Dammit MM, you stole my idea!
I was seriously considering posting and seeing if there was any interest in maybe forming an informal Sladist' book club.
How about one book per month? That sounds like a reasonable amount of time to locate a copy and digest it.
Then the end of each month can be used for discussion of that month's choice and selecting a title for the next month.
I'm not sure about the voting thing. It seems to me that over time the majority vote would fall into a pattern and restrict the choices.
How about setting a deadline for all those interested, initially? Then a trusted member can draw those names and each person could pick a selection, on a rotating basis, in the order their names was drawn.
After that, new members can join the group and have their name added to the rotation.
Maybe stipulate that anyone joining after the deadline must participate, by reading and contributing to the discussion of at least one book, before they are placed in the rotation and allowed to pick a monthly title.
Some limits need to be set for book choices.
Minimum of 1 year since publication date.
No arcane or rare titles.
No scholarly text books.
Will this be limited to fiction? Certain genres?
Count me in!
It sounds fun and I'm much more prone to read, or finish reading, something new or different, in a group setting.
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