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16 January 2008 @ 07:02 pm
Book Group & Broked  
So... in December I asked if people would be interested in joining an online book group and a lot of you said yes - so... catervalibre. I apologise profusely to anyone who actually reads and/or translates latin. I don't. Despite being a language geek, I never studied it. It is a combination of the latin words 'caterva' (group) and 'libre' (book). I'm almost certain it's a horrible bastardisation but... I like it anyway.

*g*

I will be looking for a co-mod (possibly plural) soon, and I'm hoping to have the first book up for discussion in February. Although I don't have the book. I haven't read the book. My local library doesn't have it, the library I work in doesn't have it... Is this a good idea? It is supposed to be a classic though, and is sure to create discussion.

Thank goodness for Inter Library Loans...

Anyone and everyone is free to join the group. I mean what I say in the reading list post, I don't agree with state enforced censorship. I believe that everyone should be free to read anything and everything and form their own informed opinion. I will not shy from controversy in this book group. I will encourage lively discussion and debate. I will not tolerate flaming.

So if you think you can deal with this? Come join!

(still broken, tried to go without the sling today but it was a big mistake...)
 
 
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velvetwhipvelvetwhip on January 16th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
I joined...I have no idea if I will be able to do much participating, but I joined.


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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: pd//chuck reading - mewhiskyinmind on January 16th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
Excellent - everyone and anyone is welcome!
tessarintessarin on January 16th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
I missed the original post, is this a classics group or an anything goes group. What sort of schedule for reading? I ask as I read a fair amount already so wondering whether I can fit this in?
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: pd//chuck reading - mewhiskyinmind on January 16th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
It's intended to be an 'anything goes' group - the wider the reading material the better as far as I'm concerned! I'm not 100% sure on the timescales yet - but there would probably be at the very least a fortnight's discusion on any given book. Potentially a month - it would depend on how much interest we can generate for it.

Everyone is welcome - well read, curious, prolific, curious - anyone. :)
tessarintessarin on January 16th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
Ah , just thinking I might be biting off more than I can chew but what the hell I'll give it a go and see how things go.:-)
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: pd//chuck reading - mewhiskyinmind on January 16th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
just thinking I might be biting off more than I can chew

Exactly what's been going through my head since I randomly suggested it! It'll work - I promise. Even though I work in a library I am horribly read - the classics list and I don't exactly have a great relationship!
still searching for something...amy_star_ on January 17th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
Would a co-mod need to read and participate in every book? I work with books, so I have a pretty broad knowledge base, but RL does its thing, and so I don't think I'd be able to get to every book. I've joined and all, and made some suggestions.