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Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by shadforth, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    aah well that counts me out :) I don't gossip :p
     
  2. Ell

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    There are lots of groups for in-depth discussion. One I like is Constant Reader - intelligent, mature readers who go beyond, "it was great, loved it" comments. Different groups for different types of readers.


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    I'm going check that one out. Thanks, ell!

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  4. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    I found only one 'Constant Reader' discussion on Goodreads and it didn't live up to the 'goes beyond' label I'm afraid. It consisted largely of people introducing themselves, unless the interesting part of the conversation was not available to non-members or it was the wrong discussion.
     
  5. Ell

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    I don't think you were looking at the main discussion threads. It may be that you need to join in order to see all of the forums. I can't remember now.

    The way I see the forum is that the top portion of the forum is the welcome and introduction section, then below it are general interest book topics titled, "Constant Reader". Perhaps this is what you were seeing. Below these introductory sections are the discussions: Reading List, Classics Corner, etc. For example, in the Reading List category there are discussions on Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo - both have over 100 responses. In the Classics Corner there's a discussion on Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh with over 160 responses. This month's book is The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. Pretty interesting comments and conversations.

    For example, Charles:
     
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    Re: Constant Reader - Just looked on my mobile app and noticed it said access is private. So you must join the group to access everything.


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  7. Meadow337

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    Aha LOL that could be why I was underwhelmed by it :)
     
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    I'm on Goodreads but I have very little books in my list. Most of those I've read in the past, I've forgotten. I might have read the series, I don't have listed. I added some books I've read and remember to enjoy them (I didn't forget them) but I couldn't review them as I've read that years ago.
    If anybody is interested in Asian literature/SF & Fantasy (except Harry Potter, Twilight and the likes) drop me a line to Kama Akagashi.
     
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    I am with goodreads and totally love it
     
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    Second that, Ell.

    The current discussion of Stoner, for example -- overwhelmingly 5 stars -- really "gets it."
     
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    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    my problem is that no one seems to read what I read LOL
     
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    Well, I am off on my own reading tangent also, which is why I don't say much here anymore. :(
     
  14. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    pity really
     
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    ROTFL. :D
    Thanks very much, but yes and no. I do other constructive things, and not all would have agreed.
    Still ROTFL.
     
  16. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    So are we going to start 'A Books I Read But No-one Else Does" thread?
     
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    The thought had occurred to me. :D

    Right now, for me, I think it might be Daniel Deronda by George Eliot.

    Just because I wanted to read an obscure (to me) Victorian novel published in the 1870's by an author I had at least heard of. Two volumes, too! :(

    I hope I live through it, because Victorians are not at all my favorites. /fingers crossed/

    = = = =

    This might catch on! :rolleyes: But it should be books one is actually reading. Not just "books I would never read". I have those too, but so does everybody, and there are too many.
     
  18. Meadow337

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    ok lol lets do it!
     
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    Done, unless you wanted to.
    Just watch! It will be the thread nobody responds to. :D
     
  20. Meadow337

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    haha apparently you were wrong on that!
     

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