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October 30th, 2006

(no subject) @ 01:27 am

ladysilverangel:
Yay for another meeting!! This time it was Sam's turn to host, even though the hosting occured at my house. Just easier that way!!

First order of business - welcome to three new members to this community!! Hello to thepixieinside, realpestilence and brina_mezzaluna. Welcome to you guys!! If you have any comments on the previous books that we're read, add them in! :-) Also a possible new member, Melissa, attending, thankies to Mel!

This week we were discussing

 A Great and Terrible Beauty
By Libba Bray


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  • Rhiannon left before the meeting began, but wrote out her thoughts to share. Which were the following: A few (_) about this book. I really liked the storyline and the ideas behind the book. I thik the way it was written was good. I liked the 1st person (perspective?). The main character was a bit inconsistant as was her group of friends. I didn't like the way to book took so long to come to its climax and then finished so quickly. I also didn't like the way the questions were answered that went around in the book. I think until the last few chaters I enjoyed the book, but felt very dissapointed with the ending.
  • Anthony didn't read the book because he didn't have it.
  • Roesha can't remember. Shit!! We never got back to her. I'm sorry Roe, leave a comment with your thoughts. Speak up girl!
  • Caroline found that the book wasn't as good as she thought it would be. Some interesting aspects though. The main character was okay but rather annoying at times. Found the book stopped too suddenly, bringing about a bad ending.
  • Kathryn didn't like the book. The main character pissed her off and she wanted her to die. She actually reminded her of Laura at the age of 8. Some chick was a bad buy but not? She culdn't work it out. Hated how the girls weren't best friends... but then suddenly were. She hated how the book kind of floated around and then just ended. It has a cool front cover, but ended up being a big let down. And... Grrr!!
  • Belinda didn't get the book (I suck)
  • Miranda didn't get the book either.
  • Alyson thought the moment that she opened the book that she wasn't going to read it and that it was going to be shit. She was right for the first five chapters, but then found that it got better and couldn't put it down, even though she still hated it. She couldn't stand the topic, but just had to keep reading.
  • Melissa didn't get in touch with the book. Just couldn't connect with it. (the funny thing is that Mel hadn't even read the book)
  • Samantha enjoyed the book except for the bad ending... except for the girl dying. Other then that, bad ending!
  • thepixieinside has written a review which can be found at http://thepixieinside.livejournal.com/420093.html
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This week's book has caused an uproar already, and probably not the best book for you new members to come in on (sorry Sam!! You know I love you!!).

The Butler Did It
By Kasey Michaels

(I'm upload a photo later)

Thank you to all who attended the meeting!! After which Alyson and I decided to drunk... and that didn't even happen. Sad, hey? There aren't any photos really, I'm sorry.
 
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From:kitty5roses
Date:October 29th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
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sQUEEEEEE! new members *hugs you all* Welcome Welcome Welcome. Don't be too alarmed, i have been told i'm rather random :-p

Hope you enjoy and have soem fun... I'm next week, i'm going to have the best book ever! oh yes i am! :-p

lol

Cheers!
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From:kitty5roses
Date:October 29th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
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Oh and i got bored last night and started making a website for BLBC, I'll show you guys next time i see you.

*hugs all round*
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From:thepixieinside
Date:October 30th, 2006 04:51 am (UTC)
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OOH! I need to read A Great and Terrible Beauty! I just bought it recently! :D

Thanks for the warm welcome! :)
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From:ladysilverangel
Date:October 31st, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
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Yessums, read and review for us, heehee!!
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From:thepixieinside
Date:October 31st, 2006 02:26 am (UTC)
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Will do! I REALLY like it so far! :)
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From:thepixieinside
Date:November 1st, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)
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I personally really liked the read. I just ordered the sequel to it on amazon.com used!

(Here is a link to my review: http://thepixieinside.livejournal.com/420093.html)
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From:ladysilverangel
Date:November 2nd, 2006 07:30 am (UTC)
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I added the link to the entry, thank you!!!
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From:ally_syd05
Date:November 1st, 2006 08:29 am (UTC)
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Hey hey welcome to the newbies! Well enjoy the ride...

Bindi, that was a very diplomatic way to introduce the new book and i congratulate you!

And i really can't think of anything more to say...
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From:ally_syd05
Date:November 1st, 2006 08:32 am (UTC)
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Oh crap!! Now i remember

I don't know what to do for my random little bit in the newsletter - HELP!!! Please anyone! Anything you want to know about or think may be entertaining. Or i may be forced to put in a cooking tips bit *pulls at hair* or something... well actually i don't know!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 7th, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)
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Hi new people. 3 more days till next book club at kitty's.
Random info. kitty, laura and I (caz) were extras in a short fill. I had a talking minute of fame as no other females wanted to talk.

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