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Read, comment, and enjoy!

Getting to Know One Another

  • May. 17th, 2009 at 12:31 PM
Since things have been quiet around here, lets get to know one another :  )
  1. Where do you live?
  2. How old are you?
  3. What is your occupation?
  4. What is your favorite color and why?
  5. Do you have pets?
  6. What is your favorite classic book?
  7. What is your favorite modern book?
  8. Who is your favorite writer?
  9. Where are you right now?
  10. What are your hobbies?
  11. What are your favorites? Food, tv, movies, people, anything
  12. Would you like to be friended, added to the circle, granted access, whatever Dreamwidth is calling it?

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Book Suggestion Post

  • May. 12th, 2009 at 5:28 PM
What would you like to read next?

Bonus points if it is available for free online.

Decisions and the Discussion Schedule

  • May. 4th, 2009 at 10:00 PM
Thank you everyone for your really great suggestions about getting the conversation going.  I thought about everything and now have a pretty solid plan for getting things running smoothly and productively.
  1. First of the month I will post the introductory entry on the book of the month and the discussion schedule (which chapters will be discussed which week)
  2. Every Sunday I will post the chapter discussions
  3. All the other members of the community can post thematic discussion questions whenever and on whatever they want. I will probably be posting these too.
 
Discussion Schedule - The Sorrows of Young Werther
DateChapters
May 4May 4 - June 19
May 10June 21 -  September 10
May 17October 20 - December 6
May 24The Editor to the Reader
 

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Seeking Member Input

  • May. 3rd, 2009 at 4:02 PM
Reading the Classics currently has 22 members and 30 subscribers. Hello everyone! I am really happy you joined. 

Confession time. I have never moderated an online community and I am not certain the best way to encourage thoughtful discussion of the books.

Should I create a discussion post every few days on specific chapters?

Should I create topical posts on themes of the book, opinions on characters, comments on the author, meaningful quotes, how the book relates to you, if you liked this book then you would also like this book?

All of that?

Would it be too much?

I would love to read any and all suggestions and to see examples of other online book clubs you think run well. 

 

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Classic of the Month

* July *



Villette
by
Charlotte Bronte

* August *



The Moon and Sixpence
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W. Somerset Maugham

* September *



Things Fall Apart
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Chinua Achebe

* October *



Rebecca
by
Daphne du Maurier

* November *



Don Quixote
by
Miguel de Cervantes

* December *



Don Quixote
by
Miguel de Cervantes

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