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Old 21-09-2010, 16:23
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Thanks Phoebica

So are we definitely going with Sister then? If so I'll get it ordered from Amazon.
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Old 22-09-2010, 18:34
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I now have my copy.
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Old 23-09-2010, 03:46
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Ooh good i will get mine at the weekend
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Old 23-09-2010, 08:41
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This quest to pick a book seems to have been fast and it seems a couple of people may have wanted more suggestions and nominations for a book.

To try and allow a better selection I'm going to suggest working to this system for next month.

My suggestion is

(each closing is midnight Sunday)

1st Oct-10th October = Poll to decide genre
11th Oct-17th Oct = Suggestions and nominations for book to be read in that genre (no voting allowed)
18th-24th Oct = Voting to decide which book we read.
25th-31st Oct = Allows a week for people to buy/download/order the winning title
1st Nov = Start reading
1st Nov - A new two week poll for the genre of the December read.

From then on it follows on more or less the same One week (approximately) poll to decide the next genre, one week to nominate books, one week to vote on which one and an week to order. There is often going to be an approximately somewhere because the month's don't always start on and Sunday or Monday. If it's adapted so actions ends midnight on Sunday. When the month does start midseek IMO it's better to extend it to runnng 10 days than having an short three day poll.

As I say this is just a suggestion to try and get a bit of structure set up each month but if anyone has alternative ideas or maybe would prefer two weeks to nominate titles or vote on a book then great.
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Old 23-09-2010, 10:28
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This quest to pick a book seems to have been fast and it seems a couple of people may have wanted more suggestions and nominations for a book.

To try and allow a better selection I'm going to suggest working to this system for next month.

My suggestion is

(each closing is midnight Sunday)

1st Oct-10th October = Poll to decide genre
11th Oct-17th Oct = Suggestions and nominations for book to be read in that genre (no voting allowed)
18th-24th Oct = Voting to decide which book we read.
25th-31st Oct = Allows a week for people to buy/download/order the winning title
1st Nov = Start reading
1st Nov - A new two week poll for the genre of the December read.

From then on it follows on more or less the same One week (approximately) poll to decide the next genre, one week to nominate books, one week to vote on which one and an week to order. There is often going to be an approximately somewhere because the month's don't always start on and Sunday or Monday. If it's adapted so actions ends midnight on Sunday. When the month does start midseek IMO it's better to extend it to runnng 10 days than having an short three day poll.

As I say this is just a suggestion to try and get a bit of structure set up each month but if anyone has alternative ideas or maybe would prefer two weeks to nominate titles or vote on a book then great.
That's fine, but I do believe having a poll to choose the genre each month will result in the same 1 or 2 genre's being chosen every time. I'm happy to read whatever though so if that's what everyone wants to do then we'll do that.
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Old 23-09-2010, 12:19
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I really like the sound of this & would like to join in... sounds good but to my embarrassment I really don't know exactly how a 'book club' is meant to work

Sounds right up my street as I'm still in the early days of getting a foothold in the reading world (and really enjoying it!)

Simply a case that we all read the book and discuss it when we have finished it? If we post whilst reading, that wouldnt work with us all at different stages? If we post when we finished, again, people will already have finished it and had the same discussions you might have been interested to have taken part in ... I imagine others will have been involved in these before either online or in person - how do they actually work?

Sorry for what, written down, is such a silly question, am not really dim, honest!
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Old 23-09-2010, 15:17
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Can I join please

Won't be around all the time, but will join in when poss
if that's ok ...
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Old 24-09-2010, 00:06
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That's fine, but I do believe having a poll to choose the genre each month will result in the same 1 or 2 genre's being chosen every time. I'm happy to read whatever though so if that's what everyone wants to do then we'll do that.
Thats easily fixed by having an rulling that once a genre has been chosen then it is out of contention for 6 months or even a year if people can come up with 12 genres. If there aren't 12 genres it could be based n a theme.
Off the top of my head I have

1) Crime
2) Horror
3) Romance
4) Historical
5) Classic (pre 1900)
6) Classic (post 1900)
7) Children/Teens (Harry Potter is just one of a lot of good novels for kids and teens)
8) SF/Fantasy
9) Western
10) Real Life/Suvivor (The genre quite often of people that have suffered child abuse or cancer and have fought to get through it. Books by Dave Pelzer etc)
11) Celebrity Autobiography
12) War
13) Spy/Espionage
14) Travel books (Michael Palin, Bill Bryson)
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Old 24-09-2010, 00:08
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I really like the sound of this & would like to join in... sounds good but to my embarrassment I really don't know exactly how a 'book club' is meant to work

Sounds right up my street as I'm still in the early days of getting a foothold in the reading world (and really enjoying it!)

Simply a case that we all read the book and discuss it when we have finished it? If we post whilst reading, that wouldnt work with us all at different stages? If we post when we finished, again, people will already have finished it and had the same discussions you might have been interested to have taken part in ... I imagine others will have been involved in these before either online or in person - how do they actually work?

Sorry for what, written down, is such a silly question, am not really dim, honest!
No you aren't Dim.

