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immunoblot IF-Rockerz

Joined: 25 September 2008
Posts: 5833

Posted: 25 June 2010 at 8:22pm | IP Logged

*designed by RainbowWarrior. Star

Previously known as "The Reading Group", we are the Philomatheans! Star  Initially, we were just random people (who loved reading and discussing things on the internet), but then we got together and carved this little corner where little interference will cloud our brainwaves...
The mode of operation is simple: we short-list books, vote for our favourites, read the chosen one and then spend aeons discussing the characters, the themes, the incidents and whatever else that catches our fancy (so, the stress is actually supposed to be on WHATEVER ELSE, everything else!)...

Remember to click on the "play" button to see Nitzy's awesome video on US before you read through the selection of books up for voting...
(*Many, many free hugs to all you you!)

The reading group will shortly hold a vote on a book which we will discuss over the next days. The current top contenders are:
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - because a child's longing and yearning are precious. (Ekta! Will you please upload the book somewhere??)
  • Candide - because the human world is largely disutopian.
  • The Reader (Der Vorleser) - because human history is dark and provocative.
  • Three Cups of Tea - because we must hear out the message of love.
  • No One Loved Gorillas More - because all life is interrelated and it is not difficult to understand each other's language.
  • East of Eden - because the choice is always in one's own hands, and not in the inherited genes.
  • The Alchemist - because happiness is the result of a conspiracy of the Universe.
  • The Life of Pi - because we can choose the story we will believe.
  • A Long Way Down - because life is easy.
  • The Percy Jackson Series - because there is a hero in all of us .
We are currently reading:

We'll be glad to welcome everybody on board, but please send a PM to one of the members to request an invitation. Currently we have many people on the list, but as the reading group settles, we'll try to adjust the head-count to a maximum of 12 people (so, those who don't participate, will be removed).

Currently WE include the following active readers:
  • Veritas
  • Axeion
  • SPN_JD_Addicted
  • Pinkisluv91 - the official link provider. Contact her for download links! Big smile
  • Ashrozia
  • RainbowWarrior - the official siggy maker! LOL
  • Nitz17
  • Desicrowd
  • Amyria
  • Nuktacheen
  • Maanya1
  • Immunoblot
HALL OF FAME: The  members who brought a lot of joy, but had to leave us because real life called them with more important assignments...
  • -Aladin- - who endeared her to us by LIKing even the most ordinary of our posts, who annoyed us like hell each time she fished out a quotation from JKR's trash-books, who humoured us with her cheerful spirit, and then broke our hearts when she left us for good.
The following members are inactive:
  • Cool_yv
  • Meena1
  • BigBella
And the following visitors who may/may not join us(?):
  • Sunandshine
  • Xserial_queenX
  • BluePandora
  • *Astargal*

Edited by immunoblot - 26 July 2010 at 3:27am

pinkisluv91 IF-Stunnerz

Joined: 22 July 2008
Posts: 36924

Posted: 25 June 2010 at 8:28pm | IP Logged
Birthday Calendar:

Meena1- January 23rd
Axeion- March 31st
Nitz17- April 17th
Veritas- April 26th
Pinkisluv91- May 20th
xSerial_queenx- May 27th
Sweta01- June 1st
Smitha80- June 21st
Amyria- June 26th
BigBella- June 30th
Sunandshine- July 2nd
Ashrozia- August 29th
BluePandora- October 6th
Immunoblot-  October 31st
MithiBani- November 10th
Desicrowd- November 20th
RainbowWarrior- November 23rd

Will be updated soon:)

axeion IF-Sizzlerz

Joined: 19 September 2009
Posts: 23336

Posted: 26 June 2010 at 4:42am | IP Logged
Need to book mark it, so posting randomly!!!
Incognit0 IF-Dazzler

Joined: 15 February 2010
Posts: 2895

Posted: 27 June 2010 at 9:01pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by axeion

Need to book mark it, so posting randomly!!!

me too Tongue

I have PMed the book list to Ekta Smile

axeion IF-Sizzlerz

Joined: 19 September 2009
Posts: 23336

Posted: 27 June 2010 at 9:04pm | IP Logged

Since I m planning to vanish for sometime...I thought I should make this list before I leave...

So far we have the following recommendations:

* Momo, or the strange story of the time-thieves and the child who brought the stolen time back to the people (Original, German: Michael Ende)
* One Day (David Nicholls)
* Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
* The Client (John Grisham)
* The Godmother (Carrie Adams)
* The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
* The White Tiger (Aravind Adiga)
* Cell (Stephen King)
* Children of Men (P.D.James)
* Interpreter of Maladies (Jhumpa Lahiri)
* Swami and Friends (R.K.Narayan)
* A Suitable Boy (Vikram Seth)
* Midnight Children (Salman Rushdie)
* Something wicked this way comes (Ray Bradbury)
* To kill a mocking bird (Harper Lee)
* Kane Chronicles I - The Red Pyramid (Rick Riordan)
* Night (Elie Wiesel)
* Cruel Summer (Alyson Noel)
* It (Stephen King)
* Pet Sematary (Stephen King)
* Carrie (Stephen King)
* A Good Indian Wife (Anne Cherian)

EDIT: Now that I have everyone's wish-list...we can start voting for the books after we have a theme cycle decided.

Edited by axeion - 18 July 2010 at 8:18pm
Veritas IF-Dazzler

Joined: 09 November 2005
Posts: 2664

Posted: 28 June 2010 at 6:03am | IP Logged
People..we should just post the themes and add on to them as we move..we also need to classify the shortlisted books under our themes..
What  else..will be here later

Edited by Veritas - 28 June 2010 at 6:02am
immunoblot IF-Rockerz

Joined: 25 September 2008
Posts: 5833

Posted: 29 June 2010 at 3:57am | IP Logged
People, we also have to be here... I am echt disappointed for missing out on all the fun that you have on Ekta's document...

I'm listening to this song ALL the time... so, sharing it once again...

immunoblot IF-Rockerz

Joined: 25 September 2008
Posts: 5833

Posted: 29 June 2010 at 9:30am | IP Logged
Is anybody else also having difficulties in checking out our new page?? I can't access it anymore... Stern Smile

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