Posted by Jayne on October 22, 1999 at 21:22:24:
In Reply to: Re: Mohican Book Club posted by Dana S. on October 22, 1999 at 08:38:19:
: : : : : Hi Everyone!
: : : : : Well, what do ya all think? Shall we have a book of the "2 month club"? The reason I say 2 months is so all of the busy people have time to read a book. Then we could all discuss the experience in the chat room or on the board. I think it would be great fun to share our thoughts on different themes and stories. Pehaps we could start out with a Sherman Alexie novel or collection of stories. We could aim for a December date.
: : : : : I am off to Oregon for 1 week, so I won't be able to participate in everyone's thoughts until I get back. I will be leaving tomorrow morning.
: : : : : Have a great day everyone,
: : : : : Ayesha
: : : : I think a book club would be a great idea. I'd vote for starting with the Cooper books since I haven't read them yet. As for reading deadlines, I'm part of a Jane Austen list where members read a chapter or two a week and discuss the books as they go along. Usually one member takes the lead in dissecting each book with others commenting. It works pretty well -- especially with a set schedule of small pieces to be read so everybody's all together and it's do-able for busy folks. Just a thought!
: : : : Jenifer
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: : : Hold that thought, Jenifer! Make that TWO votes for starting with the Cooper books. One or two chapters at a time is also a great idea. Who could we ask to lead discussions on Cooper books, I wonder? HMMMMM?
: : : Dana
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: : Hello, Jenifer, welcome to the board.
: : Hi! Dana, too!
: : A nice thought....I will have to find my Cooper book I threw against the wall to read AGAIN...as I am at fault for not understanding what that author was trying to say...but the idea of a book club does interest me...(I've got nothing better to do at the house today...)so we do get a leader.....hey, who is that that can lead us....or should I say; if we read Cooper, she will lead us....
: : What book do we start with?? (I may need more than two months to get through Cooper...ha, ha!)
: : Jo
: Yea, Jo. Maybe two months per chapter for me. Hi again, Jenifer! And let me add my wecome to Jo's. Jenifer, since you have not read any Cooper, I would recommend taking a look at an article by Gayle Clark titled NATTY BUMPPO: Trailing The Pathfinder. It is a fantastic overview of all the Pathfinder novels. (I have attempted to put in a link in this post.)
: Jo, Cooper is hard for me to read as well! That is why I went back into the archives to find ANY commentary for inspiration. There are some good threads. I have only read LOTM. The first time, I read it really fast because I skipped all the words I didn't understand. Then I purchased a paperback so I could highlight all those words and look them up. I'm still on the first page. It's pretty slow going.
: Jayne, would you be interested in doing the Cooper books?
: Should we start with the first one Cooper wrote? Take them in the order written? Maybe we should have a Cooper Club in addition to a club reading more contemporary authors.
Sure, Dana. I'd be interested in starting with Cooper's books. I have them all; they're waiting and waiting and waiting to be read! I can re-read LOTM and maybe get something out of it this time. A discussion would be great!
Well, I'm off to the Hoosier wilds with my too-heavy backpack. Have to have those extra warm clothes this time. Talk to you when I thaw out next week!
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