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Here at CRLiterature, we wanted to find a fun way to get the community reading -- and reading together. What better way is there than to have a new book to enjoy as a group every month?

How do you participate in Book Club? Here are your simple instructions:

  • 1. Acquire the book.
  • 2. Read the book.
  • 3. Stay tuned to the CRLiterature group for discussion journals and chats.
  • BONUS: We will be giving out arbitrary prizes to some participants each month!

We are hoping to select books that push the community's boundaries, in terms of what we're already reading, but that will also have mass appeal. We are also going to be choosing books that are widely available across English-speaking nations (for now Book Club is English-only) and across e-reading platforms. By rotating moderators, we are hoping that selections will be diverse, both in terms of style and genre, and in terms of author background and point of view.

We are also excited at the possibility of Book Club being site-wide. So, yes, it is open to ALL deviants, at any level of reading and writing -- not just the literature community!

And...there may be rewards for reading as many of the book club books as possible. Remember Pizza Hut's BOOK IT? We do. And we loved it. We want to reward reading here, too. The more books you read this year, the better chance you have at year-end rewards! And the more participation we get, the better the year-end rewards may turn out to be.  :plotting:

Are you as excited for CRLiterature Book Club as we are? (The correct answer is YES!)

Your moderator for June, the first ever month of Book Club, is PinkyMcCoversong. Together with the CRLiterature team, she chose THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams. We are hoping this will be a fun, breezy read with which to kick off your summers. Also, Pinky will be reading it for the first time with you!

Adamsthehitchhikersguidetothegalaxy by PinkyMcCoversong


More details to come, as we get closer to our launch date! For now, check out our FAQ!

Book Club begins on June 1, and the first book club Journal will post then. Go find a copy of the official book club book, and get your read on! We'll see you this summer!

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ElzDefy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Really glad I signed up and read that book now! :) It's really funny and bizarre, and apparently the sequels are even weirder...
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PinkyMcCoversong Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Writer
Yep!  I loved the book for all its quirks.
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TuesdayNightCompany Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
I enjoyed that silly book.
There's lots of spaceships in it, hovering in the air exactly the way bricks don't.
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PinkyMcCoversong Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Writer
Hope you'll join us for a reread!
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TuesdayNightCompany Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Sure, why not?  I can snatch it next time I'm at the library!
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PinkyMcCoversong Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Writer
WOO!
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HtBlack Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
:hug: I loved this book! The greatest one to start off the book club with. This is going to be lots of fun!
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PinkyMcCoversong Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Writer
We thought it would be fun to do one of those books that people often say they wish they'd read, or want to read eventually.  Plus, seems like the book has something for everyone.  SFF, humor, criticism, literariness...
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HtBlack Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
It really is. I've always wanted to read it and when I learned English well enough I did. (:
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AspiredWriter Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
before i leave my comment here i must first ask for clarification... pizza hut's BOOK IT? what's that about? :confused:

ok on with things.

this is a great idea. i shall... try. however i have a list of excuses ready ;p :
1. i'm lazy
2. i'm not a big reader (i like writing more... is this ironic?)
3. school is on and i'm a busy bee... (yes it's summer but i have my tests in june and then summer semester and then... tests and then another year... (and so on and so on...)
4. i'm lazy
5. books may be dificult to acquire...
6. i'm lazy

i'm :typerhappy: not reader-happy (plus i was planning on getting the hunger-games books to read over the summer...) but i would love to be a part of this. so this is exciting :la: it's good to widen one's perspectives, points of view and experiences and knowledge and open new vistas of thought.

SO! aside from reading these books, are there stuff involved? (like chat events, contests etc. if so please keep in mind time differences and that we are not ALL american :pray: (and not all have the same weekends either :paranoid: )

as for the first book- what if we've read the book or part of it? (didn't get very far in this one...) and what if we try to read it but can't understand it or tolerate it for long? (there's a fairly long list of books falling under this category where i'm concerned)

anywho, rock on! and get with gread! :$$:
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