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Malarick
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Posted - 30 Oct 2005 :  17:30:30  Show Profile Send Malarick a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
We can use this thread for general discussion about the book clubs. What did you like about them, and any recommendations for future novels.

Towards the end of November, we will run a poll to see what future novels people are interested in reading. That way we can plot out the schedule for the next few months.

If there is enough activity, and people are interested, we may also start to take suggestions for 'classic' realms novels which people would like to read again, and discuss.

I look forward to your input.

Thanks

Mal

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Alaundo
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Posted - 30 Oct 2005 :  17:39:01  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met

Indeed, classics will be given some focus in the book club.

Rest assured, however, that new releases will be featured in the book club, by default.

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The Sage
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Posted - 31 Oct 2005 :  00:38:47  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oooh! I like the "Classics" reading idea.

I have another suggestion to make regarding this whole BOOK CLUB... but I'll discuss it with Big Al via PM .

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Alaundo
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Posted - 31 Oct 2005 :  08:08:49  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Oooh! I like the "Classics" reading idea.

I have another suggestion to make regarding this whole BOOK CLUB... but I'll discuss it with Big Al via PM .




Well met

Very well, Sage. Thy input is always appreciated (even though it oft means more work ). No PM as yet, i'll wait to hear.

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Malarick
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Posted - 31 Oct 2005 :  17:24:45  Show Profile Send Malarick a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hooper101

when is the next book starting?



Midnight's Mask starts from this month, as soon as people can get their hands on a copy. Mine is already on it's way to me!

The next book club will start in December, and will be Ghostwalker by Erik Scott deBie.

Thanks

Mal

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Edited by - Malarick on 31 Oct 2005 17:25:12
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 31 Oct 2005 :  20:29:14  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh, how lovely. Right -- I shall have to block off time, then. ;)

Cheers

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Malarick
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Posted - 31 Oct 2005 :  23:04:55  Show Profile Send Malarick a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

Oh, how lovely. Right -- I shall have to block off time, then.



Well you do have a long time to finish up your next FR novel

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CreepyBastard
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Posted - 01 Nov 2005 :  22:26:22  Show Profile  Visit CreepyBastard's Homepage Send CreepyBastard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Midnight's Mask starts from this month, as soon as people can get their hands on a copy. Mine is already on it's way to me!


Just got mine today. I also picked up The Whisper of Waves... I wasn't planning on it, but I thought about how much I enjoyed Annihilation, that I would see if it was a fluke, or if Phil really is a decent story-teller.
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Winterfox
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Posted - 01 Nov 2005 :  22:42:21  Show Profile  Visit Winterfox's Homepage Send Winterfox a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Bastard, have you ever gone by a screen/username of "TheGreenBastard"?
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hooper101
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Posted - 01 Nov 2005 :  23:02:48  Show Profile  Visit hooper101's Homepage Send hooper101 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
As stated before elswhere I am interested in a book club classics

Die, die, die ,die, die, why won't you just die you silly dragon!
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Malarick
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Posted - 01 Nov 2005 :  23:16:00  Show Profile Send Malarick a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CreepyBastard

Just got mine today.


Good to see you here Creepy!

I look forward to joining you this week discussing what I think will be another stunning novel from Mr Kemp!

Malarick
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CreepyBastard
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Posted - 02 Nov 2005 :  13:15:32  Show Profile  Visit CreepyBastard's Homepage Send CreepyBastard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Winterfox

Bastard, have you ever gone by a screen/username of "TheGreenBastard"?



Nope. I'm just Creepy...
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CreepyBastard
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Posted - 02 Nov 2005 :  13:17:51  Show Profile  Visit CreepyBastard's Homepage Send CreepyBastard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Good to see you here Creepy!

I look forward to joining you this week discussing what I think will be another stunning novel from Mr Kemp!


Yup, can't go wrong with PSK... IMO.
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hammer of Moradin
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Posted - 02 Nov 2005 :  17:41:45  Show Profile  Visit hammer of Moradin's Homepage Send hammer of Moradin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just wanted to stop by and say howdy. Howdy!

I see some familiar Book Club faces around here, and Mal and Creepy will be busy visiting our sister site's Club for the (for shame!) Eberron novels.
From experience, we can all tell you that these Book Clubs are a great means to express your opinion (within limits Creepy) and ask questions of our visiting authors. Don't harass the guests, and I know you won't because we have a fine site going here, and feel free to ask away.

I will stop in to give a nudge, but unfortunately will not be here for the whole discussion since I still have to read the first two books in this series. I will be back, in force, in December to pick at Erik's noggin' to see what makes him tick (or, does it tock?).

