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

BumgrapesofWrath Tue 19-Jun-12 22:44:09

I'm interested!

Jas Tue 19-Jun-12 23:10:33

Lets start a ist then.....grin

Jas
BumGrapesofWrath

Cersei Wed 20-Jun-12 08:31:32

Count me in again please Jas smile

Jas Wed 20-Jun-12 18:41:30

Jas
BumGrapesofWrath
Cersei

smile

I'm interested but a bit confused, do you send out a book a month or just one over the year?confused

(in my defence against being confused I'm 6 months pregnant, with a boisterous toddler & in the middle of a house move so haven't had a good night's sleep in weeks!)

Pascha Wed 20-Jun-12 18:45:09

I'm coming back please Jas. I have my book lined up already smile

Housewifefromheaven Wed 20-Jun-12 18:46:13

Yes yes me me!!

Pascha Wed 20-Jun-12 18:46:54

MrsHelsBels you read one book, comment on it and post it on to the next MNer at the beginning of the month. Someone posts one to you. 12 people =12 months so over the year you read 12 books.

I did one of these yrs ago, would love to join smile

Sastra Wed 20-Jun-12 18:48:43

Ooh, me, me!!

Ragwort Wed 20-Jun-12 18:49:48

Can I re-join please Jas?

itsatiggerday Wed 20-Jun-12 18:50:52

I'm still in! Have to think of a book though...

Jas Wed 20-Jun-12 19:15:31

Jas
BumGrapesofWrath
Cersei
Pascha
Housewifefromheaven
Rhinestonecowgirl
Sastra
Ragwort
Itsatiggerday

We only need three more....grin
MrsHelsbels - Add yourself to the list if you want to join us.

Housewifefromheaven Thu 21-Jun-12 10:57:49

Bump!

ShirleyKnot Thu 21-Jun-12 10:58:54

SO want to do this but I'm a flake.

I'm still deciding, would love to do it but with a baby due in 3 months I'm not sure how much reading I'll be doing.

Lightshines Thu 21-Jun-12 23:04:29

Me, me - I have been in since the start and would like to do another round grin

Lightshines Thu 21-Jun-12 23:05:27

Jas
BumGrapesofWrath
Cersei
Pascha
Housewifefromheaven
Rhinestonecowgirl
Sastra
Ragwort
Itsatiggerday
LightShines

OlympicMarathonNCer Thu 21-Jun-12 23:38:36

I wouldn't mind joining but have a specific request of no abuse stuff?

Jas Fri 22-Jun-12 07:32:12

That would come under mis lit....something we have always avoided in the past and I vertainly would be happy to avoid again, so not a problem, Olympic...

Shirley, and MrsHelsBels - only you two can decide - I tend to be a bit flaky, but manage to post and read one book a month. New babies have been a reason in the past for people dropping out though...

And gald to see you found us lightshines. smile

OlympicMarathonNCer Fri 22-Jun-12 08:35:34

Yeah, me too then.

itsatiggerday Fri 22-Jun-12 10:24:17

Oh yeah, I'm another vote for definitely no mis lit.

Jas Fri 22-Jun-12 11:11:41

Jas
BumGrapesofWrath
Cersei
Pascha
Housewifefromheaven
Rhinestonecowgirl
Sastra
Ragwort
Itsatiggerday
LightShines
OlympicMarathonNCer

We are avoiding mis lit (and preferably chick lit as well) smile

mumofjust1 Fri 22-Jun-12 11:14:23

Oooh! Can I join please? smile

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

mumofjust1 Sun 24-Jun-12 18:31:46

So what kinds of books are we NOT doing?

Jas Sun 24-Jun-12 19:34:58

OK.
NO MISLIT

Chiclit - no one seems to have strong objections, but it would not be my choice. I guess most of us will choose something else so one or two would be ok.

No strict rule about thickness, but any that are small enough to post as a large letter are nice. 3"thick hardbacks are not. Just use a bit of common sense.

Most important, if you love it and want to send it then do. This is how we get books we wouldn't have looked at twice under other circumstances.

Please do not send a treasured copy of a book if you don't want to risk losing it. In theory the book will come back to you in 13 months, but they don't all make it home.

I don't need to know what you are sending. Post on or around the 1st of each month. When you recieve your first book start a new thread in this section titled FurQuits 4 xxx by xx (using initials only) for discussion.

Please pencil your mn nickname in the front of the book. It helps hugely when trying to track the progress of a book.

itsatiggerday Sun 24-Jun-12 20:27:04

Also sent & received addresses.

BTW - simpson did you get your book back from last time? I sent it a couple of weeks ago but it was a bit late.

Ragwort Sun 24-Jun-12 20:32:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ragwort Sun 24-Jun-12 20:32:47

Sorry, did that wrong grin !!!

Er... I was expecting a PM asking if I fancied joining again! I was Yolking in the the last round. Any dance you can squeeze me in? Otherwise I'm happy to bow out.

Chance not dance <sigh>

mumofjust1 Sun 24-Jun-12 20:43:48

Sorry, but what's mislit?

Misery lit.

I so rarely get a pm I was deeply suspicious, then I remembered this thread grin. I've sent off my address to housewifefromheaven.

mumofjust1 Sun 24-Jun-12 22:39:59

Thanks noknown smile

Jas Sun 24-Jun-12 22:57:06

Final final posting listgrin

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

Adding Noknown means simpson now posts to her, and she to me, so expect another pm from me.

Jas Sun 24-Jun-12 23:12:34

Slightly off topic note....if you were in last weeks circle and haven't had/would like your original book back, please post on the old thread. BBR has four!

simpson Sun 24-Jun-12 23:17:05

Tigger - yes thanks I got it back!! Not posted mine on yet due to ill DC and various other things but will do it this week, probably Tuesday.

SIMPSON ~
I've received your address thanks

mumofjust1 Mon 25-Jun-12 23:37:52

Am I right in thinking we are posting out on 1st July?

Housewifefromheaven Tue 26-Jun-12 16:49:03

I posted mine yesterday <eager beaver>

mumofjust1 Tue 26-Jun-12 16:52:31

Oh - ok!

Will post tomorrow smile

Jas Tue 26-Jun-12 17:39:36

I've started a new thread so that the OP contains the posting list as it is something we may need to refer back to over the year...

Here

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