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Leap of Faith: Chapters 5-6 August 31, 2006

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We are discussing chapters 5 and 6 here. Leave and check out comments below.

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Leap of Faith: Chapters 3-4 August 31, 2006

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We are discussing thoughts through chapters 3-4 here. Check out the comments below.

Leap of Faith: Chapters 1 and 2 August 31, 2006

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Okay here is the spot you can start discussing your thoughts on the first 2 chapters here!!! What do you think so far? What are your likes and dislikes? I am going to leave my comments to the comment section. Obviously this book we won’t be spoiling too much of a plot but I want to get into practice. On the last week we will be discussing in full and I will put questions and comments on the main post. Fire away. I was going to schedule these to post early in the morning but I have been getting emails from all you early readers.  😉  (I am included in that group)  So due to the holiday weekend and everyone itching to start discussing the book.  Here you go.  Merry Christmas a day early.  HEE HEE.

Tomorrow!! August 31, 2006

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Check back tomorrow and start adding to the topic. PS try to keep comments to the chapters listed on post so we don’t ruin anything for anyone. I am going to add post 2 chapters at a time. I have it set up to start early tomorrow morning for you East Coast Gals. So how many speed readers are there? I have added through chapter 8. I don’t want to add too many and have the early posts get lost to the slower readers. However, I am open to any changes to make things work as smooth as possible. Can’t wait.

2 Days Left August 30, 2006

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Only 2 more days.

Countdown 4 days left August 28, 2006

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Hope you all have your first book and are ready to start.  I know a few of you have already started reading.  😉

Just want to let you all know as you begin the book that I am sure there will be some that don’t agree with everything written in the book etc etc.  This is my first time reading the book but part of the reason I chose this particular book was to have a better WORLD view.  To understand how someone submersed in another culture and religion different from my own views the world politics and history.  I think this book will be very interesting in light of our current events.  I think it will give us a better understanding of what others believe and why and hopefully make us a better person in the process.  So I hope you enjoy.  On September 1st I will go ahead and put a post up for the first few chapters and you all can start sharing and interacting there as soon as you have read a little.

We are up to 18 Members!! August 16, 2006

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We have 18 Members now. Not too late to join us. Check the link below to see who has joined the group.

Bloggers’ Book Club Members

What Is The Process August 15, 2006

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Just wanted to clarify how we are going to do this.  Had gotten some questions.  We are going to START reading the selected book on September 1st.  When we start I will be setting up posts based on sections or chapters.  So if you have not gotten to a certain point in the book you would not want to jump into that discussion and ruin any plot etc.  These will mostly be informal.  Like an oh my goodness or did you notice this kind of discussion.  You can jump in and comment as you normally do on those posts.  We will have a goal of wrapping up reading by the last week so that we can fully discuss the book at that time.  We could post questions to help encourage discussion at the beginning of the last week so that everyone can pop in when they can and give their thoughts and insights.  Then on October 1st we will begin reading the next selection.  I am open to adapting and changing this as we go if need be.  My thoughts are that I will be doing the first book and trying to iron out the details.  When your book is the one we are reading you will be the one posting on chapters and giving some questions the last week.  For those of you not familiar with wordpress or blogging I can walk you through the steps of posting.  When it is not your month to post you can still post anytime in the Coffee Talk category and that will give you an area to become familiar with posting in.  Email or post questions or ideas here.

Setting Up Members To Post August 12, 2006

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In order to set you up as a contributor to this blog I need you all to create a free wordpress account at http://www.wordpress.com then email me with the email you used and I will set you up. No rush. I just will need you set up before it is your turn to post on your book.

Don’t forget to order or go pick up your first book. We will be starting September 1st!

Bloggers’ Book Club Books For 2006-2007 August 9, 2006

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Here they are! The books for our year. Lead refers to the Member who will be leading the discussion on the book. Click on the title or picture to link to a description from Barnes and Noble. The books are listed in the order we will be reading. We will be starting in September so be sure to order your first books soon. I am taking the first one just so we can work out the whole topic posting thing. I will be giving you all information on setting you up to post on the blog in the next few days. That way you all are not just limited to commenting. When we start I will set up the books in their own archive and then the posts will follow chapters or sections. More to come on that in the next few days. I am pretty excited about the wide selection of books. I think it is going to be fun and give us a lot of things to discuss. Hope that you all are excited and ready to start too.

 

September 2006/Lead Bethany

Leap of Faith by Queen Noor

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October 2006/Lead Heather

Peace Like A River by Leif Enger

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November 2006/Lead Nicole

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

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January 2007/Lead Danielle

Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis

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February 2007/Lead Jaree

The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
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March 2007/Karen

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

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April 2007/Lead Anne

Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

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May 2007/Lead Michelle

Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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June 2007/Lead Sarah

#1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

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July 2007/Lead Sharron

The Gilead


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August 2007/Lead Ashleigh

The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton

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Reading List August 7, 2006

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I have gotten your emails and I am working on the list now. I am hoping to have it posted some time tomorrow. I am working on the final edit of the list and the order. Trying to give a balance to the months in terms of how the books read. (which is not easy when I haven’t read everything 🙂 ) I also had several of the same books on different lists so depending on how the draw ends up, you might be leading a discussion on a book that was not your first choice even though we might be reading that one. So be on the lookout tomorrow.

Almost there. It will probably all be up tonight. I am setting up links to all the books and pics of all the books. Sorry for you East Coast Gals…the time difference will probably mean you won’t see the list until tomorrow. Unless you are up Super late.

 


We are ready to pick books August 3, 2006

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Okay we have 11 members. So if everyone can email me at bethanyasj-bookclub@yahoo.com their top book choice I will start setting up the months. If there is anyone that doesn’t have a book choice or doesn’t want to pick one just let me know and I can fill in with the extra ideas people have had. Lets set a deadline of Monday for your book choices so that I can start working on the list and we can aim for everyone getting their books and starting in September.

Book Club A Work In Progress August 2, 2006

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Okay from the feedback I am getting I think what we will do is have everyone pick a book and then we will all read and discuss at the same time. That way unless it is your month if you need to take a break you can. Also we can be following along together and reacting to the book together online. Lots more fun. Plus this will be less work on the setup for me. If some of you members already have book ideas let me know and I can start working on that list. This will also allow new people to jump in during the middle of the club. Advantage of being one of the first memebers is you get to pick a book.

Book Circle Set Up August 1, 2006

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I am working on a questionnaire to send out to all interested.  I have some not wanting to commit to reading a book every month but have more time and some wanting specific genres so I am going to work something up to start categorizing the circles.  I will keep you all posted.  When you email me let me at least know if you want to be part of a 1 book a month or 1 every 3 months.