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Re: The F-F book club
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2019, 08:08:16 PM »
So how does this work? Read 20% and then discuss here before reading next section?
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Re: The F-F book club
« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2019, 08:29:02 PM »
Don’t post in here , post in the sub forum when I post the topics up.

Okay now read the first 20% and post your thoughts in this topic here http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/read-alongs/city-of-stairssomeone-even-worse-unmentionables-first-20/

You don't need to wait for other readers you can read as fast or slow as you like. you can go onto next section straight away if you wish or slow down it's up to you.

Just come back and see what others have posted after you.
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Re: The F-F book club
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2019, 03:21:01 AM »
@NedMarcus

Would you like to join us on the 18 November?
I'm not sure. I'm busy, but I'll take a look at the book and if it grabs me, maybe...

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Re: The F-F book club
« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2019, 08:25:39 AM »
FYI the book club works better if people are posting at around the same time, but it's also nice to post there when you're reading a book that's been in a book club before.
I know I do that with the Malazan readalong, posting there while I'm reading them, finally, even though the main group read it a few years ago :)
So always check it out!
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Re: The F-F book club
« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2019, 10:18:35 AM »
How’s everyone doing with the book?
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Re: The F-F book club
« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2019, 09:57:07 AM »
In March ,nominations please for book pick and sub genres for April 2020

We’ve  already had Epic and Fairy sub genre and March will be light sci-fi please pick a different genre.
You could pick noir or fantasy of manners or dark or grimdark or military or urban fantasy or high or low fantasy etc as long as we’ve  not had that genre before.

Try to keep books to under 500 pages

Standalone's or first in series

Rotate the author gender (male for April, female for May)

If you’ve voted for a book that wins , I would hope to see you in the book club.

Most important rule of all no Sanderson novels 😉
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Re: The F-F book club
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2020, 11:13:19 AM »
Every member of the forum can nominate books in March for the April Book club.

I will open a poll with the nominated books.

Only members who will participate in the  April Book club will vote in the poll.

Please  post you username after voting so we can discount bot votes from the poll.

If  there’s a tie in poll , I will decide who wins.

 
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Re: The F-F book club
« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2020, 01:15:07 PM »
Every member of the forum can nominate books in March for the April Book club.

I will open a poll with the nominated books.

Only members who will participate in the  April Book club will vote in the poll.

Please  post you username after voting so we can discount bot votes from the poll.

If  there’s a tie in poll , I will decide who wins.

The best part of the post is that you decide who wins in case of a tie :)

My nominees are one of the GGK books or Anne Stephens books (depending on the gender)
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Re: The F-F book club
« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2020, 01:53:04 AM »
In honor of our Threadomancer, here is some bibliomancy.  :)

Nominating master of SF and Sword & Sorcery genres, CJ Cherryh’s “Gate of Ivrel”, first in the Morgaine cycle.
Out of print, but available used or through Kindle. Published in the 1970s, a mash-up of SF and Sword & Sorcery. Cherryh was/is a trained anthropologist, so her books almost always deal with people from different cultures trying to understand each other’s differing values and standards, and so often getting things horribly wrong.

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Re: The F-F book club
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2020, 07:13:03 AM »
I will open a new topic for nominations in March .😁
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Re: The F-F book club
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2020, 05:52:14 PM »
Is it possible for me  to open a book club read in childs board like we used to or do I need a mod to do it?

example http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/american-craftsmen/

I would like to  keep what we are doing now but put them in a board otherwise the read along topic threads coud get messy.
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Re: The F-F book club
« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2020, 06:21:54 PM »
Hmmm I tried to see if I could create a Child Board and I couldn't (or didn't find the way), so not even mods can do that, only Admins :-\

Edit: time to investigate further and proceed to the next level....
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Re: The F-F book club
« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2020, 10:12:27 AM »
Should I get rid of the ladies author one month and Gentlemen authors the next month rotating rule?

If no ones seconds a book should I just pick five random books from the nominations?
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Re: The F-F book club
« Reply #43 on: February 24, 2020, 04:43:00 PM »
Should I get rid of the ladies author one month and Gentlemen authors the next month rotating rule?

If no ones seconds a book should I just pick five random books from the nominations?

Yes. Theme alone would be sufficient without bringing in gender of author.

Yes, when you propose a theme, some suggestions would be appreciated. I'm not familiar with Mid-East setting, so based my choice upon your post. It is very helpful.
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Re: The F-F book club
« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2020, 05:37:21 PM »
Can you suggest some themes for the book club

80's fantasy:pick a book from the 1980's
Pirates:Must feature pirates
Open month:you can pick any book you wish to be nominated no theme is needed
Book surprise:The person running the book club after an open month picks the book with no nominations or voting needed
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