Saturday, February 28, 2009

Benefits to working on the weekend

You get to see the weekend papers and this weekend the Watchmen are on the front of Spectrum! So if anyone's looking for an incentive to read the graphic novel, it is called a graphic novel with "gravitas bursting onto the big screen".

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Watch(men) this space!

Hi all fellow book lovers!

Watch this space shortly for a bit of background info on Watchmen for your reading pleasure to help kick things off.

Looking forward to sharing everyone's thoughts on this piece of work!

For anyone that would like to see the movie, some of us are going on Wed 11th March. Session time TBA.



Monday, February 23, 2009

The Story So Far...

In a galaxy far, far away...

Ben wants you to Watch the Watchmen in March - graphic novel and/or film.  Group viewing hopefully to be organised.

Philippa wants to learn about the Secret Life of Bees in April, novel and/or film.  Group viewing, possibly early to catch the cinema release, stay tuned for updates...

Kristen is going back to 1984 in May, join her in reading this classic.

Heather wants you to go roadtripping in June with Autobiographical Fiction, featured authors Jack Kerouac, Henry Miller and Hunter S. Thompson.

Bookworms get researching.  Everyone else, want something different - start emailing!  

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Maybe this will be easier

Everyone is being too polite and hesitant - how about you just email me your chosen title and whether you need a particular month to be the Bookworm, and I'll post a list and we can get this party started!

PS.  Just a warning, you know I'm going to make you read a kid's book...

so people - what's the March read??? When's the first meeting?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What I'd like to put on the reading list

Hi all

1984 - George Orwell.

Don't know if anyone else got to do it at school but I didn't and I've always been jealous

Monday, February 16, 2009

We're making a list...

Right, so what does everyone want to read or view?  As usual, I have no idea, someone else start - maybe Heather who provided the segue...

Friday, February 13, 2009

Become a contributor

Hi guys,

If you want to add yourself as a contributor, so you can post as yourself rather than as "bookworm", log in with the blog's email and password, go to settings, then permissions, then add and enter your email address to invite yourself to be a contributor or author.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Welcome - please start arguing now...

Hi everyone,

Here are my thoughts to start the ball rolling:

Our bookclub runs almost completely online. Everyone picks a book/film/topic - whatever they want, within reason - for each month (we compile a list) and that person is responsible for managing the blog that month and by that I mean, leading the discussion, posting questions etc.

If everyone is happy with that I'll put a second post up for suggestions of books/films/topics.

The catchup would be an added bonus and that way people who find it difficult to get to after work things can still participate. It also means people who are having a busy month can opt out by simply not participating. Maybe it could be a set night eg. first Tuesday of the month or something similar.

I also think it's important to stress, that if you don't like something, don't finish it, but post your reasons. Sometimes it's just as interesting to hear why someone didn't like something or couldn't get into it.

Comments please!