjnhregnf
      Thanks Very Much for this post. I love to read, where do I sign up/join?
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      I love this idea! Also, communal showering can be fun
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      (Original post by spacepirate-James)
      hey guys



      I still really want this to go ahead, but I don't know if we should try and get as much people as we can?

      so this post is another bump ... but give it a few more days ... or people can start suggesting ideas for books that they want the club to read (anything goes :ninja: bar erotica, obviously :sexface:).


      NO TWILIGHT.
      Now that you've confirmed the proposed ban on Twilight...

      Can I play please?

      Will updates remain in this thread or...?
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      Right so :party:. We've enticed enough members for this to, hopefully, become a success! YAY!


      So now we need nominations. Any person is allowed to nominate as many books as they want (though, bearing in mind that the more nominations, the more chance the votes will be thinly spread-- resulting in a failure), so no more than two. If we can get a few more nominations, then I'll see if I can add a poll or something so that we can vote in a couple day's time.

      The books themselves shouldn't be too specific (i.e. require a degree in Latin), and should be accessible from libraries, and/or cheap from Amazon or whatever. So no ancient, lost Byzantian manuscript scrolls.

      Genre wise, be as creative as you can. Drama, short stories, "graphic novels", may all be possibilities. I'm sure we won't mind reading new things and new styles, since that's what reading should be all about. The books themselves should elicit some sort of discussion, I'm assuming most books would naturally do so, so I guess what I'm saying is that the books shouldn't be dull or really superbly crappy. Twilight: no. Crappy Woe-ridden Teenage Angst books about Broken Nails: no.

      I'm excited for this :teeth:


      (Original post by shorty.loves.angels)
      Now that you've confirmed the proposed ban on Twilight...

      Can I play please?

      Will updates remain in this thread or...?
      For now, but I'm wondering whether we should create a social group for this? So that, if this does run on, we can have individual threads all placed in a neat shiny place :teeth:


      (Original post by steffi.alexa)
      I love this idea! Also, communal showering can be fun
      :nothing:i worry...

      (Original post by lonely14)
      I've read it about three times already. :sigh:

      I suggest 1984.

      (Original post by SpiritedAway)
      Ooh ok, I recommend the Book Thief :woo:
      Nominations added!

      (Original post by Potiron)
      Meh, it's educational.

      More seriously, I would recommend A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif.
      Nomination added, but when I first saw your post, I linked "erotic" to "mangoes", and thought you were suggesting some type of porno. :rofl:


      EDIT: I nominate The Handmaid's Tale
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      Count me in. I'd like to nominate 1984 also.
     
     
     
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