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  •  errr CFK (2+ / 0-)
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    RunawayRose, sheddhead

    of course, you may ask a question!

    "Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you. They are unique manifestations of the human spirit." Wade Davis

    by cfk on Wed May 23, 2007 at 05:39:34 PM PDT

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    •  Why Not Start Book Club (4+ / 0-)
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      RunawayRose, cfk, sheddhead, VoicelessInDC

      It is clear many here read books/authors I don't. I am open to any book/author. Maybe I am missing something at Kos, but I can't find a book club. And where I not live there isn't one. And I miss them a lot.

      "It is not enough to win, all others must lose," Sun Tzu.

      by webranding on Wed May 23, 2007 at 05:47:10 PM PDT

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      •  Well, Tryptamine (4+ / 0-)

        and others do have one though I haven't seen it recently...try doing a search on her name and bookclub.  It is really hard to do one.  

        I tried to reply to several books that were discussed at Street Prophets a while back and very few people would show up. We did Good Omens by Gaiman and Pratchett and Small Gods by Pratchett.

        I understand about wanting to read and discuss a particular book that you love.  

        Is there one title you would like to suggest and see who would read it for Bookflurries in the middle of June?  It might work.

        "Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you. They are unique manifestations of the human spirit." Wade Davis

        by cfk on Wed May 23, 2007 at 05:52:34 PM PDT

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        •  Well ... (5+ / 0-)

          "I understand about wanting to read and discuss a particular book that you love."

          My experience with book clubs is this isn't usually how it works. Lets say there are five of us. In order we each pick a book and we read and talk about it.

          I just started "Under the Banner of Heaven." Wow, a great story, even if very sad. I have just moved to a small town, after living for 15 years in DC. Can't find anybody else that reads and I am sad.

          "It is not enough to win, all others must lose," Sun Tzu.

          by webranding on Wed May 23, 2007 at 05:58:56 PM PDT

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          •  Story of my life (3+ / 0-)
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            Though I never lived in a big city.  I did try my own club at my small library in the afternoons once a month when I was working at night and I got about five or six  people.  It lasted for  3 1/2 years which was amazing to me.  Then one lady died, one got married and moved away and two were truly too busy so we died.

            I think it would be OK for you to try one here at DKos with a different day...I think tryptamines was on a Sat.  Announce a book and a day and time.

            I needed a lot of time to be able to come up with the book and read it, though.  When the group did First Circle by Solzhenitsyn, I only got to page 98 in the time I had.  

            It is worth a try to announce Banner, for example, and a date and time and see what happens.

            "Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you. They are unique manifestations of the human spirit." Wade Davis

            by cfk on Wed May 23, 2007 at 06:12:58 PM PDT

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          •  Never been in a book club (3+ / 0-)
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            RunawayRose, cfk, Loonesta

            But this diary is great to talk generally about reading.  I actually find that hearing about what others are reading gets me even more enthused about books.

            With that said, if you want to talk about what you're reading and gets input, just put it out there!  I read Under the Banner of Heaven, coincidentally right before the Warren Jeffs arrest last year (last year, right?).  Thought it was scary nd sad and really good.

          •  You would be better off (1+ / 0-)
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            with a variation of the book club.

            Try announcing the book at various places and give a date for a diary-review written by you where people can come by if they want.

            A long review will attract people and give them something to play off of.

            Most of the the people on dkos are busy, independent, and hooked on their own thing. Trying to get a group all focused in one direction is extremely difficult.

            Writing your own review can be a rewarding experience. I had a lot of fun doing the Shane diary after reading it on CFK's suggestion.

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