Funsters book club

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  1. Allan & Loren

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    Did a virtual book club ever take off? If so can I join in? If not, is anyone interested in having a virtual book club where we can all read the same book and then post thoughts, observations, likes and dislikes ... usual book club stuff without meeting up for coffee and cake.

    Anyone want to suggest a book we could read in October?
     
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    Always thought it might happen but not yet. It would be interesting though so don't give up you might get lucky. That said.. Funsters can read a four line post and come to different conclusions, let alone a whole book :)
     
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    Try this...a fantastic story well told and a very inspirational read
    (y)
     
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    Great suggestion, thanks Jim. I'm up for reading this. Let's see if anyone wants to join my book club of 1 in October haha
     
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    CWH Funster Life Member

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    l read TtV ages ago but I still have it, I'm game to read it again and discuss... so long as somebody else provides the virtual coffee & cake [​IMG]
    I'm a very slow reader though so don't expect anything soon [​IMG]
     
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    I'm happy to provide virtual coffee and cake! I was thinking a book a month but if it takes us longer to read so be it.
     
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    Well, October starts tomorrow, so I'll see if I can dig TtV out & get re-reading!
    Do you have a copy?
    @Jim , are you going to be joining the discussion?
    @movan , will you be coming along too?
     
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    I've downloaded it to my kindle, will start reading tomorrow
     
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    I would like to join and look forward to read and virtual coffee.
     
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    Good to have you on board :)
     
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    OK, so I'll start by saying that having read this book before (and seen the 2003 film ["docu-drama"]), I obviously know the story and the outcome, so I'm not coming at this fresh. But I'm keen to read it again because I think it's a book that has the potential to release layer on layer of understanding and empathy in its readers. I remember my first reading of it as being full of emotion and insight into what's often termed "the human condition" (which Wikipaedia defines as "the characteristics, key events, and situations which compose the essentials of human existence, such as birth, growth, emotionality, aspiration, conflict, and mortality.") Therefore I think the book exposes the reader to a range of social and human sciences: sociology, psychology, philosophy, etc, even spirituality.
    I don't remember what I thought of the writing style, or the structure of the book, so it will be interesting to focus at least partly on this as well as to see the impact that a second reading has on me.

    Decaff coffee please. White, no sugar. Ta :)
     
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    I wrote a novel, and sent it to my new agent. He promised to publish it, but never mentioned it again. :cry::cry:

    Did he, Jim.........:(
     
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    Ha! Found it! (y)
    I see that the one Jim linked to has over 50 photos; mine's the original 1988 version and only has 3! oh - and it's on paper (much yellowed and quite dusty now :whistle:)
     
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    If I can get back to my computer in time and order one then definitely. My assessment won't be as professionally written as that of @CWH though ... but I will do my best. :)
     
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    Hardly professional Joy, more pompous I think! Whenever I write something half-serious it always comes out like this, even when I want it to be chatty :unsure: Too much time spent writing submissions, inspection reports, & theses, and marking essays :(

    Anyhow: nearly time for (yet more) coffee - I'll put the pot on shall I? :)

    Glad you're joining us! (y)
     
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    Isn't that what a book club is all about! All different people, of all abilities giving their opinions. Some will no doubt be much more in depth than others, some more chatty but we can all learn something. Are you joining in @Tootles ? See if Jim changed anything from your original!
     
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    The book sounds very familiar ... think I may have seen the film and vaguely recall the emotions is brought to the fore.. can't wait now .. hope I can get home in time to order and read it. :)
     
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    There's no rush Joy, just let us know when you get started
     
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