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18 February 2008 @ 07:40 pm
Sorry for the delay. Here is the new calendar I would suggest for the second round.

Calendar for the next readings:
Feb. 18 - Feb. 25: Recommendation of new books
Feb. 25 - March 3: Voting
March 3 - March 16 or March 23: Reading

The discussion could start either after two or three weeks of reading.


You can find all information you need about the nomination procedure in the first nomination post.  I'll just repost the parts you have to fill in (So you can use the form for your reply):

Title: (title of the work)
Author: (author(s) of the work)
Presentation: (a link to a website that presents the book (like the Amazon page for the book, or anything similar))
Why: (why you think that novel would make an interesting read, why the people ought to vote to pick this one!)
 
 
04 February 2008 @ 08:28 am
I hadn't so much time in January, that's why the community has fallen in a sort of coma. In order to wake it up, I thought I can just post a little poll.

Poll #1132718 What do you want to do next?

We do a wrap-up discussion of the first two books.

Yes
5(83.3%)
No
1(16.7%)

We read new books.

Yes
6(85.7%)
No
1(14.3%)
 
 
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06 January 2008 @ 09:53 pm
It's already January 6, and it has gotten a bit quiet. ;) So, I guess it's my turn to invite you to discuss you first impressions of the Telling, by Ursula LeGuin. ;)

Was this your first book by this author? Did you have some expectations before you started reading?

What were your first impressions from the book? Did you like or dislike some things?

What do you think about Le Guin's language and prose?

Have fun!




 
 
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30 December 2007 @ 11:52 pm
Hello! Sorry this and the next post came late but I was a bit under the weather this weekend. If you've recently finished the book, feel free to jump in on the first discussion any time. ^_^ You may answer any or all of the questions or, if it's related to characters bring up your own.


Who were your favorite and least favorite characters? Why?

Could you relate to anyone?

Was there anyone you wish you saw more of in the story? Less of?

How do you think the author treated the characters?

Were the antagonists compelling enough for you?

What did you think of the relationships presented in the story?
 
 
Hello and welcome to booklog_sff's first discussion! I hope everyone had a wonderful time reading (or in some cases rereading) Lois McMaster Bujold's The Curse of Chalion.

Let's begin with some basics.

What were your first impressions of the book?

Were there things that you liked immediately? Disliked?

Did the main character, Lupe dy Cazaril, interest you from the start?


This post may be edited after some input.
 
 
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27 December 2007 @ 08:37 pm
All right, following on the previous poll, we can now start discussing The Curse of Chalion. However, we'll start talking about The Telling only next week on January the 3rd.

I've changed the community setting so that now any member can post an entry, so don't hesitate to make a post about the book.

dizilla and me will also make posts about specific aspects of the book.
 
 
27 December 2007 @ 12:34 am
Poll #1111650 readiness

Are you ready to start discussing The Telling tomorrow?

Yes
3(30.0%)
No
6(60.0%)
Not reading this book in any case
1(10.0%)

Are you ready to start discussing The Curse of Chalion tomorrow?

Yes
9(81.8%)
No
2(18.2%)
Not reading this book in any case
0(0.0%)

If you're not ready for either books, when would it be better for you to discuss it?

3rd of January
3(60.0%)
10th of January
0(0.0%)
17th of January
2(40.0%)
Other (please specify in comments)
0(0.0%)
 
 
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23 December 2007 @ 12:45 am
Hey,

According to the previous poll, the big majority is ready to begin on the 27th, so we're sticking to this plan.

However, I'll do one last poll just before we start in order to make sure everyone is ready (as with the comm's rule, we need 2/3 of the participants to be ready to start discussing).
 
 
20 December 2007 @ 12:59 am
Hello,

A reminder that you have one week left to read either The Telling or The Curse of Chalion before the discussions on those books start.

However I want to make sure that time is alright with everyone, so a poll to know where you stand about this :

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05 December 2007 @ 09:55 pm
And the books to read next month are...

The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold (7.45)
and
The Telling by Ursula K Leguin (7.19)

Time for everyone who wants to participate to find and read the books. Discussions should start on the 27th of December (although we'll make sure 2/3rd of the people have indeed finished the books before we start)

Enjoy the reading :)

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