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08 October 2008 @ 06:17 pm
it's all about the books
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- a live journal book club
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i was a drummer in a band that you heard ofdramatic_sigh on October 9th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
Name/Age/Location: Amelia/19/Brisbane
Top 5 favourite books: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien and pretty much anything by Charles Bukowski.
Would you be able to read a book a month? Sure thing.
Genres you enjoy reading: Crime/mystery, classics, beat poetry (or just poetry that catches my eye), good teen lit, Um, I don't know. Usually if I'm in Borders I just read the back and first few pages and if it sounds interesting, I'll buy it.
Genres you would be interested in learning about:I'd love to read some cool non-fiction stuff. :)
Genres you know you would never enjoy: I'm not too big on fantasy or series'. I don't mind 'real life' stuff with fantasy aspects, but fantasy can be a bit 'full on' sometimes and I've unfortunately read a lot of bad fantasy books. Same kind of goes for sci-fi. But, most of the time, I'll give them a shot.
Are you easily able to find books where you live or do you have difficulty finding books: Borders, baby, Borders. (Two of them.) And about a dozen other bookstores in my general vicinity. So yeah, it's pretty easy.
Would you be able to lead/enjoy leading a discussion for a book: If I feel passionately about the book, sure.
What book would you recommend members of the book club read:Definitely Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, what with the movie coming out (is out?). And it's one of my all time favourites. :D
Anything else?
This is pretty exciting stuff. :D
Anna bo Banna: [tv]gossipgirl - nate and vfurry_logic on October 9th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
Jess and I went into Boarders the other day and NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST was there, but she couldn't buy it cause I've already ordered + paid for a copy for her so she has to wait longer!
The movies coming out in January (here in aus) so I will totally suggest making that a book for december so that all us aussies can read it before it comes out!

lol another person who doesn't enjoy fantasy ... which is totally ok cause I love almost every genre there is! I've totally been reading so much fantasy/sci-fi this semester for uni (a whole course on it) so I'm over it right now!

I'm so excited about it too (and using it as a way of procrastination which isn't good so I'm going back to writing which I think ... from reading your entry ... that you should too!)
 .: 05artofcruelty on October 9th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
we definitely need to have nick and norah's infinite playlist for december because i'm dying to read it, and see the movie! (michael cera ♥)
Anna bo Banna: [misc]book - diary of a crushfurry_logic on October 9th, 2008 01:48 am (UTC)
YES! I'm dying to read it too because it seems like my type of book!! and the movie looks so sweet too ♥
telly telly bo bellylusimeles on October 9th, 2008 01:12 pm (UTC)
Sometimes I feel like the only person who doesn't Like The Great Gatsby :p Really weird, because the description of it is right up my alley, too - but for some reason the novel didn't click with me.

Yay for beat poetry!
 .: 05artofcruelty on October 9th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
the great gatsby was good, but i felt let down in the end.
telly telly bo bellylusimeles on October 10th, 2008 12:17 pm (UTC)
I liked the ending more than I did the rest of the novel, actually. I think I just didn't "click" with any of the characters and the choices they made, so by the end... ;p
i was a drummer in a band that you heard of: f : hf : sitting in our dreamy daysdramatic_sigh on October 13th, 2008 07:40 am (UTC)
I know a few people who didn't like it either, so you're not alone. I think it's one of those novels you either love or really dislike. :D

Yay indeed! It's so much fun, right?
little effy cooper.: book. alice cullen.sevenpuddings on October 9th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
AMELIA!! Suggest to me some poets that we could look at in the book club. Poetry is totally not my forte (cept for Robert Browning, who I adore like nothing else) so I need to know who to google!!

Also: Have you ever heard/read The Monkey's Mask by Dorothy Porter? Apparently, it's a novel but it's written like a poem. One of the girls in my Creative Writing class told me about it, and it sounded pretty damn awesome, if I do say so myself.
i was a drummer in a band that you heard of: tv : ad : that kid's not rightdramatic_sigh on October 13th, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
Definitely suggest Charles Bukowski, a beat poet, who is awesome. He's this crass, drunken, pretty much insane guy and his stuff is both humorous and really deep.
Also, a good poet would be Pablo Neruda, who is Cuban, I think, but his stuff is just gorgeous. Some of it's political, which is also cool.
I've got some others, but those are two of my faves.

I haven't read The Monkey Mask, though I remember reading a book that was written like a poem but with several different characters narrating in high school, but I can't for the life of me remember it.
I'm going to Borders tomorrow to get some of the books for next month. Lol, and I have coupons. :D