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Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
« Reply #50 on: March 28, 2010, 03:41:09 pm »
I have never done a book club before but this sounds like a fun group.  I just downloaded the book, thanks Archer for giving a page count in one of your posts, that's handy to know.



Well, we are GLAD you're going to join us...I hope I get better at writing 'discussion questions' as I go along.  :-\
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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #51 on: March 28, 2010, 06:59:58 pm »
    hmmmm, I'm only on chapter 4, guess I'd better get to reading faster :)
    So many good books, so little time!


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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #52 on: March 28, 2010, 07:11:14 pm »
    We don't even start until the first--that's thursday, I think.
    PLENTY of time!
    We plan on having a no-stress, no-rules party of a book klub. And we're happy you're going to party with us!
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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #53 on: March 28, 2010, 07:30:57 pm »
    I could not stop at Chapter 11 yesterday and read well into the night, my thoughts were constantly with Gaelen and Nelwyn and so I had to finish the book today as I could not stand the suspense!  I did not really know what to expect, but all I can say is WOW.  WOW.  Yep, that about sums it up!  Next paycheck I will definitely be getting the print version so my teeneage boys can read it too, because they are not getting their grimy hands on my precious Annabelle. 

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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #54 on: March 28, 2010, 07:48:48 pm »
    I'm about 60% done with a bok I'm reading now...then I'm going to start Elfhunter so I can take part in the book klub

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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #55 on: March 29, 2010, 03:14:24 am »
    Stacy:

    Well, that was a wonderful, WOW review you posted last night. Thank you. You're still going to play with us in the Elfhunter Klubhouse, aren't you? Boston terriers must have their duly appointed owner-representative, y'know! (I represent the contingent of Corgis.)

    I hope Amazon keeps their 33% discount on the print version. Makes it ever-so-much more palatable--and I'm not sure I'd hand my 'precioussss' over to teenagers, either!
    I really need to name my kindle. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #56 on: March 29, 2010, 04:42:51 am »
    I have my book open (well my Kindle set to page one, actually) and I am ready to participate.

    I guess I should get up and go to work till Thursday, huh?

    Just sayin.....

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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #57 on: March 29, 2010, 04:43:09 am »
    Wel, it would be a little "elf-sized" room, as it's just a small quilt, about 8 1/2 by 11--it was a self portrait for a class I took.


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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #58 on: March 29, 2010, 05:05:14 am »
    but all I can say is WOW.  WOW.  Yep, that about sums it up! 

    Stacydan -- that seems to be about the normal reaction to Elfhunter -- but wait -- It gets BETTER -- Fireheart jumps it up a notch and then Ravenshade takes it all to an even higher level!!!

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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #59 on: March 29, 2010, 10:45:41 am »
    Stacy:

    Well, that was a wonderful, WOW review you posted last night. Thank you. You're still going to play with us in the Elfhunter Klubhouse, aren't you?

    Oh yeah, I'm definitely playin with y'all! Y'all are a fun group! I think I spent an hour on that little 2-paragraph review and I still don't feel like I did Elfhunter justice, but I'm glad you liked it and I hope it encourages others to try it.  I've already downloaded Fireheart and Ravenshade and can't wait to read them!
     

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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #60 on: March 29, 2010, 10:49:59 am »
    I guess I should get up and go to work till Thursday, huh?

    Just sayin.....

    Geoff - funny thing about employers, they give you a paycheck and not only do they expect you to show up, but to actually work while you are there!  Hmph, Personally, I think I just have entirely too many books to read to be at work, but alas, I fear they are most unsympathetic to my plight.  But we do have our kindleboard friends who can empathize with us!

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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #61 on: March 29, 2010, 04:18:52 pm »
    I'll have you know I have been working on questions today! I'll try to have them ALL up tonight.
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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #62 on: March 29, 2010, 07:42:35 pm »
    I've made it to chapter 11!  However, as hard as I tried my teacher will not move our 1st exam of the qtr, which is monday and we just started the qtr today :(  So guess I'm not going to get much pleasure reading done....and she says she's an avid reader  :-X  anyhoo, I will drop in when I can. I am enjoying the book, at least what I got to read so far!
    So many good books, so little time!