Enjoy!

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Malarick
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Posted - 02 Nov 2005 :  19:47:42  Show Profile Send Malarick a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hammer of Moradin

I see some familiar Book Club faces around here, and Mal and Creepy will be busy visiting our sister site's Club for the (for shame!) Eberron novels.


Indeed, it is great to see some familiar faces! I hope we get more of the regular CK bunch join in, and make these book clubs even more popular!

I think given time, they will start to grow, as they did with the Eberron novels.


Malarick
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 02 Nov 2005 :  20:44:55  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hammer of Moradin

I will be back, in force, in December to pick at Erik's noggin' to see what makes him tick (or, does it tock?).



Hey Hammer!

I'm afraid it's both -- aside from sounds that are many, varied, and completely different. ;)

Cheers

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Alaundo
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Posted - 03 Nov 2005 :  00:14:55  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met

The Whisper of Waves book club is now open for thy comments. Alas, Phil Athans will not be gracing us with his presence, but the threads are there for ye to discuss the novel amongst thyselves.

The tome is in 4 parts and contains a staggering 72 chapters (which I hear are very short).

So for this month, we have three book clubs running simultaneously (Of course, this won't always be the case...but this month I thought it best to include something for everyone):


Midnight's Mask (Erevis Cale Trilogy, book 3, by Paul S Kemp) - with author participation.

Whisper of Waves (The Watercourse Trilogy, book 1, by Phil Athans) - without author participation.

Elfshadow (Songs and Swords, book 1, by Elaine Cunningham) - with author participation.



I'll look forward to reading thy comments. Hope ye all enjoy the book club

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The Sage
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There's nothing for me unfortunately .

I don't have Midnight's Mask, and Whisper of Waves is still a fortnight away yet, and I just re-read Elfshadow back in May.

Looks like I'll have to wait until the next club opens...

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Malarick
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Posted - 03 Nov 2005 :  01:46:04  Show Profile Send Malarick a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

There's nothing for me unfortunately .


Well, as you know, the book club will remain open for the whole of the month, and probably a little after.

So once you have Whisper of Waves, there is still plenty of time to give us your thoughts!

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The Sage
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Posted - 03 Nov 2005 :  03:06:49  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Malarick

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

There's nothing for me unfortunately .


Well, as you know, the book club will remain open for the whole of the month, and probably a little after.

So once you have Whisper of Waves, there is still plenty of time to give us your thoughts!

I usually chime in on most novel scrolls here, but the Book Club discussions will now offer me a convenient enough place to do that as well I suppose .

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hammer of Moradin
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Posted - 03 Nov 2005 :  04:21:39  Show Profile  Visit hammer of Moradin's Homepage Send hammer of Moradin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm sure you can come up with some comments or quesions for Elfshadow, Sage. Just play along at home and you too can win prizes!

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Arivia
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Posted - 03 Nov 2005 :  06:04:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's something I just thought of:

What's the policy regarding spoilers from other books?

For example, I haven't read Elfshadow, but I've read Silver Shadows and The Dream Spheres-what happens if something is noted in Elfshadow and I want to explain to someone how it's resolved in a later classic novel-is that allowed?
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Alaundo
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Posted - 03 Nov 2005 :  08:30:45  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Arivia

Here's something I just thought of:

What's the policy regarding spoilers from other books?

For example, I haven't read Elfshadow, but I've read Silver Shadows and The Dream Spheres-what happens if something is noted in Elfshadow and I want to explain to someone how it's resolved in a later classic novel-is that allowed?



Well met

Hmmmm, firstly i'd say notify that the point is explained in another particular novel. In addition, ye could always explain the exact details and highlight the text with the background color to hide it.

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Malarick
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I would try and keep that out where possible, as we will be reading through the other novels in the series anyway.

If it is something related to a PAST novel, then I think that might be okay, but anything referring to LATER novels in the series should be avoided!

Thanks


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CreepyBastard
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Posted - 03 Nov 2005 :  12:49:32  Show Profile  Visit CreepyBastard's Homepage Send CreepyBastard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
From experience, we can all tell you that these Book Clubs are a great means to express your opinion (within limits Creepy) and ask questions of our visiting authors. Don't harass the guests, and I know you won't because we have a fine site going here, and feel free to ask away.


Just keeping the discussions honest, Hammer.
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Celebrant Moonflower
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Posted - 06 Nov 2005 :  13:17:58  Show Profile  Visit Celebrant Moonflower's Homepage Send Celebrant Moonflower a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sorry i've been away for a while. I will join in whenever i can. I'm reading Midnight's Mask right now

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