Book Club Selections & Instructions

Posted April 27, 2019, 3:05 p.m. by Krystelle McLean (Community & Marketing Manager) (Krystelle McLean)

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Posted by Russell Watt in Book Club Selections & Instructions

Posted by Lindsay Bayes (Marketing & Advertising Coordinator/Events) in Book Club Selections & Instructions

Posted by Lindsay Bayes (Marketing & Advertising Coordinator/Events) in Book Club Selections & Instructions
Hello everyone!

The results of our book selection poll are in! All the suggested books are on the schedule, just in the order that people wanted to read them the most (ties are listed in random order).

How it Works

Each month we will read the listed book. Ideally you’ll want to have the book finished before we start any discussions, but if you’re a bit behind you can still participate. This first month will be something of a trial to see if what I had envisioned works the way I think I will. That is, I am hoping to post discussion topics once or twice a week starting on the 15th of each month with the idea that people should be aiming to be at the 50% mark by the 15th. I’ll make sure the topics aren’t spoilers for the point in the book we’re hopefully at and leave the big topics for the end.

Discussions will carry on as long as there is input in them, even if we’re already reading the next book. Overlap is entirely expected. Knowing the book selections in advance allows people to read ahead if they want/need to, or secure the book if they need to waitlist at a library etc. This is meant to be as inclusive as we can make it.

I’ll be more or less running the book club, but if anyone is interested in helping out, please let me know. I’m expecting that any volunteers are avid readers, interested in and/or participated in book clubs before and able to complete tasks with deadlines.

I’m open to suggestions and will try to make sure thing work for the majority of the group. If something isn’t working, we’ll adjust as needed.

Book Schedule

Our theme for this block of book is Mixed Bag: Science Fiction & Fantasy.

Sep: Ready, Player One by Ernest Cline
Oct: Mortal Engines by Phillip Reeve
Nov: The Lost hero by Rick Riordan
Dec: Thirst No.1 by Christopher Reeve
Jan: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephan King
Feb: Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera Series) by Jim Butcher
Mar: Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman
Apr: The Redemption of Althalus by David and Leigh Eddings
May: *The Invasion (Animorphs Series) by K.A. Applegate

If you have any questions, please let me know. If you want to participate, reply to this thread and let me know you’re in!

~Linds

And, an amendment: due to their interest and my ongoing hand pain issues, I’m going to turn over the organization of the book club to Cale and Russ. Thank you both! I’m looking forward to our first read.

People planning to read the book and participate should still indicate their interest, and no you don’t have to participate every month if you’re not able.

~Linds

Thanks Linds,
I’m looking forward to organising the book club with Cale.

For those who want a bit of background on the author of our September book, ‘Ready Player One’, Ernest Cline, here’s a link to his Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Cline and here’s one to his website: http://www.ernestcline.com/ which looks as though its a geek’s heaven.

I trust everyone who wants to take part has a chance to get and read the book,
Kind regards,
Tribble

Hi folks, I just saw that the authors of ‘The Redemption of Althalas’ had the surname from the previous author next to them. The surname as now corrected in the list and is ‘David and Leigh Eddings’.

Tribble

Okay, our book club has gotten off track. I wanted to bump this forward and see if there is still any interest in reading the books and having discussions on them. If so I need to know which book you guys were on last. Also I was thinking we could have a discussion on the books live in Discord. We could either use the #Events channel or I could speak with Joe about creating a specific #Ten Forward channel for us.
What my thinking is that we don’t all need to be live in channel at same time for the book discussion but just like we’d do it on the boards. Comments and questions could be put in channel whenever anyone is on and wishes to put their thoughts in. Or we could just do it on the boards in here. I’d be interested in hearing people’s thoughts on it.

Krys

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