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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)

Participants in spoiler

 

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Participants:

PrettyinPA

AlexaSteph

Beadshopgirl

LCResz

Kim888

SoBeautiful

Fatimamummy

ZombieMetroAnt

PalomaFoster

k617

bakeamuffin
Susubee
Skcfan
Lazybeautybeast
SpaceLlama
greeneyedgirl107

Mermadelove
Mcakes
Aaliaa
Serenely
Myinsidevoice
MissPuff
juliehnguyen
lmi82
Knowledgebeauty
Titian06
quspork
darlyndar
KellW
misscg
EuniceO
Elles117
ClassicallyFab
ShiraBT
melanito
Heylady14
ChicagoEngineer
Imightneedthis
PrettyPaint
rachface2921


 

 

  

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@LCResz I read "The Eyes of the Dragon!"  I would never read some of his "horror" but you are right that this is fantasy/fairy tale.  Appeals to a good range of people.  I read he wrote if for his daughter, who didn't like his "scary" stuff Smiley Happy

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@LCResz It sounds interesting and would be my first Stephen king book that I may read all the way to the end 😄 

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Ooh that’s a good one @LCResz! That was the one he wrote so his kids could read something of his. I’ve always thought it would have made a good movie. 

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It’s one of my all-time favorites of his, along with The Stand and The Dead Zone @Beadshopgirl. His last few novels have felt very derivative of his early, better novels, but who am I kidding, I’ll fangirl him for as long as he keeps writing!

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I’ve read it so many times @LCResz

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You, @ZombieMetroAnt, don't read horror? We can all agree on how to select books, I've never done this before, so help is needed, for sure.

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Can you believe it @prettyinpa?  it's all a facade!  i'm just a big chicken!  Smiley LOL

 

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That’s a great idea! I tried joining a local book club thru meetup but scheduling is such a pain, and everyone is never free at one time, logistics, etc. Count me in! just curious, How will book titles be selected?

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@PalomaFoster- I'm not sure how to choose books, help me out here! I've only been in 1 book club and it fell apart when some of the ladies went to AA and the others couldn't drink at club and they got crabby.

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@prettyinpa

I think we should maybe take titles from different sources and then have a poll. 

I think maybe take some recent popular titles from current events, some recent new york times best sellers and a few random suggestions from maybe a list we can share on google docs? We take one title from each 3 groups or if a title gets multiple mentions in our google sheet, we put it in the poll by default. 

We vote on the narrowed down books, and alas we have our book. This I think seems like we might get a good variety of titles and keep things interesting. What do you think? 

 

Oh lord! How wine and books and people mix is beyond me!  Alcohol and reading seem like things I would rather enjoy at completely different times and places with different people and I can only handle 2/3 at one time. lol. By myself I like wine and a raunchy book, cool. If I’m at a club with friends and drunk I don’t even know what a book is!! 

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@prettyinpa  Yes, I've noticed that in person book clubs are often code for 'wine club!" MOst alcohol triggers massive migraines for me so I usually abstain!

 

I Love these genres for fiction in no particular order:

Historicals

Fantasy

Paranormal

Steam Punk

SciFi

Romance

Mystery

Any of these in crazy combination and am open to others, but I do not do true horror. The world is scary enough without adding that in my opinion. All I have to do for horror is watch the news!!

For Non fiction I like: 

Science ( particularly cosmology and quantum physics)

Metaphysical/Esoteric Studies

Spirituality

 

I don't have a problem rereading books I love. I particularly love series books becuase I hate it when a good story ends!!!

 

 

 

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Oooh, it looks like we have similar book tastes, @mermadelove! I also love YA books. Smiley Happy

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@lmi82  Oh good! I'm not the only weirdo then! LOL! <3

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This is such a wonderful idea, I would love to join the book club @prettyinpa

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If you don’t mind me asking, What is your primary language? Mine is Spanish but I read more English than Spanish because of my location. I know books are translated but sometimes things just don’t directly translate, so I feel your pain.

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@Sobeautiful Ah I see. Canada! I wanna visit sometime, seems so cool and ahead of its time with healthcare and so accepting of immigrants. I would live there if it wasnt soo cold!! I love a Canadian Spoken Word Poet , Shane Koyzack. He’s amazing! 

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@Sobeautiful If you mean Quebec, that's where I live too!  Smiley Happy You can probably find French translations of most books, so I don't think it'll be too much of an issue if you want to read in French. 

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