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Postby v4jr4 » Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:17 pm

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v4jr4 wrote:Now, I wonder if someone reads 50 Shades of Grey :cool:



Won't be my choice for a Book Club discussion!


I only heard that this is a pretty controversial book. In general, I'm just curious: why that label?

intellectualsmuse wrote:Anyone like the Classics? Am reading "Far from the Madding Crowd" at the moment...

I'm looking for the Faust series (if that can be considered as classic). Gutenberg only provides several files.

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Postby intellectualsmuse » Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:31 pm

v4jr4 wrote:
intellectualsmuse wrote:
v4jr4 wrote:Now, I wonder if someone reads 50 Shades of Grey :cool:



Won't be my choice for a Book Club discussion!


I only heard that this is a pretty controversial book. In general, I'm just curious: why that label?

intellectualsmuse wrote:Anyone like the Classics? Am reading "Far from the Madding Crowd" at the moment...

I'm looking for the Faust series (if that can be considered as classic). Gutenberg only provides several files.


Goethe's version?
For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.

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Postby v4jr4 » Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:34 pm

intellectualsmuse wrote:
v4jr4 wrote:
intellectualsmuse wrote:Anyone like the Classics? Am reading "Far from the Madding Crowd" at the moment...

I'm looking for the Faust series (if that can be considered as classic). Gutenberg only provides several files.


Goethe's version?


Yes. I only have "The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus".

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Postby intellectualsmuse » Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:42 pm

v4jr4 wrote:
intellectualsmuse wrote:
v4jr4 wrote:
intellectualsmuse wrote:Anyone like the Classics? Am reading "Far from the Madding Crowd" at the moment...

I'm looking for the Faust series (if that can be considered as classic). Gutenberg only provides several files.


Goethe's version?


Yes. I only have "The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus".


Tried the public library? You can use the NLB catalogue to look for it. They have both Part 1 and 2.
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Postby v4jr4 » Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:48 pm

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v4jr4 wrote:
intellectualsmuse wrote:
v4jr4 wrote:
intellectualsmuse wrote:Anyone like the Classics? Am reading "Far from the Madding Crowd" at the moment...

I'm looking for the Faust series (if that can be considered as classic). Gutenberg only provides several files.


Goethe's version?


Yes. I only have "The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus".


Tried the public library? You can use the NLB catalogue to look for it. They have both Part 1 and 2.


Not yet. I'm chasing up some books that I haven't read yet: "The Snowman" by Jo Nesbo, "After Quake" and "1Q84" by Haruki Murakami".

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wonderful idea for a book club.

Postby sammiwang8211 » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 5:31 pm

just nice who came up to the idea of forming a book club. count me in. am rather interested.

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Postby v4jr4 » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 5:47 pm

I don't know how a "Book Discussion Club" works, but apart from that, I do enjoy a discussion about some things in small group. Based on past experiences, talking about books depends on personal preferences, and things can go awkward if no one clicks.

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Postby v4jr4 » Mon, 30 Jul 2012 5:55 pm

Just finished Before I Go To Sleep, by S. J. Watson. Well, how to say this. I'm not a fan of thriller novels, but on a certain point, I see that there is no "sense of urgency". The plot is not bad, although the ending is, somehow, predictable. I'll give 3.5/5

And don't even try to compare this with The Shining :P

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 08 Aug 2012 2:29 pm

intellectualsmuse wrote:
v4jr4 wrote:Now, I wonder if someone reads 50 Shades of Grey :cool:



Won't be my choice for a Book Club discussion!

Anyone like the Classics? Am reading "Far from the Madding Crowd" at the moment...


Agreed. It is just a porn read. Mills and Boons are probably worlds better.

v4jr4, are you not a male?! Why would you be interested in (sadist) erotic novels?

And by the way, I'm reading off CS Lewis' writing collections. Trying to read something other than The Chronicles of Narnia. Currently on Screwtape Letters. Probably The Great Divorce or Grief Observed next.

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Postby v4jr4 » Wed, 08 Aug 2012 2:42 pm

the lynx wrote:
intellectualsmuse wrote:
v4jr4 wrote:Now, I wonder if someone reads 50 Shades of Grey :cool:



Won't be my choice for a Book Club discussion!

Anyone like the Classics? Am reading "Far from the Madding Crowd" at the moment...


Agreed. It is just a porn read. Mills and Boons are probably worlds better.

v4jr4, are you not a male?! Why would you be interested in (sadist) erotic novels?

And by the way, I'm reading off CS Lewis' writing collections. Trying to read something other than The Chronicles of Narnia. Currently on Screwtape Letters. Probably The Great Divorce or Grief Observed next.


I see. At first, I thought it's just a ordinary controversial book. If it's only a porn (well, yes, I'm a male), I'll stick around with Murakami's novels then.

I'm still with "After Quake". For some reason, it makes me want to see bonfire :lol:

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 08 Aug 2012 2:48 pm

v4jr4 wrote:
the lynx wrote:
intellectualsmuse wrote:
v4jr4 wrote:Now, I wonder if someone reads 50 Shades of Grey :cool:



Won't be my choice for a Book Club discussion!

Anyone like the Classics? Am reading "Far from the Madding Crowd" at the moment...


Agreed. It is just a porn read. Mills and Boons are probably worlds better.

v4jr4, are you not a male?! Why would you be interested in (sadist) erotic novels?

And by the way, I'm reading off CS Lewis' writing collections. Trying to read something other than The Chronicles of Narnia. Currently on Screwtape Letters. Probably The Great Divorce or Grief Observed next.


I see. At first, I thought it's just a ordinary controversial book. If it's only a porn (well, yes, I'm a male), I'll stick around with Murakami's novels then.

I'm still with "After Quake". For some reason, it makes me want to see bonfire :lol:


Ah another erotic work by Murakami :P Strange, men like you usually go for visual stimulation for that aspect of leisure :cool: Erotic reading is usually for :ahem: women... :P

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Postby v4jr4 » Wed, 08 Aug 2012 2:57 pm

the lynx wrote:Ah another erotic work by Murakami :P Strange, men like you usually go for visual stimulation for that aspect of leisure :cool: Erotic reading is usually for :ahem: women... :P


Well, I agree for the soft erotic parts in Murakami's novel (so far, I read Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the Shore, Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, After Dark), but it's not what I want to "chase" :lol:
I can't read Japanese, but the words in translated novels are "dancing", and that makes me keep on reading.

Aside from that, I don't use that soft parts for... *ahem* leisure :oops:

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Postby amyleesg » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:14 am

Hey guys!
Any idea if the book club is on or?
I have been looking to join a book club since forever but can't find one;(
Pls let me know
I prefer romance and fiction BUT am open to all sorts of books and discussions..

Amelia


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