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General Book Club Chat - Jaxom - 07 Sep 2010 10:39 AM

Here is a thread for General Book Club Chat.
You can write about anything you wish.
Please be aware though if you are going to write about anything to do with the current book being read that is currently in a locked thread you must use Lou's Spoiler Feature to avoid revealing the plot etc. before people have read a book.
Use Spoiler to stop text from spoiling a book for others.
See here.
Have Fun
Jack


What do you want from this Book Club? - Jaxom - 30 Sep 2010 01:44 PM

Hi All.
Just thought we could now start a thread called "What do you want from this Book Club?" as we are about to enter a world where there are three books either being suggested, voted on, read and then discussed.
For those wanting a recap: (Readers on Kindle will not see the coloured text well)
Month 1: Suggestions for 21 days on books to read. 7 days to vote on the top ten books.
Month 2: Reading the winning book.
Month 3: Discussing the book.

At the moment we are only on our first book but soon the second book will be up for the top ten vote. there will eventually be an overlapping of three books over a three month stretch.

Book One, Book Two and Book Three

Currently this is how it stands.
Reading, Suggesting book and voting, None as yet
Next month it will be Discussing the book. Reading the winning book. Suggestions for 21 days on books to read. 7 days to vote on the top ten books.

How we are going to approach discussing the book is up to KUFers. Do you want to have some sort of structure to follow like set points or questions on each book to examine?
If it is a Classic we could follow some sort of GCSE/A level note format? There should be bags on free online suggestions.

So tell us how you want this Book club to grow?


RE: General Book Club Chat - Susanne - 01 Oct 2010 12:44 PM

Some sort of structure would be good - with certain aspects of the chosen book being reviewed/given points and then a general "free review" of anything else one would like to say about the book. I also thought it might be a good idea to keep the reviews under wraps until the end of the period, so that no-one is biased by anyone else's reviews, but then again may be not. People will probably want to see what others have written, if only out of interest.


RE: General Book Club Chat - Jaxom - 31 Oct 2010 12:47 AM

Could a member who is not a mod please post a test reply here as an other member has said they are locked out.
Thanks
Jax


RE: General Book Club Chat - ringz - 31 Oct 2010 01:49 AM

(31 Oct 2010 12:47 AM)Jaxom Wrote:  Could a member who is not a mod please post a test reply here as an other member has said they are locked out.
Thanks
Jax

A test post as requested

Martyn


RE: General Book Club Chat - Jaxom - 31 Oct 2010 09:41 AM

(31 Oct 2010 01:49 AM)ringz Wrote:  A test post as requested

Martyn

Thanks Martyn.
your post has been most helpful.
Jax

posted from Kindle.


RE: General Book Club Chat - LexiRevellian - 31 Oct 2010 09:52 AM

As the author of the first book to be discussed, I think I should stay out of the discussions entirely, unless invited - of course if any of you have some query I'd be happy to answer it.

I don't want to inhibit frank debate about Remix. Please don't feel you have to tiptoe around in order not to hurt my feelings.

Cool


RE: General Book Club Chat - Daphne - 31 Oct 2010 10:30 AM

(31 Oct 2010 09:52 AM)LexiRevellian Wrote:  I don't want to inhibit frank debate about Remix. Please don't feel you have to tiptoe around in order not to hurt my feelings.

Cool

...sound of knives sharpening on whetstone...Wink


RE: General Book Club Chat - LexiRevellian - 31 Oct 2010 10:42 AM

(31 Oct 2010 10:30 AM)Daphne Wrote:  
(31 Oct 2010 09:52 AM)LexiRevellian Wrote:  I don't want to inhibit frank debate about Remix. Please don't feel you have to tiptoe around in order not to hurt my feelings.

Cool

...sound of knives sharpening on whetstone...Wink

I'm behind that friendly blue sofa for November... Hiding


RE: General Book Club Chat - Jaxom - 31 Oct 2010 07:24 PM

(31 Oct 2010 10:30 AM)Daphne Wrote:  ...sound of knives sharpening on whetstone...Wink

Oh that's what I could hear in the background Whistle

@Lexi
I think we may need to call on you at some point to explain Spoiler Pondering