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Old 01-02-2022, 06:09 AM   #1
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Welcome to the new iteration of the New Mobileread Book Club

Here's the new iteration of the new Mobileread book club

We don't have a fixed schedule or a specific person running the club. If you want to start a book discussion, you can use this tag, and pick the book any way you want -- using the same procedure as last year, with a nomination thread for a specific genre or theme followed by a voting thread, or some other way.

This thread can be used for ideas, suggestions, and anything else that people want to say about the book club.

Here's the previous main thread for this book club, and all posts tagged with New MRBC.
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Old 01-20-2022, 10:41 AM   #2
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So for a theme, I was thinking "Fictional Myths". It would be a spin on myths.

YA comes to my mind first, for example:

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series by Michael Scott
Rick Riorden - he has several series based on Greek, Egyptian mythology

Or The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood.

Or maybe supernatural spin on a classic like, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

I'm not thinking historical fiction, unless it has a supernatural element.

What do you think? I would be glad to run the club for the month.
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Old 01-20-2022, 12:12 PM   #3
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So for a theme, I was thinking "Fictional Myths". It would be a spin on myths.

YA comes to my mind first, for example:

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series by Michael Scott
Rick Riorden - he has several series based on Greek, Egyptian mythology

Or The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood.

Or maybe supernatural spin on a classic like, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

I'm not thinking historical fiction, unless it has a supernatural element.

What do you think? I would be glad to run the club for the month.
Other options could include Madeline Miller's Circe or Song of Achilles or Colm Toibin's House of Names.
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Old 01-20-2022, 01:21 PM   #4
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I like this theme a lot!

Would you also consider retellings of fairytales relevant for this theme, like Aster Glenn Gray's The Wolf and the Girl, Jim C. Hines' Princesses series, and T.Kingfisher's The Raven and the Reindeer?
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Old 01-20-2022, 02:24 PM   #5
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I like this theme a lot!

Would you also consider retellings of fairytales relevant for this theme, like Aster Glenn Gray's The Wolf and the Girl, Jim C. Hines' Princesses series, and T.Kingfisher's The Raven and the Reindeer?
The princess series sounds like good fit from the blurb and something I would vote for.

The raven and the reindeer fits the criteria. But personally, I'm not at all familiar with the original story.

As for The Wolf and the Girl, It mentions Little Red Riding Hood, but I don't really see the connection. Sounds like a marketing idea to try and sell more copies.

But I would always fall back to letting nominations and voting decide.
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Old 01-20-2022, 02:27 PM   #6
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And as far as when I said "what do you think", I was looking more for people posting and saying they would participate.
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I'll participate, in case that was not clear
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Old 01-20-2022, 03:24 PM   #8
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I'll participate, in case that was not clear
I thought it was implied.
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And as far as when I said "what do you think", I was looking more for people posting and saying they would participate.
Depends on what is chosen for me. I am also starting a week long trial on Monday, so I'll be underwater for a bit.
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The theme doesn't immediately appeal to me--supernatural is generally a turnoff--but, like astrangerhere, my participation would depend on what book is chosen.
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And by participate, I mean nominate and/or vote and/or read and/or discuss.

It would be run like the traditional book club:nominate, vote, read, discuss.
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The theme doesn't immediately appeal to me--supernatural is generally a turnoff--but, like astrangerhere, my participation would depend on what book is chosen.
It doesn't appeal to me either. I have another idea for a theme. How about Books about Books? Books like Geraldine Brook's 'People of the Book' come to mind. I just purchased the Kristen Harmel's 'The Book of Lost Names'. It's a deal of the day today at amazon.

Unfortunately I don't have time to run a poll. We're in the middle of planning a move, having a house built, etc. I hardly have time to read lately. I just thought I'd recommend another theme to consider.

Edit: I think we maybe long ago had this as a theme.

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