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Book Club! Starting with George Orwell's "1984"

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Book Club! George Orwell's "1984"  

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  1. 1. Read the whole book and then discuss? Or, read a few chapters at a time?

    • The whole book.
      0
    • A few chapters at a time.
      9
  2. 2. How frequently?

    • Once a week.
      7
    • Once every two weeks.
      1
    • Once a month.
      1


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 Jostler    2,210

I'm up for a re-reading of it.  It's been years since I last read it and I suspect I'll see much more now than I did then and would enjoy hearing what  others see in it.

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 Ukshep    12,950

I so wish I had the time to participate in this.... maybe one day I shall... Looks like an interesting idea. I think things like this are what will make cop great!

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 Jostler    2,210

agreed :)  And I meant to say  thank you @Eve for making the  effort to organize this.  This could be very enjoyable.

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 Eve    121

Thanks for the support! 

Here is again the link for the pdf: http://www.planetebook.com/ebooks/1984.pdf

Of course, I always suggest getting your hands on a physical copy. (I'm pro writing in books. Though if you're lending, post-it notes help scratch that itch. :p ) With the pdf above, I feel obligated to say that it's only legally free if "1984" is out of copyright in your country. 

Unless anyone objects, I think the best way to handle this is having a set of chapters to discuss per week; with the week resetting every Sunday. But because this Sunday is so close, I figured we'd have a slightly longer starting week: give people the chance to get their hands on the book and start reading. 

I'd like to start with chapters 1-4. 

 

Above is the forum we'll be using for on-topic discussion, and for the semantics of how the book club works: we can discuss that here. Since it's a new idea, anything is up for discussion such as frequency or the amount of chapters per week. Thanks for the support and I hope you all enjoy the book club too! 

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 Ukshep    12,950
24 minutes ago, Eve said:

Thanks for the support! 

Here is again the link for the pdf: http://www.planetebook.com/ebooks/1984.pdf

Of course, I always suggest getting your hands on a physical copy. (I'm pro writing in books. Though if you're lending, post-it notes help scratch that itch. :p ) With the pdf above, I feel obligated to say that it's only legally free if "1984" is out of copyright in your country. 

Unless anyone objects, I think the best way to handle this is having a set of chapters to discuss per week; with the week resetting every Sunday. But because this Sunday is so close, I figured we'd have a slightly longer starting week: give people the chance to get their hands on the book and start reading. 

I'd like to start with chapters 1-4. 

 

Above is the forum we'll be using for on-topic discussion, and for the semantics of how the book club works: we can discuss that here. Since it's a new idea, anything is up for discussion such as frequency or the amount of chapters per week. Thanks for the support and I hope you all enjoy the book club too! 

Just a heads up. We'll have groups w/ dedicated forums soon. I think a book club group would be awsome. :)

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 Eve    121
29 minutes ago, Uncle Thanky said:

I would like to suggest an addition to the list.

The Secret Teachings Of All Ages - Manly P Hall

Available here: https://archive.org/details/The_Secret_Teachings_Of_All_Ages_-_Manly_P_Hall

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Thank you for your suggestion! I've started a list, and once we're done, we can vote on a new book. ^^

22 minutes ago, Ukshep said:

Just a heads up. We'll have groups w/ dedicated forums soon. I think a book club group would be awsome. :)

Cool! That sounds great. ^^

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I would like to suggest Wise Blood  by Flannery O'Conner.  It is very rich in texture and complex in meaning.  I would love to get others ideas on it.  I have read it about 4 times in my lifetime thus far.
 

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