Who would like to start a book club here? Basicaly, we'd read about a book a month and we can discuss it here.

On the old forum we read some Egnlish-language books, but that's not compulsory I think. I can read English, Dutch, and French books.

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I'm in.

Currently I am reading the Count of Monte Cristo. A very manly piece of literature.

Anyone interested?
I'll be a member for this
I'm still willing to do this if we can get it going
OK. I'm still reading For Whom the Bell Tolls right now, but I think I'll be done with it in a week.

The Count of Monte-Cristo is fine by me, if the others are up for it.
Well, I am tentatively all for it. Do you intend to recommend books around our beloved community subject of manliness? I am strictly an English reader, so if we read books from other languages, could we try to make sure they have translations available? Then we could compare what we get from the different sources. So, count me in. Oh, I am currently reading Newton and the Counterfeiter, about Sir Isaac's term as Warden of the royal Mint and how he saved England from bankruptcy. Manly, indeed.
I only have an abridged version here but I am up for the count
Alright then. I think we're all up for The Count. When shall we start reading? Ideally, I think in a week or so, since I still have to buy the book.
So we'll start reading July 8th. How long should we give ourselves to read it? I'd say about two weeks should be good, but then I'm an unemployed college student home for the summer, probably with more free time than most. Do we start a new book immediately, or do we give it a week or two for discussion and deciding on a new book? And finally, is this all going down in this thread or will we start a new thread for each book discussion, plus one to decide on a book for the next month?

I know its a lot, but I think its better to have everything planned out in advance rather than having the group finish one book and then kind of die off because no one knows what to do next. A suggestion, it might be a good idea to create a new group for the book-a-month idea, just so posts pertaining to it don't get lost with everything else.
July 8th works for me, and that way we'll have some time to agree to the kind of questions you bring up.

For me, two weeks would work, as I too am a student home for the Summer, but I think for most people a month would be best.

I think discussing the book is best done afterwards, as not everybody reads the same chapters each day, and discussing it might ruin the storyline. We should keep a few days to a week for discussion.

Planning the next book may be done before or during evaluation of the prior book. I think this won't take up a lot of time, as we agreed to a book within ten posts.

Finally, we should probably create a new topic for each book, where we can also discuss the choice for the next book.
Agreed.

Also, you should all know that the book is 1488 pages long. :)

I think a month would be best. I am reading it with my son (he is 1 month old and finds it riveting).

Here is a link to the version I am reading, in case anyone wants to pick it up.

http://www.amazon.com/Count-Monte-Cristo-Modern-Library/dp/06796019...

AB
I'm in. We should also start thinking about next month's book. Any ideas?
There are several books I want to read this Summer, including:
Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut
1984 by George Orwell
Through the Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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