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Jan 09, 2017 05:04PM

1218 Hi Claire, welcome to the group.
Jan 08, 2017 03:48PM

1218 Ok guys, tomorrow is the official kickoff for the discussion, but since I work and will be on the road kinda early, I wanted to get things started tonight.

First, Welcome James! We're thrilled to have you here and really appreciate the time you're taking out of your schedule to hang with us all week long.

The Shooting could not have been released at a more relevant time. It has all the hot topics - Caucasian man vs African American youth, gun culture and the "media spin" on gun violence - it could have been ripped right from today's news.

But it also comes five years after your last novel The Good and the Ghastly: A Novel. Were you writing The Shooting throughout that entire time frame? If so, did our current crazytimes influence any rewrites or edits to more accurately reflect what's happening?
Hey I'm Odeliah (5 new)
Jan 08, 2017 03:08PM

1218 Hi Odeliah, and hi Rose. Welcome to the group!
Hello Everyone (5 new)
Jan 07, 2017 08:31AM

1218 Hey there Robin! Thanks for joining! I may be a bit biased, but I think the book groups here are the best part of goodreads! Welcome!
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Jan 07, 2017 08:30AM

1218 HI there Toni! Thanks for coming back to goodreads and finding us!!!
Jan 07, 2017 08:28AM

1218 Nathan, our group reads are a discussion that take place with the members of this group who all agree to read a book together. That book was nominated and voted on by members and the discussion is led by the person who nominated the winning book.

You can see all of the information regarding how and when and what it is in the first post of this thread.

This month, we are reading GEEK LOVE. The discussion is being held over in the discussion thread here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

If you are reading the book, hop over to the discussion and engage the other members with questions, thoughts, and comments about the book.
Jan 05, 2017 04:55PM

1218 I'm reading Totem by Darin Bradley. It deals with a religion and social media/reality tv in a unique way.

In it, there is a society of religious people called "aeri" who willfully live on sacred radioactive ground that is walled off from everyone else. They wear abatement clothing and line the walls of their homes with abatement material to slow down the damage from the radiation but ultimately they are killing themselves to live and worship on that tainted stone.

People from the other side of the wall donate and contribute essentials so that the "aeri" can continue to live "normal" lives in there. Those that donate have the ability to watch these religious nuts through small pinhole cameras that are placed throughout the city.

I'm halfway through and really enjoying it.
Jan 05, 2017 03:55PM

1218 Hehehe. Glad to see we are (mostly) ready and excited to get started : )
Hello there! (3 new)
Jan 05, 2017 03:54PM

1218 Hi Isma! Thanks for joining.
Jan 04, 2017 06:05PM

1218 Toni, So glad you are jumping right in with the group read!
Jan 04, 2017 06:05PM

1218 Dawn, I couldn't have said it better myself! Thank you!!!
Hey everyone! (6 new)
Jan 03, 2017 03:30PM

1218 Hi Lynne, welcome!
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Jan 03, 2017 03:30PM

1218 Hi Sara, welcome!
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Jan 03, 2017 03:29PM

1218 Hi Michelle, any time spent reading is a good time, right?!?

Welcome to the group!
Jan 02, 2017 11:31AM

1218 Nice!!!!!
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Jan 02, 2017 11:25AM

1218 Hi Hayley. Welcome to the group. I think be part of a group is one of the best things about goodreads (But I might be a little biased, hehehe)
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Jan 02, 2017 11:24AM

1218 Welcome Jennifer. Hope you enjoy getting to know our group and contributing to the threads.
Hello from NC (3 new)
Jan 01, 2017 06:51AM

1218 You got it Jenny! We do monthly member nominated and led group read discussions. Almost every month, we also feature a hand-selected title (by yours truly) that includes a giveaway of 10 copies of the book and a discussion the following month with the author.

And yup, we also do a reading task oriented challenge each year. Last year was REM, this year is Bowie : )

Geek Love (24 new)
Jan 01, 2017 06:37AM

1218 Happy New Year everyone!

Was one of your new year's resolutions to join in on more group reads with us? Then why not start this month off by picking up a copy of Geek Love?

Kelli will be our discussion leader this month....

Take it away Kelli!!!!
White Heat (24 new)
Jan 01, 2017 06:33AM

1218 Tina, thanks so much for leading the discussion on White Heat!!!! And Happy New Year!

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