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Hi, guys! Seeing as we donít seem to have group meet ups on Skype/Zoom anymore, I thought that a nice no-pressure community thing to try would be a book club. No obligation if you do decide to try it, just read as much or as little of the chosen book as you want to, and share whatever thoughts you have on it.

How we choose the book of the month:

Nominate a book in a post on this thread. (Include the name of the author and choose books that are easily available/inexpensive, if possible.) Once we have 5 nominations excluding my own, so 6 in total, Iíll start a poll and whichever title gets the most votes after a week will be the one weíll read.

Fancy giving it a whirl? I nominate The Tribe by Bari Wood. (Available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.)

PS Iím not going to place restrictions on what you can choose, just use your common sense. i.e. Maybe think twice before recommending a book which needs a whole bunch of trigger warnings for stuff like child rape and murder.

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i love this idea. i nominate mary gatskill, bad behaviour, because ive already started it and id like to finish it

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anna_grin said:i love this idea. i nominate mary gatskill, bad behaviour, because ive already started it and id like to finish it

me too....would it be possible to recommend good online (independent) booksellers too where we could buy the book ...outside of amazon-and its black-hole soul-sucking pit of hell

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Oo.. Great idea.

Edit: Hmm..okei, I guess I would nominate The Book of Evidence by John Banville

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It doesn't have to be a new book, it can be any book! Should I count your nomination as The Book of Evidence?

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nomoth said:

me too....would it be possible to recommend good online (independent) booksellers too where we could buy the book ...outside of amazon-and its black-hole soul-sucking pit of hell


haha Thatís absolutely fine. Just make sure the seller is inexpensive and easily available. I just use Amazon because I don't know any better!

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nomoth said:

me too....would it be possible to recommend good online (independent) booksellers too where we could buy the book ...outside of amazon-and its black-hole soul-sucking pit of hell


i am sorry, i got it as a gift, so im not sure... but ive found abebooks to be good for a bargain at least, theyre all secondhand.

edit: this is better a quick google helps everything https://www.worldofbooks.com/en-gb/category/all?search=Mary%20Gaitskill

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The_Silly_Sibyl said:It doesn't have to be a new book, it can be any book! Should I count your nomination as The Book of Evidence?

Yes c:

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anna_grin said:i love this idea. i nominate mary gatskill, bad behaviour, because ive already started it and id like to finish it

Good choice! I remember reading that one years ago, after watching the movie Secretary.

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The_Silly_Sibyl said:

Good choice! I remember reading that one years ago, after watching the movie Secretary.


funny enough ive never seen the movie but i love the book so far

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anna_grin said:

funny enough ive never seen the movie but i love the book so far


The movie turns the story into more of a straightforward romance, as Hollywood movies tend to do.

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The_Silly_Sibyl said:

The movie turns the story into more of a straightforward romance, as Hollywood movies tend to do.


blech i may not bother, then

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So far we have nominated:

The Tribe by Bari Wood
The Book of Evidence by John Banville
Bad Behaviour by Mary Gaitskill

Just 3 more to go and we have a poll!

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anna_grin said:

i am sorry, i got it as a gift, so im not sure... but ive found abebooks to be good for a bargain at least, theyre all secondhand.

edit: this is better a quick google helps everything https://www.worldofbooks.com/en-gb/category/all?search=Mary%20Gaitskill


Thanks anna...i probably sounded a bit righteous in my hatred...it wasnt intended...but i do hate them so much and i know bookshops are really struggling.

I propose David Mitchell's Utopia Avenue

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia_Avenue


edit: the best price is from waterstones i can find for now

https://www.waterstones.com/book/utopia-avenue/david-mitchell/9781444799477

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Jack I'm knee-deep in NaPo prep and classes right now ( I'm reading five different books currently on Shamanism etc. ), but love this idea. I look forward to participating in the future, and will be watching and supporting. 📚💛💙💚

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