Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Calling all book nerds!

Hi, I'm redcap and I'm a book nerd.

(applause, supportive hugs, vodka shots, etc.)

So, who else among you is a book nerd? And who would like to be part of a bloggy book group?

Dunno about you, but I'm far too lazy to actually go to a book group and my house is way too messy to host one. BUT I love talking books with like-minded peeps. (ShadDUP! I've got an Honours Degree in English Lit and nothing to do with it, awroight?)

Soooo. One is proposing a new group blog. Whoever wishes to play will be included as a team member on said booky blog. One book a month, selected in turn by booky bloggy team members. The person who chooses the book writes a critique and all the other group members respond at their leisure in ze comments.

So, what say you, my loves?

(In strictly alphabetical order) actonb, Ariel, Audrey, Chesty, Eleanor, Gigglewick, Nai, killer rabbit, rosanna, sakura, thirdcat and phishez, I am looking at YOU.

But don't be offended if I haven't listed you - everyone is welcome and I was probabaly drunk when I wrote this.

So please, do flick us a comment and you can has booky blog cheezburger too! :)

EDIT: Can everyone who wants to play flick me an email at please? Apparently I have to email you to invite you to join.



At 6:58 am, August 09, 2007, Blogger Chesty LaRue said...

OOh. I'll be in it. Sounds the fun. Cheers Redcap.

I *do* mostly read crap. But I'll try to make moderately cultured selections.

So long as no-one (AB, I'm looking at you) tries to make me read Austen.

At 7:53 am, August 09, 2007, Blogger Lonie Polony said...

Hmm, I like the idea but I've finally learnt from a lifetime of experience that I'm probably far too lazy to make a proper commitment. Let us know the address coz I'd like to pop in every now and then. (Oh and plus I'm probably too low-brow for most book groups. And too stingy to buy. And...)

At 9:11 am, August 09, 2007, Blogger actonb said...

Yo. Chesty. If I chooses, then you HAVE to read it... mwuahahahaha

er, that means I'm in. Unless aforestated Evil Plan™ means I'm banned...

At 10:00 am, August 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

redcap, i will certainly be an avid reader of this new blog! i love love love to read, however would not be able to give a decent critique, only some kind of lame arse 'it was rooly good' type thing. it will be great to have someone recommend good books to me as lord knows i've made some serious mistakes in the past!

small fry

At 10:13 am, August 09, 2007, Anonymous ThirdCat said...

I'll be long as no one makes me read the celestine prophecy again

At 11:28 am, August 09, 2007, Blogger Rosanna said...

I think a book blog sounds like a perfect splendid idea. I am in with both foot and both hands :D

PS: I don't think you can critique a book if you are drunk.

At 11:29 am, August 09, 2007, Blogger Rosanna said...

*perfectly splendid. You made a grammatical error and I can't get my verb tenses right. We'll be wonderful in our reviews of books. HA.

At 12:47 pm, August 09, 2007, Blogger Steph said...

I like the idea and I'll look forward to stalking long as you don't write about freakin Harry Potter ;)

At 1:29 pm, August 09, 2007, Blogger The Blakkat said...

Have you room for one more? Would I, despite my relative newby status, be welcome? I'm always on the look out for book recommendations and can probably even throw in few myself.

At 1:40 pm, August 09, 2007, Blogger redcap said...

chesty, fear not - I'm guilty of reading crap too.

lonie, will do!

acton, don't go scaring chesty like that! >;)

small fry, you can always join in later if you fancy.

thirdcat, I think you're safe there. I'd rather set my hair on fire than read the Celestine Prophecy.

rosanna, depends how drunk. Mildly tiddly, yes. Stone motherless trashed, no.

steph, stalk away - Harry won't be getting a look-in.

blakkat, certainly do, deary :)

At 1:45 pm, August 09, 2007, Anonymous Teddy said...

Oh, I didn't get an invite
Oh, yer, I'm not a blogger and you know my reading taste.
Ok, I'll just take my literature and sit in the conner

At 2:55 pm, August 09, 2007, Blogger Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Can we do a TV show group instead? Reading makes me sleepy.

Actually, if the books are cool, I think I'd give it a go, if I'm invited.

