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message 1: by karen, future RA queen (new)

karen (karenbrissette) | 1315 comments Mod
here's where all the magic happens. to make an inquiry, put as much information in the heading as you can, and try to be as specific as you can with your likes and dislikes (using the RA tips, not just general life dislikes) in the comment part, and sit back and let the thinkers think. hopefully an ideal match will be made for you, and it would be really helpful if you could return after reading the book to see how we did, so adjustments can be made.


message 2: by David (new)

David (nullnvoid) I'm confused. What RA tips?

message 3: by karen, future RA queen (new)

karen (karenbrissette) | 1315 comments Mod
sorry - this is my first group, so it is bound to be rocky at first. in the section marked "the basics" i have listed things to keep in mind when requesting a match, and when helping someone make a match. it is like a crash-course in RA training, but it is very superficial right now. i will probably add more if this group works properly.

message 4: by Dave (last edited Feb 15, 2011 09:22AM) (new)

message 5: by karen, future RA queen (new)

karen (karenbrissette) | 1315 comments Mod
no, this is good, but how can we separate the requests so that they remain distinct? can you move this to a new topic with its own heading so people trying to help you can have all the posts in one place?? like the way they do it here??

message 6: by Dave (new)

Dave Russell Okay, I'll move it.


message 7: by karen, future RA queen (new)

karen (karenbrissette) | 1315 comments Mod
hahahaha no, i am trying to set precedents that will make this group useful!! otherwise it will turn into recommendation soup.

message 8: by Dave (new)

Dave Russell Whoa whoa whoa, don't bite my head off.


message 9: by Greg (new)

Greg | 117 comments Dave wrote: "Whoa whoa whoa, don't bite my head off.


Please tell me you will quote this in your paper.

message 10: by karen, future RA queen (new)

karen (karenbrissette) | 1315 comments Mod
sigh. i had such high hopes for this project.

message 11: by David (new)

David (nullnvoid) RE: 8 & 9. Hahahaha!

message 12: by Mir (new)

Mir | 191 comments Did you move this somewhere? In an amusing (but not quirky) instance of thread crossing, I am going to recommend White's The Once and Future King for you, dave, as funny but serious-minded.

message 13: by Dave (new)

Dave Russell I created my thread here:

I've already read TOAFK. Loved it.

message 14: by Danielle (new)

Danielle i need a good 'classic' book to read. no dickens please. any thoughts?!

message 15: by karen, future RA queen (last edited Apr 28, 2011 09:57AM) (new)

karen (karenbrissette) | 1315 comments Mod
you may want to start a new thread for this, so people will see it. if you go to the top where it says "so ask already" and click on it, it will take you to a page that has an option "start a new topic". when you start your own thread like that, more people will see it than at the bottom of this old thread...

message 16: by Rainy (new)

Rainy Kaye (rainyofthedark) | 7 comments karen,

I would like to suggest posting in this folder a sticky note with the general template you would like filled out (pacing, frame, etc) and then a note saying where to find the RA tips for clarification on how to fill out said template. I think you might receive better results. As it is, honestly, feels a little sporadic and is difficult to follow at first. Of course, once you see the template, it makes perfect sense.

Just my opinion.

Good luck,


message 17: by karen, future RA queen (new)

karen (karenbrissette) | 1315 comments Mod
ooh - tell me how to do this please, and i will. i am notoriously dumb at the set-up part of all this...

message 18: by Rainy (new)

Rainy Kaye (rainyofthedark) | 7 comments Just create a topic exactly as you did this one, in the same spot and everything. Title it something like "Use this template to request" and just type the template into it. Then add a note to it saying which forum to visit for clarification how to fill out the template.

Usually forum visitors will check for rules within the forum/folder they want to post in, usually sticky at the top like this one. If it's not there, they may overlook there's an entire folder to visit first. You had the right idea with this post, just needed to include a template and a title to indicate there's a template that should be used, to encourage people to click on it.

