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book club reminder! [24 Nov 2007|01:17am]

[ mood | chipper ]

Hey guys. One more reminder and an important update.

This month's book= The Lies of Locke Lamorra. We are meeting next Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 PM, at Charles' place. Charles was nice enough to volunteer his place because i just don't have the time or energy right after returning from CA (that morning) to clean my place and get it presentable for your folks...

So yeah. If you are coming and don't know where Charles' place is, email him at roidesfoux@gmail.com or me at edillman@gmail.com. i'm going to be in and out of the city and state over the next week, so if i don't get back to you, talk to Charles.

Stay cool!

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Ok folks... [04 Nov 2007|08:55am]

[ mood | sick ]

Since i got complaints about not reminding enough last month...

Don't forget to grab The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. Here's a great interview with him: On the Spot at Fantasybookspot, but there might be spoilers. Nothing huge, but they talk a lot.

The date, as of still, is November 29, 7:30 PM, my place.

It's a great book! Read it.

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Book club for October [24 Oct 2007|05:38pm]

[ mood | blah ]

Alrighty folks.

October's book club is canceled. No one (other than me) would have the book finished in time by Thursday. As alluded to in last post on this subject found here, I'm tired of the date getting changed because it messes up the next month.

Since this seems an unpopular book, we'll just move on. If anyone does end up reading this book and wants to meet with me, let me know and we'll get coffee.

Next month's book, since literature seems unpopular but genre fiction is doing well, is The Lies of Locke Lamora. It is in mass market, and I really, really like it. So this is the new book. Since it is a mass market and genre fiction (fantasy, but give it a shot even if fantasy isn't your favorite, because it's got a new feel, in my opinion), and this month's is getting skipped, and Thanksgiving is a pain, particularly with moving time for me and Tim, I'm open to changing the date if this one doesn't work. Otherwise, November 29. Plenty of time, on a Thursday after Thanksgiving. 7:30 PM.

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October book [23 Oct 2007|10:25am]

Sigh. Ok folks, gimme the verdict. Anyone gonna have Suite Francoise done by meeting on Thursday, October 25? Yes, this Thursday.
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Reminder [03 Oct 2007|07:01pm]

Remember, discussion for The Stone Canal @ 609 W. Springfield #3 in Champaign on Thursday @ 7:30.
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a change of plans [26 Sep 2007|11:50pm]

[ mood | awake ]

Okay guys, i'm glad that it's fine that we're waiting until next week for book discussion, but i'm going to start posting the dates further in advance so we can get the book done in time.

i hate the idea of someone working hard to get the book done, then having the date and day switched on them so they can't make it. We've changed the date and day the last few months, and i just want to get them nailed down.

Since Thursdays seem best all around, that's fine. Thursday at 7:30 is the time and day i'm nailing it down on, unless there's a clear consenus in the comments that that's a bad time and day.

i'm calling the next book so it gets chosen now, and i'm putting the date down so it gets nailed down. In the future, i'll get to you in advance and let you know what month you're going to be choosing, then you'll have time to decide so we don't get a gap in between and people lose reading time.

i'll announce the new book at every new discussion. If you desperately have a book desire and want to have your turn asap, just email me at edillman@gmail.com and you'll be the decider that month, i don't mind. i just want to give people lots of reading time and not have the day change so people end up missing out.

For the record, the next book discussion will be at my place on October 25th at 7:30 PM. The book will be Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky.

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Book club rescheduled [26 Sep 2007|08:47pm]

We're moving book club to Thursday, 10/4, on account of Zeb not being able to make it this week and most people not having finished the book yet.
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[26 Sep 2007|07:44pm]

Would you guys be ok with moving the meeting to next Thursday?
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September book club [26 Sep 2007|02:35pm]

Book Club's supposed to meet at my place tomorrow to discuss The Stone Canal.
So what's the tally? How many people have read it, have it but haven't read it, ordered it but don't have it yet?
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September book, coming up! [17 Sep 2007|11:15pm]

Don't forget folks, September 27, Thursday, The Stone Canal!
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Book club woot. [09 Sep 2007|09:50pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

Mmk guys. i haven't heard much feedback, but i'll reiterate.

September 27, a THURSDAY, we're reading The Stone Canal, as chosen by Charles. It is out of print, so buy it at half.com or get it from the library asap.

It'll be meeting at Charles' place, which is approximately Springfield and Lynn. We'll post clearer directions the week of.

Stay cool, folks.

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September book club [02 Sep 2007|10:12am]

[ mood | awake ]

Alright folks... this community is open once again. It fell by the wayside in the last year, but i've started up a bookclub again.

This is no longer going to be the three different bookclubs. We meet at a person's house. The host picks the book each month.

This month, look to roidesfouxCharles as the host and picker of book. He picked The Stone Canal which is out of print but easily gotten for less than a dollar on half.com.

So far, for this book club, we've read Middlesex and The Name of the Wind.

We'll be meeting September 27, which is a Thursday. Does that work for people?

If people would particularly prefer Wednesday over Thursday, or vice versa, please comment and let me know. I am currently thinking 7:30 on Wednesdays or 8:30 on Thursdays.

