General chatter - Anybody Interested in Starting a Book Club?

11-02-2006, 09:27 AM
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Hi everyone. I was just wondering if any of you guys would be interested in starting a book club? I find the women here at 3fc to be highly intelligent and insightful, thought-provoking, funny and kind and I was thinking maybe we should or could start a book club. We'd obviously have to agree on a book and maybe have discussions every 100 pages or so. I think it should be something we all haven't read yet. So if anyone's interested come on over and maybe even start making some suggestions for books. I haven't read James Frey's A Million Little Pieces Yet and just got it from a friend. Just a first thought. I hope we can really get this going!

11-02-2006, 09:45 AM
Hiya fedup!!!

I would LOVE to join a book club! Luckily, I'm a fast reader even if I have such a busy schedule. In fact, I wanted to read that particular book when it first came out and was all hyped up then lost interest when the "truth" was revealed. I hear it was a fab book though, we have a book club around work and they read that one too. I'll pop on over to the library this afternoon and see if I can pick up a copy.

So I am definitely IN! Hope we get lots of support!

11-02-2006, 10:00 AM
Unfortunately I have little time for reading due to being in school and planning a wedding but I usually read a few pages before bed. I also have a LOT of books that I need to read. The book I'm currently reading is "The Other Boleyn Girl" and it is a pretty good book especially if you like fictionalized history books.

11-02-2006, 10:01 AM
Oooh I've been meaning to re-read this, I will pop up to the library tomorrow and take it away on honeymoon... So should we set a date for discussion??

PS what was "the truth"?

I don't have too much time for reading - I'd probably read it in about 3 weeks :dunno:

11-02-2006, 10:02 AM
There is generally a book discussion going on in the Maintainers' Forum. Right now they're discussing Thin For Life, pretty much the way you've outlined here. There used to be a book discussion thread, but I don't know what happened to it--maybe that group lost interest? Could be still around somewhere and I just don't know about it.

11-02-2006, 10:17 AM
The truth about Frey is that he sold and marketed his book as a memoir, but many significant parts of it were greatly exaggerated or made-up, and the publisher had to give people refunds because it was sold and marketed under false pretenses.

Authors currently shopping memoirs around to agents and editors are have a VERY hard time selling their books due to this others have been hurt financially.

I'll keep an eye on the book club idea. I boycott Frey, but maybe I will jump in the next go-round.

11-02-2006, 10:37 AM
Yes, I heard all that stuff about Frey. But my husband just read the book and he reads at least 2 books a week. He said it was incredibly well written. He couldn't put the book down. He thought it was one of the best books he's ever read. I do beleive Frey went through all that stuff, but I do think he embellished it a bit. I think he's an idiot for not saying "based on my true life story" because he probably ruined what could have been an outstanding career, but I can see past that. Anyway I would like to read that book and I think we've got a few on board who would like to as well. I think we should give it another couple of days and see who else would like to climb aboard and then I guess we gotta make up some rules and stuff. This could be fun.

As for fitness books, I don't know about anybody else, but that's why I thought of the book club in the first place - I've got to get my mind elsewhere besides food and health if just for a couple of hours a week.

11-02-2006, 11:02 AM
Would like to join a book club. Haven't read that one yet ,kind of put me off after the truth came out. Will pop up to the library today and see if they have it.

11-02-2006, 11:55 AM
I never even realised it was supposed to be based on "truth" anyway! I was surprised when it was. I just read the book and we didn't have any hype like that over here, or at least none that I was aware of. I truly love the book though. Must remember to check it out at the library.

11-02-2006, 01:02 PM
Count me in. "fed"up, maybe you should make some kind of ground rules for what kind of books you want so people have some idea before they start tossing out suggestions? I'm assuming these are "off topic" books, i.e. not diet/fitness related?

11-02-2006, 01:21 PM
I'm open to suggestions, just me personally I would like to avoid the fitness/health books, I need a break. Are you okay with "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey even though he's had a bit of controversy surrounding him? I think a few of the ladies were okay with it.

11-02-2006, 01:23 PM
Of and Fiddler I just noticed your "Gettin Waisted" thing under your name - love it! Funny enough my waist is where I have DEFINITELY lost the most weight so far, not the tummy necessarily - the waist. Boy the body's a weird thing.

11-02-2006, 01:28 PM
ooooh, books! :p i'll join in, if i can grab a copy at the library...

i'm a bit broke at the moment, so no book buying for me. :(

11-02-2006, 01:41 PM
I read voraciously (I guess that's better than eating voraciously!). I read Frey's book and I couldn't put it down, either. Who cares if there was controversy--it was still a good read!

