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« on: January 16, 2009, 12:38:03 pm »
So, since at least two of the books we're reading in the book klubs are series books, what are we going to do next? 

I mean, now that we're all hooked on Jamie, are we just going to leave him behind?  Or are we going to go on with the Outlander series later?

Because I have a real feeling that we're all going to be hooked on Eric after Dead Until Dark too.  And vampires can be extremely persuasive.

Any suggestions?  Other comments?  Is that a rabbit over there?


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    Re: Series book club question
    « Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 12:40:41 pm »
    I'm all for keeping them going

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    Re: Series book club question
    « Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 12:47:48 pm »
    So, since at least two of the books we're reading in the book klubs are series books, what are we going to do next? 

    I mean, now that we're all hooked on Jamie, are we just going to leave him behind?  Or are we going to go on with the Outlander series later?

    Because I have a real feeling that we're all going to be hooked on Eric after Dead Until Dark too.  And vampires can be extremely persuasive.

    Any suggestions?  Other comments?  Is that a rabbit over there?


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    Re: Series book club question
    « Reply #3 on: January 16, 2009, 01:25:19 pm »
    Gertie has already said she might be good for a few more of the Outlander series. 

    Dead Until Dark started because of inquiries about the current book in the series, and I suggested we might want to start at the beginning, so my intent always was for DUD  ::) to be the Southern Vamp Book Klub or eventually the Vampire Lit Book Klub.  Doesn't mean that you have to keep leading it Robin, although you're welcome to continue as long as you want.  Or until there's an uprising.

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    Re: Series book club question
    « Reply #4 on: January 16, 2009, 01:31:59 pm »
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    Doesn't mean that you have to keep leading it Robin, although you're welcome to continue as long as you want.  Or until there's an uprising.

    I had hoped to continue leading it, but perhaps I'll reconsider from where I'll lead it.  "Georgia" seems like too much of an undefendable space, so maybe I'll see if I can locate a secret bunker, and lead the series from there.
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    Re: Series book club question
    « Reply #5 on: January 16, 2009, 01:40:59 pm »
    "Georgia" seems like too much of an undefendable space, so maybe I'll see if I can locate a secret bunker, and lead the series from there.


    Sherman certainly found it so.  Cheney is done with his bunker, perhaps you could use that?

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    Re: Series book club question
    « Reply #6 on: January 16, 2009, 02:04:07 pm »
      Cheney is done with his bunker, perhaps you could use that?

    If you can find it. . . .undisclosed location, ya know. . .

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    Re: Series book club question
    « Reply #7 on: January 16, 2009, 02:53:01 pm »
    I had hoped to continue leading it, but perhaps I'll reconsider from where I'll lead it.  "Georgia" seems like too much of an undefendable space, so maybe I'll see if I can locate a secret bunker, and lead the series from there.


    I'll loan you my fidelius charm handbook.  You can trust me to be your secret keeper. 



    Yes, Betsy, I'll do Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager for the Outlander Klub, as long as the members want to continue.  Then I'll pass on the baton. 


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    « Reply #8 on: January 16, 2009, 02:58:49 pm »
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    Cheney is done with his bunker, perhaps you could use that?

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    undisclosed location, ya know. . .

    Funny you should both mention it.  We have real reason to think that Cheney's bunker is in Georgia, and it's weird b/c I lately had exactly the same conversation on another, apparently unrelated board.  Hmmmm. Have the spies already found me?  That's not good.

    Thanks Gertie, you're going to be a lifesaver!  I'll keep doing the Southern Vampire mysteries until there's no more audience or until the Eric comments get out of hand.
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    Re: Series book club question
    « Reply #9 on: January 16, 2009, 03:18:15 pm »
    Funny you should both mention it.  We have real reason to think that Cheney's bunker is in Georgia, and it's weird b/c I lately had exactly the same conversation on another, apparently unrelated board.  Hmmmm. Have the spies already found me?  That's not good.

    Thanks Gertie, you're going to be a lifesaver!  I'll keep doing the Southern Vampire mysteries until there's no more audience or until the Eric comments get out of hand.

    One of his earlier bunkers is about 60 miles outside Wash DC; some friends of mine lived next door to it and had to be interviewed by government people.  I think that one was eventually abandoned as too many people knew of it.  Maybe he moved to GA after that.

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    Re: Series book club question
    « Reply #10 on: January 16, 2009, 03:49:51 pm »
    Eric is quite addicting.....

    A vampire lit club would be fun :)

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    Re: Series book club question
    « Reply #11 on: January 16, 2009, 03:50:41 pm »
    Are Jamie and Claire in more books???


