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Old 16-09-2010, 13:57
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Yep, count me in. Just let me know what I need to read.
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Old 16-09-2010, 14:22
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Ohhh sign me up please!

I just saw that exclusive to WHSmiths they are doing 2 for 1 on the books in Richard and Judy's book club at the moment. Perhaps the first 2 books could come from those 8 titles to keep the costs down a bit?

The titles are here http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndS...ybookclub.aspx

There are three that have caught my eye the most; Operation Mincemeat which sounds intriguing, Sister and lastly The Snowman.
'Sister' sounds really good!
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Old 16-09-2010, 14:50
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I'd definately be interested, let me know what book is chosen.
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Old 16-09-2010, 15:05
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It's been tried twice before, both times it lasted a while but just sort of petered out. I participated in the first one and read some very good books throught it.

Willing to give it another go, third time lucky
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Old 16-09-2010, 15:11
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I just saw that exclusive to WHSmiths they are doing 2 for 1 on the books in Richard and Judy's book club at the moment. Perhaps the first 2 books could come from those 8 titles to keep the costs down a bit?

The titles are here http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndS...ybookclub.aspx

There are three that have caught my eye the most; Operation Mincemeat which sounds intriguing, Sister and lastly The Snowman.
I've read operation mincemeat already. Wasn't very keen on it if I'm honest. My boyfriend couldn't even finish it. It's a bit hard to get into. But I've willing to read anything, you can't love every book you read.
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Old 16-09-2010, 22:05
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Count me in for this too please
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Old 16-09-2010, 22:11
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I'd love to take part in this count me in!
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Old 16-09-2010, 23:33
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I would love to take part in this. Count me in
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Old 18-09-2010, 09:43
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I have Sister on my shelf and would be happy to read that

I have been in book clubs before where it has been difficult to get consensus for the book to read and eventually the club has fallen away.

To me we just need a system -why don't we agree to let the OP pick the first book (or first two books) and then have a list where we all pick in order - perhaps according to the order we responded to the OP? If we try to agree on every book we might never get consensus
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Old 18-09-2010, 09:55
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count me in!
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Old 18-09-2010, 09:58
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I just saw that exclusive to WHSmiths they are doing 2 for 1 on the books in Richard and Judy's book club at the moment. Perhaps the first 2 books could come from those 8 titles to keep the costs down a bit?

The titles are here http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndS...ybookclub.aspx

There are three that have caught my eye the most; Operation Mincemeat which sounds intriguing, Sister and lastly The Snowman.
i like the look of 'sister'! looks fab
hope we can decide soon, i cant afford to buy books right now but i could get it from library in a week or so
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Old 18-09-2010, 18:53
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I have Sister on my shelf and would be happy to read that

I have been in book clubs before where it has been difficult to get consensus for the book to read and eventually the club has fallen away.

To me we just need a system -why don't we agree to let the OP pick the first book (or first two books) and then have a list where we all pick in order - perhaps according to the order we responded to the OP? If we try to agree on every book we might never get consensus
Please can we do it like this! and please can we set a start date. I still say the first week of October.
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Old 18-09-2010, 19:23
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Ready and willing...

Is someone going to kindly step up and kick this off?
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Old 18-09-2010, 20:28
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I'd be interested. Count me in
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Old 18-09-2010, 22:14
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I'm interested in joining in this as well.

I like the idea of the 4 weekly cycle with the next one being announced in plenty of time. Tom has also offered support so perhaps choose the next book using a poll? Maybe something like the following timelines work:

Start of Week 1: Start Book and announce the next book based on poll results. Open nominations for the book after next.
Start of Week 3: Close nominations for the book after next. Open poll based on nominations.

That way you have 2 weeks to nominate, 2 weeks to vote, 4 weeks to buy for choosing the next book. Would that work?
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Old 18-09-2010, 22:46
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I'm interested in joining in this as well.

I like the idea of the 4 weekly cycle with the next one being announced in plenty of time. Tom has also offered support so perhaps choose the next book using a poll? Maybe something like the following timelines work:

Start of Week 1: Start Book and announce the next book based on poll results. Open nominations for the book after next.
Start of Week 3: Close nominations for the book after next. Open poll based on nominations.

That way you have 2 weeks to nominate, 2 weeks to vote, 4 weeks to buy for choosing the next book. Would that work?
or you can get it from a library in that time frame, if it's available
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Old 18-09-2010, 23:21
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It'd probably be more accessible and organised to create a new thread for each book; this way, new forum members won't be intimidated or put-off by one big, long thread but can easily join in or read discussions for each book on their own.

Maybe each thread could be titled "DS Book Club - Book #X - "Insert Title Here" by A. Author" and we could keep the admin-related decisions (choosing books etc) on this thread.
I think this is a great idea and is likely to catch attention from a few people who have read the books but didn't read the regular club thread.

I have been in book clubs before where it has been difficult to get consensus for the book to read and eventually the club has fallen away.

