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So I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good reading circle or book club? I'm in a funk when it comes to reading. I'm always reading the same sorts of books because of University, and I'd really like to branch out.  I've been looking through the groups and it seems a lot of them are totally dead :\ I would be interested in starting one if there are enough people who would be interested in joining. I'm hoping to find a Philosophy reading group in particular, but just a group where we all work through the same book and discuss it would be enjoyable enough regardless of genres. 

If anyone is intersted in starting a reading group with me just message me in world. We could either go in turns of choosing the book to read (which would guarentee a good varieity of genres, authors etc) or we could do a popular vote between a few submitted books (I personally like the former option the most, but I"m open to whatever). 

I just would really like to read some books with others! It's always a lot of fun to work through a story with friends, and get their interpretations. 

Shoot me a message in world or on the forums. I'd love to organize this, or join onto something similar if it's already in existance.  

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ogirly4016 wrote:

scratch that messaging me in world. Just drop me a notecard if not through the forums because school notifications clog up my IM's when I'm not logged on :\

 

 

Hello!!  I had joined a SL book club that somone started.  They too had posted a thread simlar to this.  We had a one meeting, got started, and even picked a book to read, and one of the group members found the book in e-book format, and sent us copies.  But, then the person who started the club, kind of disappeared, and nothing else happened. 

BUT, I'm game for another go!  Yay!  I'll drop you a notecard inworld.  *smiles*

 

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Sorry to hear it fell through. I was thinking something bi-weekly or monthly. That way the commitment level isn't anything too crazy, and people may actually show up. If there is interest I'd be willing to host them more often, but I'm thinking that's a good starting point. If we can get around four or five people that should be a good starting point to pick a book, and have some sort of drawing for rotation of choice etc. 

Thanks for responding! I'm hopeful this can get up and running. :)



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ogirly4016 wrote:

scratch that messaging me in world. Just drop me a notecard if not through the forums because school notifications clog up my IM's when I'm not logged on :\

 

 

Hello!!  I had joined a SL book club that somone started.  They too had posted a thread simlar to this.  We had a one meeting, got started, and even picked a book to read, and one of the group members found the book in e-book format, and sent us copies.  But, then the person who started the club, kind of disappeared, and nothing else happened. 

BUT, I'm game for another go!  Yay!  I'll drop you a notecard inworld.  *smiles*

 

I was wondering what happened to that guy.. I eventually left the group. This sounds promising though.

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I"m a student currently so I have a lot of free time. I'm hopeful that after it gets up and running the group will take over management and it'll be almost self running...that's the hope in theory at least. If your interested just shoot me a notecard in game if I'm not logged in and I'll add you to the list. That would make three of us so only need one or two more before I think we could start picking books etc. 

Glad to see real interest in this. :)

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Yes, interesting idea.

And personally I like the idea of having a few weeks between meetings..

But, what time-zone are people likely to be? OK you're student, but many of us could only attend on our evenings or weekends.

Also, how would you envisage the inworld discussion taking place? Text or Voice?

(If you want to bait the hook further, propose a title or two that you might like others to read ...)

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I'm open to whatever times work best for the majority of the people in the group. We'd all have to work that out together. I'm personally in est time-zone, but I'm flexible. I wouldn't mind evenings or weekends. As for the discussions whatever the majority of the people feel is appropriate we would go with that. Obviously if someone is not comfortable using voice they would by no means be forced to do so. 

 

I have a few titles that are out of my usual reading lists, but I'd like to see what they are about. The first I would recommend would be Jane Green's "The Beach House", or possibly something a like Jack Kerouac's "On the Road". I'd love to hear what books others would like to read, and by no means do I expect my recommendations to be taken as the first books the group reads. I'm just as excited to get into some books outside of what I would normally read as the next person. :)

 

If you are interested in joining the group shoot me a notecard in world so I can add you to the list. If we're all comforatble with a small group starting out four of us is a good starting point. 

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Okay so if we are all in agreement to give this a go I"ll create the group tomorrow morning/afternoon and send you all invites. Lets start thinking about times for a meeting up in world. I'm pretty flexiable with my times right now so I'll work around others...I just ask that we try not to do anything later than 8 or 9pm est (5 - 6pm slt I believe) I can stay up past that time if need be, I just prefer not to if possible. Again, I"m flexible. Let me know what times work for you, and maybe post some suggestions for what books you'd like to read? Two each would probably be a good starting point and then we can all discuss how we'd like to go about working through the books.

I'm thinking maybe we could have our first meeting after the holidays? Sometime in early January? What days work best for everyone? I'd ideally like to avoid Sundays, and Mondays if possible but I can do those days if need be. 

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ogirly4016 wrote:

Okay so if we are all in agreement to give this a go I"ll create the group tomorrow morning/afternoon and send you all invites. Lets start thinking about times for a meeting up in world. I'm pretty flexiable with my times right now so I'll work around others...I just ask that we try not to do anything later than 8 or 9pm est (5 - 6pm slt I believe) I can stay up past that time if need be, I just prefer not to if possible. Again, I"m flexible. Let me know what times work for you, and maybe post some suggestions for what books you'd like to read? Two each would probably be a good starting point and then we can all discuss how we'd like to go about working through the books.

I'm thinking maybe we could have our first meeting after the holidays? Sometime in early January? What days work best for everyone? I'd ideally like to avoid Sundays, and Mondays if possible but I can do those days if need be. 

I'm also EST..in the US.  I'm flexiable within the confines of my other obligations. 

 

A first meeting in January sounds good.  I'm wide open for types of books to read.  My range broad.  (I only ask that the book be well written! haha ; )

 

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