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Literary fiction is a term that has come into common usage in the early 1960s. The term is principally used to distinguish "serious fiction" which is a work that claims to hold literary merit, in comparison from genre fiction and popular fiction. The name literature is sometimes used for this genre, although it can also refer to a broader category of writing. ...more
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What’s this giant list? Glad you asked. Why, it’s the best and most highly recommended paperbacks published thus far in 2023, according to your...
it's the coolest book club of vienna …more
[close] it's the coolest book club of vienna
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A place to escape the stresses of everyday life. All are welcome.
[close] A place to escape the stresses of everyday life. All are welcome.
7 members, last active 4 months ago
Hello Readers! This group is open to all people who would like to group-read books that meet ONE…more
[close] Hello Readers! This group is open to all people who would like to group-read books that meet ONE OR MORE of the following criteria: - The book author is born in an African country - The book author lives predominantly in an African country - The book location is in an African country I would like to focus predominantly on fiction, but will share a biographical book every once in a while. The plan is to tackle one book a month. Sometimes, I like to throw caution to the wind and have two books by the same author in a month. After the end of each month, I encourage readers to engage in conversation regarding the book and leave their personal reviews, even if a one-liner :)
19 members, last active 2 months ago
Welcome to the Roundtable Our passions include literary fiction, the classics, and serious non-…more
[close] Welcome to the Roundtable Our passions include literary fiction, the classics, and serious non-fiction. In 2023 we are going in a more spontaneous direction, with no particular planned projects. The whim and whimsy of the group will hopefully take us in new directions. The year long TBR reading challenge is ongoing, and the 4 month long task based Book Challenge will be back in September. We also invite you to our list [of books, of course] making frenzy, or to add a discussion thread for your favorite author. The fine print: We're a smallish group, but active, and we'd like to have actively participating members. If you've been a member for more than four months without participating, we will assume that you are not interested in the group and you will be subject to deletion (one post after acceptance into the group is not considered active). This may take the form of participation in one of the structured features described above or something more free-form. While we've all got our guilty pleasures -- vampires in love, celebrity gossip, books from our childhoods -- these books don't fit with the group's vision and purpose. It's strictly "quality" writing for an adult audience; for us this means literary fiction, the classics, serious non-fiction, literary science fiction, serious historical fiction, and classic mysteries. We like to see a diversity of opinions about what we read and a strong passion for books is a plus. However, we ask that our group members keep it about the books; be respectful of others and refrain from the ad hominem. Finally, you'll see that we're a private group and you'll need to "apply" to join us. This means that we'd like a word from you about why you'd like to join and what you're hoping to get from a group. It also helps if we can see your shelves and your profile. If your profile is set to private, you will not be approved for membership in the group.
58 members, last active 16 hours ago
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