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    I was thinking, maybe we could start a monthly book club here. The only problem i can think of is that some people may not be able to get their hands on a copy of whatever book we read, since we're not distributing copies. that's why it's a monthly club, it gives you time to find it in a library or something.
    I don't think this will require spoilers, since this thread would only be needed to discuss which book to read. we'd then get together after a month in the Chat room to discuss the book. Is there anybody that would be interested?
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    I like the idea =]

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    i like it too.
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    well before we start anything, I'd like to get a few more "aye"s and approval from one of the PtB
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    Ok coolness I'll keep checking in on this thread

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    Can't say that I'd always participate but its a good idea.

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    I'm in like Flint

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    i'm in too!!

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    a few questions?

    are we only talking sk books?
    who picks the books?
    does the bookclub start on the first of the month and the discussion start on like the 15? or would we schedule several different discussion days?

    am i asking these questions too soon - is this just a "who's interested" question?

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    well the way i think is, someone suggests a book, we spend the first week of each month choosing the book, then we have three weeks to read the book, and discuss on a set time & set date. Since this is such a large site, it may take a while to get organized, but it's definitely more than SK novels, though if there is one not many have read, we should start with it. So yes this is a who's interested thread, but this should also be the official thread. you're asking just the right questions i think. then there's also the Global time zone problem.
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    Yea, and are there going to be certain set parts of the book we have to read up to [like chaper 4, page 50, etc. ] so we will all be on the same page?

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    i suppose so. it's why i want one of the powers that be in on it, to help work out the bugs, and to plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by razz View Post
    well the way i think is, someone suggests a book, we spend the first week of each month choosing the book, then we have three weeks to read the book, and discuss on a set time & set date. Since this is such a large site, it may take a while to get organized, but it's definitely more than SK novels, though if there is one not many have read, we should start with it. So yes this is a who's interested thread, but this should also be the official thread. you're asking just the right questions i think. then there's also the Global time zone problem.
    That's true nut we can try to find a time that would be good no matter what, like try to find a time where all the 'times' are okay. I know tha probably sounds confusing And we should try to do it on weekends like a Friday or Saturday that we won't have to worry about work/school and if people do have work we'll just have to try and work around that and figure something out. Yes this will take a lot of time to organize, maybe we can shot to start in November though?

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    exactly. But I can't say I know exactly how this should go. I don't want to be headign this project. Maybe Jean? I haven't been in a book club before, and except for this site, I'm REALLY not a social person. But i thought it would be interesting to try, instead of making a thread for a book nobody else has heard of
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    Yea, if you want maybe we could ask someone who is superactive and has been in a book club before/knows how they run[I've never been in one either], such as Jean, maybe you should PM him.

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    well i don't want to speak for jean but you do know he's in the middle of a MAJOR project right now don't you? and i don't think it's just here either. read the home improvement thread. maybe we should figure out who is interested then find out who wants to run it because it sounds like a great idea.

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    true, we should probably wait before we pick a big boss, and a moderator, and etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozener View Post
    Can't say that I'd always participate but its a good idea.
    Yes. It depends on a lot of factors for me, but yes!

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    well i don't want to speak for jean but you do know he's in the middle of a MAJOR project right now don't you? and i don't think it's just here either. read the home improvement thread. maybe we should figure out who is interested then find out who wants to run it because it sounds like a great idea.
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    true, we should probably wait before we pick a big boss, and a moderator, and etc...
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    I think this is a great idea. I'd do my best to participate.
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    I think it's a great idea. I have a few suggestions to make.

    The first is in regards to the time question, what about Global time. My suggestion is to start the "book month" at a specific time in a specific time zone (like 8am Matt's time for example).

    Regarding book selection, in cases like The Gunslinger where there are several editions all editions should be included under one title, unless the changes are so far sweeping they change the basic plot (like Blind Willie).

    As for start time, why not just go with the calendar month, Jan. 1 to Jan. 31 for example. If that won't work, we can work out some way to do it.

    As for what books, I think it should, for now, be just King's books. When we run out of them, then we can go to other authors.

    That's it for now from me, but I do think it's a terrific idea.
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    Yea, that's what i was thinking fir the month something like Nov.1st - Nov. 30th

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    i think november might be too soon to get it started - figuring out the logistics and all. unless you're volunteering to run it jackie?

    and in december there are all the holidays. so that leaves january to begin it.

    again, ::hint, hint:: unless you're volunteering jackie.

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    Haha, I would offer to run it but im really sure how to run it. And yea i thought November might be a little soon too but i was just thinking of all the holidays in December in which case we wouldn't be able to start until January. But I thought if we go around the site enough looking for people who would like to join in the book club and find someone to run it in a week or so we would be set, we have almost a month to prepare, if we indeed did start in November.

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    I think January is a good time to start, if we can get it going that is. I even have a suggestion for the first book. Since it is the latest release, I would suggest Just After Sunset. Just a suggestion though, I still plan to read it ASAP.
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