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How Does This Book Club Work?

Some basics ... a work in progress.
11Sat 29 Nov 2008, 11:36 am
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11Wed 22 Oct 2008, 8:37 pm
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Member Introductions

Please give a bit of history about who you are, where you are from and what you have enjoyed (and/or not) along your literary journey through life.
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36Fri 30 Jan 2009, 4:27 pm
Joannee Introducing Joannee

The Twelve Categories - 2009

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1. All The World's A Stage

Read a literary award-winning book (any year), fiction or non-fiction, from one of the following awards: 1) Man Booker; 2) National Book; 3) Orange; 4) Canada First Novel Award; 5) Edgar; 6) Pulitzer; 7) PEN/Faulkner; or 8) Nobel.
2034Wed 03 Aug 2011, 7:15 pm
pypeArro  pokoje hostel gajowicka
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2. Travel From Your Couch

Read a book (fiction or non-fiction) that takes place in or is about a foreign country and/or non-U.S.A. city.
1226Sun 04 Oct 2009, 8:25 pm
Sherryl Sarah's Key
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3. Bucket Listers

Read any novel from the "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die" book, by Peter Ackroyd and Peter Boxall. All the books on this list are fiction, so there is no non-fiction available for this category.
1124Sat 24 Oct 2009, 11:57 am
Karen We  The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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4. Sharing the Planet

Read a book (fiction or non-fiction) about an animal or animals and/or a book wherein the main character is an animal.
817Tue 20 Oct 2009, 5:19 pm
Dorothy The Diary of Jinky: Dog of a Hollywod Wife
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5. We Must Eat Too

Read a book (fiction or non fiction), not a cook book, related to or primarily about food, in any facet of its splendor, e.g., cooking, growing, harvesting, marketing, chefs or restaurants.
828Wed 12 Aug 2009, 8:42 am
Dorothy [b]An Edible History of Humanity by Tom Standage[/b]
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6. In Their Shoes

Read a book that is a memoir, biography or autobiography.
1123Sun 13 Sep 2009, 11:10 am
Nicole Bernard Kouchner La Biographie by Alain Guillemoles
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7. Without a Net

Read a book you nothing (or very little) about, solely on the recommendation of a friend, family member, co-worker or acquaintance.
1121Fri 01 Jan 2010, 11:50 am
Dorothy The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
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8. Not Just for Kids

Read a "Young Adult" (YA) book.
1329Tue 02 Aug 2011, 1:33 am
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9. The Buzz Listers

Read a book from the New York Book Review's top fifteen (15) books of the week, on the week you check the listings (including all lists, i.e., fiction, non-fiction, trade fiction, advice, how-to, miscellaneous or mass-market fiction)
1627Mon 09 Nov 2009, 4:56 pm
Karen We  have a little faith by Mitch Albom
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10. The Wisdom of "O"

Read one Oprah Winfrey pick, any year.
818Tue 24 Nov 2009, 9:57 am
Lori Back Roads by Tawni O'Dell
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11. Less Than Perfect

"I'm not perfect, but parts of me are amazing." Operating on the assumption that all humans are less than perfect, read one "self help" book on any topic, or one you feels betters yourself in some facet of your life.
1331Sat 31 Oct 2009, 6:51 pm
Lori Never Be Sick Again by Raymond Francis
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12. How Mysterious?

Read a mystery book (fiction or non-fiction).
1220Wed 16 Sep 2009, 9:17 am
Dorothy A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander
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13. Open Discussion for June: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

This is an add on (i.e., join in only if you would like) for Summer reading. The Help by Kathryn Stockett is skyrocketing up the bestseller lists and creating a stir. The object is to read it during June and we will start discussion as you finish, but no later than July 1, 2009.
18Tue 28 Jul 2009, 5:49 pm
Dorothy The Help by Kathryn Stockett (c. 2009)

Other Relevant Topics in Bookwormology

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Book Swapping

This area is for members to swap books on various categories. PLEASE, no commercial anything here. This is just to pass on books (and receive them too) to keep the costs of the WRRC down. The terms, postage, etc., are a private matter between the giver and receiver.
23Thu 29 Jan 2009, 11:31 am
Dorothy The Wisdom of "O" (#10) giveaway
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General Book Discussion

This is the place to just chat about books in general, whether they were read (or not) in conjunction with the WRRC. It would be a good place to post an inquiry about something you are thinking for reading on a category and would like opinions.
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Notices - Books Sales, Etc.

This is the place to post about relevant bookish goings on including, but not limited to, used book sales, places to get cheap books, book stores, author readings and book events.
33Sat 29 Nov 2008, 2:12 pm
Admin Book Sale - Geneva, IL - December 4-6, 2008
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