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message 1: by Nimrod (last edited Nov 14, 2012 12:33AM) (new)

Nimrod Daniel (NimrodDaniel) | 314 comments Mod
Hello everybody.

I thought about having a book club for december. Are you interested in another book club?

I have some suggestion for books:

Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez - looks like an interesting techno-thriller.

The Red Knight by Miles Cameron - It's a first book out of a new trilogy. In this case I'd be willing to break my "don't read a series before it's fully completed" rule. It looks like a very promising book, but take in a consideration that it's a ~700 pages book, it's hardcover version is huge so it's only sum up to 350 pages in that version, so it might be a bit heavy for a book club.

Have more suggestions?


message 2: by Tzippy (new)

Tzippy (trempnvt) | 28 comments How about Elemental? It's not released until next week, but it looks good.


message 3: by Nimrod (last edited Nov 14, 2012 12:31AM) (new)

Nimrod Daniel (NimrodDaniel) | 314 comments Mod
I think that everything goes. We'll need about 5-7 books before we can start voting, so I hope more members will come up with suggestions.


message 4: by Tzippy (new)

Tzippy (trempnvt) | 28 comments Should books that were suggested in previous months be automatically added to the list?


message 5: by Nimrod (last edited Nov 14, 2012 12:37AM) (new)

Nimrod Daniel (NimrodDaniel) | 314 comments Mod
Of course (but I guess not all of them), especially if the book had some votes but eventually didn't win.


message 6: by Esther (last edited Nov 14, 2012 03:05PM) (new)

Esther (eshchory) | 218 comments Mod
Nimrod we were actually thinking of doing something different for the next few months.

For December in particular we are going to have a discussion of The Hobbit to coincide with the film's release.

I will be send out a group letter at the end of the week with all the details.

If you want to lead a book discussion on a different book that is fine but you will need to contact one of us mods to create a poll and/or make a group announcement.


message 7: by Nimrod (last edited Nov 16, 2012 01:03AM) (new)

Nimrod Daniel (NimrodDaniel) | 314 comments Mod
It could be a good idea to have a discussion about the The Hobbit, that coincide with the film's release. Anyways, If we already have a book for next month so it could be redundant to have another book discussion (even with one book we had just a few participated).


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

May I suggest:
Among Others by Jo Walton
Among Others
I really liked it, and I believe others will as well.


message 9: by Nimrod (last edited Dec 22, 2012 08:51AM) (new)

Nimrod Daniel (NimrodDaniel) | 314 comments Mod
How about nominating books for our next book club (after reading the hobbit)? aiming for "5 stars books" and hopefully we'll have alive and kicking discussion thread.


message 10: by Esther (new)

Esther (eshchory) | 218 comments Mod
Sounds good to me. I'll open a January nominations thread and you kick things off Nimrod?
Should there be any limitations? Language, paperback, new/classic?


message 11: by Nimrod (last edited Dec 25, 2012 04:41AM) (new)

Nimrod Daniel (NimrodDaniel) | 314 comments Mod
OK, open the thread, and I'll take it from that point.

As far as I remember, some members here asked that the book will be available on kindle and paperback (and not just hardcover).


message 12: by Jon (new)

Jon (jon17) | 64 comments A classic (SFF of course) might be a good idea. I know we just did The Hobbit but maybe something more advanced or maybe a SF classic.
We could have a preliminary poll for classic VS modern.


message 13: by Nimrod (new)

Nimrod Daniel (NimrodDaniel) | 314 comments Mod
You can nominate any book you'd like to, so if you want a classic book just nominate one (or more).


message 14: by Esther (new)

Esther (eshchory) | 218 comments Mod
Nimrod wrote: "As far as I remember, some members here asked that the book will be available on kindle and paperback (and not just hardcover)."

That sounds good. I will leave it to you Nimrod to state the 'rules' and guidelines for the January nominations.


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