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A Book Club
lastwordy_mcgee
lib_at_fngoolia
lastwordy_mcgee
..that an online book club is complex and might be hard to do. So, I offer this alternative and I ask you all to respond:

what if--for now--the community was a place for members to discuss the books they are currently reading, as individuals? Sort of a combination of a book journal and a place for recommendations and reviews?

what does everyone think?
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lastwordy_mcgee
lib_at_fngoolia
lastwordy_mcgee
Please suggest no more than THREE books for our first literary outing. we'll vote next week, have next weekend to pick up the title, and then begin reading.

OK? I'll begin:

The Other Boleyn Girl

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

And, in honr of the season and because it's a pretty quick read, The Halloween Tree

Your turn!

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lastwordy_mcgee
lib_at_fngoolia
lastwordy_mcgee
Just checking to make sure there is interest. If yes, next week we will decide on our first book. 

Ok?
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lastwordy_mcgee
lib_at_fngoolia
lastwordy_mcgee
Let's so with something relatively easy this first time around, so people can get into the groove of being in a book club and learning how to discuss themes and characters and stories and the like. I'd go further and suggest something straight fiction (like In the Company of the Courtesan or Water for)or "popular" non-fiction (like Confederates in the Attic or Down and Out in Paris and London or Strip City).

Also, when making your book suggestions, please link to a review or synopsis if you can, so people can learn about the book and vote in a more educated way. 

Thoughts?

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cellymcfae
lib_at_fngoolia
cellymcfae
One book that I have been wanting to read is Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco. I have heard MANY people say that this is the book Dan Brown SHOULD have written instead of The Da Vinci Code. If you haven't read Eco before, his prose is very dense and, sometimes, it's like slogging through mud, but he writes very intriguing stories.

Another idea is Hot Night, Big City by Trevanian. I've read most of his other works--a few were lame, but most were EXCELLENT. This would be a faster read than Eco.

So, how do we vote on these?

Current Mood: optimistic optimistic

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shadowedge613
lib_at_fngoolia
shadowedge613
So here, for your consideration, are a few titles that I have been told I must read, but have not yet.

"Jitterbug Perfume" by Tom Robbins.

"Jane Eyre" Charlotte Brontee (yep, I'm a loser. Bad lit. major)

"The Silent Gondeliers" William Goldman

The first Travis Magee book: (I have forgotten the title) John Macdonald

this list may be added to in the future.
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gkingsley
lib_at_fngoolia
gkingsley
Welcome to the Library at Fongoolia! Now that you've joined this book club and, we request that you submit a list of books for consideration. That list can be as long or as short as you choose. Once a month one of the mods pick a book at random from one of the lists, making sure it matches our criteria (please see our info page for details). We will post the book on Friday, giving the members the weekend to procure the book. The mods will break the book down into sections per week, which will post the next Monday, so that our more careful readers know not to read posts that may contain spoilers. Anyone who wishes to participate that month reads the book, and we have great and powerful discussions, as well as an ironclad excuse to buy and read books.

So let's get this party started!

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