Monday, September 25, 2006

Let the Trickle Begin

I'm hoping two weeks will be enough time to read the book, because that's what we have. The first copy of Twilight finally showed up today and more are on the way. Give us a call (495-7540) before making the trip up to make sure we have one for you, but we should have most everyone reading by the end of the week. See you soon.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

meebo me

I've been contemplating Gabs' request to join us through chat or IM next month. I don't know if this will be a workable solution, but I've tried embedding a meebo widget in the sidebar of this blog. That way you can IM me anytime you have the blog up and I'm signed in. I expect I'll mostly be signed in while I'm at work during the day instead of at night like the rest of the world, but it's there if you want to give it a try.

Monday, September 11, 2006


Hello everyone. This is Gabs writing to you from the scenic foothills of Columbia, Missouri. Or something. Sorry I couldn't at least shoot you guys an email or something for the discussion but I've been swamped reading things like Descartes and Plato and in between I don't have time for much fun stuff.

However, I have read the next book which means that I'm golden. I'd like to an IM thing if at all possible for the discussion, or maybe a speakerphone type thing, but if that doesn't work I'll just send a long email with all sorts of bold opinions and unsupported claims. Because I just rock like that.

Yeah, so. Here I am.


ok, id like to start out by apologizing for my bad spelling and gramer..... yes i know there is a spell check, but i dont like to use it......

anyway, back to the main topic of the post.... we need more members in G&D, invite your friends, and let them invite there friends, and let them invite ........ well, you get the point, we need more pepole. at our last meeting (Peeps)(a good novel that you should read if you have yet to.) there was 4 people, including chris, donna, and myself, we need more pepole, as you would guess, with only 4 people, the dissucion was not a very good one (especialy sience donna didnt finish the book) to make the meetings as fun as posible we NEED more pepole, so, invite everyone you know (to a point) so that we can have a better and more fun book disscusion on October the ninth. bring more people and read twilight by Stephanie Meyer ok? i understand that people are on vacation over the summer and some of us went to collage..... but schools started, so come to gryphons and dragons. ok, im done ranting now.......

King Casper (david)

What's Your Parasite of Choice?

I'll start by saying I read Peeps a while ago and really liked it. I loved the fact that it was creepy and gross and almost believable. I loved the new and unique take on the vampire mythology. And I thought it had a really good story, but was a bit disappointed with the end.

At first I thought having every other chapter as a short nonfiction essay about a real parasite was kind of strange, but the further I got into it the more it made sense. Nonfiction, real parasites are scarier than anything you can make up, so it made the story all the more plausible. And then the whole idea of vampirism as a type of parasite. Cool. I really liked it.

The only thing I didn't completely get into was the ending. It was a personal story to that point, almost a mystery with Cal trying to figure out what he's become a part of. I know it completed the parasite theme, but it got too broad and unfocused, a bit too large in scale. I lost sense of the character development and the completion of his story, if you will.

What did everyone else think?

Asleep At the Wheel

Eek! Ach! Oops! I'm getting things ready for our gathering tonight and just realized I have forgotten to request copies of our next book (Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer). I'll put the holds on ASAP, but won't have them tonight. You'll have to make a special trip in for your copy in a week or so. So sorry.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Welcome to Our Book Group

I don't know if this will have any appeal, but I thought I'd try creating this forum for those who can't make our gatherings but still want to share their thoughts about the books we're reading.