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The Live Journal Book Club
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This is a book club for the users on LJ.

Every other month, we will select a new book to read (probably by poll) and everyone will have a month or two to complete the book.

Each and every member is highly encouraged to post in the community his or her thoughs on the book (using the LJ cut for any spoilers since not everyone may have finished the book yet, of course).

Discussions are especially welcome here. Just keep them civilized and always (and I mean always) be aware of the other person's feelings. No flaming, no wars, no ganging up. Everyone is free to have their own opinions.

Advertising is welcomed here, but only for other LiveJournal communities that have a relevant topic to this book club community. Also, please limit advertisements for communities to no more than two per community. Anything that falls outside of these rules will be deleted.

If you would like to recommend a book, you can contact the maintainers of this community (royal_highness and jupiter_box). Our plan is to vote on the next book to read at the beginning of each couple of months. I don't know how well this will work out and this process may be changed as needed.

Now, happy reading!!! :-D

September-October's Book:

The group voted and Les Miserables by Victor Hugo is the book we will be reading for the months of September and October.

Jean Valjean is an ex-convict on the run, hunted by Inspector Javert, a police agent with a ruthless conscience. Their world encompasses a broad section of the outcasts, rejects and rebels of early 19th-century Paris society, as events take in a tour of the city's sewers, the battle of Waterloo and the July Revolution.

~ from the book summary at amazon.com.

Past Books
October - The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
November-December - The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
February-March - The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
May-June - Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
July-August - Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote