Introduction (General Book Club Discussion)

Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by Arkie Proud, May 2, 2012.

  1. Arkie Proud

    Arkie Proud The Dungeon Master
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    This month's book:
    TBD

    Guidelines:

    We can start it back up. Let's make it really informal. First person to make a thread that says, "<Month> 2015 TMB Book Club Book is <insert book>". I'll pin it and we'll go from there.

    Don't start a new thread until it is apparent the old one is reached its course, say until the final week of the current month.

    ex. August 2015 TMB Book Club Book is The Hobbit

    (It's not The Hobbit)

    TMB Book Club Master List
    06/2012 - 11/22/63 by Stephen King (Science Fiction)
    07/2012 - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Science Fiction)
    08/2012 - Catch 22 by Joseph Heller (Satire)
    09/2012 - Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (Science Fiction
    10/2012 - Wool by Hugh Howey (Science Fiction)
    11/2012 - The Passage by Justin Cronin (Horror)
    12/2012 - The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Mystery)
    01/2013 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Mystery)
    02/2013 - Under the Dome by Stephen King (Science Fiction)
    03/2013 - The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson (Contemporary)
    04/2013 - Crossers by Philip Caputo (Contemporary)
    05/2013 - Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey (Science Fiction)
    06/2013 - Inferno by Dan Brown (Thriller)
    07/2013 - The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Mystery)
    08/2013 - The Son by Phillipp Meyer (Historical Fiction)
    09/2013 - The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Fantasy)
    10/2013 - Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (Fantasy)
    11/2013 - Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (Horror)
    12/2013 - The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (Fantasy)
    01/2014 - Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut (Satire)
    02/2014 - Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parrado (Non-Fiction)
    03/2014 - The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (Contemporary)
    04/2014 - The Amber Room by Steve Berry (Thriller)

    10/2014 - The Martian by Andy Weir (Science Fiction)
    11/2014 - In the Woods by Tana French (Mystery)
    12/2014 - Ghost in the Wires by Kevin Mitnick (Non-Fiction)
    01/2015 - Revival by Stephen King (Science Fiction)
    02/2015 - The Time Travellers Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer (Non-Fiction)
    03/2015 - A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal - Ben Macintyre (Non-Fiction)

    08/2015 - Seveneves by Neal Stephenson (Science Fiction)
    09/2015 - The Stand by Stephen King (Horror)
    10/2015 - Uprooted by Naomi Novik (Fantasy)
    11/2015 - The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Mystery)
    12/2015 - Off to be the Wizard by Scott Meyer (Fantasy)
    01/2016 - Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Dystopian)
    02/2016 - A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James (Historical Fiction)
    03/2016 - The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (Contemporary)
    04/2016 - Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer (Non-Fiction)
    05/2016 - Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (Fantasy)
    06/2016 - I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh (Mystery)
    07/2016 - The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (Mystery)
    08/2016 - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (Science Fiction)
    09/2016 - Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami (Science Fiction)
    10/2016 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Mystery)
    11/2016 - Darktown by Thomas Mullen (Historical Fiction)

    01/2017 - Dune by Frank Herbert (Science Fiction)
    02/2017 - The North Water by Ian McGuire (Historical Fiction)

    04/2017 - Nutshell by Ian McEwan (Contemporary)
    05/2017 - 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King (Horror)
    06/2017 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (Dystopian)
    07/2017 - In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (Nonfiction)
    08/2017 - Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash (Contemporary)
    09/2017 - Redshirts by John Scalzi (Science Fiction)

    04/2018 - Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry (Western)
    Genres

    Science Fiction (13)
    Mystery (8)
    Fantasy (6)
    Non-Fiction (6)
    Contemporary (6)
    Horror (4)
    Historical-Fiction (4)
    Thriller (2)
    Satire (2)
    Dystopian (2)
    Western (1)
     
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  2. Arkie Proud

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    Results for week two are in and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is the winner with a full 40% of the vote. We start reading it May 14th. PM me with new suggestions.
     
  3. pennstate2012

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    Can someone PM me about getting a free version of this book?
     
  4. Daniel Ocean

    Daniel Ocean I only lied about being a thief
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    I have it. Anyone need an e-reader copy PM a email address to send it
     
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  5. laxjoe

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    Just read up on this book. Looks good I am currently reading something else but should be done this week so timing should work out.
     
  6. Arkie Proud

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  7. texasraider

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    I'm voting Damned or Catch-22
     
  8. Arkie Proud

    Arkie Proud The Dungeon Master
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    Everyone... I recently was offered and accepted a job back in Arkansas. I'm currently living in Mississippi. In the next couple of weeks, I have to find a house and move all my shit, while still working at my old job. because of this, I am stretched pretty thin and may not give this club the attention it needs (not that it needs a lot, but you know what I'm saying). So, if things seem to be neglected, that is why. I'll jump back feet first as soon as I can.

    Thanks.
     
  9. Daniel Ocean

    Daniel Ocean I only lied about being a thief
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    congrats.
     
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  10. jorge

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    Chris "Birdman" Anderson says to read Lolita
     
  11. LKRFN88jp

    LKRFN88jp Aces!
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    Definitely Catch-22 for me. Been wanting to read it for a while.
     
  12. Daniel Ocean

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    Would love either. We should have a classic in every poll.
     
