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    Poll: Book Club Book Choice (12 member(s) have cast votes)

    My choice for a Book is...

    1. Invisible Library (2 votes [16.67%])

      Percentage of vote: 16.67%

    2. Silent Patient (2 votes [16.67%])

      Percentage of vote: 16.67%

    3. Nefertiti A Novel (4 votes [33.33%])

      Percentage of vote: 33.33%

    4. If I Ha Your Face (1 votes [8.33%])

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    5. Mr Darcy's Library (0 votes [0.00%])

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    6. Alice in Wonderland (3 votes [25.00%])

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    #1 PigtailPrincess

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    Posted 13 July 2021 - 06:40 PM

    Hello all! Pigtail here!

    We have been hard at work behind the scenes. We see things and we think that an extra activity is just what you need.

    Personally I am very very very excited. It is an activity that is near and dear to my heart and let's face it I'm a shy introvert that could use all the help making friends I can get.

    If you are anything like me this will be like a new adventure.

    So without further stalling I announce that we will be starting a ....
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    BOOK CLUB!

    That's right members we are going to start a book club. A place where we pick a book and then have reading assignments along with questions and discussion every week.

    Now onto the book picking.

    First off we really want to pick books that the people who are actually reading will enjoy. So if you arnt joining us but have a suggestion just say so in your post.

    So if you are joining us please comment "Don't damage the books!!" So I can get a count. After that each member joining may suggest up to three books to be considered. When choosing a book please think of everyone. Pick something on a topic that may interest many people. Something that is neither too easy nor too hard. With good elements to keep us interested.

    I will announce a deadline before too long and after that we will compile a list from your suggestions and ours (Not all suggestions will be on the voting list). After this it will be put to a vote.

    From there on there will be small weekly assignments with fun and inclusive questions to answer.please don't fret about things getting overwhelming. We will keep assignments short and you can pick and choose on the questions, discussing those that really interest you. And if we all need a week off we can always make that happen.

    So if you like to read and want to get in on this please comment!!! I think this will be a great time that you won't want to miss.

    Pigtail
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    Posted 13 July 2021 - 11:36 PM

    Don't damage the books!!

     

    Are we allowed to back out if the book picked is not of interest to us, though? I have a really short attention span with books if they don't interest me (took me almost a year to finish The Hobbit, but other books I can finish in a matter of hours or a few days).

     

    Recommendations:
    1.) Any of the books by Michelle Moran, though I'd prefer one of the Egyptian ones (Nefertiti: A Novel -or- The Heretic Queen -or- Cleopatra's Daughter)

    2.) Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn

    3.) The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks (first in the Shannara Trilogy. There was a tv show called Shannara Chronicles loosely based on these books, but this first book predates the events of the tv show.)

     

    I'm quite keen on historical fiction, fantasy, some paranormal books, fiction about animals (I used to read books about wolf packs, for example), and classic literature. I have not delved into sci-fi much but might be open to some of that, too. I'm not very familiar with romance novels though I am willing to give it a try, and I do not read horror (but don't let this deter anyone from recommending them, I won't feel excluded if I skip some book club things). I do not consider all paranormal books to be horror, most of the vampire or other paranormal books I've read were not scary at all. Oh yeah, young adult books are cool too. Easy to read but many of them have pretty interesting stories!


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    La petite vampiress.

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    #3 PigtailPrincess

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    Posted 13 July 2021 - 11:43 PM

    Don't damage the books!!
     
    Are we allowed to back out if the book picked is not of interest to us, though? I have a really short attention span with books if they don't interest me (took me almost a year to finish The Hobbit, but other books I can finish in a matter of hours or a few days).
     
    Recommendations:
    1.) Any of the books by Michelle Moran, though I'd prefer one of the Egyptian ones (Nefertiti: A Novel -or- The Heretic Queen -or- Cleopatra's Daughter)

    2.) Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn
    3.) The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks (first in the Shannara Trilogy. There was a tv show called Shannara Chronicles loosely based on these books, but this first book predates the events of the tv show.)
     
    I'm quite keen on historical fiction, fantasy, some paranormal books, fiction about animals (I used to read books about wolf packs, for example), and classic literature. I have not delved into sci-fi much but might be open to some of that, too. I'm not very familiar with romance novels though I am willing to give it a try, and I do not read horror (but don't let this deter anyone from recommending them, I won't feel excluded if I skip some book club things). I do not consider all paranormal books to be horror, most of the vampire or other paranormal books I've read were not scary at all. Oh yeah, young adult books are cool too. Easy to read but many of them have pretty interesting stories!


    Hello qnd thank you for being the first to officially join!!!

    The answer to your question is of course yes people can back out at anytime for any reason with no penalty to say. And if you can join us later we will welcome you with open arms.

    These are excellent suggestions and I will add them to the list to be c9nsodered. I really hope the book we settle on is one you can enjoy because I would love to see you join.
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    Posted 13 July 2021 - 11:53 PM

    I'm not too picky but every now and then I come across a book that is just a real struggle to get through.

     

    If anyone is more interested in non-fiction books now or another time I could suggest a couple others.

     

    Thank you for the warm welcome, I look forward to seeing what other people recommend!


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    #5 PigtailPrincess

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    Posted 14 July 2021 - 12:16 AM

    I'm not too picky but every now and then I come across a book that is just a real struggle to get through.


    If anyone is more interested in non-fiction books now or another time I could suggest a couple others.

    Thank you for the warm welcome, I look forward to seeing what other people recommend!