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September book club [02 Sep 2007|10:07am]

The Stone Canal by Ken MacLeod, assuming people can find enough copies on half.com or other places.

Have we figured out what night of the week works best for everyone?
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Start off January with a book! [20 Nov 2006|12:44am]

[ mood | cheerful ]


Yes, i'm trying to resurrect the book club. However, given that the same people came to all the meetings... i've decided to merge them and give it a try (okay, okay, due to many suggestions).

So, nominate a fantasy or sci-fi book, and i'd like to meet sometime in January to discuss it.

Poll #871599 Fantasy or sci-fi book for the January discussion

What book would you like us to read for January?

Hope people might be up for it! You have until this weekend to nominate something. If you've never been involved, now's the time.
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Ok, folks [18 Aug 2006|02:29pm]

[ mood | curious ]

So... i've been having a good time at book discussions and whatnot, with the friends of mine that i bug to go (and about 3 other people i didn't know have attended randomly, which is awesome!), and it's been a fun social time, but i'm just not feeling the participation.

This is not to be a guilt trip, i'm fine with things being laid back, and i'll never require participation, but i'm also not going to do stuff people don't want to do. i had only one nomination, other than myself, on the last three polls, so i'm going to assume that people aren't too interested in September discussions. If you are at all interested, then please nominate something so i have an inkling people want to do this, and comment to the entry or something to let me know you're alive. It's not a small community, there's over 20 people watching.

If you aren't interested in September discussions happening, then no worries, we won't have them. Just comment on this entry or email me at elisafyre@livejournal.com whenever you'd like to have one, and when enough people are interested, i'll start it up again. If there's a month you'd definitely like to have one, comment and let me know. i'm flexible. i'll read tons of sci-fi, fantasy and graphic novels regardless :p

Stay cool all, and i hope anyone starting school has a good time. Get ready for tons o' people, if you haven't noticed the influx already (i sure have).

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Book discussions for September [15 Aug 2006|06:11pm]

Man, sorry folks, i've been very busy with things.

Surveys for September book discussions! Nominate a book you would like to read, and i'll start a vote Thursday, which will end by Saturday night. Sorry to be quick, but i want to give people time to read. Anyone who hasn't come yet, don't feel bad. So far, only 3-4 people, other than me, attend frequently. We're really laid back and just discuss the book (and are easily distracted into other conversations). It's more social than academic. The main reason i do this is to force myself to read things i wouldn't think of immediately, or stuff i keep putting off.

Poll #796478 Science Fiction

Nominate a science fiction book for the September science fiction discussion.

Poll #796479 Fantasy

Nominate a fantasy book for the September fantasy discussion.

Poll #796480 Graphic novel/trade

Nominate a graphic novel or trade for the September book discussion.

You can nominate anything belonging to those genres (feel free to be creative, i'm not against books that are in the young adult section, or the horror section, if you feel they're close enough to science fiction/fantasy). So far, we've read the books in this entry. You're welcome to nominate anything that has been nominated before, just not what has been discussed before.
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Meetings start tomorrow! [17 Jul 2006|10:40pm]

[ mood | bouncy ]


this week= TONS o' MEETINGS!

Tuesday night, 8 PM, Canticle for Leibowitz, Cafe Paradiso
Wednesday night, 8 PM, Astro City, first two trades (as far as i know), Confession and Life in the Big City, The Office
Thursday night, 8 PM, Going Postal, Crane Alley

If you haven't read any yet, and wanted to, please do. You still have time. Going Postal is not an extremely hard read. Astro City isn't either. Hope to see a lot of people! Sorry this week is crazy.

ALSO IMPORTANT, i was wondering if it was okay to skip August discussions. Given the move back to school for some members and the need to concentrate on other things for me, would it be okay to skip August discussions and, mid-August, i could put up the surveys to start again in September? If people really would like August discussions, i could probably do them, but i didn't want to put pressure on people. Leave comments with any feelings one way or the other.

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Next week= week o' meetings [12 Jul 2006|06:32pm]

Okay, we're going to have the meeting next Wednesday, 8 PM, The Office.

Also, next Tuesday is Canticle for Leibowitz and next Thursday is Going Postal. Hope to see people there! Specific info is on the community profile.
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Astro City? [12 Jul 2006|04:27pm]

So... tonight is the book club for Astro City.

So far, of the people i've polled, many have not read it and others just can't make it.

So, is anyone actually planning on coming tonight, and if so, would you be willing to do it next Wednesday instead? i realize that it would situate it right in between the other two discussions, but so far, it looks like no one is planning on coming, and the weather really sucks.

Let me know!
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Book club reminder! [09 Jul 2006|08:19pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Okay people, we're reaching the book club discussion time again!

Just wanted to give a quick reminder,

Astro City, first two trades, July 12, this Wednesday, 8 PM, The Office
Canticle for Leibowitz, July 18, next Tuesday, 8 PM, Cafe Paradiso
Going Postal, July 20, 8 PM, next Thursday, Crane Alley

Hope to see people there! Better get started reading, if you haven't already :)

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