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Journal of No. 118


May 11th, 2008

Books Anonymous @ 09:24 am

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notjenschiz & rizwank put together a book group, hosted at swmartin's. Everyone talked about what they were reading, and we brought books to swap. And Scott made cherry ice cream (yay!).

There was plenty of book-talk and subsequent conversation. Almost too much, as it turned out, my internal timer was telling me that Becca was going to eat without me if I didn't get back soon, so I left as things were winding down.

It was interesting to see the different kinds of books everyone brought to the table, so to speak. Prime has a penchant for, what-to-call-them, scientific self-help books. A penchant shared by Riz, who perhaps adds a more economic-oriented twist. Megan was more on the food/health side of self-help with her current reading. Colleenky is a budding policy wonkette, still crushing (as are we all) on Obama. The rest of us leaned toward fiction.

Book Swap Record:

I have Riz's copy of Ivars Peterson's Jungles of Randomness (to be returned)
I have Prime's copy of something or other (no return necessary)

My Bebop manga may have been borrowed by Riz? (to be returned)
My The Discoverers is in the hands of Scott (to be returned)
My Hiding the Elephant is in the hands of Morgan (to be returned)
 
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From:ladyeuthanasia
Date:May 11th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
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I encourage this addiction! :D
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From:hagdirt
Date:May 11th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
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I'm just bummed to have missed it. It's a book swap, not a virus swap....
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From:popepat
Date:May 11th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
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This is a great idea. I'm gonna bug them dudes to let me know next time.
I especially like the widget-like "check-out list" at the end of your post. Someone should make an LJ widget that automatically follows who checked out what from a book club.
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From:freudinshade
Date:May 11th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
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What do you think this is, Facebook?

The book club thing does sound good to me too, though I'd have to edit my current reading list unless you're all interested in what I'm reading for school.
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From:freudinshade
Date:May 13th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
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I think we're in the process of violating the rules of Book Club. Or perhaps, the rules of Book Club are the reverse of the rules you cite...

Journal of No. 118