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Topic: BHM Bookclub
Posted By: JamCaygirl
Subject: BHM Bookclub
Date Posted: Jul 28 2014 at 11:25pm
Did we ever have a bookclub?

Would anyone be interested in starting/restarting one?


Okay so far we have:
Jam
Alias Avi
BBPants
CallmeDeva
NewDiva
Smaison
Jonesable
Princess Grace
JayJayNonie
Rumbera
Nemesis1
BG
Random Thoughts
Ms Wonderland

If I've missed you, its because I couldn't tell from your post if you were in or not.

My idea is to have a new book each month - We will take turns in the order posted above to choose the book. I don't mind the idea of a poll, so the person choosing for the month can present 3 choices and the winner takes it.

Proposed rules:
-Book chooser needs to nominate book by the first of the month
-First 3 weeks of the month - read the book
-Fourth week of the month - discuss the book
-Book chooser for that month acts as moderator for the discussions (if necessary). Sometimes posing set questions is a good way to get discussions going
-Books can be no longer than 400 pages - I think long books can turn people off.
-Be prepared to read from any genre
-Accept that that there may be a month where you've already read the book!


Have never done this before so am open to any and all suggestions


ETA

Trying to choose books is hard manErmm

Please go here to vote:

Theme was black female authors, with the limitations of less than 400 pages and nothing too heavy
http://f2.blackhairmedia.com/topic372644_post10958555.html#10958555" rel="nofollow -
http://f2.blackhairmedia.com/topic372644_post10958555.html#10958555




Replies:
Posted By: Diane (35)
Date Posted: Jul 28 2014 at 11:47pm
Numerous times, cant remember any beign successful. They started or attempted to start them stuff.

Then there was the book club - the Kola boof edition. Lolololol


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Jul 28 2014 at 11:48pm
Oh Yay! I'm all in

What y'all wanna read?


Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Jul 28 2014 at 11:51pm
Just in time!! I have kindle unlimited on amazon and I don't know what to read!!


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 12:23am
These never work on here.




Posted By: naturesgift
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 12:57am
yes I think there was a section but the problem comes in... when we cant decide on what we all want to read! But try it maybe there are a few members with the right chemistry, now


Posted By: callmeDEva
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 6:26am
I'm in!

Don't ask me for suggestions though


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 7:26am
yah know yah do this every year to no availPinchLOL


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 7:36am
no one can ever agree on what to read. It's a good idea but a lot of folks don't want to try something new when it comes to books. i'll read anything...especially if I have someone to discuss it with.


you also got folks that will hold the convo back. because they have to wait to purchase the book or they didn't read and mad because folks are talking about it...

I would say this. Come up with a book list, some basic rules and those that don't have their "school materials" can sit out this book if they wish or participate when they catch up.


Posted By: smaison
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 7:41am
I'm in.


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 7:41am
My kindle is fired up and ready to go if this pops off.

and let me add no shade in my previous post. I understand about different schedules and folks got kids n'families n'sh*t they gotta deal with. not hatin', just sayin'.


Posted By: callmeDEva
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 7:58am
I like that suggestion newdiva


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 8:30am
I'm in.
 
My literature of choice is old Brit Lit but Im down for whatever.
 
 


Posted By: Princess Grace
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 9:37am
Im In

BB I did the Kindle unlimited and aint read NOTHING you hear me. smh


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 9:52am
Originally posted by Random Thoughts Random Thoughts wrote:

These never work on here.



Yes I wanted to discuss Americanah w/someone and then I remembered BHM doesn't read.
My SIL is making me read The Outliers....I just have to resign myself to reading 6 800 page books


Posted By: Princess Grace
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 11:28am
Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

Originally posted by Random Thoughts Random Thoughts wrote:

These never work on here.



Yes I wanted to discuss Americanah w/someone and then I remembered BHM doesn't read.
My SIL is making me read The Outliers....I just have to resign myself to reading 6 800 page books

The shadeeeeeeeCry

In between Love and Hip Hop, , Kim K , and analyzing why Beyaki just stood there while Solange beat Mr. S Knowles Carter in the elevator some of us read.

Its just so many different book genres I could see how it could be hard to narrow down one book and get people to agree.



Posted By: jayjaynonie
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 11:53am
I'm definitely in Smile. I love to read.


 Please don't pick one of those horribly sad and depressing autobiographies.

I'd rather read books about statistics then read some story about all the miserable and twisted things a person has been through.

Other than that, I'm pretty much down for anything.




Posted By: Rumbera
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 12:01pm
I'm in.... Just select three books and make a poll.


