RJ Book Club!

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    Sep 04, 2008 12:03 AM GMT
    There has been some interest so I thought I'd jump in the front of the line and take the lead on this to see where it goes. It will take some time to develop and we'll need to work out the details/kinks, so let's plan on an October 1, 2008 start date.

    First... we need to decide on a theme for the club. Such as, LGBT fiction, non-fiction, mystery, biographies... or do we want to have a variety of themes? And do we want to read only LGBT books or leave it open to all? Let's take a vote and go with majority rules.

    Deadline for picking a theme - September 8, that should cover most folks through the week and weekend.

    I'll go first... THEME: variety / TYPE: all (I enjoy reading anything and everything.)
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    Sep 04, 2008 2:33 AM GMT
    I like history, non-fiction, and biographies.

    Homosexuality and Civilization (Paperback)
    by Louis Crompton

    "In this notable monograph, impressive for its breadth and readability, an early pioneer of gay and lesbian studies attempts the Herculean task of chronicling the history of homosexuality in Europe and parts of Asia from Homer to the 18th century. In a series of short vignettes, Crompton, emeritus professor of English at the University of Nebraska, relates the "rich and terrible" stories of men and women who have been immortalized, celebrated, shunned or executed for the special attention they paid to members of their own sex. "
  • olden

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    Sep 04, 2008 3:34 AM GMT
    For your mystery fiction, books by Christopher Rice would fit. Rice is the son of Anne Rice of vampire fame and writes a pretty mean mystery in his own gay right or is it write.
  • coolarmydude

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    Sep 04, 2008 3:51 AM GMT
    Let's keep variety. Reading different styles and perspectives cultivates the mind. My preferences are non-fiction and adventure fiction and historical fiction.
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    Sep 04, 2008 4:08 AM GMT
    I definitely do not want this to be ONLY Gay Literature! So, theme: variety. Type: ALL!!

    Rob
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    Sep 04, 2008 4:13 AM GMT
    I like erotic novels... So I I propose any book from Sherrilyn Kenyon, I think I had an orgasm reading one of her books. (I get orgasms easily, and it doesn't mean I have to cum)

    but seriously, Sherrilyn Kenyon
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    Sep 04, 2008 5:51 AM GMT
    I don't have access to books I want on demand so I'll just keep on the fringes on this one. But I'm definitely for it. icon_smile.gif I'll pipe in when I can.
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    Sep 04, 2008 6:33 AM GMT
    The Crompton book is fantastic! Though I think it is too much for a book club discussion.

    My suggestion:
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    Sep 04, 2008 10:15 AM GMT
    Would not mind staying within Gay literature, but it is very restrictive and the books can be hard to get.

    I mainly stick with fiction, but for non-fiction I usually just read history with the occasional economics, politics or biography thrown in.

    Can't say I ever read erotica, horror, or so-called "page turners" (never read Stephen King, Anne Rice for example).
  • DanBasil

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    Sep 04, 2008 2:11 PM GMT
    I'm for variety too, this will allow new pieces to be read that we might not have gotten when browsing the library. After all variety is the spice of life (or is that Arby's?). icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 04, 2008 2:59 PM GMT
    I like Variety!
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    Sep 04, 2008 4:42 PM GMT
    Variety is the spice of life.
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    Sep 05, 2008 1:36 AM GMT
    Great input thus far guys, keep 'em coming! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 05, 2008 2:28 AM GMT
    I am going to suggest this book for Americans to learn more about Canadian history....(my fellow Americans, it borders on bizarre)....and when I got to Amazon, I found this.... FAIL!

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  • Thirdbeach

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    Sep 05, 2008 2:46 AM GMT
    Rule # 1

    Don't talk about the book club!

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    Sep 05, 2008 2:53 AM GMT
    864517229_47a7275928_o.jpg ... I mean, book club ... icon_redface.gif
  • Abe13

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    Sep 05, 2008 3:04 AM GMT
    I'm new here, but I read everything. So variety would be fun. Also, J.L. Langley has some great erotica. As well as Anne Rice writing as A.N. Roquelaure.
    Non erotica Suggestions: James Rollins(eco-thrillers), Clive Barker(horror and fantasy), Ray Garton(horror).
    Sorry, horror has been what I have been into lately.