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PostSubject: TG Book Club   Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:36 pm

So, after being inspired by the book recommendations thread, I thought I should create this.

My idea is that, every month, all of us should read the same book together and discuss it here.

It really doesn't matter which book, fiction or nonfiction, classical or avant-garde, etc, as long as we pick one each month.

Things like graphic novels and short stories are also allowed, but they should only be allotted a week's reading time.

Maybe each month a different person can lead the discussion and plot out our reading schedule so people don't read ahead?

If not I'll take the liberty of doing so. If people do read ahead it usually turns into trouble because people can't help but spoil future parts of the book.

I know this seems like an English class...and it kinda is. But, gosh darn it, it's fun!
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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:37 pm

So any ideas about the first book? It's already June 6th so we're a little behind Razz

I've always wanted to read The Count of Monte Cristo.
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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:01 pm

NostalgiCK wrote:
My idea is that, every month, all of us should read the same book together and discuss it here.

Like fuck I will. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:28 pm

I would Nick, but I;ll be away from technology for 2 months this summer. I'd love to come September though, that would be great.

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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:53 pm

If no more books are suggested here by Friday I will choose which book will be read (and probably end up reading it by myself) Razz

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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:10 pm

when school starts back up i might participate, but until then i'm working and don't feel like signing up for a non-university library
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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:49 pm

im reading the stranger by albert camus
ever heard of it?
didn't think so
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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:42 pm

i suggest mein kampf.
it's a well written story about the life of a young german child whose only dream in life is to grow up and be an artist. but due to his lack of talent at creating art, he is forced to settle for the lesser job of being leader of the most powerful country in europe. This gripping tale comes to an abrupt end when, due to the russians taking over berlin, he is forced to commit suicide with his lovely girlfriend
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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:02 pm

nick, i would totally be down for reading the count of monte cristo, it's one of my faves. i'd also like to throw out stephan r. lawhead's Hood. it's essentially the robin hood story in a more historically correct time and place. we could always compare it to the typical robin hood tale...
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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:05 am

All right, it's way past Friday, and the winner issssssssssssssssssssssssssss........

THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO

due to a lack of enthusiasm and the fact that I really would like to read it Razz

also it's somewhat actiony, somewhat romantic, somewhat revengey, and somewhat an escape story (and I love escape stories)

also it's on the best novels list and it's legit

Soooooo....get to your local libraries, bookstores, or easily beat-upable bookworms and grab a copy!
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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:40 pm

if only the books UNI chose for textbooks were on an e-reader, than i would totally participate in this.
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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:04 pm

If you don't actually want to buy the book, I suggest going on Google books and reading it there for free. Or read it for free here http://www.literature.org/authors/dumas-alexandre/the-count-of-monte-cristo/index.html
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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:38 pm

i would (and still might) but i hate reading large amounts on a computer screen, hurts after a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:14 pm

I agree, I wish I could get used to it so I could read RPG books on my computer more.


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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:30 pm

All right, the stage is set, and starting now we (or I, at least) will be reading the Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas!!! study

Because the book is freaking huge it will require a considerable commitment of time. I'd like to get the whole thing done in four or five weeks, so I'm making the deadline for the first volume Saturday, June 26th. That should give everyone enough time to nab a copy and start reading.

Remember, reading is COOL!

study = afro

So don't be a dumbass, read Dumas Wink
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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:42 pm

I've never read a larger book in less than 2 months. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:50 pm





this is my response Razz
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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:11 pm

well, i have a busy week of work next week, but i think i'll give it a try to read for this one. We'll see how it goes.
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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:38 pm

yeah, cause that wasn't corny at all...
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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:35 am

Anyone who didn't laugh at that does not have a soul Razz
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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:25 pm

well, we all already knew i was souless. and if not, ur brain dead
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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:19 pm

Meh, teenagers are always angsty
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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:36 am

Just curious, has anyone actually been reading? I'm to about the 3rd or 4th chapter right now.
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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:50 pm

so, nick, how's the one man book club coming? a lot of deep conversations i'm guessing, right?
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PostSubject: Re: TG Book Club   Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:09 pm

maybe...:'(
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