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Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
7:29 pm
[me_unabridged]
Mod Post
Okay, I started this with the best intentions but it failed on it's ass.  Mainly because I was a really bad mod.
However, I was wondering if I turned into the best book club mod ever, would you be all interested in joining a 2008 Book Club?  This time it will be done properly.
Please let me know if you're interested and I will get it sorted asap.

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007
11:44 pm
[me_unabridged]
The final Vote.
Okay people. I was trying to wait until everyone had voted on their top three but we'd be here weeks, so I'm doing the final vote!

You get to choose between (in no order) -

1. The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks

2. The Beach - Alex.Garland

3. Peter Pan - J.M.Barrie

What an odd but interesting little mix we have there.  You now have one vote to help decide on the book we'll actually read.

Choose wisely. 


Current Mood: sleepy
Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
10:00 pm
[me_unabridged]
The first vote part a

Hello one and all,

Okay, welcome to the first book list.  As this is the first one, I haven’t made it a particular genre, I thought it might be fun to have a total mix and see what we get.  The idea is, below is a list of ten books.  You comment with your top three that you’d want to read most (screened to keep it a surprise.)  Once everyone has voted, I work out the top three which is the shortlist.  Then, we vote out of the three for the one we are going to read.  After that has been decided, we arrange together on a suitable time limit and get on with the reading :D

 If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask.  If not, go and vote :D

 



Current Mood: busy
Sunday, January 21st, 2007
12:12 am
[me_unabridged]
Claims post
Claim your author here :D

In your update, feel free to use it in the subject line.  Your reviews will be stored in the memories under this name.

Lv Chendy
xxxx

Edit: Claims List to follow as LJ is being a bitch.

Current Mood: sick
Friday, January 19th, 2007
7:57 pm
[me_unabridged]
How to write a review

Hello all.  I had a question from a member about the format of a book review.  Now, although everyone has a different writing style, I thought I would do a bit of a run down of how you could do one type of review.  No, I’m not being patronising here; I’m just doing it as a helping hand.  If you’ve never written one, you might not feel confident enough to have a go yourself.  If you do, feel free to do it your own way, this is simply a suggestion if you want help.


Lv Chendy – Your ever friendly mod




Current Mood: artistic
Sunday, January 14th, 2007
8:25 pm
[me_unabridged]
Welcome to the Gang

Welcome to the Book Group 2007.  First of all I want to thank you all for signing up.  I know this community isn’t going to win any awards for the most members but I think we can become quite a little family.  I think together we can create a wonderful collection of reviews in the memories for people to access when they need to.  Books are such powerful things and having the ability to share them with others who are passionate about them is something I think we’ll all enjoy.

I know that having a book club online isn’t as easy as in person, but I don’t think it has to be as complicated as we imagine.  First of all, reviews will be the main section of it.  Any book you have read, you are welcome to write a review of and post it on the community.  Now, I thought it would be fun if we picked our favourite author as like a posting alias; so every time you posted a review, in the subject box you would put your author’s name so everyone would know who it was.  I shall put up a claims list if people think this is a good idea.

The other idea was to how a normal book group works.  We all read a certain book and discuss it.  Now, I know it’s not always easy to get books but I’m sure we can figure it out.  Libraries are always really helpful and we could even sort out a postal pass on if people had trouble getting it.  So yes, we all have a time limit to read a book and then on a set date we have an internet discussion on a thread I set up.  Of course dates and time limits will be decided as a group, and I shall set up a thread for suggestions of books we should read.    

As time progresses, I hope so does the community.  Hopefully we’ll have other thing going on apart from the above.  If anyone has any ideas, feel free to suggest them in a mod post.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in contact.

Oh, and also feel free to pimp the community around. 

Thank you for joining

Your mod

Chen

Rules.

Not a huge list of rules really, just some basic ones to keep everyone safe and happy.

All reviews must be put under a cut.  It might be easier for readers if the title and author were left out though so they could see from a glance what it is.  If there are any spoilers in the review, a warning must be placed before the cut.  It might also be helpful if you put the author and title in the tags when you post reviews.  That way it's easier to find and memory.

Although people may have different points of views and a healthy discussion is welcome, I don’t want any bitchy and nastiness.  Taking different positions on a book is fine, but make sure that’s all it is.  I don’t think I really need to say this, but for any new members, who join later, it’s there and they know.  I don’t want anyone unhappy here.   

xxx



Current Mood: optimistic
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