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    Re: Series book club question
    « Reply #12 on: January 16, 2009, 04:40:21 pm »
    I'll loan you my fidelius charm handbook.  You can trust me to be your secret keeper. 



    Yes, Betsy, I'll do Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager for the Outlander Klub, as long as the members want to continue.  Then I'll pass on the baton. 



    Oh, yes, Gertie, that would be wonderful if you would do Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager. Thanks so much for all you have done for Outlander. You are doing a wonderful job. It's really adding a lot of enjoyment to my first time reading this book.

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    Re: Series book club question
    « Reply #13 on: January 16, 2009, 05:08:58 pm »
    Are Jamie and Claire in more books???

    Yes, there are six books so far with two more to come.  The next one will be issued in the Fall.  It's a good thing it's on Kindle.  The weight of the last three books is enough to qualify as a workout. 

    Oh, yes, Gertie, that would be wonderful if you would do Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager. Thanks so much for all you have done for Outlander. You are doing a wonderful job. It's really adding a lot of enjoyment to my first time reading this book. 

    Awww, that's so nice.  I'm just glad that y'all are enjoying the book and having a good time.  Not to mention that this Klub is giving me an excuse to read the book again. 




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    Re: Series book club question
    « Reply #14 on: January 16, 2009, 05:55:28 pm »
    I am all for continuing both series. Of course, I haven't started DUD yet, but it sounds like I'm going to get hooked in no time. ;) And of course, I love series. :)
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    « Reply #15 on: January 24, 2009, 04:30:58 am »
    The bunker is under my house...oh crap is that voice to text on?  Damn Vista!.....>click<

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    Re: Series book club question
    « Reply #16 on: January 26, 2009, 11:38:05 am »
    I am definitely up for continuing with Jamie and Claire. Yes, I have read the series, but I am enjoying Outlander so much, I have to keep going.

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    Re: Series book club question
    « Reply #17 on: January 26, 2009, 02:09:55 pm »
    Confession is good for the soul. I cheated. I'm almost done with Outlander! I simply cannot stop reading this great book!

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    « Reply #18 on: January 27, 2009, 07:05:44 am »
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    Confession is good for the soul. I cheated. I'm almost done with Outlander! I simply cannot stop reading this great book!

    It's okay, you're among friends here.  I already started the next one.
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    Re: Series book club question
    « Reply #19 on: February 11, 2009, 02:55:23 pm »
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       You're doing such a great job, You can count me in on the next dud book klub.
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    Re: Series book club question
    « Reply #20 on: February 11, 2009, 03:14:06 pm »
    Yes - Please keep going with both series!  I never seem to be in the right spot of either Outlander or the Southern Vampire series to jump into the discussions, but I am hooked on both and love reading the questions and everyone's interpretations.  At some point I'll be in the right spot to jump into a discussion.  I never would have known of either author/series if it hadn't been for these boards. 
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    « Reply #21 on: February 11, 2009, 04:21:45 pm »
    Yes - Please keep going with both series!  I never seem to be in the right spot of either Outlander or the Southern Vampire series to jump into the discussions, but I am hooked on both and love reading the questions and everyone's interpretations.  At some point I'll be in the right spot to jump into a discussion.  I never would have known of either author/series if it hadn't been for these boards. 

    As long as you're reading and enjoying, that's all that matters.  We'll be starting Dragonfly in Amber in two weeks.

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    « Reply #22 on: February 12, 2009, 05:29:42 pm »
    We'll be starting Dragonfly in Amber in two weeks.


    That's great!
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    Re: Series book club question
    « Reply #23 on: February 14, 2009, 10:02:31 am »
    I have a question regarding the book klub(s)... I read the synopsis of Outlander and see that this is the kind of book I usually love to read so would very much like to join the book club for the series as soon as I get my Kindle (due in Feb 25th!)  Is it okay for me to play catch up and join in the group or do I just need to wait till the next book gets started?  I know I'll devour it once I get my Kindle, I completely stopped buying books once I ordered it and am going through reading withdrawls. 

    Also, should I wait to purchase the books from the links to Amazon from the website, so that Kindleboards gets a cut of that money like some of the other items I've seen?  I plan get the entire series, especially if we will be doing a Klub for them, but will wait and get them through Kindleboards if that's the case! 

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    « Reply #24 on: February 14, 2009, 11:20:29 am »
    The Klubs are very informal. . . jump in and out as you read. . . some are keeping right up, some have gone way ahead, and some (me!) have gotten behind.  (In my defense I started working AND I'm trying to keep up with all 4 ongoing Klubs -- clearly failing miserably, but having fun!).  But, if you don't want spoilers, I wouldn't suggest reading the discussion threads ahead of having read that section. . . .

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