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Offline plumboz Reading Wonder Boys
02 Nov 2010, 10:31 PM | Post: #11

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Thank You For the Votes!

I certainly can't feel bad at all about losing out to anything by one of my own literary heroes (hence, the online moniker, with apologies to Wodehouse and Dickens, of Plumboz). And I would very much like to say Thank You to the KUF members who voted for Boomerang, and especially to Jax for nominating it.

I reread A Christmas Carol almost every December. After thirty+ years in retail I need all the help I can get to find my holiday spirit.

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Offline Notoriety Reading Five Days in May by Andrew Adonis
28 Jul 2011, 01:04 PM | Post: #12

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RE: General Book Club Chat

Just wanted to double check on spoilers before the August discussion starts. It makes complete sense to use the spoiler tags to hide plot details etc during the reading month. I'm assuming though that once that has passed and the actual discussion is open then anything goes. Otherwise how could we write e.g. "the funniest bit was when Pooh got stuck in the entrance to Rabbit's burrow and had to lose weight for a week to get out". (Sorry I may have put in a spoiler if you have never savoured the delights of Winnie the Pooh - which is on my Kindle for my wife's grandson, honest.)

Given that there's a lot of plot so to speak in the upcoming book and which is likely to spark some comment I didn't want to put my foot in it as a newbie. Or have I lost the plot..... Cool

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Offline Susanne Reading The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson
28 Jul 2011, 01:14 PM | Post: #13

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RE: General Book Club Chat

(28 Jul 2011 01:04 PM)Notoriety Wrote:  Just wanted to double check on spoilers before the August discussion starts. It makes complete sense to use the spoiler tags to hide plot details etc during the reading month. I'm assuming though that once that has passed and the actual discussion is open then anything goes. Otherwise how could we write e.g. "the funniest bit was when Pooh got stuck in the entrance to Rabbit's burrow and had to lose weight for a week to get out". (Sorry I may have put in a spoiler if you have never savoured the delights of Winnie the Pooh - which is on my Kindle for my wife's grandson, honest.)

Given that there's a lot of plot so to speak in the upcoming book and which is likely to spark some comment I didn't want to put my foot in it as a newbie. Or have I lost the plot..... Cool

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Aahh, I want to read Winnie the Pooh now! Wink

Once the discussion thread is open, I see no need to use spoiler tags. Anyone who is still reading the book when the discussion opens has the choice of looking at the thread or not. It would make it quite tiresome to have to put spoilers in when discussing the book. If posting on other book related posts about a bookclub book, then I think it fair to use spoilers.

What do others think?
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Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
29 Jul 2011, 12:12 PM | Post: #14

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RE: General Book Club Chat

I agree, Susanne. If it is a discussion of the book, then it should be open and people shouldn't go in that thread until they have read the book. I suppose they could pop in to post "I'm half way through and loving it" or something, but they should be careful not to read too much.

If you do a book review, then I don't think you should give spoilers away. My reviews tend to be my feelings about the book rather than going into detail and spelling the plot out as I don't want to spoil anything for anyone else.
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Offline sujay Reading The Glass Guardian by Linda Gillard
30 Jul 2011, 03:52 PM | Post: #15

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RE: General Book Club Chat

I agree with you Susanne. It's hard to talk about a book without mentioning any of the plot lines really. I would think people will know that once we start discussing the book, then spoilers are likely to be mentioned and discussed.

I can't wait to see what everyone thinks about this months book! Smile
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Offline Susanne Reading The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson
30 Jul 2011, 04:27 PM | Post: #16

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(30 Jul 2011 03:52 PM)sujay Wrote:  I can't wait to see what everyone thinks about this months book! Smile

Me too. Funnily enough, although it's the summer months and it's generally quiet, we have two of the best books - in my opinion, ever in the bookclub - this month and the one that we will probably read next month. Good to have something to get your teeth into. Smile
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Offline sujay Reading The Glass Guardian by Linda Gillard
31 Jul 2011, 10:08 AM | Post: #17

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I have just started the one I think will be next months choice, but haven't had a chance to get stuck in yet, only read the first few pages, and it looks good so far. Smile
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Offline David C Reading 15 Miles by Rob Scott
18 Nov 2011, 03:50 PM | Post: #18

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Hello all - I'm new here. I am an author with seven titles on Kindle. How do I go about letting everyone know about my books so that I stand a chance of being reviewed (or even better)?
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(18 Nov 2011 03:50 PM)David C Wrote:  Hello all - I'm new here. I am an author with seven titles on Kindle. How do I go about letting everyone know about my books so that I stand a chance of being reviewed (or even better)?

Hi David and welcome to the Forum. Why don't you start by introducing yourself and your books on our Authors & Publishers Promotion pages.

http://www.kuforum.co.uk/kindleusersforum/forum-37.html

We also have e-book reviewers here at KUF. If you would like the chance to have one of your books reviewed here, please contact Lou (use the Contact button at the top of the page).
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Offline nuttymum303 Reading Ghost Town - Rachel Caine
30 Jan 2012, 11:13 AM | Post: #20

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RE: General Book Club Chat

Can I ask if you're late in getting the book and reading, can you just add your comments anytime (after you have read the book) or do we need to read the book asap?
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