Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Reading Envy 015: The Time for Exclaiming Over Costumes

This episode features another book club - The League of Extraordinary Dorks Book Club.  Karen ("Cat") and Jean ("Owly") join Jenny ("Sam") to discuss five years of this virtual world book club.

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In November 2009, the League of Extraordinary Dorks Book Club had its very first meeting in Second Life.  The picture includes three of the characters from Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger - Elspeth and two "kittens of death."  And thus begins a book club that takes place in virtual space, with monthly meetings, and an emphasis on costumes, or rather, coming as a character from the book.

Some of our favorite reads, according to Cat, Owly, and Sam:

Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente
Rites of Spring: the Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age by Modris Eksteins
The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon
In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker
Wool by Hugh Howey
St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

Up next: Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris.  If you're curious, you can read it and join in.

Important links:
Book club booklist
League of Extraordinary Dorks Book Club blog - pictures, chat, lists.
(Here is one example of a book club discussion that you can relive through the blog!)
The League of Extraordinary Dorks Book Club in Goodreads

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