yardbarker

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

Moderators: TyCobb, Danny Darko, Slava, crazyeights, Kilroy

Post#1 The Finer Things Book Club - who's up for Phi
Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:13 pm by dockingsched

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

Image


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.

Official Club Members:

1. dockingsched
2. doormatt
3. tycobb
4. slava
5. miggs
6. eablinksum
7. tasp
8. tugs
9. dub81
10. mjba
11. father time
12. speedlot


Official Club literature and deadline:

Currently Reading: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Deadline: February 28, 2013

Rules for discussing book before the deadline if you wish to discuss as you read: You must give a "Spoiler Alert" warning at the top of your post, then wrap your spoiler around with "quote" tags and "color=#FFFFFF" tags (white).

example:

SPOILER ALERT

The main character dies in the 1st sentence!!!
"We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on." - Dumbledore
dockingsched



Retired Mod
Retired Mod
User avatar
Posts: 46,050
And1: 1,849
Joined: Aug 2, 2005
Top

Post#2 Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - acceptin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:15 pm by dockingsched

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?
"We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on." - Dumbledore
dockingsched



Retired Mod
Retired Mod
User avatar
Posts: 46,050
And1: 1,849
Joined: Aug 2, 2005
Top

Post#3 Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - acceptin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:38 pm by miggs

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
#tankswag
miggs
Assistant Coach
User avatar
Posts: 3,992
And1: 124
Joined: May 4, 2008
Location: fear and loathing in reseda
Top

Post#4 Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - acceptin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:58 pm by EArl

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.
LOS ANGELES LAKERS/F.C BARÇELONA
EArl



RealGM
User avatar
Posts: 35,978
And1: 6,236
Joined: Mar 14, 2012
Location: Santa Cruz (Los Angeles Native)
Top

Post#5 Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - acceptin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:29 pm by Doormatt

you forgot about bt in the list
#doorgek
Doormatt


RealGM
User avatar
Posts: 15,650
And1: 1,357
Joined: Mar 7, 2011
Top

Post#6 Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - acceptin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:38 pm by dockingsched

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.
"We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on." - Dumbledore
dockingsched



Retired Mod
Retired Mod
User avatar
Posts: 46,050
And1: 1,849
Joined: Aug 2, 2005
Top

Post#7 Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - acceptin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:47 pm by Doormatt

are we suggesting new books or can they be any books
#doorgek
Doormatt


RealGM
User avatar
Posts: 15,650
And1: 1,357
Joined: Mar 7, 2011
Top

Post#8 Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - acceptin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:49 pm by Wavy Q

I wish this had started during winter break so i could have the time to participate .-.
Wavy Q



RealGM
User avatar
Posts: 21,881
And1: 1,005
Joined: Jul 10, 2010
Location: YAWK
Top

Post#9 Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - acceptin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:49 pm by Gek

If I wouldn't be lying to myself, I'd join.
#teamhermes
go pens - pirates - steelers - lakers
Gek




RealGM
User avatar
Posts: 38,722
And1: 1,278
Joined: Aug 12, 2004
Location: (⌐■_■)
Top

Post#10 Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - acceptin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:50 pm by Doormatt

a book club is a great way to find time to read.
#doorgek
Doormatt


RealGM
User avatar
Posts: 15,650
And1: 1,357
Joined: Mar 7, 2011
Top

Post#11 Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - acceptin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:54 pm by dockingsched

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.
"We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on." - Dumbledore
dockingsched



Retired Mod
Retired Mod
User avatar
Posts: 46,050
And1: 1,849
Joined: Aug 2, 2005
Top

Post#12 Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - acceptin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:54 pm by ennui

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.
ennui

General Manager
User avatar
Posts: 9,410
And1: 823
Joined: Feb 10, 2011
Location: riddle of steel
Top

Post#13 Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - acceptin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:55 pm by dockingsched

tasp, once we get suggestions i'll create a poll. i'll have a nomination of my own up by tonight. gotta think.
"We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on." - Dumbledore
dockingsched



Retired Mod
Retired Mod
User avatar
Posts: 46,050
And1: 1,849
Joined: Aug 2, 2005
Top

Post#14 Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - acceptin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:02 pm by Gek

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


Third is the game thread planning committee.


Jetset is clearly Ryan as well.
#teamhermes
go pens - pirates - steelers - lakers
Gek




RealGM
User avatar
Posts: 38,722
And1: 1,278
Joined: Aug 12, 2004
Location: (⌐■_■)
Top

Post#15 Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - acceptin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:12 pm by Doormatt

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.
#doorgek
Doormatt


RealGM
User avatar
Posts: 15,650
And1: 1,357
Joined: Mar 7, 2011
Top

Post#16 Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - acceptin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:21 pm by Doormatt

#doorgek is more than a club, its a lifestyle that frankly most people cant handle.
#doorgek
Doormatt


RealGM
User avatar
Posts: 15,650
And1: 1,357
Joined: Mar 7, 2011
Top

Post#17 Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - acceptin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:32 pm by dub81

How do I submit a application? Thanks
Image
dub81
Bench Warmer
User avatar
Posts: 1,406
And1: 18
Joined: Mar 20, 2008
Top

Post#18 Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - acceptin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:36 pm by mjba

in
mjba
Veteran
Posts: 2,808
And1: 89
Joined: Jul 18, 2009
Top

Post#19 Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - acceptin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:45 pm by ennui

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.
ennui

General Manager
User avatar
Posts: 9,410
And1: 823
Joined: Feb 10, 2011
Location: riddle of steel
Top

Post#20 Re: OT: The Finer Things Book Club - acceptin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:52 pm by dockingsched

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.
"We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on." - Dumbledore
dockingsched



Retired Mod
Retired Mod
User avatar
Posts: 46,050
And1: 1,849
Joined: Aug 2, 2005
Top

Next

Return to Los Angeles Lakers


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: digcom99, Doormatt, ennui, ScHoolBoy B, zuju