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Would you guys be up for a book club of sorts?
Posted: Posted April 29th, 2017 by S.o.h.

I know we have one over on /books but that one is dead and this forum has a lot more active members.

We don't necessarily need to start right away I was thinking mid May and or June.

For the sake of money and time I was thinking we give our selves 3 weeks to a month to read the book. And have a discussion at the start of every month.


The book would be in a digital format so I will provide a PDF/epub for every one to access.

Every month we have a different user recommend a book.(note they will have to provide an epub or PDF)

Thoughts? I know a month is a lot of time but I figure every one's schedules are vastly different. If this were to happen and you would like to purchase a physical copy of the book by all means do.



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I would prefer to do non fiction but fiction is cool too.



Posted April 29th, 2017 by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

I'm currently interested in geopolitics, Asia-Pacific, finance, politics, and international relations.

I think it would be cool to read books in keeping with some of the topics that come up here a lot. Controversial ones meant to stimulate discussion/argument would probably be best to keep it fun and interactive.

Posted April 29th, 2017 by Agis in the US

I am already reading a couple books on James Madison, a book about Alexander Hamilton, a book about slavery in colonial New England, a book about John Adams and the fear of an oligarchy, a book about the history of immigration laws, and a book about the Korean War.

So...I'm stretched a bit thin and definitely wouldn't be able to commit to anything.

Also admittedly not sure a book club here would make much difference. I'd imagine it quickly turning into just people who find the author "disagreeable" dismissing the arguments, and I suspect everyone would hate continuing to read a book presenting a different perspective. (But maybe I'm wrong...)

Posted April 29th, 2017 by Jet Presto

@agis. do you think you could give me your email? I would like to talk to you about the peace corps.

Posted April 29th, 2017 by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

I don't really want to post my e-mail, since it's my full name.

Posted April 29th, 2017 by Agis in the US

Also admittedly not sure a book club here would make much difference. I'd imagine it quickly turning into just people who find the author "disagreeable" dismissing the arguments, and I suspect everyone would hate continuing to read a book presenting a different perspective. (But maybe I'm wrong...)

There's a veritable cottage industry of people consuming fiction they hate for the sole purpose of bitching about it (for free or otherwise), so I think it'd work great.

Count me in, man. I need an excuse to read more political works anyway.

Posted April 29th, 2017 by Pink Peruvian Flying Bear

@agis

Understandable



Edited May 8th, 2018 by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 

I'd be up for it as well.

Posted April 29th, 2017 by Arch
Arch
 

so far its 3-4 of us. nice. The first book I was thinking of doing is Iris Changs: The Rape of Nanking.

I will wait for more people to reply.

Posted April 29th, 2017 by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

I think it would be cool to read books in keeping with some of the topics that come up here a lot. Controversial ones meant to stimulate discussion/argument would probably be best to keep it fun and interactive.

This! Also I'd be down for it if it's epub/otherwise free.

Posted April 29th, 2017 by Xhin
Xhin
Nature is beautiful

I could be down for this but I only read books on paper not the computer

Posted May 2nd, 2017 by MarvaIo
MarvaIo
 

There's a veritable cottage industry of people consuming fiction they hate for the sole purpose of bitching about it (for free or otherwise), so I think it'd work great.


Fair enough.

I am inundated with reading materials for the foreseeable future, so I won't be able to participate.

Posted May 2nd, 2017 by Jet Presto
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