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Mumsnet Book Club. Any takers ???

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wendy33 Wed 18-May-05 22:13:39

I was thinking of starting a book club on here for people who are keen readers. I normally read true life memoirs like 'My Sisters Keeper'.

I was thinking we could choose a book to read. Allow a couple of weeks to read it, then when you have finished, come on here to discuss thoughts etc...

Anyone interested let me know asap! Just finished a book and want to start a new one!

Milliways Wed 18-May-05 22:39:37

I might like to join in occasionally - have just had a birthday so have a few books to get through. Depends if can get the books in the library as a bit skint! Recently read My Sister's Keeeper, and One Child (Torey Hayden). Now on Angels & Demons (Dan Brown). I read anyrhing & everything on the bus each day.

JoolsToo Wed 18-May-05 22:40:42

my sister keeper isn't true! - is it?

fab book tho!

SaintGeorge Wed 18-May-05 22:47:47

We are in the process of setting up a library if you are interested - you could combine that with a discussion group.

starshaker Wed 18-May-05 22:49:25

also just read one child it made me cry. would be really interested in this as i love reading just need to find the time lol.(supose i could do it instead of being on here

wendy33 Wed 18-May-05 23:01:29

No My Sisters Keeper is fiction!
Sorry I get a little confused1 lol!

I Have just read One Child and was going to read The Tigers Child which is the sequil.

Shall we go with that one or something different?

wendy33 Wed 18-May-05 23:03:56

The library idea is a great one!

Let me know what to do and we can link it in to here

I will warn you. I am not too good with computers!

SaintGeorge Wed 18-May-05 23:05:21

It isn't off the ground yet - Tech is working on it at the moment. Hopefully it will be running in a couple of weeks.

wendy33 Wed 18-May-05 23:07:34

ok. Keep me posted.
Will keep it in mind.

Rockydog Thu 19-May-05 07:57:19

i would definitely be up for this.

Louise1980 Thu 19-May-05 07:58:49

Yes Id love to. Im sick of reading magazines and stuff. I will keep an eye on this thread.

starshaker Thu 19-May-05 08:12:36

yeah tigers child was gonna be my next read but havin probs getting it dont think it out yet. gonna look on ebay again though

charleepeters Thu 19-May-05 08:15:30

im a keen reader and would love to join!

dottydaisy Thu 19-May-05 10:09:42

Yeah, i would love to join too.

Freddiecat Thu 19-May-05 10:44:56

wendy33 - great idea

I am (notionally) the book club coordinator on Mumsnet but since the arrival of baby 2 I have not had the time.

If you have a look back in the threads (about a year or so) we had a few book discussions going.
in March 2004 and here . There are some others but I can't find them.

Possession was the first we read, also a light reading discussion of Green Grass by Rafaella Barker. Also Fingersmith.

Then we had a couple publisher sponsored ones - Babyface by Fiona Gibson and The Cruel Mother by Sian Busby where they gave away 10 free copies.

I've got quite a few ideas and maybe some tips and things if you want to contact me on contact another talker.

Love to join in if I get a moment!

Lizzylou Thu 19-May-05 10:47:37

Would love to get involved in this, need to stretch my brain a bit!

Cybermum Thu 19-May-05 11:02:35

I'm new here, but would like to join this - its a graet idea. I'm a keen reader but never seem to find the time to choose a new book.

ChaCha Thu 19-May-05 13:06:59

Sounds great! I love reading..i've almost finished Northern Lights (at long last - have had it for ages) anyone else?
Moving on to some of the African writer series...

mozarellamamma Thu 19-May-05 15:16:15

Hi there I'm a newie and would love to join your book club. I'll remember to keep an eye out.

jakeybob Thu 19-May-05 18:29:17

I borrow all of my books from the library and it takes at least a fortnight to recieve the book ordered. Therefore I would need to know in advance what we would be reading.

meggymoo Thu 19-May-05 18:36:52

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Forgetmenot Thu 19-May-05 18:40:44

I try and read every night before I go to sleep to 'clear' my head!
I usually pick my books up from boot sales and charity shops.
I'm currently half way through 'Cloud Atlas', which was recommended on an online book club but I found the website quite difficult to use.
I think a discussion group would be good on this site.

TwoIfBySea Thu 19-May-05 22:28:48

Wendy, sounds like a great idea! There is no one else I can talk to about books without them getting a glazed look on their face, or maybe that is just me!

Milliways, try the Book People or ASDA/Tesco for books. That is how I feed my habit!

It would be good if the books chosen were available at these stores for those of us on a tight budget!

christie1 Fri 20-May-05 02:04:21

Count me in. What books do you have in mind for discussion?

cori Fri 20-May-05 09:55:18

I would like to join too. I want to read more books this year. Last book I read (about 2months ago) was 'The Last emperess'.

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