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BIC book club!

Some of us here have expressed an interest in a book club, myself, @mermadelove, @LCResz, @ZombieMetroAnt, @Mcakes. If you'd be interested in joining, reply below. My initial thought was to mail the books around but if it means that some people can't participate, then I'm all for dropping that requirement. I'd love this to be a place where we nominate our favorite book and others can read it and comment. Something fun for the new year!  ETA: the booklist:

1. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (16)
1. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (16)
3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (13)
4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (11)
4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (11)
4. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie (11)
7. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (10)
7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (10)
7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (10) Discussion begins 8-13.
7. The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck (10) Discussion begin 9-2.
11. The Fault in our Stars by John Green (9) Time to discuss 9-26
11. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (9) Now discussing below.
11. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (9)
11. What Happened by Hilary Clinton (9) Now discussing below.
11. Fall of Giants by Ken Follett (9) Start reading now.
11. The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Ashford (9)
11. milk and honey by Rupi Kaur (9)
18. A Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (8)
18. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (8)
18. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (8)
18. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (8)
18. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence (8)
18. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (8)
18. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (8)
18. The Paper Magician by Charlie Holmberg (8)
18. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (8)
18. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (8)
18. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (8)
18. The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory (8)

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I use Goodreads but would prefer to keep my participation off Goodreads, it’s linked to my Facebook account and I’m not super comfortable with using it for a BIC thing.  Sorry everyone! 

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@prettyinpa I agree with you.  If it's ok, I'll just stick with sharing my thoughts on BIC while still maintaining some privacy.  Thanks for doing this. Heart looking forward to it since all I'm reading now is this (the lil' ones are on winter break Smiley Indifferent )


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@fieldsofclover-  Maybe we should slow down on setting up the Goodreads until more than a couple of people has given the go ahead. I'm concerned with what personal info we have to share with Goodreads in order to use it, as I'm sure other people are too. I have no problem with people PM'ing me their lists and I can then see where the overlaps are (interest by more than one person) and putting together a big list and people can vote on that or using a random selection to choose, but I think more than one person has to agree to Goodreads before we use it. Thanks for your patience.

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@prettyinpa @fieldsofclover  I'm totally fine with either goodreads ( as I already have an account) or whatever the consensus is. I don't have a preference.

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I'd love to join! thanks for setting this up. Such a great idea Smiley Happy

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I'm setting up a Goodreads group... after I add a few things and make it searchable, I'll post the details here and anyone who already has an account or wants to make one can take a look and make suggestions.

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I'm happy to see a book club being started - yay for reading!! I wish you all well with your club. I'm a semi back burner reader due to work, unless I get my hooks into a really good book, then nothing else matters Smiley Very Happy. I spend a lot of nights trying to read a book, and get maybe 4-5 pages in (not including the super awesome page turners), only find myself falling asleep holding my Kindle whoops! I didn't see it mentioned, but if you are into fictional crime The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchinson is a really good book. (it's a trilogy - book #2 is out and book #3 is coming this spring). It's kinda graphic with swear words and some scenes just FYI. Happy reading, and just to put in my 2 cents my favorite book of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird. You really can't beat a classic (and I hated Go Tell a Watchman boo) as I have seen several listed below <3

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I totally agree with you about "Go Kill A Mockingbird," and "Go Tell A Watchman."

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@fieldsofclover's suggestion sounds good, is this ok by you all? If so, I'll try to set something up and get back to you.  However, if this is going to fill everyone's mailbox with spam, then we shouldn't do it. I have enough trouble wading thru mine with all the sale temptations in there.

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Whatever is fine by me! As long as I’m tagged with the details when they are hammered out! It’s hard to track threads down sometimes...

I second that. Just tag me when the plan is ready.

I second that. Just tag me when the plan is ready.

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@prettyinpa - I'm fine with @fieldsofclover's suggestion--go for it!

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What a great idea, love this thread! I love to read and been reading a lot more now that I'm on break. But some of my favorites to reread are...The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey, Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass, Black Jewels trilogy by Anne Bishop, Naked in Death by JD Robb, Shantaram by David Gregory Roberts, Blood and Gold by Anne Rice, The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell, Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis, The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly, Ghosts in the Snow by Tamara Siler Jones, The Ring by Deborah Chester, Myrren's Gift by Fiona Mcintosh, and tons others. Love reading poetry too like Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allen Poe, Yeats, Basho, and Shakespeare...

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I love the dark jewels series by Anne Bishop !!! I’m glad to see I’m not the only fan here of that Series!

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@GodivaMoon I love Ray Bradbury! One of my favourite books of all time is The Illustrated Man. I would be down to read anything of his. Smiley Very Happy

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For those people in to darker reads, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov is a classic and is definitely my favorite book of all time (so insanely unsettling)!

BIC Russian Lit book club is coming together 😂

BIC Russian Lit book club is coming together 😂

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@SchylarR  Oh yes that was a great read! Read that in high school!

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Looks like we have quite a lively group here! I don't understand how your book selecting thing works, @fieldsofclover, could you explain to a computer illiterate (me) how this works or someone else suggest how to choose a book? I like the lists that members have been posting (I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, also I love Alice in Wonderland!) So if we can figure out how to choose a book, then let's get started, I want to add my book to my Amazon shopping cart. I can't get to the library until my foot is better, it isn't as handicapped accessible as I need, but I got a couple of Amazon gift cards burning a hole in my pocket!

@prettyinpa Goodreads is a popular book logging/review we...

@prettyinpa Goodreads is a popular book logging/review website... they have a group function (groups can be public or invite-only), and inside the groups you can have polls and conversation threads. BIC doesn't allow outbound links, so this way we could make a group and put any polls there (monthly theme, book suggestions, voting on next book, etc) so you're not getting 40,000 PMs of votes or suggestions... all the discussion can still live here.