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Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:54 am UTC
by Jorpho
Seems to me the Books forum here doesn't get much traffic these days. I'm sort of tempted to start posting on Goodreads; are any of you here into that?

I suppose there's always Reddit, but the prospect of being downvoted into oblivion often makes me hesitate to post at all.

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:18 pm UTC
by Kewangji
I'm on goodreads! I try to post a review of every book I finish, though I haven't been doing that for super long. For book discussions I try to have book clubs with my friends, which usually takes the form of me and someone else reading the same book and then talking about it, or me reading their favourite book so that we can talk about it.

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:06 pm UTC
by doogly
I talk to my mother.

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:25 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
I wouldn't bother with Reddit.

I had to explain to someone there that, no, sheep do not breathe through their anus.

I wish I was kidding

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:03 pm UTC
by Kewangji
doogly wrote:I talk to my mother.

You should give Jorpho her email address I guess.

SecondTalon wrote:I wouldn't bother with Reddit.

I had to explain to someone there that, no, sheep do not breathe through their anus.

I wish I was kidding
That was a ride and a half.

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:31 pm UTC
by doogly
She is profoundly uninterested in email.

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:55 pm UTC
by Jorpho
Kewangji wrote:For book discussions I try to have book clubs with my friends, which usually takes the form of me and someone else reading the same book and then talking about it, or me reading their favourite book so that we can talk about it.
Seems to me like the universal experience of book clubs is a number of people agreeing to read the same book and then never quite getting around to it.

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:46 pm UTC
by doogly
Also there is wine.

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:27 pm UTC
by Kewangji
Jorpho wrote:
Kewangji wrote:For book discussions I try to have book clubs with my friends, which usually takes the form of me and someone else reading the same book and then talking about it, or me reading their favourite book so that we can talk about it.
Seems to me like the universal experience of book clubs is a number of people agreeing to read the same book and then never quite getting around to it.

Eh, sometimes I'm slow about it but I get around to it. You could still do the thing where you read someone else's favourite book and then discuss it with them though -- they've already read that one so it wou.

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:27 pm UTC
by Kewangji
Jorpho wrote:Seems to me like the universal experience of book clubs is a number of people agreeing to read the same book and then never quite getting around to it.

Eh, sometimes I'm slow about it but I get around to it. You could still do the thing where you read someone else's favourite book and then discuss it with them though -- they've already read that one so it would be all on you.

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:24 am UTC
by Zohar
SecondTalon wrote:I had to explain to someone there that, no, sheep do not breathe through their anus.

I thought your thing was goats.

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:12 am UTC
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
SecondTalon wrote:I wouldn't bother with Reddit.

I had to explain to someone there that, no, sheep do not breathe through their anus.

I wish I was kidding

TIL I'm not a sheep.

Then what the hell am I?

That said...I don't talk to anyone about books because it seems nobody reads or is interested and most places where you would discuss them are inactive.

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:17 am UTC
by SecondTalon
Zohar wrote:
SecondTalon wrote:I had to explain to someone there that, no, sheep do not breathe through their anus.

I thought your thing was goats.

Sheep are basically hairier, relaxed goats

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:45 am UTC
by Zamfir

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:34 pm UTC
by doogly
Combine that with the Bear Gryllis pea drinking survival tip and you have got a really high demand reality tv show for certain markets.

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:18 pm UTC
by SecondTalon

You're not my Space dad, I click what I want!

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:33 am UTC
by Ginger
I believe OP is Way Overthinking It. There are public libraries, book clubs/discussion groups, online forums Everywhere and he or she could even talk to his or her own Mother. It's not complicated. You don't HAVE to go on some snobby website where everyone down votes your posts into oblivion if you don't wanna.