Would anyone be interested in joining a new book circle?...... Fur Quits round 4.

(69 Posts)
Jas Tue 19-Jun-12 22:38:18

Is anyone interested in joining me in a new book circle?

Brief explanation for those who have not done it before, copied from one of the first circles via flame:

1. Get 12 members (one for each month of the year).

2. Decide if you have any banned genres (chick lit/mis lit etc)

3. Decide a date each month you post books.

4. Make the members into a list to show who posts to who (post the the person after you on the list).

5. Exchange addresses (PMs to the person above you in the list to give them your address, and the person below you to get the address to post to)

6. Post book (pref with MN name written in it!)

7. Read, enjoy and comment on that book's thread

If you get the 12 people I'm happy to bow out as would rather not start then begin & get bogged down with nappies & have to stop halfway through.

Housewifefromheaven Fri 22-Jun-12 11:22:08

Yes another chick lit avoider here but I will bow to the masses if needed grin can't wait to get started!

OlympicMarathonNCer Fri 22-Jun-12 12:20:18

yes, to avoiding chick lit too grin

Can I join again or is too late and too cheeky! I was in the Furquits round 1 , but dropped out after 1st round ( just couldn't keep up back then ) but fancy giving it another go if you"ll have me.

What I mean is I did manage a whole year,not just 1 book ( just added that I case I get more brownie points)

simpson Fri 22-Jun-12 22:14:51

Me, me, me!!!

I have already picked my book!!!

Have to confess I still have not sent back last months book so will do that on Monday....

Lightshines Fri 22-Jun-12 23:57:11

Jas
BumGrapesofWrath
Cersei
Pascha
Housewifefromheaven
Rhinestonecowgirl
Sastra
Ragwort
Itsatiggerday
LightShines
OlympicMarathonNCer
mumofjust1

I make that 12 on a 'first come, first served, basis - but headintheclouds and simpson are also interested in re-joining ..... what to do confused

OlympicMarathonNCer Sat 23-Jun-12 00:40:38

I'm a newbie so will stand in reserve?

Jas Sat 23-Jun-12 07:52:56

I'd say just go with 14!

We did 13 last time I think. It doesn't cause a huge problem, just takes longer than a year. It is very rare for no one to drop out in that time. With the best will in the world, peoples circumstances do change in that time, and sometimes it just isn't possible to keep going.

MrsHelsBels...these clubs do restart throughout the year. I'd say wait until you've had the baby and join one then if you find it easier than expected, or wait a little longer and do it when you are more confident you will have the time. The easiest baby in the world prevented me from reading much at all one year!

Lightshines Sat 23-Jun-12 11:09:15

Thank heavens you have had a common sense injection today, Jas grin
Are we ready for the off, then?

Jas Sat 23-Jun-12 11:33:59

Jas
BumGrapesofWrath
Cersei
Pascha
Housewifefromheaven
Rhinestonecowgirl
Sastra
Ragwort
Itsatiggerday
LightShines
OlympicMarathonNCer
mumofjust1
headintheclouds
simpson

OK. Everyone choose a book, and pm the person above you on the list to give them your postal address.
The book itself is kept as a surprise. Can we aim for 1st posting on 1 July?

OlympicMarathonNCer Sat 23-Jun-12 11:39:54

Erm, I really would like to do this but am panicking a bit about keeping my anonymity due to what I'm mainly on mn posting about and having thought about it I'll have to drop out for not wanting to pm my rl details but could I read the books anyway and join in the discussions???

Jas Sat 23-Jun-12 11:44:54

WE don't really disclose the book details - often until very late in the year. It is like a little present when you get a book in the post every month, so the discussion threads are secondary, and often deliberately vague.

I totally understand though if you don't want to give out your real address. sad

Jas Sat 23-Jun-12 11:46:17

Revised PM/ Posting list.....

Jas
BumGrapesofWrath
Cersei
Pascha
Housewifefromheaven
Rhinestonecowgirl
Sastra
Ragwort
Itsatiggerday
LightShines
mumofjust1
headintheclouds
simpson

Cersei Sat 23-Jun-12 14:49:48

I've PM'd BumGrapesofWrath my address smile

Are you collecting the list of books Jas or are we starting our own thread with the initials? I'll be ready to post on 1st July!

Jas Sat 23-Jun-12 15:38:14

I'd rather not collect a list of books, tbh. It is pretty unlikely that we will have a duplicate I think.

Housewifefromheaven Sat 23-Jun-12 17:20:56

Ok so, what do I do? grin

Pascha Sat 23-Jun-12 18:42:54

I've PM'd Cersei.

BumgrapesofWrath Sat 23-Jun-12 18:42:59

Jas will send you my address in a min!

When choosing my book, can it be any book (obviously not chick lit, misery etc). The reason I ask is there is a book I love, which I'd love to share, but it is quite old and I'm worried people may have read it. Or do I pick something a bit more obscure?

Housewifefromheaven Sat 23-Jun-12 20:30:55

I'd go with what you love! That's what I'm going to do. I think grin

Hi All,
I'm really glad to be back in the club and can't wait for my first book! I've Pm'd my address to MUM OF 1 . Hey SIMPSON I think I posted to you in round 1 or you posted to me,can't remember .Thankyou to Jas for organising and letting me join againthanks

Just thought of something else .What is the banned genre for this group? The
First time I did it,it was chick lit, mis lit and science fiction and I think in the second round you decided not to send any books that were thicker than an inch .Is this still the case or can I send The complete works of Shakespeare grinAlso Jas do you need a list of what each person is sending or do we just post it on July 1st?

mumofjust1 Sun 24-Jun-12 16:49:26

Headintheclouds - thanks for your address smile

Lightshines - have pm'd you my address smile

Lightshines Sun 24-Jun-12 17:18:42

Have received and sent postal address.

I agree no mislit, but am not fussed about receving chicklit (as its a genre I never choose to read, so I may be pleasantly surprised) or books over an inch thick!

Housewifefromheaven Sun 24-Jun-12 17:31:02

My address has gone to pascha

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