August Book Club - Discussion post

  • Aug. 26th, 2009 at 10:31 AM
This is the discussion post for August.

We had Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes series as a theme.

What did you read?

Sign of the Four? or some of the short stories?

Go and discuss.

Bonus link:

Trailer for Sherlock Holmes new movie to be release in December.

I call it Steampuck Holmes.

Official trailer :

Admin Update & Book Club!

  • May. 27th, 2009 at 12:51 PM
Book Club
The poll for June's Book Club Read has been closed. The community will be reading Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. If you are interested in participating in the book club, please remember that the community post will be made on June 25th. Do not post separate reviews of the book to the community. Please wait to make your comments on the book club read in the community post.

Community Administration
I have taken [personal profile] writerlibrarian up on her wonderful offer to help with the management of the book club and the community. As many of you know, I just finished my last semester of law school, and I am currently studying for the bar (not in California :D, but in another state with a reputation of having a difficult bar). Mr. [personal profile] jennem and I will also be relocating in July (before the bar) because of a job opportunity offered to me, and we go on our honeymoon immediately after the bar (we literally fly out the day after the bar exam). Basically, I'm really busy. :D [personal profile] writerlibrarian will be in charge of running the book club in July and August. She gets busy in September and October, so I'll take the reigns in those months, and then we're just going to play it by ear. She has also been elevated to the status of "mod." So far we haven't had any problems with the "don't be an asshole" rule, but she is empowered to police the bad behavior of members when they forget how to play nicely with one another. From her lips to your ears.

Interesting Article
NPR has a bunch of book recommendations on its Summer Books 2009 website. Check it out! :D It looks neat.

May. 25th, 2009

  • 9:51 PM
Don't forget to vote for three books that you would like to read as a part of June's Book Club! The poll closes at 9 p.m. CST tomorrow!

Reminder: If you vote for more than three books, you should select "Change Your Vote." Any person that votes for more than three books will have all of their votes disqualified.


Mgmt. ;)

June Book Club

  • May. 24th, 2009 at 11:47 AM
Alright! Sorry I have been "afk" for the last few weeks. Graduation and BarBri have kept me hopping! Below is the poll for the June Book Club. Please select three books* that you would like to read. The book with the most votes will be the June Book Club Read. Voting opens as soon as this poll is posted and closes on Tuesday, May 26 @ 9 P.M. CST.

The "book club post" will be posted on June 25th. All comments about the selected book will be welcome in that post. Reviews of the book should not be posted to the community.

This month, the book selection will be at random based on the poll results. I'm going to take the suggestions of your fellow readers and institute a "genre" or "theme" based policy for the next few months. If that goes well, then that's how we'll do the book selection for the club. Books that are not selected this month will be rotated into the poll for that specific theme/genre when it comes up. In early June, I will select the theme/genre for July's book club (suggestions via PM or comment are welcome), I'll then ask for book suggestions related to that theme/genre and post a poll for book selection.

As always, comments are welcome. I'm new to all of this. If some of you have experience and think there's a "better way," I'm all ears. Even if you don't have experience, if you can think of a better way, I'm happy to listen to your suggestions. I want the book club (and this community) to be successful! :D

Poll Behind Cut )

*If you select more than three books, you should go back to the post and click on "change your vote." Any voter that has selected more than three books when the poll is closed will have all of their votes disqualified.

June Book Club?

  • May. 9th, 2009 at 11:23 AM
With finals over, I'm interested in trying to do a book club in June. If there's enough interest, I will post a second poll so members can choose which book we should read for the book club.

The book club post, where members can discuss the chosen book, will go live on Saturday, June 27 (assuming that we do it).

Please let me know what you think!

Poll #265 Book Club—June?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 49

Would you be interested in reading a book for the June Book Club?

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41 (83.7%)

8 (16.3%)

If no, why?

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I'm too busy in June to participate.
4 (40.0%)

I'm not interested in participating in any type of book club.
3 (30.0%)

Other (see comments).
3 (30.0%)

If I organized a June Book Club, what kinds of books would you be interested in reading?

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43 (97.7%)

14 (31.8%)

Please recommend a book that we should read for the June Book Club (use comments if you run out of space).