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  13. Arkie Proud

    Arkie Proud The Dungeon Master
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    New poll in OP. Please vote!
     
  14. Daniel Ocean

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  15. jorge

    jorge Founder of Post ITT if your team sucks
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    No cheating this week people.
     
  16. Arkie Proud

    Arkie Proud The Dungeon Master
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    Results for week three are in and Catch 22 by Joesph Heller is the winner with 57% of the vote. We start reading it May 28th. PM me with new suggestions.
     
  17. jorge

    jorge Founder of Post ITT if your team sucks
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    I'm glad we got a book that is a little more on the literature side and will hopefully generate more discussion
     
  18. colonelrascals

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    oh shit, i motherfucking love this book
     
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  19. LKRFN88jp

    LKRFN88jp Aces!
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    When will we be voting for the next book Arkie Proud ?
     
  20. Arkie Proud

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    I'll try and have it up later tonoight, or tomorrow at the latest. Packing for the move tomorrow and my computer will be in a box tomorrow night. Fucking hate moving.
     
  21. LKRFN88jp

    LKRFN88jp Aces!
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    No worries, thanks for doing all this stuff in the first place. Much appreciated :respek:
     
  22. Arkie Proud

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    New poll is up!
     
  23. Truman

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  24. texasraider

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    Damn. Been wanting to read The Man in the High Castle but it's not available on Kindle.
     
  25. rut row

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    if war and peace wins we all get until 2014 to finish it.
     
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  26. Truman

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    It can be...
     
  27. Arkie Proud

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    A very minor obstacle to say the least.
     
  28. LKRFN88jp

    LKRFN88jp Aces!
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    Voted for The Art of Fielding.
     
  29. Daniel Ocean

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    Only way I read War and Peace is if we call it by its original title War What is it Good for
     
  30. Truman

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    I voted for Amber Room. (It was my suggestion)

    But I have already read Art of Fielding. Very good.
     
  31. LKRFN88jp

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    Art of Fielding was actually mine :peekaboo: Have heard a ton of good things about it.
     
  32. LKRFN88jp

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    Had never heard of The Man in the High Castle, but damn the premise is interesting as hell. Would not mind reading that one at all.
     
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  33. TC

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  34. Truman

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    When does voting end? It looks like Man in the high Castle will be the run away winner. I have a kindle friendly copy if anyone needs it texasraider
     
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  35. dcon79

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    So did anyone else read Man in the High Castle? I don't think it was officially decided but I picked it up anyway. I really enjoyed it, makes me want to watch wwii movies and shows though to remind myself of the ass-kicking we gave those japanese and krauts
     
  36. colonelrascals

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    when do we start book 5?
     
  37. TC

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    Yeah seriously. I'm about out of book. And pick something worth a fuck cause I passed on Catch 22 and High Castle
     
  38. Arkie Proud

    Arkie Proud The Dungeon Master
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    The Man in the High Castle won and is our next book. Reading starts today actually. I'm terribly sorry, this moving and starting a new job has really taken a lot of my time. I'll get us back on a schedule as soon as I can. With the two week window we have, hopefully this delay won't set us back too bad.

    See OP for info.

    Also, I have created a Google calendar so we (I) can see what steps are next. If anyone wants an invite so they can see as well, PM me your email address.
     
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  39. colonelrascals

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    If you need help in the next few weeks while you readjust to your new job I'd be more than happy to help
     
  40. Arkie Proud

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    Thanks man, I appreciate it. I may PM you if things don't straighten out. That being said, we are moved in and have all the utilities on and most everything set-up and running, so the worst is behind me. Hopefully, I'll unfuck myself soon and get back on top of this.
     
  41. KJROD20

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    I think the discussion on The Man in the High Castle is supposed to start today. I'm only two chapters in and it's hard for me to get into. Not sure if other people are having the same struggle.
     
  42. colonelrascals

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    I'm 50% through it and I'm really enjoying it
     
  43. Arkie Proud

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    Yes, it is. The first post in this thread will usually (God willing) show what book we are on, what phase we are in (reading or discussion) and the poll for the next book.

    So I need suggestions for the next book. We were supposed to decide last week and have this week to procure it, but last week was a pain in my ass. Tomorrow I am going to post a poll based on any new suggestions I get before then and some left-overs from past polls. Run the poll for a few days and give everyone the weekend to get it.
     
  44. LKRFN88jp

    LKRFN88jp Aces!
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    Fallen out of books for the club because of reading A Clash of Kings and now super busy with work. Hoping to get back into the swing of things in a few weeks.
     
  45. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member
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    Get out of my head.
     
  46. TC

    TC Nice fucking jeans dude
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    What's after Man in High Castle?
     
  47. colonelrascals

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  48. Arkie Proud

    Arkie Proud The Dungeon Master
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    Or, to translate, Arkie Proud, what the fuck you lazy asshole? ;)

    I honestly thought I posted the next book. Gah...

    OK, here is the plan. Today, when I get home from work, I post a new poll. Then we kick it off like normal. To be honest, it appears a lot of people have taken a hiatus, which could easily be because I have neglected this for a while. I promise to refocus this afternoon.

    I may PM you, however, for some assistance colonelrascals. Thanks for the offer.
     
  49. Arkie Proud

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    New book is up. I looked back it has the most votes of any book that hasn't won.

    Taking suggestions for next book.
     
  50. colonelrascals

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    YES
     
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