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Gaire Book Club, When Suits?
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# 1 : Thursday 11-12-2008 @ 15:14
So people, lets get a book club up and running. One book a month, with this thread for discussions and a monthly meet (in Dublin Im afraid, sorry if thats not local) in the Library Bar, Central Hotel, Exchequer Street (very apt!).

The first book will be The City and the Pillar, by Gore Vidal. Unless anyone has any burning suggestions for another title??

Now I know that times are hard and money is thinner on the ground so I think we should combine with this a book swap, so that if ye have anything that you really enjoyed, pass it round to other members!! Saves the pennies!!

I propose the last week of the month as best commencing January, as any sooner most of us will be too busy with the festivities!
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# 2 : Thursday 11-12-2008 @ 15:17
I would suggest maybe Jan 29th (a Thursday) for the first meet? gives people well over a month to get the book and read it.
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# 3 : Thursday 11-12-2008 @ 16:29
Cool - sounds like fun! I'd love to partake. Wednesday, Friday or Saturday would suit me to be honest.
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# 4 : Thursday 11-12-2008 @ 16:31
Friday and Saturday are drining nights, will be too busy to have a meet Stewie!!!
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# 5 : Thursday 11-12-2008 @ 16:32
Someone said :
Friday and Saturday are drining nights, will be too busy to have a meet Stewie!!!

Well then, Wednesday. For me anyway. My timetable at the moment is pretty flexible. So, the day wouldn't really throw me off.
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# 6 : Thursday 11-12-2008 @ 16:38
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are out for me. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday would be best - I hate doing anything on a Monday!
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# 7 : Thursday 11-12-2008 @ 16:43
OK, so maybe we should take Friday, Saturday and Sunday out of the poll?
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# 8 : Thursday 11-12-2008 @ 17:00
Duly noted
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# 9 : Thursday 11-12-2008 @ 23:11
excellent idea to have a book club.

I would love to be involved but i don't think it would be accessible for me.

Oh well.

Wish the book club the best of luck.
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# 10 : Thursday 11-12-2008 @ 23:17
Oh plus I'll need, like, directions to the place.
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# 11 : Friday 12-12-2008 @ 10:30
Stewie, the Library Bar is in the Central Hotel, opposite Dunnes Stores on Exchequer Street, thats the street opposite the George that runs down to Brown Thomas on Grafton Street., Fallon and Byrne, Pepe Jeans, Phat Face all on the same street. Butlers Cafe, Molton Brown?? You know the one?
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# 12 : Saturday 21-3-2009 @ 05:20
* bump *

this notion has been ongoing since I joined, possibly from long before I signed up too - I call for anyone who is interested in getting it going again.

it seems to me that the first step, before we look at any book titles, is to decide if the G.B.C *ahem* should be a cyber thing or formed around live meets.
If the latter, I'd suggest holding them before any mini, nano, mini-mini, mini-bar or other meets. Pubs are friendly, esp nowadays, to a large table-full of punters sitting around for a while if stuff is ordered semi-regularly, and a few sandwiches would help our cause.

If cyber, my only thoughts so far would be a forum, as one of the main things that i've noticed in all of our [so far fruitless attempts] to get the GBC going is that we had to constantly change poll options, and at one point had several, but necessary, threads on the go. I'd also ask Thomas if this happens - it could go into the hidden-by-choice element of the show/hide feature.

Anyway, lets see what happens? * can't be arsed looking for hopeful smiley*
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# 13 : Saturday 21-3-2009 @ 05:25
I would be interested, I read a lot of books, only true stories(many of them sad stories) and autobiographies but I find them interesting,
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# 14 : Saturday 21-3-2009 @ 05:29
Someone said :
I would be interested, I read a lot of books, only true stories(many of them sad stories) and autobiographies but I find them interesting,

of course, it doesn't have to restrict itself to fiction, but I'd imagine that would be the most popular type of text.
Autobiogs etc could get a six-weekly outing.
We might also tempt you with some fiction, eh?
Broaden the horizons.
Biogpraphy is literary format that has emmense artistic merit.
I know an Eng Lit Grad - Jolly Jeff - who did his MA thesis on the art of biography.


This is one of the most amazing biographies I've ever read. Poignant, poetic, informative and researched to within an inch of its life. It really gets inside the creative heart of one of Modern Drama's most profound playwrights. I mention him often on here... a real soft spot I have for him.

Oh, I I don't know if Jeff took his project to Doctoral level but when I knew him that was his intention.

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# 15 : Saturday 21-3-2009 @ 05:32
I am always open to new things, why place yourself in a box....
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