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Mar. 2nd, 2006 @ 11:36 am The Obligatory Apology
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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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