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Offline wolfme Reading The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
18 May 2012, 04:38 PM | Post: #51

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What is a spoiler?
Personally, at the price rage being suggested, I would happily buy one book each month only knowing its title. Any information whatsoever, including genre would be a spoiler for me. I want to come in blind. I want to try anything. I want to be able to support new writers as well as established names. Finally, I want variety.
Hope this answers some questions about what people want fro this book club Smile
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18 May 2012, 05:06 PM | Post: #52

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Not sure what you are refering to in "what is a spoiler" but ...
We mention "spoilers" in the book club discussion thread to remind people not to read the thread until they've read the book as we are often discussing the ending of the book. eg some one saying "I really liked the ending because it was a dream and they woke up and all died"
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Offline wolfme Reading The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
18 May 2012, 10:26 PM | Post: #53

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This post was last modified: 18 May 2012 10:28 PM by wolfme.
Sorry Joo, I was being a bit philosophical.
For me, a spoiler isn't just someone mentioning how a book ends, it's knowing anything that might give me any preconceptions about the book I am about to read. I know this may seem extreme to some people, but it means I'm more likely to be surprised that I actually liked a book about whatever the subject matter may be.
Hope this clears things up Smile

PS If you hadn't realised, I'm a new book club member. Big Grin
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Offline Susanne Reading The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson
19 May 2012, 09:06 AM | Post: #54

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But how would you vote for a book on the list if you didn't know anything about it? Huh
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19 May 2012, 05:17 PM | Post: #55

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Just wanted to make a little suggestion. If the winning book happens to be a short story that can be read in a couple of hours, could we maybe have another winner. Maybe the top two winners? Kindle Smile
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(19 May 2012 09:06 AM)Susanne Wrote:  But how would you vote for a book on the list if you didn't know anything about it? Huh

Random selection. Pick the names out of a hat. Vote for the one I put forward Big Grin
I hadn't really thought that far ahead. I'm sorry if this seems like I'm not really taking this seriously. I will read whatever wins and give my opinion. I just don't want to know about the book I am about to read

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25 Jun 2012, 11:43 AM | Post: #57

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I really like the idea of choosing a book without knowing anything about it. It instantly opens your mind to a range of genres that you may have never normally picked up. If you have a book that describes itself as having the main protagonist as a 'downtrodden nobody' then you instantly know that person is going to turn themselves around i some way.

Judging books by covers may be frowned upon, but selecting books by titles is interesting.

I did that instantly with the list for July's book club. My eye was instantly drawn to "Broken Cats and Cowboy Hats.". Shame I can't vote yet. I'm off to find things to post on so I can join in.
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25 Jun 2012, 11:56 AM | Post: #58

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You are more than welcome to join in with any discussion. There's not a "group" as such.
However we only want people voting that will hang around to read and discuss the choice.
Voting is open until Saturday, so I expect you'll find lots more to join in with by then Big Grin
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Offline Susanne Reading The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson
25 Jun 2012, 12:13 PM | Post: #59

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(25 Jun 2012 11:43 AM)OAG Wrote:  I really like the idea of choosing a book without knowing anything about it. It instantly opens your mind to a range of genres that you may have never normally picked up. If you have a book that describes itself as having the main protagonist as a 'downtrodden nobody' then you instantly know that person is going to turn themselves around i some way.

Judging books by covers may be frowned upon, but selecting books by titles is interesting.

I did that instantly with the list for July's book club. My eye was instantly drawn to "Broken Cats and Cowboy Hats.". Shame I can't vote yet. I'm off to find things to post on so I can join in.

Whatever book is the winner for the July read, I hope you will read it and join in the discussions that follow. And then next month, you will be able to vote as well, as long as you have a few posts under your belt.
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