Hello and Welcome!
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.