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Carpe Librum ~ Book Club October

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Carpe Librum ~ Book Club October
Group:Carpe Librum
Swap Coordinator:ImzadiRose (contact)
Swap categories: Books 
Number of people in swap:10
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:October 7, 2013
Date items must be sent by:November 6, 2013
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Each month I will post 6 books for you to choose ONE to read for the Book Club for your swap (you certainly may choose more, but one is the minimum). I will post the books BY the 1st of the month and sign ups will stay up through the 7th of that month. The send date will be the 6th of the following month. That will give you about a month to read, and 6 days to send out your swap. If the swap is not sent out on or before the 6th (please note any weekends and holidays and send prior to that) I won't allow you in the next months swap.

  • Sign ups will be held the 1st through the 7th of each month
  • One full month to read one chosen book
  • send date will be the 6th of the following month

Any questions? Post below, PM me or ask in the group forum. Now that we are done with that ~ this months books!! :)


October Book Club! Choose from ~

NOTE ~ if the book I have chosen is part of a series (such as this months Game of Thrones or Shopaholic), and you have read it, you MAY read the book in the series you are currently on. Just make a note to your partners that it is a part of the series of the one that is chosen.

After you read your book, write to you partner all about the book and please write at least two full size pages (8.5x10 or A4), by hand, or 1 FULL page (no big spacing, fonts or margins) if typed. Here are some questions that you can answer about the book to help you tell about it, please answer at least 4 (half) of the questions ~

  • What was the book about?
  • Did you like it, or dislike it?
  • What was your favorite part or character, what was your least favorite?
  • Have you read other books by the author, would you read more books by the author because of this book?
  • Were there situations or characters that you identified with, and how?
  • If you could change something about the book, what would it be and how would you change it?
  • Did you like the book from the beginning or did it take a while for you to get into it?
  • Would you ask the author a question if you could? What question would you ask?

No rating requirements, since it's in the group. Please send on or before the 6th. If I get on to assign partners at midnight on the 7th/8th and it wasn't sent, I won't allow that person in the current swap. Please sent on time! Don't forget to rate your partner when you have received your swap! It's the other half to the Swap-Bot transaction!

Discussion

user2637 09/29/2013 #

Holy crap, the Game of Thrones book is 800+ pages long! Wow.

Question about Sherlock -- Are we to read the 1800 page complete work? Or just pick a novel? Or pick a short story collection?

ImzadiRose 09/30/2013 #

Anything you choose from within it. It was said as "to read" a few times, so I thought I would enjoy it. A novel or a few short stories. Whatever is enough to answer enough questions about it and make your "report" interesting for your swap partner.

krackergrl 10/ 1/2013 #

I do not like this choice of books for this month LOL i had tons more fun last month when i ended up reading three of them:) eenie meenie meine moe

ImzadiRose 10/ 2/2013 #

Me either lady, so sorry! :) Cuckoo's Calling was pretty good, you should try it.

The pickings are slim now, such a diverse group here!! We'll get more batches of books to choose from next month.

AZmom875 10/ 6/2013 #

I liked the shopaholic series. I have the mountains echoed on my TBR bookshelf (to be read)

martingale 10/ 7/2013 #

Game of Thrones was on my to-read list, but I really don't know whether I'll manage it this month. So if you think Cuckoo's Calling was OK, @ImzadiRose I might give that a try. The big problem is getting hold of a copy of it. There are 110 copies in libraries across my county, and 105 reservations on it, so my chances of getting it through the library before January are pretty slim! Amazon it is then...

smadronia 10/30/2013 #

I finally finished Game of Thrones. I actually paused twice to read other books in the middle.

I read The Complete Sherlock Holmes when I was in grade school, I still have a copy somewhere from 1929

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