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April 19, 2009

Experiment

I flirted with the idea of an online book club before, before abandoning it.

I'm still not sure if it's a good idea or if I'd make any kind of decent moderator. Most books, even if I like them, I don't really care to discuss very much, except for Chris Farley Show type stuff like "Remember when Yossarian saw everything twice...? Wasn't that great?"

But, as an experiment to see how this might work (or not work): As I just linked Beyond the Black River and am, in fact, re-reading it again now (this would be like the sixth time, but the first time since high school), hell: Okay, here's an attempt at some kind of internet book club.

Yeah, it's not a book, per se, and it's not exactly Moby Dick, but it's free on the internet, and can be read in a couple of hours, so why not?

More of an experiment than anything else. I just did, inadvertently, the "introduction to the book/background" sort of post, so that part of it is already taken care of.

If it works, we can try it with actual warning lead-time and an actual book, and a self-nominated moderator/nominee of the book in question.


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