I've been wondering the same thing myself. If it's an Book Club where people meet on a set date then it's assumed everyone has read the book, but online I'm not sure how it works.
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Old 24-09-2010, 02:49
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I think we will go with Sister for the first book, by popular demand. I will start the thread tomorow night for discussion, for the first couple of weeks any posts containing plot spoilers could be kept in spoiler tags and after that we can just have a free for all.

I have an idea to improve the nomination system that should ensure we get a wider range of books, will include it in the thread tomorow.
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Old 24-09-2010, 06:44
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I think we will go with Sister for the first book, by popular demand. I will start the thread tomorow night for discussion, for the first couple of weeks any posts containing plot spoilers could be kept in spoiler tags and after that we can just have a free for all.

I have an idea to improve the nomination system that should ensure we get a wider range of books, will include it in the thread tomorow.
I've succumbed to buying it off amazon!! , its a fairly new book so i wanted to get it in plenty of time! though my library is usually pretty good at getting new books!

ps good one urt
i'm happy to fall lin with whatever, if i cant get a book for any reason, i'll wait till thenext one
cant wait to get 'sister'!!
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Old 24-09-2010, 07:54
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I think we will go with Sister for the first book, by popular demand. I will start the thread tomorow night for discussion, for the first couple of weeks any posts containing plot spoilers could be kept in spoiler tags and after that we can just have a free for all.

I have an idea to improve the nomination system that should ensure we get a wider range of books, will include it in the thread tomorow.
Perhaps once people start discussing the bookThey could put the page they are up to before the stuff in spoliers?
So if I read that it's up to page 132 and I'm on page 147 I Know I can read it, but if I'm on page 100 I know its better not too.
People would just need to go back and check if something they mention takes place before or after whatever page it is.
Obviously if it says completed than that is self explanatory
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Old 24-09-2010, 08:34
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No you aren't Dim.

I've been wondering the same thing myself. If it's an Book Club where people meet on a set date then it's assumed everyone has read the book, but online I'm not sure how it works.
Thanks The last few posts seem to show how it will work... now I guess its just wait and see how it pans out! I've ordered 'Sister' from Amazon, so I'm looking forward to giving this a go!
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Old 24-09-2010, 20:46
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Okay I've downloaded my copy and already started reading. When is the deadline to finish it?
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Old 24-09-2010, 20:58
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Tried to buy 'Sisters' today but couldn't find anything-else I wanted in the buy one, one half-price sale
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Old 25-09-2010, 06:44
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I've succumbed to buying it off amazon!! , its a fairly new book so i wanted to get it in plenty of time! though my library is usually pretty good at getting new books!

ps good one urt
i'm happy to fall lin with whatever, if i cant get a book for any reason, i'll wait till thenext one
cant wait to get 'sister'!!

i've cancelled my amazon order going to see if i can still get it from library in time, if not, i'll join in with next book
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Old 25-09-2010, 09:05
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Okay I've downloaded my copy and already started reading. When is the deadline to finish it?
I'm not sure there is a deadline as such. Logically it would be by the end of the month which would be the end of October. I think you are the only person that has started reading it.

If you finish it beforehand you can post your thoughts but please remember to do so as spoilers.
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Old 25-09-2010, 09:08
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i've cancelled my amazon order going to see if i can still get it from library in time, if not, i'll join in with next book
Did you check with your library first to see if they actually had it either at your local one or another that they can transfer a copy from?

Hopefully you'll be able to join in anyway. The thread with the discussion about the book will still be on these forums for a long while so even if you read it in November or possibly you can still join in. You'll just be joining in late.
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Old 25-09-2010, 09:14
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I'm not sure there is a deadline as such. Logically it would be by the end of the month which would be the end of October. I think you are the only person that has started reading it.

If you finish it beforehand you can post your thoughts but please remember to do so as spoilers.

Ooops

Yes of course, but I think I'll wait until everyone starts reading it too!
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Old 25-09-2010, 09:55
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Did you check with your library first to see if they actually had it either at your local one or another that they can transfer a copy from?

Hopefully you'll be able to join in anyway. The thread with the discussion about the book will still be on these forums for a long while so even if you read it in November or possibly you can still join in. You'll just be joining in late


It's ok, I've downloaded it to iPod from kindle store
It was only 2.34!
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Old 25-09-2010, 10:52
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Ooops

Yes of course, but I think I'll wait until everyone starts reading it too!
Go ahead and read it, it doesn't matter. LOL!
I may have an 2 hour train journey ahead of me this week so I'll probably start reading it too.
Unless the train gets busy then I'll get out a copy of big boobs monthly and then nobody will sit next to me so I can continue to spread out.on the seat
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Old 25-09-2010, 13:24
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Go ahead and read it, it doesn't matter. LOL!
I may have an 2 hour train journey ahead of me this week so I'll probably start reading it too.
Unless the train gets busy then I'll get out a copy of big boobs monthly and then nobody will sit next to me so I can continue to spread out.on the seat

happy travels!!

im going to make a start this afternoon, that's if i dont nod off!
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Old 25-09-2010, 14:11
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Got my Copy
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Old 25-09-2010, 14:58
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I got mine last Sunday. If I had started reading it then, I would probably have finished it by now.
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Old 25-09-2010, 15:56
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It's ok, I've downloaded it to iPod from kindle store
It was only 2.34!

I paid 2.35 for mine! Oh the outrage!
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