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The Finer Things Book Club - who's up for Phil's new book?

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The Finer Things Book Club - who's up for Phil's new book? 

Post#1 » by dockingsched » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:13 pm

UPDATE ON PAGE 12: Who's interested in reading Phil Jackson's new book? Post if you're up for it

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The Finer Things Book Club is now in sessions and welcomes anyone interested to join in. Club members must be willing to commit to reading a piece of literature chosen by club members by the deadline chosen by the club members. At such time, sophisticated discussion will commence regarding said literature.

If you feel like you'd be an asset to this club, please consider signing up.

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Official Club literature and deadline:

Currently Reading: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Deadline: February 28, 2013

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Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - accepting applications 

Post#2 » by dockingsched » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:15 pm

I propose that we submit nominations for what we will read, choose a book by the end of weekend, and set the deadline to finish the book for the end of Feb.


for nominations, im considering some type of nba related stuff, we'll see.



and who else wants to join us?
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Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - accepting applications 

Post#3 » by miggs » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:38 pm

I really dig that proposal doc. let's choose something by this weekend. As for an NBA-related book, I have no idea what to input there but will wait around here for some suggestions from better suited minds. I'm finishing up reading a book on Django Reinhardt and am picking some of Plato's work to read but I don't know what type of books we're all willing to read. I'll just about anything, long as I don't have to do it for school, i hate that lol
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Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - accepting applications 

Post#4 » by EArl » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:58 pm

Count me in Doc.

I say we start this weekend. Seeing as i have time due to the holiday.

I dont really have any opinions on what book as long as its good.
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Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - accepting applications 

Post#5 » by Doormatt » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:29 pm

you forgot about bt in the list
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Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - accepting applications 

Post#6 » by dockingsched » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:38 pm

thanks, list updated.

discussed in the commy thread, but aside from helping each other find links to the books online, the library is always a nice option. my local library (city of commerce) actually buys the book if they don't have it in their inventory.
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Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - accepting applications 

Post#7 » by Doormatt » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:47 pm

are we suggesting new books or can they be any books
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Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - accepting applications 

Post#8 » by Wavy Q » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:49 pm

I wish this had started during winter break so i could have the time to participate .-.
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Post#9 » by Gek » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:49 pm

If I wouldn't be lying to myself, I'd join.
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Post#10 » by Doormatt » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:50 pm

a book club is a great way to find time to read.
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Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - accepting applications 

Post#11 » by dockingsched » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:54 pm

Doormatt wrote:are we suggesting new books or can they be any books


i'd say any books. if too many people have already read it and/or don't want to re-read it, then we'll keep looking. got any ideas?

if this is a success, i'll want the new dan brown book to be either our 2nd or 3rd cycle.
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Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - accepting applications 

Post#12 » by ennui » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:54 pm

I think the The Kite Runner is a good place to start, the problem being I've read it.

I think we either need a poll listing various genres or just have Doc pick one to get us going.
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Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - accepting applications 

Post#13 » by dockingsched » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:55 pm

tasp, once we get suggestions i'll create a poll. i'll have a nomination of my own up by tonight. gotta think.
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Post#14 » by Gek » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:02 pm

I heard this is the most exclusive club on the OTB after #Doorgek. :gossip:


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Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - accepting applications 

Post#15 » by Doormatt » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:12 pm

i would suggest Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut

Lolita - Nabokov

Heart of Darkness - Conrad

should be a classic imo that promotes discussion

never read lolita or heart of darkness and ive wanted to forever.
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Post#16 » by Doormatt » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:21 pm

#doorgek is more than a club, its a lifestyle that frankly most people cant handle.
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Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - accepting applications 

Post#17 » by dub81 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:32 pm

How do I submit a application? Thanks
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Post#19 » by ennui » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:45 pm

Doormatt wrote:i would suggest Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut

Lolita - Nabokov

Heart of Darkness - Conrad

should be a classic imo that promotes discussion

never read lolita or heart of darkness and ive wanted to forever.


Cat's Cradle was good, you suggested that to me.

Lolita will get really controversial.

I haven't read HOD, I hear it's good.
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Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - accepting applications 

Post#20 » by dockingsched » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:52 pm

dub81 wrote:How do I submit a application? Thanks


you're accepted! please keep checking in for updates and submit nominations for what we should read 1st.
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