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Sep. 11th, 2007

[kanjani8] yoko aspiring mad scientist

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[kanjani8] yoko aspiring mad scientist

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September Book

Well, nobody else voted and we have a tie, so I'll discount my vote since I don't want to be like I am Mod I decide what we read blabla.

So September-October's book will be Lullaby, by Chuck Palahniuk, and November-December's will be Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell. The holidays are coming up, so don't forget to make recommendations in the recommendation posts (and Fall babies, Fall babies need presents too =P), and recs for all ages are welcome. ^____^

If you come across another book that you haven't read but would like to, feel free to post about it and I'll add it to a poll when we start picking books for 2008.

And whoever finishes Lullaby first can just throw up a post and write their thoughts (remember to use an LJ-cut please!).

Sep. 3rd, 2007

[kanjani8] yoko aspiring mad scientist

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*pokes*

We only have like what, 7 members? It doesn't work if only 4 people vote on the poll and there is a tie. -_-;;;

So please vote here.

Aug. 25th, 2007

[kanjani8] yoko aspiring mad scientist

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Poll: Vote for our first book

Okay, since it's nearly September, perhaps we should choose a book to read, yes? >_>; For now, let's do it every 2 months and if all of our schedules permit, maybe we could do it monthly then. I know a bunch of us are pretty busy at this point.

Below is the poll--only one other person suggested a book. I'm all for making the "losing" book be the book that we read for November/December.

Poll #1045234 September/October Book

Which book would you like to read for September/October?

Lullaby, by Chuck Palahniuk
2(50.0%)
Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell
2(50.0%)


So vote! And speak up! Introduce yourselves to the other members! Make recommendations.
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Aug. 8th, 2007

[kanjani8] yoko aspiring mad scientist

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Recommendations

Have a book you've already read and would like to recommend? Did you gift a book and have it be wildly successful? Did you listen to an audiobook and it was fabulously done? Rec here (or make your own post, whichever).

Please remember to include the author's full name, title of the book, the reader (if it's an audiobook), and age group you think it's appropriate for (i.e., young adults, teenagers, under 10, all ages, etc.etc.etc.).
[kanjani8] yoko aspiring mad scientist

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Hello and Welcome!

Right, so I decided that maybe it would be easier to do this in a community rather an on my personal LJ since I invited people who watch my LJ but don't necessarily have me friended (or I don't have them friended, whichever).

So, I made a post for recommendations in the next post--if you want to rec something, I guess you can comment and I'll link the thread, or you can make your own post and/or do a review and I'll link that. And feel free to rec things for various ages--I know I can't be the only one with nieces and nephews to buy gifts for. =P Or children. Some people have children. I have a dog. /random

But first thing's first--how often do we want to read/discuss books? Every month? Every other month? Comment and I'll tally up the votes. I know some people are busier than others.

I could do every month, but I'm flexible. And I'll probably be busier after grad school starts up again so I could do every other month too.

Oh and I guess we should suggest books too for all of us to read? For a poll later? Let's keep book suggestions to fiction and literature--but if you want rec sci fi/fantasy/nonfiction feel free. I'd like to suggest Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell (for reading by this book club--I haven't read it yet). It was a finalist for the 2004 Man Booker Prize. You can read the New York Times review here, although you do need to be a member to read it (signing up is free). You can also read reviews here, at its Amazon.com page.

Oh, and feel free to do an introduction post--what do you like to read, where are you from, what are some of your favorite books, etc.etc.

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