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08 November 2005 @ 03:13 pm
I guess I should introduce myself...so here we go.

What’s your username/preferred name? Afrospammer aka Bev

How old are you? 31 on Friday!

Where in the world are you from? West Lothian in Scotland.

What kinds of books do you like to read? Crime, biographies.

Who are your favourite authors? Dan Brown, Ian Rankin, Sue Townsend.

List 5 books that you would recommend to other people.
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, Angels and Demons by Dan Brown, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, The Time Travellers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger and Fleshmarket Close by Ian Rankin.

Are there any books that completely blew you away? All of the above and probably far too many to list here!

What do you love about reading? Being able to retreat into another world.
 
 
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10 September 2005 @ 05:14 pm
Here's a few "getting to know you" questions for new members. Either make a new post, or reply to this one.
I'll start the ball rolling with a reply!!

What’s your username/preferred name?
How old are you?
Where in the world are you from?
What kinds of books do you like to read?
Who are your favourite authors?
List 5 books that you would recommend to other people.
Are there any books that completely blew you away?
What do you love about reading?
 
 
10 September 2005 @ 05:09 pm
Once every 2 months we will select a book to read. This will begin on the 1st of October 2005, and continue every two months from thereon in.
The book will be selected by nominations made by members of this community. If another person nominates a book and you would like to support their choice, please reply to their nomination. The more people that do this, the greater the chance of the book being chosen.

When you wish to nominate a book, please use “Nomination: (insert title of book)”.

Anyone can participate in this, and the final decision will be based on MEMBERS opinion.

There is one stipulation: the book must be in current print. In other words, if you can buy it from Amazon, Waterstones, Barnes and Noble… then we’re cool.

Whether you choose to read the book is up to you, but there will be continued discussions throughout two months following that selection.
 
 
10 September 2005 @ 04:55 pm
The concept behing JKL Bookclub started in 1990 when, as children, we were given a box of books by our older cousins. We decided that the easiest way to share these books was to keep them at our Nan's house, in her spare bedroom.
We made some inkstamps by carving into a couple of potatoes... and JKL Library was born.
The name is comprised from the initials of James, Kate, and Lucy. The three of us who shared the box of books.
15 years later, we're all in our mid-twenties, and the JKL Bookclub that you see here is moderated by Kate & Lucy (both 25, both book lovers).
The community today is about appreciating books, and sharing a common ground with other avid book readers.
We're open to anyone, and we welcome all kinds of book-related discussion.

There are a few rules, but nothing too out of the ordinary:

1) No Spamming, Trolling, or Community Promo.

No one likes it, and it will get you booted out quicker than you can say "heycomeandjoinmywickedljcommunity".
If you have a community that you feel would like to be promoted, then please email hawthorne_fairy, stating your brief reasons why!

2) No completely off-topic posts.

Hey, we don't mind a little chit-chat here and there... but try to bear in mind that this is a book-focused community.

3) If you can't be nice, be fair.

We don't expect everyone to agree, but please refrain from throwing personal insults around.