11-02-2006, 02:23 PM
Me! Me! I would love to be in a book club. I read way too much anyways ^_^ it would be nice to have talks with others reading the same

11-02-2006, 03:35 PM
Hi folks. As I see it til this point we've got 10 people who want to participate and they are as follows:

(1) "Fed"up
(2) NurseMichelle
(3) 2frustrated
(4) Clydegirl
(5) Fiddler
(6) Watch it Break
(7) Sakai
(8) Rocker girl
(9) Mandelinn
(10) Kimstar
If I've misunderstood anyone else intentions please, please correct me.

And I think we are all okay with James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces"?

So why don't we all try and get the book over the weekend and take it from there.

And of course anyone and everyone is still MORE than welcome to join. Without a doubt the more the merrier. :book2:

11-02-2006, 03:48 PM
fedup sounds good.

I'm like you I don't need to read any fitness/exercise books. Mind you maybe if I did I wouldn't be the size i am :D

11-02-2006, 05:25 PM
I just requested it from the library. I will give it a try. I am not much of a reader, but have wanted to read this book since all the uproar about it.

11-02-2006, 05:34 PM
Oooh, can I join? I've already read it, but I'd love to discuss.

11-02-2006, 06:00 PM
me Me ME!!

Count me in -- just need to jump over to and find it! Is there going to be a timeframe? If so, what's the reading schedule going to be like, though? If it takes a week to ship, I'll need time to catch up to everyone else??

11-02-2006, 06:10 PM
Great, I've added you guys on. Still gotta work out some details. But I was thinking to have read 100 pages by November 13. This way we could discuss how we like it so far and perhaps where we think it's going. If anyone has any other ideas feel free to pipe in.

Also, I was thinking maybe we could come up with a cute name or something to call ourselves. Any suggestions?

11-02-2006, 06:12 PM
Just ordered a used copy in good condition on for $4.80 including shipping! It will be here in 5-14 days, but my experience with them is that it's usually closer to the 5 days!

Working on a name -- brainstorming!

11-02-2006, 07:21 PM
Went to the library had to request it, Don't know how long it will take to come in.

11-03-2006, 08:31 AM
:book2: Good morning fellow bookworms!! Okay so it looks like we've got something going here. Everybody get cracking on getting our first book -
"A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey. He should only know how fortunate he is to have great people like us reading his book. Page 109 appears to be the end of a chapter and a section, so let's shoot for that for Monday, November 13.

Anybody come up with a name yet?

And yes, of course there's still time to join us, we'd love to have you.

11-03-2006, 12:01 PM
Anybody come up with a name yet?

Chicks with Books?

Literary Chicks?

Hooked on Books?

That's all I can think of right now.

11-03-2006, 12:17 PM
I like "Literary Chicks"!!

I had a change of plans. The bookseller had to cancel my order (long story, but basically my debit card is in the wrong name and it wasn't approved -- that usually happens when I place orders online!!) Anyways, the little bookstore down the road from my office ACTUALLY had a used copy, so I'll go pick it up tonight. I'm not saving any $$, but at least I'll get to start on it tonight!!

11-05-2006, 04:03 AM
Ooooohhh! What about shortening it to "Lit Chicks" -- kinda rolls of the tongue?

11-05-2006, 07:31 AM
Or "Chick Lits"?

Any way I started the book already and I had to stop myself at page 27 so I wouldn't get too far ahead. It's definitely a quick book to get into which is something that I like.:book2: :book2: :book2:

11-05-2006, 08:49 AM
Or what about "Literary Losers"?

11-05-2006, 12:12 PM
I would love to join! I'm not sure how feasible this is but I will hang around and if I can do it, maybe I'll pop in if that's ok?

11-05-2006, 12:34 PM
It's more then ok, we'd love to have you.

11-05-2006, 05:41 PM
:lol: "Chick Lits"... cute!

Literary Losers is good, too. :)

i'm hoping to get my copy of the book today, or tomorrow. yay for having credit at a used book store. :D

11-05-2006, 06:14 PM
Or "Chick Lits"?

Any way I started the book already and I had to stop myself at page 27 so I wouldn't get too far ahead. It's definitely a quick book to get into which is something that I like.:book2: :book2: :book2:

I like "Chick Lits".

I'm hoping to get my copy tomorrow. Then I'll get cracking on it. Shouldn't be that hard to read.