Posted By: ThatGurlD
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 12:15pm
I have never been part of any successful book club.  I'm reading the Mis-Education of the Negro though for personal reasons with one other person and we talk about it together.  It's amazing.  Most of the time, I don't give a sh*t about what the book club wants to read.  I'm picky about what I give my time to.  I will lurk though.  I like getting ideas for good things to read.


Posted By: callmeDEva
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 1:44pm
OP where you at?

There's enough people interested to get something cracking


Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 2:06pm
Originally posted by Princess Grace Princess Grace wrote:

Im In

BB I did the Kindle unlimited and aint read NOTHING you hear me. smh


It's just so many options. It's overwhelmingCry LOL


Posted By: nemesis1
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 3:43pm
I'm in. Big smile


Posted By: bg
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 5:30pm
i'm in!

i love to read and discuss...what's first?


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 5:36pm
Why don't y'all start postin suggestions til the OP gets back? Geek


Posted By: Fcgriffin
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 6:46pm
Who likes sci fi? Anybody read The Passage?


Posted By: JamCaygirl
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 7:28pm
Am back.. long day at work...

Will update OP with participants


Posted By: JamCaygirl
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 7:43pm
Updated Geek


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 7:57pm
Cool beans


Y'all want something fun or educational?

Y'all know I'm always down for learning something. I've been wanting to read The History of White People

Something interesting would be Americanah or Purple Hibiscus


Posted By: callmeDEva
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 8:04pm
I don't care what we read. I'm literally down for anything


Posted By: callmeDEva
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 8:07pm
Jam those rules look good.

Are we starting in August? So Friday?


Posted By: JamCaygirl
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 8:07pm
Well we can have a different theme each month...
Since this is BHM, I will start with black female authors this month.
Will create a poll when Ive found 3 books and then we will do the one with the most votes.


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 8:12pm
I honestly would suggest something light and short to begin with. I've seen these fail so I think the best chance for success is to start with something pretty mainstream (links for those that don't wanna buy it) and accessible. If the first month is good then you can work up to more literary/educational material.


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 8:14pm
Good idea RT

But it's Summer. If we can't read an average sized book now then sure as well won't be able to later


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 8:20pm
You can throw my name up there. Whatever is selected I'll try to find a pdf link to the story for everyone.


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 9:12pm
sign me up...hope it comes together.

I agree w something not too heavy.


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 10:35pm
**VOTE HERE**

 
Originally posted by JamCaygirl JamCaygirl wrote:

http://f2.blackhairmedia.com/topic372644_post10958555.html#10958555" rel="nofollow -
http://f2.blackhairmedia.com/topic372644_post10958555.html#10958555


Posted By: trudawg
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 10:36pm
I can't WAIT to read something that doesn't have to do with the law. Its been 4 years since I've gotten to read for pleasure.


Posted By: JamCaygirl
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 10:40pm
Trying to choose books is hard manErmm

Please go here to vote:

Theme was black female authors, with the limitations of less than 400 pages and nothing too heavy
http://f2.blackhairmedia.com/topic372644_post10958555.html#10958555" rel="nofollow -
http://f2.blackhairmedia.com/topic372644_post10958555.html#10958555


Posted By: callmeDEva
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 10:53pm
i'm excited



Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 10:55pm
me too, let's get this thang rollin'

come on ppl, vote!


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 10:57pm
great list...the house of six doors sounds good.


Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 11:22pm
Voted!


Posted By: Fcgriffin
Date Posted: Jul 29 2014 at 11:35pm
Hi. I voted


Posted By: JamCaygirl
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 8:07am
Originally posted by JamCaygirl JamCaygirl wrote:

Did we ever have a bookclub?

Would anyone be interested in starting/restarting one?


Okay so far we have:
Jam
Alias Avi
BBPants
CallmeDeva
NewDiva
Smaison
Jonesable
Princess Grace
JayJayNonie
Rumbera
Nemesis1
BG
Random Thoughts
Ms Wonderland
FCGriffin

If I've missed you, its because I couldn't tell from your post if you were in or not.

My idea is to have a new book each month - We will take turns in the order posted above to choose the book. I don't mind the idea of a poll, so the person choosing for the month can present some choices and the winner takes it.

Proposed rules:
-Book chooser needs to nominate book by the first of the month
-First 3 weeks of the month - read the book
-Fourth week of the month - discuss the book
-Book chooser for that month acts as moderator for the discussions (if necessary). Sometimes posing set questions is a good way to get discussions going
-Books can be no longer than 400 pages - I think long books can turn people off.
-Be prepared to read from any genre
-Accept that that there may be a month where you've already read the book!


