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text 2018-07-01 01:48
Amazon is apparently removing reviews . . . again

And some authors are bitching . . . again.

 

Halfway civil discussion here:

 

https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,264662.0.html

 

Including the observation that it may not be a direct connection between that author and that reviewer that got the review(s) removed.

 

Slightly less civil discussion on Twitter (no link) because, you know, authors NEED those reviews and so it's OKAY to interact with readers and ENCOURAGE them to leave reviews, just like it's OKAY to swap reviews with other writers who are FRIENDS.

 

 

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text 2017-03-28 23:45
The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman’s novel The Graveyard Book tells the story of a little boy named Nobody Owens, or “Bod” for short, who was not raised under normal circumstances. After wandering from his crib in the middle of the night as a baby, he unknowingly escapes from a murderer in his house. The murderer is still on the loose throughout the course of the novel, and he is in search of Bod. While he is growing up, he is raised in a graveyard by ghosts who educate him on how to protect himself from the man who is out to kill him. You may be thinking by this point: why would anyone consider this to be a children’s book? Surprisingly enough, the book is an amazing story for young readers! Bod demonstrates courage throughout the novel, never allowing the man who wants to kill him to succeed with the job. The book’s Lexile reading level is 820L, and it is recommended to be read by students in higher grades like fourth and fifth grade. In my classroom, I would want students to form book groups to read the novel. I would want each student in the group to have a job to do with the book, and each group would get to engage in their own discussions about what they think. I would also want the students to analyze how Gaiman appeals to his reader’s senses through his strategic use of imagery.

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text 2016-08-05 14:40
Book Clubs/Groups on BookLikes

One of the things I like most about book sites like BL and GR are the groups and discussing specific books while reading together (or sort of together, as time allows). 

 

I'm wondering if any of you belong to book clubs here and what sorts of books you enjoy reading and discussing with others. 

 

I belong to the Mystery and Thriller group and the Lesfic and More group. Like in my groups, I've noticed that from what I can see, participation is low. Is this a feature that most people aren't interested in or is it something that isn't very well known on the site? 

 

Just curious.

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text 2014-09-05 13:21
Sometimes they do it to themselves

 

 

 

 

 

 

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text 2014-05-29 22:31
Question for mystery readers: groups reads/online book clubs

I have a friend who's looking for an online group or forum where everyone reads the same mystery and then discusses it in the forum. I've only dipped my toes into that kind of thing, and it wasn't a terribly successful experience.

 

I know Goodreads probably has groups like that, or BookLikes, or possibly there's some other site I haven't even heard of. However, I don't know which groups are nicely active and open to accepting new members.

 

So, does anyone have any suggestions on groups that might work and just read mysteries? If there's a particular group that you're part of, that you love, and that you'd like to recommend, let me know and I'll pass the info on.

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