Good luck :) It's a great group.


message 19: by karen, future RA queen (new)

karen (karenbrissette) | 1315 comments Mod
okay - i am going to fix everything tomorrow to make it better for everyone - thank you!!

message 20: by Emilie (new)

Emilie can someone please tell me how to create a thread? thanks.

message 21: by karen, future RA queen (new)

karen (karenbrissette) | 1315 comments Mod
just click on where it says "let's get to it", and that will open up a list of all the topics that have been created so far, and at the top, on the right-hand side, it will say "new topic", and you just click on that, and you will have a fresh new box to type your request into.

message 22: by Emilie (new)

Emilie thank you, karen.

message 23: by karen, future RA queen (new)

karen (karenbrissette) | 1315 comments Mod
you bet!

message 24: by Jade (new)

Jade (jadel) | 6 comments Hello, I hope you are doing well. I would like to get some ideas on a type of book my daughter wants to read, but I do not know where to post the request. I've been looking around and I'm lost. Sorry.
In any case, I am posting my request here (if that's okay?).
My daughter is interested in books with a mix of horror and romance. Does such a thing exist? She said no to Dracula or Stephen King(the only ones I could think of). Do you have any suggestions? So, Scary and romantic mixed together with a dash of modern to it??!
Thank you in advice for your time, attention and suggestions.


message 25: by karen, future RA queen (new)

karen (karenbrissette) | 1315 comments Mod
here, you should post it in the "so ask already" thread, so more people will see it.

message 26: by Jade (new)

Jade (jadel) | 6 comments *advance*
BTW, my daughter is over 18 and so there are no limits to age re. the content. Thank you.

message 27: by Jade (new)

Jade (jadel) | 6 comments Thank you!! Will do.

message 28: by Katie (new)

Katie (kahneks) | 9 comments I am looking for an "end of days" book? There are soooo very many out right now that it is hard to decide on which one would be the best. Would you rate your top 5 end of day/alternate history books?

1st person, a lot of dialogue (I like to get the details as you go dumps are boring to me), no tear jerkers, I am not big on time traveling (although space travel is fine) it is hard to follow. I read a lot at night so nothing heavy or too puts me to sleep too soon. I don't really like zombies but I have read books that have a "zombie light" or zombies in them that I have liked. Like strange angels by st. crow... I can do a good YA, but find adult books better sometimes. I enjoyed angelfall by susan Ee, and gone by micheal grant, the tomorrow series by marsden.

message 29: by Katie (new)

Katie (kahneks) | 9 comments oooh, less than 600 pages would prefer 300 to 400 pages.

message 30: by Peter (new)

Peter (peteepie) | 64 comments On the Beach
is 300 pages, end of the world, easy to read, and one of my favourite books; but Karen thinks it's boring

message 31: by karen, future RA queen (new)

karen (karenbrissette) | 1315 comments Mod

i did. i thought it was not as immediate-feeling as people in that situation should be.

but we should start a new topic for this query, so people will see it! this is the right folder, but you should start a new topic, so the thread is all kept together. you know how to do that, or do you want me to do it?

message 32: by Katie (new)

Katie (kahneks) | 9 comments I'll try, but it I mess it up you may have to bail me out!

message 33: by KT (new)

KT | 6 comments There is a book I am considering reading, and I wanted opinions. Is it all right if I create a thread in the "So ask already!" folder that is less along the lines of "What should I read?" and more along the lines of "Should I read this?" or "Would I like this?"?
Would that be okay?

message 34: by karen, future RA queen (new)

karen (karenbrissette) | 1315 comments Mod
sure - go ahead!!!

message 35: by KT (new)

KT | 6 comments karen wrote: "sure - go ahead!!!"


message 36: by JenniferD (new)

JenniferD (jooniperd) i hope it's okay that i have reactivated some of the 'so ask already!' threads?? i just recently joined and have been reading through your spaces to get ideas for my own reading. your groups seems like a great and welcoming place! :)

message 37: by Breon (new)

Breon Randon | 1 comments love it glad to see you!

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