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#1 Posted by Brians (1516 posts) -

I would like to start a book club for 2012 for Giant Bomb and was wondering who else would.

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#2 Posted by GeneralZod37 (301 posts) -

I'm in.

/deja vu

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#3 Posted by TomA (2787 posts) -

Umm, yess. This sound awesome.

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#4 Posted by Mutley (351 posts) -

I would totally be up for that.

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#5 Posted by Brians (1516 posts) -

I'm thinking our first book could be Ready Player One but I am open to suggestions.

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#6 Posted by raidingkvatch (1208 posts) -

Sure, why not?

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#7 Posted by Encephalon (1680 posts) -

Don't even know what that book is, so of course I'm interested! Sign me up.

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#8 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

Twilight.

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#9 Posted by vager (1677 posts) -

I remember hearing from somewhere that Dave and Rorie were thinking of doing a book club that ended with a podcast discussion every month or so. Might have heard it on a Ramblin' Rorie video.

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#10 Posted by Brians (1516 posts) -

@Vager: Well that was something I was thinking about that perhaps the Book Club could start a podcast or something. Have a theme and then talk about the issues in the Book for that time period.

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#11 Posted by DJKommunist (284 posts) -

Sign me up mother trucker! I say we do jPod. That's a good one. Gaming related too.

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#12 Posted by Moriarty (58 posts) -

Yes, thousand times yes. Count me in.

I hope I don't come off as a jerk but I don't agree with either recommendation for the first book. We shouldn't do something related to gaming, let's not limit ourselves.

My pick would be Fahrenheit 451, it'd be a good start. Think about it, it's a book about book burning, what better way to start then with something that'll show us the importance of literature. Just putting it out there.

But I'm up for anything, mainly sci-fi. More specifically hard sci-fi or speculative fiction, like Solaris or Rendezvous with Rama.

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#13 Posted by MightyDuck (1835 posts) -

That would be a pretty cool idea. I might be interested.

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#15 Posted by GeneralZod37 (301 posts) -

@Moriarty: Well it's not as much picked as a possible starter due to video games as it is a fun easy read. Kinda start this whole thing off with something with relative ease then go from there.

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#16 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (4106 posts) -

Yeah sign me up.

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#17 Posted by Vestigial_Man (317 posts) -

I'd be up for that, book recommendations from people I know have similar tastes to me seem like a good thing.

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#18 Posted by Brians (1516 posts) -

So I don't know I was thinking maybe we could try making a podcast for the book club. As a later thing.

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#19 Posted by GlenTennis (3272 posts) -

Is a book some kind of fancy video game?

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#20 Posted by Cathryn (584 posts) -

I would definitely be up for this.

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#21 Posted by Moriarty (58 posts) -

@GeneralZod37 said:

@Moriarty: Well it's not as much picked as a possible starter due to video games as it is a fun easy read. Kinda start this whole thing off with something with relative ease then go from there.

I didn't mean to be a dick. It's just that I have a personal bias towards Ready Player One and had never heard of jPod. Also, considering the time I spend focusing on video games, I want my other hobbies to scratch different itches.

On a side note ... we should totally be called the "Bookaneers."

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#22 Posted by BoG (5390 posts) -
@Brians: I would actually be really interested in something like this. How do you propose we organize it?
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#23 Posted by Joe_Wildheart (82 posts) -

Count me in.

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#24 Posted by iBePeRFeCT (397 posts) -

I'm down.

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#25 Posted by C0V3RT (1420 posts) -

I need to read more. I'll give it a go.

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#26 Posted by Brians (1516 posts) -

@BoG:

I guess we see who is interested in podcasting about books and go from there if enough people are I am willing to learn how to record podcasts edit them.

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#27 Posted by GeneralZod37 (301 posts) -

let's do this! All I need is a new headset. Am free pretty much anytime to record.

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#28 Posted by blindisaac (144 posts) -

Im in

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#29 Posted by EightBitShik (1492 posts) -

I would be down as long as you put a real effort into it. I don't want a dead book club.

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#30 Posted by defaulttag (904 posts) -

sure

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#31 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1429 posts) -

Sounds cool, I would be interested

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#32 Posted by KillerRabbit (72 posts) -

Sound good. I'm interested as well.

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#33 Posted by EuanDewar (5160 posts) -

I wouldn't be surprised if this was the year they release their long-discussed book site.

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#34 Posted by somesmart (11 posts) -

I'd be interested as well. Could we set up a goodreads.com group for it as well? I like to keep track of my books, etc there.

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#35 Posted by GeneralZod37 (301 posts) -

@somesmart: That site is pretty nifty.

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#36 Posted by somesmart (11 posts) -

@GeneralZod37: yeah it looks like there already is a GB group there as well: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/45156.Giant_Bomb