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Post  Jenn on Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:39 am

We are putting together a monthly book club. It will be in the works over the next couple of months. Check back for updates and start date.

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Re: Monthly Book Club

Post  jescaru on Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:57 am

I was thinking we need to:
1. Do a book a month
2. Each member gets to pick and lead the discuss on a book...we can assign months to members or we can volunteer for a month at 2 month intervals
3. Books need to be picked at least two months in advance of the discussion to give members a month to get the book, and a month to read the book
4. We need to think of a really cool name for our club!
5. We can ask people from HP Quest forum and Twilight forum to join if they want, but they have to join before the day of the meeting.
6. The meeting will take place in the chatbox, like the commentray
7. We can post questions about the book, etc on the forum

So add your ideas or suggestions!!!
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Re: Monthly Book Club

Post  Sev on Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:17 pm

oh this is a good idea!!!!!!!! bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce
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Post  Tammy :) on Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:59 pm

OOh-I like this idea!
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Post  roxy_loves_hp on Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:16 pm

That is an awsome idea!!!! I vote we do the House of Night series! bounce And I think it could be fun to read the other books related around HP, if they are worth it of course. The ones that talk about magical creatures and all those. Im not familiar with them so I would have to do some research unless some of you know them?!?
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Post  That's Arka on Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:53 pm

fantastic beasts and wehere to find them
quidditch through the ages

Are these the books you refer to?
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Post  frost on Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:48 pm

That is an awsome idea!!!! I vote we do the House of Night series! bounce And I think it could be fun to read the other books related around HP, if they are worth it of course. The ones that talk about magical creatures and all those. Im not familiar with them so I would have to do some research unless some of you know them?!?

i like the house of night series thats a good idea
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Re: Monthly Book Club

Post  Guest on Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:53 pm

the inheritnce cycle: book 1 is eragon, book 2 is eldest, book 3 is brisngr which comes out sept 2nd, and untiltled book 4

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Post  roxy_loves_hp on Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:42 pm

wii w/o keyboard wrote:fantastic beasts and wehere to find them
quidditch through the ages

Are these the books you refer to?

Yep! Im pretty sure those are the ones Arka. Is there anymore of them?
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Post  Melpomene on Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:52 pm

oooh a book club is a great idea! I love reading. I think everyone should read Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell!
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Post  Biblio794* on Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:29 pm

jerome wrote:the inheritnce cycle: book 1 is eragon, book 2 is eldest, book 3 is brisngr which comes out sept 2nd, and untiltled book 4

september 20 not 2nd

The Warrior's Heir, The Wizards Heir, The Dragon's Heir (aug 12) by cinda chima
Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paloini (idk how to spell last name)
Maximum Ride by James patterson
House of nights okay it's more filled w/ teenage drama though =P by P.C. and Kristin Cast
The Host by stephanie Meyer is AWSOME
Narnia by C.s. Lewis
Star Wars !!!
Ella Enchanted (books so much better)
i'll look through my collection
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Re: Monthly Book Club

Post  Guest on Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:39 pm

wow, im gone a week and i missed stuff....

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Post  jescaru on Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:37 am

I wrote the longest reply to this, just to get disconnected from the internet and lose it!!

Anyways, we need to go ahead and volunteer for months, along with the book to read.
If the book is a series, then the first book will be read by the book club. Due to the about and speed of reading by most of the forum members, I think we will not do a whole series in book club and instead make a seperate area of the forum for the series, under the book club topic. That way, if someone doesnt like a series, they are not stuck reading it and if you love the series, you can still talk with others about it and read it at your leisure. This will also allow us to be exposed to more books!
I also though maybe we could reread Half Blood Prince for November and do a book club meeting before the movie. What do yall think?
Once people volunteer for a month, we can go from there. Picking a date for the club, setting up a post for each book for people to talk about the book and ask questions...the person in charge of the book club selection will be responsible for the post. Also remember that leading the discussion, once in the actual chatbox meeting, means asking thought provoking questions to the readers, to make us think!
If you want to lead a book club selection....respond to this with= the month you want to do it and the book.
So if you are up for it.........let's do it!!!

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Post  Reaper Nanashi on Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:51 am

Oh! Oh! I want to do it during the month of October, if that's ok. And I want to read a book by Jules Verne. I'm not sure which of his books though.

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Re: Monthly Book Club

Post  lexilee on Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:29 am

Reaper:

Voyage au centre de la Terre!! (Journey To The Center of the Earth)

I don't know about the new movie (I've heard it only bears a distant relation to the book) but the book is really great. Funny, dramatic, with a lot of action, and very well written.

I've studied it this year so obviously I'm biased (the subject of my exam was: "Do you think Voyage au centre de la Terre can still attract today's young people, and why?" ), but still. Great book.
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Post  jescaru on Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:04 am

It could be interesting to read that book, Journey to the Center of the Earth, since it was made into a movie. I have never read it. And I probably won't watch the movie until after I read the book.
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Post  Reaper Nanashi on Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:04 am

lexilee wrote:Reaper:

Voyage au centre de la Terre!! (Journey To The Center of the Earth)

I don't know about the new movie (I've heard it only bears a distant relation to the book) but the book is really great. Funny, dramatic, with a lot of action, and very well written.

I've studied it this year so obviously I'm biased (the subject of my exam was: "Do you think Voyage au centre de la Terre can still attract today's young people, and why?" ), but still. Great book.

I get to do the october book club! And Lexi, I was thinking of doing that one!! I have just finished "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", so "Journey to the Center of the Earth is what I think I will choose. I'll have a decision made by tomorrow.

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Post  jescaru on Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:04 am

I was wondering if Roxy would like to do the first book in The Heart of Darkness series for September.
Reaper has October with a Jules Verne book to be announced.
November will be Half-Blood Prince...I can lead it, if no one else wants to.
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Post  Guest on Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:25 am

i volunter for december, and the book i chose will be "the tenth circle" by jodi picoult

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Post  Biblio794* on Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:32 am

aww i wanted september 4 robin hood or the black cauldron i'll read all the other books of course so sign me up 4 1 of the readers
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Post  jescaru on Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:51 am

If Roxy does not want to do Sept., you are more than welcomed to do the book for that month. If she does, and this whole book thing works out, I would love for you to do another month! study
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Post  roxy_loves_hp on Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:45 pm

Sure thing! I can do September. But i think you meant to say The House of Night Jess and not The Heart of Darkness series, right? Cause if not, then i have no clue what that series is! :P For those interested the first book is called Marked and its really cheap, less than 10$, well in Canada anyways!
Here is the amazon link. http://www.amazon.com/Marked-House-Night-Book-1/dp/0312360266/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1217248850&sr=8-1

I must warn you though, this series is rated PG-15 but it doesnt really get that heavy until the 2nd one, if i remember correctly. And for those of you who have no clue what the story is about, its Vampires of course! vampire

Are we doing one for August? Edit: Ok so i just realised that this was a stupid questions since more than half of us will be reading Breaking Dawn! Ignore my stupidity! Arka
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Post  jescaru on Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:13 pm

Sorry Roxy, I meant House of Night! Maybe I made up Heart of Darkness in my head. Anyways, so everyone get a copy of Marked to read for Sept. That will be our first book.
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Post  Biblio794* on Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:24 pm

Marked doesnt come out till like sept. 23 i thought
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Post  roxy_loves_hp on Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:05 pm

Biblio794* wrote:Marked doesnt come out till like sept. 23 i thought

Marked is the first book in the series. The 4th one is due in September, that one is called Untamed
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