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9/7/2014 1:52:54 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
We've tried this before, and it's never materialized. I'd like to have a group, though, where we all read something and talked about it. Something that was at least somewhat removed from the ordinary english cannon, that didn't necessarily fit into what most people typically read, but which would give us something to talk about.

Fiction is usually a good place to start, and I know enough about myself that if I don't have a reason to read fiction (unless it's something by J.K. Rowling or David Mitchell), I'm not going to read it. I'm also totally open to suggestions, but I'd ask that in making suggestions, we only 'suggest' books that we want to read but have not yet. Otherwise, this is going to become a discussion of why one book that someone likes is better than another book that another person might be equally sentimental for -which totally defeats the purpose of a book club... to get people to read things they wouldn't ordinarily read.

So, I won't be suggesting The Bone Clocks (even though that's my next fiction purchase)... lol. But someone else certainly could, if they wanted too. I haven't read it yet, btw.

Among a list of good books... I think Friendswood or We Are Not Ourselves might be good possibilities. I'm also totally open to Young Adult Fiction, as well.
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9/7/2014 1:54:24 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I'll do it. I definitely prefer young adult fiction, but I'll read almost anything.
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9/7/2014 1:55:51 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/7/2014 1:54:24 AM, bsh1 wrote:
I'll do it. I definitely prefer young adult fiction, but I'll read almost anything.

What's the next YAF title you want to read?
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9/7/2014 1:58:21 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/7/2014 1:55:51 AM, YYW wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:54:24 AM, bsh1 wrote:
I'll do it. I definitely prefer young adult fiction, but I'll read almost anything.

What's the next YAF title you want to read?

Allegiant, but everyone would've had to already read books 1 and 2 of Divergent before they could do that, so it's not practical.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra
is much more practical. It's next on my philosophy reading list.
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9/7/2014 2:01:37 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/7/2014 1:58:21 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:55:51 AM, YYW wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:54:24 AM, bsh1 wrote:
I'll do it. I definitely prefer young adult fiction, but I'll read almost anything.

What's the next YAF title you want to read?

Allegiant, but everyone would've had to already read books 1 and 2 of Divergent before they could do that, so it's not practical.


It's something to consider. Would you want to write up, at some point, a general review of that series? Not tonight, though... I'd just be interested in your take on it, mainly to see if it's something I'd want to read myself.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra is much more practical. It's next on my philosophy reading list.

Ummm... you're considering Nietzsche young adult fiction? I
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9/7/2014 2:16:15 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/7/2014 2:01:37 AM, YYW wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:58:21 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:55:51 AM, YYW wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:54:24 AM, bsh1 wrote:
I'll do it. I definitely prefer young adult fiction, but I'll read almost anything.

What's the next YAF title you want to read?

Allegiant, but everyone would've had to already read books 1 and 2 of Divergent before they could do that, so it's not practical.


It's something to consider. Would you want to write up, at some point, a general review of that series? Not tonight, though... I'd just be interested in your take on it, mainly to see if it's something I'd want to read myself.

Maybe. If you're interested, I can talk to you about it whenever you'd like.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra is much more practical. It's next on my philosophy reading list.

Ummm... you're considering Nietzsche young adult fiction? I

Rofl...no...though, as far as I am concerned, it is fiction.
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9/7/2014 2:19:59 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I'd be up for a book club. My preference would be scifi or, to a lesser extent, fantasy.
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9/7/2014 2:23:04 AM
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I am in. There may be a problem though because I really dislike fiction in general. There are only a handful novels which take my fancy.
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9/7/2014 2:26:05 AM
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I've been meaning to read "The ocean at the end of the lane", if anybody else likes Gaiman...
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9/7/2014 2:26:25 AM
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I haven't really been looking for new books to read, though, so I'm a little lacking in the suggestion department.
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9/7/2014 10:29:40 AM
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This sounds like fun, and if anyone can keep this up and running it'd be YYW. Count me in! I also don't really have any preferences, I'll read whatever we agree on as long as I can either find it in my local library, university library, or as a .pdf file I can find online.
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9/7/2014 10:37:29 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
The way this works in the book club I was in was we would suggest a topic we were interested in discussing. So if we were interested in discussing Marx, for example- we'd each individually get a Marx book we were interested in. They did not have to be the same. Then we met each week and basically discussed Marx, through different viewpoints. I think this can be something you can try out, sometimes.
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9/7/2014 11:52:57 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/7/2014 2:16:15 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/7/2014 2:01:37 AM, YYW wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:58:21 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:55:51 AM, YYW wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:54:24 AM, bsh1 wrote:
I'll do it. I definitely prefer young adult fiction, but I'll read almost anything.

What's the next YAF title you want to read?

Allegiant, but everyone would've had to already read books 1 and 2 of Divergent before they could do that, so it's not practical.


It's something to consider. Would you want to write up, at some point, a general review of that series? Not tonight, though... I'd just be interested in your take on it, mainly to see if it's something I'd want to read myself.

Maybe. If you're interested, I can talk to you about it whenever you'd like.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra is much more practical. It's next on my philosophy reading list.

Ummm... you're considering Nietzsche young adult fiction? I

Rofl...no...though, as far as I am concerned, it is fiction.

haha, I suppose so ;)
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9/7/2014 12:59:31 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/7/2014 12:57:48 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
I don't understand how people can dislike fiction.

