bookclubbed

when i refer to “thunder ass’ i am of course referring to the floating landmass above Tesco where i kicked the shit out of my mom’s bookclub admin in hand2hand cqc

What: Story of the kids of Perdidio Beach, as they deal with the disappearance of adults from the town, an inability to leave the town and the fact that some of them are developing supernatural abilities.

Why: Cool storyline, amazing female characters (and gay characters in later books) and people with superpowers.[x]

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury 

I am dying to read this book.  I think it would make an excellent first choice, as it’s is supposedly an excellent blending of fantasy (the current book genre) and horror.  
It has themes of good versus evil, and how each of us is to choose our fate.  I think it seemed really cool.  

It’s one of Bradbury’s works that many people (myself included) have probably not read.  I really think any chance to read Bradbury should be taken.  He’s an excellent writer, and this would give us a chance to read the recently departed author. 

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What we’ll do:
-read Destiel fics together sorta like a bookclub
-”meet” monthly via Skype or messenger to discuss the Fic of the Month
-share fic recs, fanart, and such
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Sci Fi/Fantasy recommendation.

As an English major, I feel contractually obligated to nominate a classic: Frankenstein.

Yeah, I know a lot of us were or are being made to read it in high school, and I know that just because something is called a classic doesn’t make it good, but it’s easy to get a hold of, is interesting to talk about in a variety of critical lights, and lends itself well to reading during a July thunderstorm.

Not to mention a book that practically spawned a new genre of literature, multiple classic horror films, and a fantastic Broadway musical, can’t be all bad. 

Mrs Arabella Strange
I’ve really been enjoying the BBC series of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.  The production design is beautiful.  I’ve missed it so much between episodes I started the book last week and it’s instantly got me hooked! :3
J.x

Booklovers! For July, our bookclub is reading Magonia. Maria Dahvana Headley’s soaring YA debut is a fiercely intelligent, multilayered fantasy where Neil Gaiman’s Stardust meets John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars in a story about a girl caught between two worlds, two races, and two destinies. We’re so excited to start on this! We’d love to hear from anyone who’s read the book or would like to take this journey with us!

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Poem Hunter - Thousands of poems from poets all over the world, new and old.  

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ByGosh - Illustrated children’s books and children’s classics.

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Storynory - Listen to children’s audiobooks online.

NATURE E-BOOKS

“Bee Basics:  An Introduction to Our Native Bees” by By Beatriz Moisset, Ph.D. and Stephen Buchmann, Ph.D.  Learn about North American native bees and how to grow gardens that support them.

“Opening the World Through Nature Journaling” by the California Native Plant Society.  Curriculum for keeping a field journal, includes writing prompts, drawing tips, and educational lesson plans for implementation.  

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Spreeder - A free web app for learning to speed read.  Simply paste the text you’d like to read.

I’ve compiled this list in light of launching the Via Violet Book Club, with the hopes of making books more accessible to readers.  The author Flannery O'Conner once wrote, “I write to discover what I know,” but it’s through reading that we discover what we love.  This post will be regularly updated.  If you find it helpful, please bookmark it for easy reference.  

Originally posted by mycornerrofthesky

I HAVE FINALLY CHOSEN THE FIRST PEOPLE!!!!!

It was really tricky because I said I was gonna choose 5-10 members and 44 people applied.. really guys? ReaLLY? Thank you for thinking my idea was worthy for 44 applications tho xox

Please remember even if you aren’t chosen right now you still have a chance maybe over the christmas holidays or next summer- consider this a trial run, these people are kinda guinea pigs tbh.  

The first few members ARE:
griifinclarke
blmyblke
loseroniousjaha
grounderclexa
bellxmybloke
bellarkesupernova
actuallyalena
mttmurdocks

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS i went wholly on form applications for my choices so well done for doing that well (everybody did but i just thought you guys were even tip-top-er)

you should all receive a message soon about emails and joining the chat and polls and stuff 

now i’m going to have a nap because choosing this was rlly hard

nomadicwanders replied to your postAnyone else waiting for this book club thing, or…?

What book is being read in the book club?

Gone by Michael Grant.  We were supposed to read the first three chapter by today and then have a discussion, but I’m not seeing anything about the discussion happening.

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