    Well I am sure that everyone will suggest the best of the best so you probably won't be dissapointed lol!

    No problem and thank you again. Look forward to reading with you!

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    Posted 14 July 2021 - 07:23 PM

    Question! Does this apply for only hard cover books? or could could you also reccomend comics, light novels, or even manga?
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    Posted 14 July 2021 - 08:37 PM

    Question! Does this apply for only hard cover books? or could could you also reccomend comics, light novels, or even manga?


    Unfortunately at this time we are only doing novels. But we would still love to have you!

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    Posted 14 July 2021 - 08:54 PM

    Unfortunately at this time we are only doing novels. But we would still love to have you!


    Ahh dang .__. My nerdy ways, so dang strong >.< I don't read any of the normal novel stuff though and don't got anything to suggest to help out; I feel like I might ruin the book club.-.

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    Posted 14 July 2021 - 09:17 PM

    Ahh dang .__. My nerdy ways, so dang strong >.< I don't read any of the normal novel stuff though and don't got anything to suggest to help out; I feel like I might ruin the book club.-.


    Well there is always a time for change! And as I said assignments will be small. You wouldn't ruin it and it's also on to not have a suggestion and just read along. But I completely understand if it isn't your thing. But know you are welcome!
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    Posted 15 July 2021 - 12:06 AM

    Thank you very much for replying back to my comments so kindly :D Sending a spirit bomb level of happiness your way for being so darn kind >.<

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    Posted 15 July 2021 - 12:35 AM

    Thank you very much for replying back to my comments so kindly :D Sending a spirit bomb level of happiness your way for being so darn kind >.<


    Awww now I am red. You are welcome and thank you for the happiness!

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    Posted 16 July 2021 - 11:34 AM

    Don't damage the books!!

     

    Ohhh I have always wanted to try a book club, this is soo exciting!!

    I love Vampiress Egyptian books suggestions, def something I would be into and haven't read. Like her, If the book strays too much from my tastes I might choose to skip that one but I would still be interested to check out the next round ^_^

     

    Here are some books I've had my eyes on for a while:

    • If I had your face by Frances Cha
    • Dune by Frank Herbert
    • The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer by Ridley Pearson


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    Posted 16 July 2021 - 07:19 PM

    Don't damage the books!!


    I need more friends and I love to read. I don't have any suggestions for now but I might come back with some.

    Edited by Littlechef, 16 July 2021 - 07:19 PM.


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    Posted 16 July 2021 - 07:29 PM

    Don't damage the books!!
     
    Ohhh I have always wanted to try a book club, this is soo exciting!!
    I love Vampiress Egyptian books suggestions, def something I would be into and haven't read. Like her, If the book strays too much from my tastes I might choose to skip that one but I would still be interested to check out the next round ^_^
     
    Here are some books I've had my eyes on for a while:

    • If I had your face by Frances Cha
    • Dune by Frank Herbert
    • The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer by Ridley Pearson

    Thank you so much and welcome to the book club! We are thrilled to have you. I am going to try my best to make options and whatnot such that everyone will want to read.

    Thank you for the suggestions I will add them to the list to be considered.

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    Posted 16 July 2021 - 07:31 PM

    Don't damage the books!!
    I need more friends and I love to read. I don't have any suggestions for now but I might come back with some.


    Hello there and welcome to the cook club! It's ok you don't have suggestions right now, we are just happy to have another friend to read with. I am sure you will love your experience. Feel free to add up to three suggestions if you think of any.

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    Posted 17 July 2021 - 12:33 AM

    Don't damage the books

    This will be cool!!

    *****Laylah Roberts - any book of hers
    Kristina O'Grady - debutante don't date
    Mario Puzo - the Godfather
    ******Amanda Grange - Mr Darcys Diary
    Kate Mosse - Labyrinth
    Elizabeth Kostova - the Historian
    Julia Quinn - the viscount who loved me
    Sara Hulton - Fragile Heritage
    ****'*Louise Bagshaw - Any of her books but especially The Devil you Know
    Helen Fielding - Oliver Joules

    The ones with stars are the ones I pick ❤️

    Edited by Kittykat83, 21 July 2021 - 12:38 AM.


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    Posted 17 July 2021 - 12:36 AM

    Sorrryyyyyy...... I know that's more than 3 poop. I got carried away

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    Posted 17 July 2021 - 01:39 AM

    Sorrryyyyyy...... I know that's more than 3 poop. I got carried away


    Hello and welcome!!! We are so happy to have you read with us!! Now worries I know we all get excited. Please just star or mark the three books you would like to be officially considered. Thank you!!!

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    Posted 17 July 2021 - 10:01 PM

    Don't damage the books!!

     

    I'm open to pretty much anything -- both fiction and non-fiction, and I love everyone's suggestions so far. 

     

    The three I'm choosing as suggestions are just ones I already had on hand but never read (have only seen the movies). I thought these might appeal to a broad audience because they're both classics and/or seemed kind of middle/little-ish. There's nothing like getting sucked into that head space through a good book -- or rather, heart space. 

     

     

    1.Alice in Wonderland

    2. The Secret Garden

    3. The Princess Bride



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    Posted 17 July 2021 - 11:07 PM

    Hello Teasing Tink!! Thank you so much for joining us!! We are excited to read with you. It Is nice to hear you are so flexible!! I am sure you will enjoy whatever we pick, plus good company.

    Thank you for the suggestions they are wonderful ones. I will add them to the list to be considered!!!
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