To me we just need a system -why don't we agree to let the OP pick the first book (or first two books) and then have a list where we all pick in order - perhaps according to the order we responded to the OP? If we try to agree on every book we might never get consensus
A consensus will doom the club, I think, as well as taking too long to choose something. I like the idea of each person choosing a book for a four-week period. The chooser could either be random or we could go in the order we posted in the thread.

ETA: Or we could do what That Bloke suggested, and enlist Tom's support for polls.

Please can we do it like this! and please can we set a start date. I still say the first week of October.
I like the idea of starting in October, too.

Sister, The Snowman, and No and Me all look very interesting.
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Old 18-09-2010, 23:30
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Anything that encourages reading is a good thing so l'll wish this venture well.
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Old 18-09-2010, 23:40
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This sounds a great idea, would love to be a part of it
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Old 19-09-2010, 02:26
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Okay, let us get this show on the road!

I think what will be easiest would be if we went for the nominations and drawing randomly aproach, that way everyone gets a say but we don't have to faff about with polls or discussion. I reckon is everyone posts their book in this thread that they wish to nominate, if we leave it open until Thursday, announce the winner Thursday night and then open the book discussion thread on October 1st with discussion running until October 29. This way everyone has 5 whole weeks in which to source, read and discuss the book. Treat it as a trial run and then we can make tweaks to the format, who is with me?

If we have ground rules like must be avaliable in most booksellers and online, fiction, written in English and avaliable fairly cheaply. Other than that everything is fair game.

So get nominating! Feel free to discuss nominated books in here.
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Old 19-09-2010, 03:13
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Okay, let us get this show on the road!

I think what will be easiest would be if we went for the nominations and drawing randomly aproach, that way everyone gets a say but we don't have to faff about with polls or discussion. I reckon is everyone posts their book in this thread that they wish to nominate, if we leave it open until Thursday, announce the winner Thursday night and then open the book discussion thread on October 1st with discussion running until October 29. This way everyone has 5 whole weeks in which to source, read and discuss the book. Treat it as a trial run and then we can make tweaks to the format, who is with me?

If we have ground rules like must be avaliable in most booksellers and online, fiction, written in English and avaliable fairly cheaply. Other than that everything is fair game.

So get nominating! Feel free to discuss nominated books in here.
'sister' by rosamunde lupton, please!
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Old 19-09-2010, 03:22
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The Snowman --Jo Nesbo

Synopsis Pinched from Waterstones website
The night the first snow falls a young boy wakes to find his mother gone. He walks through the silent house, but finds only wet footprints on the stairs. In the garden looms a solitary figure: a snowman bathed in cold moonlight, its black eyes glaring up at the bedroom windows. Round its neck is his mother's pink scarf. Inspector Harry Hole is convinced there is a link between the disappearance and a menacing letter he received some months earlier. As Harry and his team delve into unsolved case files, they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. When a second woman disappears Harry's suspicions are confirmed: he is a pawn in a deadly game. For the first time in his career, Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his turf, a killer who will drive him to the brink of insanity. A brilliant thriller with a pace that never lets up, "The Snowman" confirms Jo Nesbo's position as an international star of crime fiction.

Ive just noticed that most of these books are alot cheaper at Waterstones than W H Smiths dont know how long that will last ...
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Old 19-09-2010, 08:37
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The Snowman --Jo Nesbo

Synopsis Pinched from Waterstones website
The night the first snow falls a young boy wakes to find his mother gone. He walks through the silent house, but finds only wet footprints on the stairs. In the garden looms a solitary figure: a snowman bathed in cold moonlight, its black eyes glaring up at the bedroom windows. Round its neck is his mother's pink scarf. Inspector Harry Hole is convinced there is a link between the disappearance and a menacing letter he received some months earlier. As Harry and his team delve into unsolved case files, they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. When a second woman disappears Harry's suspicions are confirmed: he is a pawn in a deadly game. For the first time in his career, Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his turf, a killer who will drive him to the brink of insanity. A brilliant thriller with a pace that never lets up, "The Snowman" confirms Jo Nesbo's position as an international star of crime fiction.

Ive just noticed that most of these books are alot cheaper at Waterstones than W H Smiths dont know how long that will last ...
At the moment these are on buy one get one free so may be cheaper for the next week or two at WHSmiths.
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Old 19-09-2010, 08:41
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Ok I picked three so have to break it down to one. Bummer I really fancy two that have been picked already

Purely because I liked the look of it before I read about the other one. I'll go with Sister.

Sister - 2
The Snowman - 1
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Old 19-09-2010, 09:02
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Okay, let us get this show on the road!

I think what will be easiest would be if we went for the nominations and drawing randomly aproach, that way everyone gets a say but we don't have to faff about with polls or discussion. I reckon is everyone posts their book in this thread that they wish to nominate, if we leave it open until Thursday, announce the winner Thursday night and then open the book discussion thread on October 1st with discussion running until October 29. This way everyone has 5 whole weeks in which to source, read and discuss the book. Treat it as a trial run and then we can make tweaks to the format, who is with me?

If we have ground rules like must be avaliable in most booksellers and online, fiction, written in English and avaliable fairly cheaply. Other than that everything is fair game.

So get nominating! Feel free to discuss nominated books in here.
Another voter for 'Sister'
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