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text 2019-02-03 20:59
Hear ye, hear ye -- there have been two monstrous Discworld occurrences here on BookLikes! Find out all about it!
Equal Rites - Terry Pratchett

And they're both the fault of your host -- i.e., yours truly.


First of all, I totally missed the start date of our present group read -- Equal Rites -- which was on February 1.  I'm not sure how many of us will want to (re)read this one as it's not a general favourite, but anyway ... there we are.  The discussion thread is HERE


... which swiftly takes us to snafu no. 2, which is the decidedly bigger one:


Somehow, when creating the Discworld group last year, I totally missed the fact that you only get both a book club and a discussion group linked with it (i.e., the combination of both the club and group features) if you create the club first -- which will then have a discussion group auto-attached to it.  If, as I did, you create the the group first, it will not have a club (with its handy reading schedule feature) attached to it ... nor can you combine it with a club if you create one later. 


I discovered all this -- you guessed it -- when creating a Discworld book club AFTER we had already gotten the Discworld discussion group up and running.  At first I thought oh well, let's just forget about the club feature (also, RL seriously got in the way in the interim), but as some of the Discworld group members have since found the club and have already signed up for membership, I hereby officially give you


The BookLikes Discworld Book Club


with its very own attendant and brand new


Discworld Discussion Group.


(For purposes of clarity: This is the NEW group auto-created by the system when I created the book club page.)


As it's really very handy to have the combined book club and discussion group features, I suggest we continue using the new discussion group henceforth -- I'll post a message corresponding with this one in the old group, too.


So, if you are / were a member of the old Discworld discussion group but haven't signed up for membership with the new Discworld Book Club yet, you may want to do so now.


Also: Once I've posted the message in the old Discworld group, I'll start transferring our old posts and discussions from that group to the new group.  So if you're already a member of the new club (+ group) and see lots of notifications for me having posted something in the new group, please disregard -- this is just me replicating the discussions we already had.  (I may not do all of them, but I at least want to copy the essentials across.)


Ahem.  As you were ...


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url 2018-08-10 19:34
Glinglinglingling ...

Did someone say "Discworld Book Club"?


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text 2018-02-09 02:29
Reading progress: 69%
Dust - Elizabeth Bear
“Climb down,” Benedick answered. “He’s from Cat.”
“How do you know?” Rien was surprised to hear her own voice sound so strong. It was, of course, an illusion.
“Cat hasn’t spoken to me in fifteen years,” he said. “A little thing like the end of the world wouldn’t change that.”

Reading this precursor to catchup before starting Chill , this month's read for booklikes book club "Virtual Speculation" if anyone cares to join in at http://booklikes.com/book-clubs/50/virtual-speculation 


The Jacob's Ladder Trilogy in order:


Dust (Jacob's Ladder Series #1) - Elizabeth Bear  Chill - Elizabeth Bear  Grail - Elizabeth Bear  

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text 2018-02-07 20:49
Reading progress : 1%.
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life - Helen Czerski

So, this finally came through the library waitlist.


I actually wanted to read it for the booklikes book club The Flat Book Society but looks like that ended January 31 with their next book not starting until next month.


Oh well.  Still want to read it because the posts and discussions made it sound interesting.  I still have other library books and borrows due back soon that will be read first.  And I'll likely read this nonfiction book in chapters/pieces to better digest.


The next bookclub read in March will be:  I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life - Ed Yong  


I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life - Ed Yong 

Source: booklikes.com/book-clubs/book/90/the-flat-book-society
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text 2018-01-11 01:49
Reading progress: 2%.
No One Lives Twice No One Lives Twice - Julie Moffett

So far — in a good way — this is not coming across as YA.  Possibly because Lexi is turning 25, has college degree, a not- new job, and a roommate-less apartment.


Reading for a booklikes book club -- YA Book Club. 


I can relate to the "shoulder surfing" comment.  It's always irritating when uninvited, but at least she's civil service at a time where government offices are non-smoking (*bad flashbacks* to tiny offices and cubicles with already poor ventilation where the shoulder surfers chain-smoked and often made snickering comments about needing a brain straw to get in my head ...)



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