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  1. The Colorless Book Club


    #848542014-11-28 01:25:53 *Cenica said:

    Welcome to the Colorless Book Club!

    The purpose of this group is to encourage members to read good books and to share thoughts and experiences gained during reading. By discussing books we hope to give fellow readers a better understanding of the authors' words and make a good book more enjoyable still.

    If you like to read and like discussing what you've read other people this may be just the place for you.


    Goodreads
    If you click the link you will be directed to the Colorless's own goodreads group.

    We ask that you make a goodreads account and join the colorless group for the following reasons:
    1. Goodreads is a useful site for keeping track of the reading progress of yourself and other group members.
    2. Weekly discussion threads will be posted on the goodreads group for those who have finished that weeks reading goal.
    3. Bragging rights. (You nerds.)


    In order to avoid spoiling we ask that you keep all book discussion in the appropriate threads on goodreads. The thread you are currently in will be used to; update users on when new discussion threads are posted to the goodreads group, to nominate books to read, to schedule discussions on CL chat, and to vote on which books to read.

    We are currently: Nominating Books

    Nominees

    1984 by George Orwell
    Compulsion by Martina Boone
    My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni
    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

  2. #848602014-11-28 02:00:18 *Cenica said:

    Ah! I forgot to lay down a few obvious rules: No erotica stuff! No comics or mangas!

    Yes, they're obvious but some people are idiots to the obvious so here were the rules for nominees.

  3. #848732014-11-28 12:33:43 *Kip said:

    i was wondering what book i could suggest since i want it to be something new that i haven't read and hope others haven't, so i explored Goodreads and a couple of their best books of the month are My Sister's Grave and Compulsion.

    they looked interesting! also both stories that i think would be great for discussions since there seems to be a bit of suspense or mystery in both.

  4. #848812014-11-28 20:06:01 *Cenica said:

    I'm gonna stick with actually books. If people want to read the anthologies and leave feedback they are easily enough found.

  5. #848942014-11-29 01:13:09 *Cenica said:

    Getting this back on track. I added a couple of books from different genres that looked like they might be interesting.


    Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

    The year is 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new -partner, Chuck Aule, have come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to investigate the disappearance of a patient. Multiple-murderess Rachel Solando is loose somewhere on this barren island, despite having been kept in a locked cell under constant surveillance. As a killer hurricane bears relentlessly down on them, a strange case takes on even darker, more sinister shades--with hints of radical experimentation, horrifying surgeries, and lethal countermoves made in the cause of a covert shadow war. No one is going to escape Shutter Island unscathed, because nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is remotely what it seems...

    While I've never read the book I do love the movie. I also thought it'd be kind of cool to read the book and then watch the movie.

    And... Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

    It's the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.
    Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.
    And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune -- and remarkable power -- to whoever can unlock them.
    For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday's riddles are based in the pop culture he loved -- that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday's icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes's oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig.
    And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle.
    Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt -- among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life -- and love -- in the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.
    A world at stake.
    A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?

  6. #848952014-11-29 01:26:07Cenica said:

    Some others I thought sounded kind of interesting but won't nominate myself as I've already picked two are:
    The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    This one seems like it might lean a little bit more towards romance than I'd like and the reviews are mixed, but I liked some of the quotes I read on goodreads from the book. It seems interesting at least.
    The Alienist by Caleb Carr
    A mystery/ crime/ thriller type novel set in a historical time period complete with Teddy Roosevelt.

  7. #849092014-11-29 15:18:41Rinneko said:

    1984 by George Orwell

    While 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's narrative is more timely that ever. 1984 presents a "negative utopia", that is at once a startling and haunting vision of the world — so powerful that it's completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of entire generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions — a legacy that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.

    This is a classic, and apparently from no one from the Goodreads group has read it yet (besides johan_5179).


    Well, I don't know about the other book yet. 'Any book besides erotica' feels really broad. I'll edit this again sometime soon.

  8. #849102014-11-29 15:35:55Cenica said:

    Hmm....well I'd kind of like to avoid romance and chicklit because guys in the group, but I don't really want to limit it to any specific genres either.