Have never done this before so am open to any and all suggestions


ETA

Trying to choose books is hard manErmm

Please go here to vote:

Theme was black female authors, with the limitations of less than 400 pages and nothing too heavy
http://f2.blackhairmedia.com/topic372644_post10958555.html#10958555" rel="nofollow -
http://f2.blackhairmedia.com/topic372644_post10958555.html#10958555



Posted By: HaitianDiva64
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 8:37am
im in!!


Posted By: kerysdream7
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 9:03am
I'm in


Posted By: Rumbera
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 12:20pm
I voted !
We need more votes.. the votes are pretty close.


Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 12:23pm
Count me in!
I havent read for pleasure since i got to college Disapprove


Posted By: alabamakim
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 3:15pm
I'm In.... Now let me go back to vote.... I luv this... don't disappoint me


Posted By: sexyandfamous
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 5:09pm
Nothing too heavy? Oh, so my suggestion at the poll won't be acceptedLOL


Posted By: callmeDEva
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 5:37pm
Yeah the votes are pretty close! When does the poll close?


Posted By: nemesis1
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 7:14pm
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Posted By: nemesis1
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 7:15pm
Voted. Big smile



Posted By: nemesis1
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 7:16pm
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Posted By: Up&Out39
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 7:21pm
can i join please!

and i would suggest, the last week (4th week) we pick a new book and give everyone 1 week to obtain the book (for the ppl w/o kindles)


Posted By: JamCaygirl
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 7:33pm
Voting will close tomorrow so we can start on the first... BHM wont let me update my OP to add the newcomers... SMH


Posted By: JamCaygirl
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 7:45pm
Okay so far we have:
1  Jam
2  Alias Avi
3  BBPants
4  CallmeDeva
5  NewDiva
6  Smaison
7  Jonesable
8  Princess Grace
9  JayJayNonie
10 Rumbera
11 Nemesis1
12 BG
13 Random Thoughts
14 Ms Wonderland
15 FCGriffin
16 TruDawg
17 HaitianDiva64
18 Kerysdream7
19 Eanaj5
20 Alabamakim
21 Sexyandfamous
22 Up&Out


GO AND VOTE!!!
http://f2.blackhairmedia.com/topic372644_post10958555.html#10958555" rel="nofollow -
http://f2.blackhairmedia.com/topic372644_post1
0958555.html#10958555


Posted By: Up&Out39
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 7:49pm
It won't let me vote. It says "you can not vote in this poll"


Posted By: JamCaygirl
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 7:51pm
Let me know your vote and Ill keep it in mind... dont know why it wont let you


Posted By: smaison
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 8:01pm
voted


Posted By: Up&Out39
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 8:04pm
The Broke Diaries has my vote


Posted By: Up&Out39
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 8:05pm
Are we gerrymandering votes?


Posted By: ragincajin
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 8:06pm
I'll read and give feedback when I can.
Can't agree to host due to my crazy schedule.
Love this idea.



Posted By: callmeDEva
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 10:40pm
Originally posted by Up&Out39 Up&Out39 wrote:

can i join please!

and i would suggest, the last week (4th week) we pick a new book and give everyone 1 week to obtain the book (for the ppl w/o kindles)


Did you log in that page? That's what I had to do.


Posted By: callmeDEva
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 10:41pm
Oops I quoted the wrong post, right person.


Posted By: AshBash89
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 11:10pm
I'd like to join


Posted By: Tbaby
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 11:16pm
Sign me up.  I just voted.


Posted By: Prtybrwneye_z
Date Posted: Jul 30 2014 at 11:54pm
I would like to join please. Just saying I need to get back to reading more.


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Jul 31 2014 at 7:33am
Originally posted by callmeDEva callmeDEva wrote:

I don't care what we read. I'm literally down for anything


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Jul 31 2014 at 7:40am
Originally posted by Up&Out39 Up&Out39 wrote:

It won't let me vote. It says "you can not vote in this poll"



are u logged in? when I clicked the link it opened up the page but I was not logged in.


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Jul 31 2014 at 7:40am
oh and I voted.


Posted By: ettenan
Date Posted: Jul 31 2014 at 7:47am
Please add me to the club! I voted!! Smile


Posted By: iBetYouhNvNika
Date Posted: Jul 31 2014 at 8:15am
I'll be lurking.... heavy!


Posted By: Up&Out39
Date Posted: Jul 31 2014 at 8:38am
I voted! thanks guys. yeah i realized i wasnt logged in. 


Posted By: MsBMW
Date Posted: Jul 31 2014 at 10:25am
count me in



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