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1jdgarner68
Editado: Jun 6, 2013, 6:46 pm

I belong to a reading group on a different website where we have one feature that I and many other members enjoy that I thought I might suggest for this group. We begin by nominating a book (in this case, a historical mystery) for the upcoming month; next, the participating members vote on the nominations. There would be a different book every month, and, of course, a discussion of the book as it is being read. Since the participating members will be reading it at the same time, it prompts a more interactive and 'fresh' discussion on the book. Another benefit of a monthly read would be that we would all be introduced to good material that we otherwise may have overlooked or never become acquainted with.

2Roro8
Jul 11, 2013, 6:38 pm

I am willing to give it a try jd! I am slack and haven't visited this group for a while. I have starred this topic now so I will be back to see the outcome.

3Roro8
Jul 11, 2013, 6:40 pm

I just had a thought. Maybe there is a list of the best historical mysteries that we could select from.

4Bookmarque
Jul 11, 2013, 6:58 pm

Depending on the choice, I'm game.

5AnnieMod
Jul 11, 2013, 7:00 pm

What Bookmarque said :)

6Roro8
Jul 11, 2013, 7:15 pm

Another option could be to have a theme for the month, rather than a specific book. That would give people a bit more room to choose something they might like and that others might like. For example, HM set in a certain country, or a certain time period, or involving the church, or medical themes, set in WWII etc.

7marell
Jul 12, 2013, 2:43 pm

I'm willing; sounds fun.

8Sambella
Jul 12, 2013, 3:03 pm

I think that sounds that a great idea. :)

9Roro8
Editado: Jul 12, 2013, 7:03 pm

Lets take a vote on whether to have a set book that we all read, or a theme that we find a HM that fits.

Votar: The group should read the same book decided by a group vote each month

Resultado actual: Sim 7, Não 0, Indeciso 1

10Roro8
Jul 12, 2013, 7:03 pm

Votar: The group should read any HM within the same theme decided by a group vote each month

Resultado actual: Sim 2, Não 1, Indeciso 1

11Imprinted
Jul 13, 2013, 6:14 pm

Great idea. May I suggest the late 19th-century as the period for a group read -- there are so many great mysteries set in that era we can choose from.

12Roro8
Jul 18, 2013, 6:09 pm

It looks like most people would like to select a single book for the group to read.

Has anybody got any suggestions to put forward?

Would we like to begin in August?

13grundlecat
Jul 20, 2013, 12:21 am

I think it's easier when everyone is reading the same book; otherwise no one knows what anyone else is talking about. Maybe we could select a theme for the month and then nominate books within that theme for reading and have a vote. That would make it a two-vote process (or maybe the moderator could select the theme and we nominate books within that to reduce the time lapse and dickering). I think a simple time period may be a bit too broad; perhaps a geographical component could be included as well. For instance, late 19th century France, or Britain, or even narrow it to a city since there's a plethora of material for that time period.