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Old 09-22-2009, 03:52 PM   #76
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Well... um gee. We can do that without a book club.

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I beg your pardon? I was merely suggesting that the book club could work without categories as well. Well, apparently I am the only one who thinks that.

Anyway, I would drop one of the classics and choose instead "Foreign Language" (I mean, something not written originally in English). Also, instead of "Romance," I would prefer a more general label, like "Love stories," for example. That could include romance but also other kinds of literature.
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Ah that's a bit better. How do you know if a book is still in print? If there is an ebook for it, does that mean it is still in print.
I think it would mean popular enough to be in print from a mainstream publisher (penguin, harper, etc.)


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What do others think of the Historical Fiction genre? I admit I don't think I have really read anything in the genre... except maybe the Wagon's West series I read as a teen which had Sam Huston and some other historical persons in it as it followed pioneers expanding out to the western states. BUt, it was really pretty pulp stuff if I recall correctly.
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:04 PM   #78
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I beg your pardon? I was merely suggesting that the book club could work without categories as well. Well, apparently I am the only one who thinks that.
Yea, I know. I was teasing you a bit. I think part of the "draw" of the book club is to maybe get you out of the genres you normally read. Having it totally open every month I think will keep people in their favorite genres.

It could work I guess.

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Old 09-22-2009, 04:05 PM   #79
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As I am reading through my month list I am also wondering, do we need a month dedicated to Bio's? I mean, all of them would fall under non-fiction right? If we kept the Bio month I think the non-fiction month would be excludes Bio's.

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Old 09-22-2009, 04:07 PM   #80
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Maybe it got overlooked, but my idea for the Classics could be pulling one of the 1001 list and narrow it down to books on MR. At last count I think there were at least 100, and I have that data on my spreadsheet (not on the one in my sig but my personal one).
I did see you mention that... didn't mean to ignore you. My feeling is that 1001 books is not enough of a pool to select from. But, I could be wrong.

I'm still open to how we define "classic".

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Old 09-22-2009, 04:08 PM   #81
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Don't get me wrong, I know what Historical Fiction is... I just wonder if there is enough interest of that genre in the main group of members to carry that month off well.

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Old 09-22-2009, 04:13 PM   #82
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As I am reading through my month list I am also wondering, do we need a month dedicated to Bio's? I mean, all of them would fall under non-fiction right? If we kept the Bio month I think the non-fiction month would be excludes Bio's.
I did notice they overlapped. I'm not sure that matters; plenty of the other genres have room for overlap. Admittedly, none of them entirely include another category--but we could potentially wind up having four different "romance" books in a year, or three different ghost stories, or half a dozen free-public-domain books.

There's a logic to excluding bios from the "Nonfiction" category, but I'm not concerned if it doesn't happen, especially since biographies are mostly excluded from the other genres.

(Historical Fiction is where the westerns go, right? And apparently, Clan of the Cave Bears, which I thought of as science fiction for years before I bothered to look at how it was marketed.)
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I think part of the "draw" of the book club is to maybe get you out of the genres you normally read.
That's the biggest attraction of the MRBC for me - reading a recommended book in an unfamiliar genre.
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:14 PM   #84
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Don't get me wrong, I know what Historical Fiction is... I just wonder if there is enough interest of that genre in the main group of members to carry that month off well.

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I don't know. It's not something I normally read which would make it a good thing for me, but there are other things that could surely replace it. Maybe give Suspense/Thriller it's own month separate from Mystery.
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(Historical Fiction is where the westerns go, right? And apparently, Clan of the Cave Bears, which I thought of as science fiction for years before I bothered to look at how it was marketed.)
Some would say Westerns is it's own genre. Of course for many books multiple genres can be argued as "correct".
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Some would say Westerns is it's own genre. Of course for many books multiple genres can be argued as "correct".
Yes, I agree with that. I also think that is what makes this a bit hard.

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Maybe give Suspense/Thriller it's own month separate from Mystery.
I like that idea... but maybe in lieu of Bio's since they fit very well into Non-Fiction.

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I suppose September's category could be Banned Books...
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I did see you mention that... didn't mean to ignore you. My feeling is that 1001 books is not enough of a pool to select from. But, I could be wrong.

I'm still open to how we define "classic".

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Well it would only be for the classic month. It's not a huge pool, but there's some good stuff to choose from in there.
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