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The current version of the BGO Book Group has alternated between having a set theme and an not having one. I think that worked quite well and I propose that we continue with that system. So I invite your nominations for themes for future reads.

 

As usual nominations that are seconded will go forward to a vote.

 

Of course, you may not agree. If you don't or if you have other suggestions for our book group, post them here.

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As suggested by MisterHobgoblin here

 

Just thinking, maybe we should do a BGO group read for a cookery book - we could all promise to try and report on a couple of recipes from the winning book.

 

:yumyum:

 

 Seconded

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Would it work if we chose an Author and members could then decide for themselves which of his/her works to read.  This way we could discuss a wide range of a writers work and perhaps see where it changes, alters, develops, or not as the case maybe?

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Sounds like a good idea although I'm not great at trying new recipes where I have to go and buy many of the ingredients, like maybe fancy spices etc., or exotic foreign things I've never heard of, however, I'd be game to give it a try.  We eat very plain meals and have only the basic herbs and spices in the cupboard.  Would be willing to venture into new territory though.  :D

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That sounds like fun and as I am not the chef in the Hazel House, I can watch hubby do the work while I eat the results. And report back of course!

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I did post a suggestion under Book Group Discussion (indicated with the blue underlined word 'here' in the first post above), but nobody has responded either negatively or positively.  Ought I to have posted it here instead?

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Would it work if we chose an Author and members could then decide for themselves which of his/her works to read.  This way we could discuss a wide range of a writers work and perhaps see where it changes, alters, develops, or not as the case maybe?

 

That would be very interesting in terms of literary analysis, Barblue.  I only wonder if it might make the conversation a bit more limited since people will all be talking about books other people mostly don't know about - it could end up more an experience of telling people about what they found rather than chipping in with different ideas about the same book.  I do like the concept, though!

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I did post a suggestion under Book Group Discussion (indicated with the blue underlined word 'here' in the first post above), but nobody has responded either negatively or positively.  Ought I to have posted it here instead?

Yes, probably. I'll move the posts.

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Or we could have an author as the theme and the nominations (all by that author) could drive out some discussion.

That's a good idea.  Good idea tag.

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Or we could have an author as the theme and the nominations (all by that author) could drive out some discussion.

Do you mean we nominate and vote for an author, and have a second round to choose one of the winning author's books?

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Can we have a Sherlock Holmes group read?  Please?  Pretty Please?

 

I'll second that.  We might even be able to time it to coincide with the new run of BBC Sherlocks.

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Do you mean we nominate and vote for an author, and have a second round to choose one of the winning author's books?

Well I obviously hadn't thought that one out had I. But perhaps a double round would work?

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We did have a Group Read of A Study In Scarlet back in 2005.

 

Indeed, though I don't think that precludes Holmes from another slot - it was an awfully long time ago now.

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Can we have something from the 21st Century next? Pretty pretty please? (See, we're having a 'pretty please' arms race already)

 

I realise this isn't really a theme. Or an author name. Or a book suggestion. So maybe not very useful ;)

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Indeed, though I don't think that precludes Holmes from another slot - it was an awfully long time ago now.

No, certainly not - but surely there's no reason why luna (or anybody else) shouldn't read  A Study In Scarlet and respond to the comments in the archived thread?

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I like cookery books and biographies especially historical ones. What about an Agatha Christie? (I've only just started to read her novels and I now realise why a friend of mine at school loved them or are they too easy a read?).

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Can we have something from the 21st Century next? Pretty pretty please? (See, we're having a 'pretty please' arms race already)

 

I realise this isn't really a theme. Or an author name. Or a book suggestion. So maybe not very useful ;)

I'll second 21st Century and prettyx3 please some author with a touch of humour in his work and not too much deep and meaningful?

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I'll second 21st Century and prettyx3 please some author with a touch of humour in his work and not too much deep and meaningful?

 

 

What a wonderful idea!  :)

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