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Dec. 31st, 2007 @ 08:33 pm "Books smell. Musty and, and, and, and rich." ---Giles

Borders Books in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland 12/31/2007 5:26 p.m.
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Giles
lather2002:
Mar. 2nd, 2006 @ 11:36 am The Obligatory Apology
Current Mood: nerdy
Current Music: "fox in the snow" - belle & sebastion

So hello everyone. I know it's been a while, and I truly apologize for that. Most of you know me -- Natacia, the creator of the community -- and I'm sorry for being away for so long. Many moons ago, I attempted to start up the community with the desire to have a book club with unpretentious ideals about reading books and sharing ideas about books and having a place for discussion with a group of people who had open minds. And after a couple failed attempts at meeting in person, I sort of gave up, thinking no one here really cared. But it seems to me that I was mistaken and a couple of you are still here and active.

I would've known about it but I've sort of been out of the world of livejournal for a while.

My intentions here, basically, are to start up the community again, and really try to build it up. I suggest we all try to get to know each other, discuss a few of our favorite books and books we've read recently. And maybe once we get comfortable with each other, we can try the meet up again. What does everyone think about that?

Here, I'll start. A few of the books I've read in recent history:

The House of The Spirits by Isabel Allende - one of my all time favorites

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman - I am a HUGE Gaiman fan and I read this when it first came out, and I just read it again because it's really that good.

The Second World War: Their Finest Hour by Winston Churchill - What can I say? Winston Churchill had such an art to his wordplay, such a quiet and strong philosophy. This book was so rich.

Skellig by David Almond - The best *kids* book since The Giver. I fell in love with it, and shed a few tears too.

The Good Women of China by Xinran Xue - This is a book I've had for a while, but finally got around to reading. I can't believe it took me so long. As beautiful as Memoirs of a Geisha (not to say that the books are really all the similar) and totally heartbreaking and endearing.



So, what about you all? Tag, everyone... who's it?

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Audrey Hepburn
bt_katchoo:
Mar. 1st, 2006 @ 09:32 pm A few days ago...
Current Mood: fullfull
...I finished reading this:



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Now I'm reading:

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Close Me
samlee13:
Feb. 4th, 2006 @ 08:03 pm Amazon Help
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: My Girl2 in the backround
I've got money in my account but I don't know which books to buy!!!
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Glasses
samlee13:
Feb. 2nd, 2006 @ 04:20 pm Recommended
Current Mood: contentcontent
Another good book!

I finished reading it in 3 nights.
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Blue
samlee13:
Feb. 2nd, 2006 @ 04:13 pm My reading horizons
Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: Sims2 Nightlife
Strange Fits of Passion: A Novel by Anita Shreve


This novel isn't something I would normally pickup at a book store. It was a gift, like most of the books in the shelves behind me. And these gifts have definitely made me expand my reading taste. Plus, the track record has been pretty good! The only books that have disappointed me were;

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown & Peace Like a River by Leif Enger.


Both of those books made me want to poke my eyes out while trying to read them. But they didn't beat me, I finished reading them both. While I'll admit the stories were a great ideas for development, the writing style (or what ever you want to call it) made me think I could become a writer as well. But don't worry I came to my senses (since most of what I write are incoherent haphazard ramblings). Besides I don't think most readers aren't as sadistic as me, they'd put the book down less than a quarter of the way into it.
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Glasses
samlee13:
Sep. 7th, 2005 @ 11:48 pm Lately???
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: Tori Amos - Purple Rain Cover
Read any good books?
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Blue
samlee13:
Jul. 29th, 2005 @ 10:53 pm I've been out of it!
What's going on?
I've been out of touch.
I haven't gone to any meetings.
I don't know if there are any coming up.
I don't know if we've decieded on a book to all read.
Etc.

Someone please fill me in.

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Blue
samlee13:
Jun. 12th, 2005 @ 01:42 am Next meeting
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: aqualung - "strange and beautiful (i'll put a spell on you)"
So, understandably, the turn out wasn't outstanding for this first meeting, due to everyone's availability being all over the place and also my waiting too long to let everyone know when/where we were meeting. But that's ok, the first book was still chosen, and it will be Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis.

And the meeting will be Wednesday, July 13th, 7:30 PM @ my place. For directions, e-mail me at natknapper@yahoo.com and I shall gladly give them to you -- or allow you to mapquest, if you so choose.

I hope there's a better turn out for the next meeting and I hope to see most (if not all) of you there.

And as always, if there are any questions, please let me know.

- Natacia
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natalie_closer
bt_katchoo:
Jun. 9th, 2005 @ 08:14 pm First meeting.
Okay, so the first meeting of the book club will be in the cafe of the Borders in Woodbridge @ 1 PM EST. :) If you can make it, cool. And let me know, please. If you absolutely cannot make it, that's ok... this will most likely be the only Saturday meeting we will have. They'll probably, usually, be either on Wed. or Sun., still not sure which. Working out the kinks.

But if you don't come, that's ok. I'll post what the first book will be. And if you have any suggestions but can't be there, just post them and I shall bring those suggestions to the meeting and discuss it diplomatically. Sound fair? :)

Anyway, hope to see some of you in a couple of days!

- Natacia
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serenity, kaylee, firefly
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