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Old 10-13-2008, 05:59 PM   #31
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Hi everyone!

First of all, many thanks to our moderator, NatCh, for making this thread sticky!

VillageReader, grooks, and Leep, I'll make sure you're added to the list.

Also, if anyone has comments or suggestions on ways to make this an even better experience, please feel free to continue to throw them out. I have a feeling it may take us a couple of months for things to really start running smoothly, and it's a major priority for me to to try to address everyone's concerns and requests...so keep them coming!
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:21 PM   #33
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Sounds good, and not read the book, so put me down please.. Also, since I'm working with a lot of Indian colleagues I'm sure I'll find it particularly interesting...
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:34 PM   #34
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:23 PM   #36
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Ok, when are we to have the 1st book completed?
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:32 PM   #38
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Ok, when are we to have the 1st book completed?
See message 20 in this thread.

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Old 10-14-2008, 05:30 PM   #39
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Hi everyone! Just joined yesterday and I want in! Sounds like you all will be a fun group! I've wanted to be in a book group for a long time, but can never seem to make it to a meeting, so an on-line discussion group will be perfect!
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:43 PM   #40
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I'm in, but I'm also in grad school, so not sure I can keep up with this as much as I would like. But I'll try!!
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:26 AM   #41
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It's a great idea, with a nice side effect in that the previous discussion threads might prove useful to others in the future to help them decide if a new author or book would be to their liking.

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P.S. I also wanted to add that per Elsi, I think if the Book Club takes off it would be a good idea to concurrently run two books: one classic from the public domain, and one contemporary book. My thoughts are to see how it goes, and try that after a few months if folks are enjoying it.
I think that would be a good idea. It allows those who only want to buy a book now and then to still take part as well as giving those who already own or have read the selected book, an alternative option.

However, with the abundance of free books (that are still in copyright) for example Baen free library and the numerous authors who provide a selection of their books via their own websites. There's always the option of providing a paid and free alternative each month in the same genre assuming that won't dilute discussion too much?

Perhaps down the line, if this really did take off with a decent monthly participation, you could negotiate some sort of discount/promo code for those taking part with the various book sites

Anyhow, so long as the book is available in a format I can convert to fb2 for reading, I'll likely take part. Quite like the idea

PS If you're wanting to get a Passage to India, it's worth checking out fictionwise today as they're still doing the 50% micro rebate. The book is $5.99, but you'll effectively get $3 off a future months book choice

Not sure if the book will be my kind of thing, but I'll give it a go, maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised

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Old 10-15-2008, 09:32 AM   #42
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:24 AM   #43
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I'm in... If it is still ok to join?
Nope, you posted 2 minutes late according to the time stamp on your message.

JUST KIDDING! Of course... there is really no membership requirement. You don't even have to be on any official list. Just read the book and join the discussion when Jo opens the thread.

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Old 10-15-2008, 01:17 PM   #44
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Hi everyone!

I'll add UKHaiku, Mom of 4, cybear, JoeD, and Slite to the list.

As Bob mentioned, the club is going to be relatively fluid...if you've read the book, you can dive into the discussion! There aren't any requirements or true deadlines (unless, of course, you want to discuss November's book in December...that might be bit dicey, since it will have already been discussed ).

I just finished Wicked last night, so I'll be starting on A Passage to India in the next day or so.

I also wondered what thoughts people had for the discussion thread...it could be a free-for-all, or there could be structured questions for discussion that are posted each month, based on the book.

Let me know what you all think.
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:02 PM   #45
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