Barely a Book Club

Teetering on the edge of a normal book club

Book Club Blogged June 8, 2006

Filed under: Introductions — antof9 @ 7:13 pm

“A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold” ~ Henry Miller

We are a group of individuals with varying backgrounds, occupations, and interests. What brings us together is our interest in books and the ideas that one author can provoke in us. None of us proclaim to be scholars, but merely average people trying to find meaning in literature.
All are welcome even if you aren’t a big reader. While we do set reading agendas it is never a prerequisite to come. We average 3 weeks to a book, but it really depends on the size of the book. After we finish a book we take one week off, but will have a movie night instead. We are a forum, an idea sound board, and a discussion group.

All first time vistors receive a free beverage on us.

When:   Saturday at 10:30
Where:  Various coffee houses, bagel shops, tea rooms, and parks in the Denver area. Sites will be posted the week before on this blog.

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10 Responses to “Book Club Blogged”

  1. M Says:

    Very cool is right!

    One question: just how married are you to “word press”?

    Here’s why I ask: if this blog were on livejournal, it could actually be a community, and everyone else could join LJ too (for free), and then we could all be members of the community and post to it.

    OR people don’t have to join but could still post.

    Just a thought. There are many style choices on LJ 🙂

  2. May Says:

    It looks great, and it’s very informative! Oh, and the book suggestion from Justin sounded very interesting.

  3. admin Says:

    I’m not committed, but I definately want to nail it all down before printing up new flyers. If you think LJ would be better and/or easier I’m all for it. But the easier part is the key, I don’t want everyone to have to have an account to have all access.

  4. M Says:

    oh sorry — just saw the comment.

    No one *has* to have an account for LJ (except maybe to start new posts, but anyone can make comments). The nice thing is if people want to make actual entries, they could (if members). Maybe you don’t really want anyone else to have that access?

    🙂

  5. M Says:

    Here’s another reason (maybe a better one) to do it on LJ:

    (oh wait — it’s two reasons)
    1. if you’re already on LJ, you can make the book club blog part of your friends page, and then when you’re looking at your friend’s page, you’ll see any new entries, without having to remember to go looking for them.
    2. you can get email alerts (if you’re a member) for any comment that someone makes to you. No need to go back and look to see if someone wrote something. Also, notice in this format (and on Blogger and on typepad) that all the comments are just individual, unrelated comments. On LJ, they “tree down”, so that this could be one string of comments, unrelated to the others under this particular entry.

    Does that make sense?

  6. cobookclub Says:

    I just realized why the clock is so off when you posted. I didn’t adjust it for our time zone. Sorry new blogger.

  7. misc Says:

    You left off Frankenstein

  8. Inspector Love Says:

    Hello. I’m in the process of moving from Durango to Littleton and I’m looking for a book club. Are you accepting new members? I read Anna Karenina about 10 years ago and had a Love/Hate relationship with Anna. I think I’d like to join after you’ve finished with her… 😉

  9. Kylle Says:

    Inspector Love,
    You are welcome to join us anytime! And just to let you know you can join us without having to read Anna again. In fact one member is merely reading the Sparks Notes. We are a very loose book club. If you have any questions let me know at thecoloradobookclub@hotmail.com

    Our next book is The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.


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