Metabook Club Time! April 4, 2012 9:37 PM   Subscribe

It is time to restart the Metabook Club! This time on Goodreads. We will be reading A Perfect Spy by John Le Carre. Join us for the discussion on Goodreads at the Metafilter group.

We are kicking around the idea of a May 7th discussion date start. Come to the group and give voice if you have another idea.

This is the first time the book club is using Goodreads and it would be great if it could be a success.

Bearwife is organizing it and I just accidentally talked my way into making this post about it.
posted by kanata to MetaFilter-Related at 9:37 PM (12 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

I have just joined Goodreads expressly for this purpose. Woohoo!

So, we just need to read the book before the discussion date and then show up for the discussion?
posted by ocherdraco at 10:08 PM on April 4, 2012


Ack. I do not like how Goodreads had me "add friends" who are apparently already on Goodreads without telling me that it would be sending them emails about it. Oy vey. Well, I guess Jane Yolen is getting a reminder that I exist now (I moderated a panel she was on once a couple years ago; I would not have "added" her had I realized this was more like friending on Facebook and less like following on Twitter).

Caveat goodreader, I guess.
posted by ocherdraco at 10:20 PM on April 4, 2012


But still, re: MeFi Book Club: woohoo!
posted by ocherdraco at 10:21 PM on April 4, 2012


Oh man that is a good book.
posted by chrchr at 10:41 PM on April 4, 2012


Just joined GoodReads and the MetaFilter group there. Looking forward to it.
posted by Currer Belfry at 3:34 AM on April 5, 2012


I can remember reading that book and loving it; this might be the incentive I need to reread it.

Ack. I do not like how Goodreads had me "add friends" who are apparently already on Goodreads without telling me that it would be sending them emails about it. Oy vey.

Hmm. I'll approach that sign up process with some care.
posted by Forktine at 5:43 AM on April 5, 2012


Basically just skip any "add friends" portion of the sign up, and you'll be fine.
posted by ocherdraco at 8:35 AM on April 5, 2012


Tell me reading club veterans, do you write notes as you read through a book you know you'll be discussing?

Is there anything you do different than if you were reading by yourself?
posted by philipy at 9:47 AM on April 5, 2012


Tell me reading club veterans, do you write notes as you read through a book you know you'll be discussing?

Yes. And I highlight passages I think I'll want to quote later. This is why I tend to read reading club books in electronic format.

I sometimes look for other sources about reading club books too -- e.g. especially wonderful book reviews.
posted by bearwife at 10:00 AM on April 5, 2012


I am intrigued and have joined as carnivorous kale.
posted by stet at 10:39 AM on April 5, 2012


Previously: Come participate in a mass Goodreads enfriending.

If you are new to Goodreads or to the Mefi group there, you'll probably find some useful info in that thread.
posted by philipy at 11:04 AM on April 5, 2012


Great choice of book. That is a truly amazing read.
posted by jayder at 12:58 PM on April 7, 2012


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