?>
I want to do something for this site's 10th birthday in a month and ten days
GTX0 NewestRepliesHottestMy Active
NIFE UpdatesRoadmapRequests | HelpDiscuss Game Worlds


Politics & Religion


World events, politics and whatever (especially whatever)
WARNING: Posts may contain offensive content and red wine
09/11/2001 WE REMEMBER
Would you guys be up for a book club of sorts?
Posted: Posted April 29th, 2017 by S.o.h.
Edit Report Thread Views

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.



There are 12 Replies
Page:
1 2 Load all posts
settingsSettings

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



Posted April 29th, 2017 by S.O.H.
Edit Filter Quote Report
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
Edit Filter Quote Report

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
Edit Filter Quote Report

@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.
Edit Filter Quote Report
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
Edit Filter Quote Report

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
Edit Filter Quote Report

@agis

Understandable



Edited May 8th, 2018 by S.o.h.
Edit Filter Quote Report
S.o.h.
 

I'd be up for it as well.

Posted April 29th, 2017 by Arch
Edit Filter Quote Report
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 30th, 2017 by S.O.H.
Edit Filter Quote Report
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 30th, 2017 by Xhin
Edit Filter Quote Report
Xhin
Sky's the limit

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

Posted May 2nd, 2017 by MarvaIo
Edit Filter Quote Report
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
Edit Filter Quote Report
Load next page Load rest of pages
Site Rules | Complaints Process | Give Feedback Facebook Page
GTX0 © 2009-2019 Xhin GameTalk © 1999-2008 lives on
You are not forgotten, Kevin, Liane, Norma, Jason, and Garrett