At 3:05 pm, August 09, 2007, Blogger redcap said...

ted, yes, I do know your taste in reading material ;)

dr noisewater, certainly you're invited :) And I'm sure the books will very cool.

At 4:52 pm, August 09, 2007, Blogger meva said...

Me too! Me too! Can I play? Pick me! Pick me!

At 5:38 pm, August 09, 2007, Blogger Sakura said...

Of course you can count me in. Ooooh how exciting a book club, can we sit about drinking earl grey out of china cups - no wait hang on, I'll bring the tequilla you bring the lemon and salt.

Count me in!

At 5:39 pm, August 09, 2007, Blogger Sakura said...

sorry just read thirdcat's comment there and I laughed out loud - too true.

At 5:55 pm, August 09, 2007, Blogger Eleanor Bloom said...

I can haz time to theenk bout it? (Hmm, I think that's vampire kitteh...)

Seeing as I'm currently midway through 5 separate tomes (lack ability to commit) and other readings are being heaped upon me at random (already overwhelmed by reading responsibilities) I fear I may be a dud choice for the mo. (Although, this confirms that my book nerd status is safely intact...)

But PLEASE can I be allowed to join later, as I feel quite honoured and think it a marvellous idea!!

At 6:09 pm, August 09, 2007, Blogger Chesty LaRue said...

OOOOOh!!! A TV show group! I can make ActonB watch Neighbours ...

I like that.

And when it comes to Austen, I can fake book reviews ... as ActonB well knows.

This is so exciting!

At 6:41 pm, August 09, 2007, Blogger redcap said...

Certainly, Miss Meva!

sakura, tequila is the devil's drink! ~makes sign of the cross~

eleanor, sure :) Any time you like.

chesty, noooo! Please don't make us watch Neighbours! Anything but that!

At 7:19 pm, August 09, 2007, Blogger Rosanna said...

Mildly tiddly? I haven't laughed so hard in weeks.

At 8:00 pm, August 09, 2007, Blogger the ianandan expedition said...

Can I join too? Though I'm with Chesty, couldn't stomach any Austen.

At 9:46 pm, August 09, 2007, Blogger Nai said...

I'm in. I need some motivation to read something new, these days I'm a chronic re-reader.

At 9:25 am, August 10, 2007, Blogger redcap said...

rosanna, I once sat down with a couple of pals (yes, at a pub) and we came up with 48 distinct names for being drunk :D

ms experiment, sure can! Flick us an email so I've got your address.

nai, but if a book's worth reading, it's worth re-reading.

At 3:05 pm, August 10, 2007, Blogger PetStarr said...

Thanks for inviting ME *sob sob*

Obviously you know that I read approximately 1/2 a page every week and would be of no use whatsoever.

At 10:14 pm, August 10, 2007, Blogger Ariel said...

I'm in! And I am relieved to see there will be no Harry Potter or Celestine Prophecy. Sounds fun - thanks for starting it up. Can't wait to see what your first pick is.

At 7:49 am, August 11, 2007, Blogger Scorpy said... have stumbled on my passion. I read EVERY day!!!! i have all my current collection on aNobii...a site where you can categorise all of your books, share with others and find just about anything worth reading. Have a look on my blog. There is a link :)

At 3:59 pm, August 11, 2007, Blogger redcap said...

sorry, pet - figured you wouldn't have much time left over from Idol bloggings. Would love to have you if you have time :)

ariel, yay! ~claps hands~

scorpy, double yay!

At 4:13 pm, August 11, 2007, Blogger phishez_rule said...

Oh, yes. I am so in. I do have to tell you I love your version of 'alphabetical' order. Was I tacked on the end to so that the list began with an 'A' and ended with a 'Z'?

Email me details. I may have to join my local library, but I'm totally up for it.

At 4:51 pm, August 11, 2007, Blogger redcap said...

Oh dear. Yet more proof of my embarassing vagueness. I think it was the final Z that threw me... ;)

At 2:30 pm, August 14, 2007, Blogger The Man at the Pub said...

Fine! Go on then! Go be a nerd with your nerdy little bookclub, having tea and cupcakes and going "hahahaha". I'll just be over here...all by myself!

At 5:27 pm, August 14, 2007, Blogger redcap said...

Aww, don't be like that Mr Pub. Come and have a nerdy cupcake with us.

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