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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #63 on: March 30, 2010, 10:27:40 am »
    Started my 2nd reading of Elfhunter today, and thinking about archer's questions.  I'm trying very hard to treat the book as though it's my first time through, remembering my initial reactions - though it's hard to get the image of Gorgon that I developed over the series out of my head.  Will do my best not to use any foreknowledge of events when discussing chapters.

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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #64 on: March 30, 2010, 10:36:16 am »
    K: I know, it would be difficult. The questions are merely suggestions, though. If you're not comfy with them, feel free to ignore them!
    (EXCEPT for a couple of real doozys from the romantic chapters, of course...) ;)
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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #65 on: March 30, 2010, 06:07:44 pm »
    Count me in too!

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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #66 on: March 31, 2010, 09:37:09 am »
    Archer, thank you for posting the questions for all of the sections at the beginning of the Book Klub journey. I put all of them together in a text file that I put on my K2 so that I could add my thoughts as annotations to that file while I was rereading Elfhunter. That way I do not have to worry as much about commenting on what is ahead in the book. It also lets me record my thoughts before I can be influenced by other posts. :D

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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #67 on: March 31, 2010, 10:56:50 am »
    I just bought all three books and I am so excited to get started!  Is there a schedule to try to follow or do we just read at our own pace and check the discussion questions as we finished each section?  This is my first Book Klub!

    Thanks!!!



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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #68 on: March 31, 2010, 11:05:01 am »
    Welcome aboard, kkay5!  This is the first book klub for many here, so I'm guessing it will be pretty fluid with the "rules".  Probably more of guidelines, actually, but I'm sure nobody will be left behind.  I believe Archer has some initial questions posted for the first few chapters, all in different threads included in this forum. 

    Learn the whole klub thing "with" us, ok?  And don't be shy to speak up...it's a great group of folks here!

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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #69 on: March 31, 2010, 05:42:46 pm »
    Hi, kkay!

    Ibrew is right...lots of us (including me) are new to the idea of a book klub online. I took my cues from another author who designed his klub so that folks could participate at their own pace. If you look at all the topics in our little book klub you'll see the book divided into seven sections. Each one has several questions to stimulate conversation/discussion, but as far as I'm concerned you can go anywhere you want to. You can ignore the questions, make up some of your own, whatever you will enjoy the most.

    We're a fun-loving, happy bunch in general. I'm really looking forward to this! SO glad you're here to share with us.

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    PS: Wow, Annalog! Your organization is a shining example to us all!  :)
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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #70 on: March 31, 2010, 07:05:33 pm »
    Thanks Archer, but it is really a way for me to deal with my easily influenced memory and I don't need to worry about losing pieces of note paper. :D

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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #72 on: April 19, 2010, 08:28:10 pm »
    I promised that I would get a signature line banner created.
    My good friend Mike Hicks (In Her Name author) made it for us.

    I will post tomorrow how to add it to your signature, if you want to.

    Just sayin.......

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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #73 on: April 20, 2010, 05:31:22 am »
    I've heard such good things about 'In Her Name'--I want to read that one when I whittle down the 'pile'.

    That's so cool, Geoff! I am the biggest techno-boob in the world. Fortunately, I'm married to a techno-wizard, but he doesn't have time for my little forum failings. So glad I've got friends like you to help conceal my ineptitude.

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    Re: Looking forward to the Book Klub!
    « Reply #74 on: April 20, 2010, 09:44:35 am »
    In order to add the banner to your signature line:

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    Copy that and press the insert image button (3rd from the left on the second button line in the post editor). Then position your cursor between the two [IMG][IMG] and paste between them.

    And then all will know that you are participating in the Elfhunter book klub.

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