I do.
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9/7/2014 1:05:00 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/7/2014 12:57:48 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
I don't understand how people can dislike fiction.

Fiction opens you to a whole new world, tinged with mystery and what-if's. It grips you, hooking you from the first page. It's deceptive words lure you in for the kill, till you're obsessed, you need to finish the book, the series, no matter what. You prioritize it more than you should and grow close to the characters, more than you would your real friends, if you even have any after betraying them for these new ones. Its world twists around yours, and you wish you could live there, help the characters, save some, change that which is already written.

One may believe he hates fiction, but he's wrong. Fiction isn't fiction for him, but rather it decides who it traps in its world.

He doesn't not like fiction; fiction doesn't like him.
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9/7/2014 1:06:05 PM
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I would totally do it. Fantasy is the only genre I don't read and I read across the age range. Although I don't keep up with YA fiction nearly as much as I should do considering my age, because it's very trend-driven and most YA seems to have been written for extrinsic reasons rather than the intrinsic reasons that I would prefer art - indeed, all production - to be made for. I don't like to watch capitalism destroy literature.
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9/7/2014 1:08:42 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
The Great Gatsby ftw!

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Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.

Me~
"BAILEY + SOLON = SAILEY
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SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

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9/7/2014 1:15:52 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/7/2014 1:11:29 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
I disagree with ESocial on everything besides Code Geass.

?

On the fiction thing? xD I was just feeling to write so I splattered some words on the keyboard to make it sound interesting imo.

WOA is Caribbean Literature, so tbf not many people would read it. I finished Gatsby a while ago and it was certainly interesting though.
Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.

Me~
"BAILEY + SOLON = SAILEY
MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
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9/7/2014 1:20:35 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/7/2014 1:15:52 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:11:29 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
I disagree with ESocial on everything besides Code Geass.

?

On the fiction thing? xD I was just feeling to write so I splattered some words on the keyboard to make it sound interesting imo.

WOA is Caribbean Literature, so tbf not many people would read it. I finished Gatsby a while ago and it was certainly interesting though.

Perhaps I didn't give Fitzgerald a fair chance. He's certainly insightful.
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9/7/2014 1:21:58 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/7/2014 1:20:35 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:15:52 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:11:29 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
I disagree with ESocial on everything besides Code Geass.

?

On the fiction thing? xD I was just feeling to write so I splattered some words on the keyboard to make it sound interesting imo.

WOA is Caribbean Literature, so tbf not many people would read it. I finished Gatsby a while ago and it was certainly interesting though.

Perhaps I didn't give Fitzgerald a fair chance. He's certainly insightful.

I would've ended it differently [won't give spoilers] but it certainly had a realistic ending imho. Sh!t like that happens irl.
Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.

Me~
"BAILEY + SOLON = SAILEY
MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
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9/7/2014 1:24:35 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/7/2014 1:21:58 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:20:35 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:15:52 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:11:29 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
I disagree with ESocial on everything besides Code Geass.

?

On the fiction thing? xD I was just feeling to write so I splattered some words on the keyboard to make it sound interesting imo.

WOA is Caribbean Literature, so tbf not many people would read it. I finished Gatsby a while ago and it was certainly interesting though.

Perhaps I didn't give Fitzgerald a fair chance. He's certainly insightful.

I would've ended it differently [won't give spoilers] but it certainly had a realistic ending imho. Sh!t like that happens irl.

irl is a scary place, isn't it? :(
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9/7/2014 1:25:43 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/7/2014 1:24:35 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:21:58 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:20:35 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:15:52 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:11:29 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
I disagree with ESocial on everything besides Code Geass.

?

On the fiction thing? xD I was just feeling to write so I splattered some words on the keyboard to make it sound interesting imo.

WOA is Caribbean Literature, so tbf not many people would read it. I finished Gatsby a while ago and it was certainly interesting though.

Perhaps I didn't give Fitzgerald a fair chance. He's certainly insightful.

I would've ended it differently [won't give spoilers] but it certainly had a realistic ending imho. Sh!t like that happens irl.

irl is a scary place, isn't it? :(

Not scary. F*cked up. xD
Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.

Me~
"BAILEY + SOLON = SAILEY
MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
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9/7/2014 1:27:10 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/7/2014 2:16:15 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/7/2014 2:01:37 AM, YYW wrote:

Thus Spoke Zarathustra is much more practical. It's next on my philosophy reading list.

Ummm... you're considering Nietzsche young adult fiction? I

Rofl...no...though, as far as I am concerned, it is fiction.

Indeed, Nietszche, quite deliberately, falls in to the fantasy genre.

Otherwise: I don't read fiction but I would be interested in discussions. Here's to new things *clink*
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9/7/2014 1:29:07 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/7/2014 1:25:43 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:24:35 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:21:58 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:20:35 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:15:52 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 9/7/2014 1:11:29 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
I disagree with ESocial on everything besides Code Geass.

?

On the fiction thing? xD I was just feeling to write so I splattered some words on the keyboard to make it sound interesting imo.

WOA is Caribbean Literature, so tbf not many people would read it. I finished Gatsby a while ago and it was certainly interesting though.

Perhaps I didn't give Fitzgerald a fair chance. He's certainly insightful.

I would've ended it differently [won't give spoilers] but it certainly had a realistic ending imho. Sh!t like that happens irl.

irl is a scary place, isn't it? :(

Not scary. F*cked up. xD

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