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PostPosted: Thu 25 Nov, 2010  Reply with quote

You're right. We used to have the "reading circle" whichfrom the Circle of Sound is a spinoff. I remember I hosted The Hobbit and Ficciones. yes

Genre, huh? I'm game for philosophy and literature; within literature I'd prefer drama and prose, as my rhythm with poetry books wouldn't quite fit the purpose of the topic. And I sure can propose books once we decide on what the hell we're going to read. lachtraan


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PostPosted: Fri 26 Nov, 2010  Reply with quote

I'm partial to sci-fi myself (in a mood for some recently). Not the pulp authors, though. I mean some Dick, Asimov, or if we're playing fast and loose with the term "sci-fi," Vonnegut (I myself would love to re-read Timequake. mmm... Timequake...)

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Nov, 2010  Reply with quote

I'd be interested in joining this, I've been reading a lot lately an need something new to read...

Anyone enjoy post apocalyptic lit? I hear 'The Road' is an excellent novel.


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PostPosted: Fri 26 Nov, 2010  Reply with quote

The Road is pretty fantastic, but a little slow at times (not that it's a problem.)

as far as post apocalyptic goes, i always recommend The Dark Tower for that regard, if you can can't it (you totally can)!


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PostPosted: Fri 26 Nov, 2010  Reply with quote

Can we have zombies? :}

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PostPosted: Sat 27 Nov, 2010  Reply with quote

I never read World War Z (i heard good things), and The Zombie Survival Guide was entertaining AND Educational!

so short answer: yeah!


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PostPosted: Sat 27 Nov, 2010  Reply with quote

Hey just a quick suggestion:

When we finally decide on a specific book to read, can the original poster note it in the first post? That way I don't have to be browsing the whole thread to find which book is the current one. Thanks :D



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PostPosted: Mon 29 Nov, 2010  Reply with quote

Win Laik Pya wrote:
probably. "didn't we do something before?" was the polite way of saying "we did this before"-- not that it's bad we're bringing it back!

I'd look for it, but i can't for the life of me remember what it was called.


lol ok got ya smile

Bruno wrote:
And I sure can propose books once we decide on what the hell we're going to read. lachtraan

Yep, we better get deciding!

Ok, I've thought about it and I think the best way to choose the first book would be for anyone who wants to suggest a book to do so, and then we can vote on which one to read first. We might do something different for future books, but I think this'll be a good way to start.

Genre..... anything, absolutely anything, either fiction or non-fiction. It can be fantasy, classics, horror, crime, sci-fi, (the aforementioned) zombies, philosophy, science, political, religious/atheist ... any book at all that you think is good and that other people might enjoy reading, from the Lord of the Rings to the Mating Habbits of the Common Garden Bee .

So maybe if we have until midday thursday gmt (i.e. 3 days from this post) to suggest books and then we can vote on them. When suggesting a book it'd be good if you put the title and a quick sentence to say what it's about. smile

FretDancer wrote:
Hey just a quick suggestion:

When we finally decide on a specific book to read, can the original poster note it in the first post? That way I don't have to be browsing the whole thread to find which book is the current one. Thanks :D


Great idea!!


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PostPosted: Mon 29 Nov, 2010  Reply with quote

Alright, then I'll just throw in a suggestion to get things started.

It's White Fang by Jack London. It's a short novel first published in 1906.

It's about a wolfdog, named White Fang, born in the wild and later introduced to civilization. It compares the animal and human worlds while also delving into issues of loyalty and morality.

It's not too difficult to read, relatively short, very cheap to get (can even be read for free online as it no longer falls under copyright law) and in my opinion very entertaining. Some parts of it can even be a little philosophical and/or educational. Other than that, it's also just a very nice story. smile



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PostPosted: Mon 29 Nov, 2010  Reply with quote

as long as we're suggesting things, here's one i'd love to re-read: Illusions by Richard Bach

again, it's short and pretty easy to read. It's massively entertaining, highly philosophical, and downright fun. I believe it's still under copyright law, so a trip to the local library would be in order.


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

Thanks for the book suggestions guys smile

My suggestion is Dracula by Bram Stoker. The story is relatively well known, and is about a vampire named Dracula who moves from Transylvania to England and starts to bite various people, and so is hunted by Van Helsing and gang.

I think what makes the book really worth reading though, is how it's written. The story is told through the diary excerpts and letters of the different characters. This means that you get to see each character's point of view, and really get to know and feel for a deep character behind each of them. It's exciting and has a lot of nice touches to it.


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

I'm in for Dracula. Bonus points if you read Carmilla too while we're at it.

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

I'm in! Ill be sure to check out some of the books recommended here! smile


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PostPosted: Thu 02 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

I got another idea:

The topic creator should gather the list of suggested books to read, create a poll with a few of the suggestions, provide a link to a small synopsis/brief description of each suggestion and add a poll to the topic with the suggestions so we can all vote.

Set up a deadline for the voting process and the suggestion with more votes will be the chosen book.

How does that sound? smile



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PostPosted: Thu 02 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

FretDancer wrote:
I got another idea:

The topic creator should gather the list of suggested books to read, create a poll with a few of the suggestions, provide a link to a small synopsis/brief description of each suggestion and add a poll to the topic with the suggestions so we can all vote.

Set up a deadline for the voting process and the suggestion with more votes will be the chosen book.

How does that sound? smile


Sounds great. How would I go about adding a poll to the origional post though?

Bruno - If we do read Dracula I like the idea of reading Carmilla as well, I've never read it (truth be told I'd never heard of it) but the description looks good siiw


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