Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Return of the GBC!

Hey there all of you literary lovers!
We here at Good Books Inc. are flat our tired of reading amazing books and then not having wonderful, thought provoking discussions after we finish. Hopefully, there are those out there who share our sadness, so as a solution to the problem we now happily present you with Good Books Club!

This will be an online book club, which shall meet once every 3 weeks, and will be dedicated to reading contemporary lit, and having intelligent and meaningful discussions about the chosen works. The link for the live-chat is located on the left tool bar, and on the night of your discussion you will simply log in and join the fun.

As this is still a new project, we will be working out the kinks for the first few months, but we are really looking forward to providing any one who is interested, with a wonderful fun experience that centers around all our similar love: books!! Good Book Club

Month 3:"I shall have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love, love, love, above all."

Rozencrantz and Guilderstein Are Dead

Summary: If you are at all familiar with Hamlet then you know a little about the two jokesters Rozencrantz and Guilderstein. However if you are not familiar with the fabulous Shakespeare play do not fear. This is not a play that requires you to know the entire back round story... however it is somewhat helpful. Basically this play is part of 'Hamlet' told from the perspective of R&G. The only catch is that they are dead while telling it!!

Why we chose this work: Stoppard's critically acclaimed play is a really great way to learn a bit about Shakespeare with out actually having to work through it. This modern play is full of literary beauty as well as enough comedy to make any literary lover stand up and applaud. In keeping with the 'Battle of the Bards' theme we wanted to pick something that would help get everyone a bit more involved.
to any one that SIGNS UP for the club. if for any reason you can't make it to the discussion then you will still get your point, just type up a review or what ever so we know you gave it a shot!! Just in case you made a wrong guess or two you will be able to redeem yourself by showing some initiative with the club!!!

And don't worry for all of you who are not participating in B.O.B the club is still open
to any and all who are interested in reading a wonderful, funny, interesting play and discussing it with intelligent fabulous people!

Number of Pages: 3 acts. Not bad at all

So now what: So now that you all have the information about the book, it is time to go out and find yourself a copy!
We HIGHLY recommended checking around used book stores (we found used copies at half-price books in Ohio for just a dollar) as well as also for a dollar.
Once you have your copy it is time to start reading! We encourage you to mark, write, take notes, or any thing that will help you keep track of ideas or opinions you have while reading.
We ask that every one participating find at least 3 of their favorite quotes and have them for the discussion date, so that we can all share our favorite parts! It would also be helpful if any one participating left comments here and there letting us know your progress, so we can adjust in the future. If a work is too hard or long it is crucial adjust lists of future books. If you have any quest
ions, comments, or concerns, please leave a comment on this post or e-mail us.

Things to Remember: This book discussion is open to any one and every one of all ages, places, races, and species. (If you can get your dog to join in then you get a prize!) That being said, please remember during discussions to be cautious about remarks that might be offensive to any one. Just be respectful and think before you type. No flaming or spammers, because then we will have to shut the whole thing down and no one wants that!

GBI Group Recipe: Since we all know part of the fun of having a book club is the wonderful food that every one gets to share, we though our online club should be no more the worse for not meting in person. Therefore, we will be posting a recipe each month that you can choose to make or not, but make sure to eat it on the night of discussion! That way it will kind of be like we are all sharing in the fun. If any one has any recipe ideas or submissions please e-mail us and we will have the information up for you 1 week before discussion groups.

When to meet: All discussions will be held the 3rd Sunday every month @ 7pm EST. HOWEEVVVVERRRRR
This month it will be the 4th Sunday - Febuary 28th

We will give you more specific details about how to log into the chat room when we get closer to the discussion date.We are so excited for this event and hope that every one of you will contribute as much as your literary love as you can, so that we can all get a wonderful unique experience with each book! Happy reading!!

Sign up for Sunday the 28th @7 (Thanks Jspeed)
You MUST do this so that we know you are going to be participating.

That is it folks!! Looking forward to seeing all of you!! Feel free to comment with any questions comments or concerns!! Make sure to keep us updated on your statuses!

-mischief managed-


  1. 1) Sunday is the 28th not the 27th
    2) that's the fourth Sunday of Feb not the third

    not trying to be a smartypants, just a bit confused...

  2. Haha oh my gosh hanks so much for the corrections. It will in fact be the 28th since we announced it a bit late this month.

  3. Yay! I love, love, love this play! And, I definitely need an extra bracket point! Darn that Measure for Measure!

  4. I'm in! Love this play (and need the point) too! I've never participated in an online chat book discussion, so this will be fun!

  5. Oh, this will be fun!!
    I'm from Atlantic Canada, so that means I'll be joining you at 8PM... right? Eastern Time, I think, is only an hour difference.I'll check it out.
    I hope I can find the play at my used bookstore but thanks for the website suggestion, I'll check it out if I can't find it.
    I can't wait! :) Thank you for this great opportunity.

  6. Oh yay! I want to reread some more Tom Stoppard this year, and I love book discussions! I'm totally in!

  7. Great to have you all!!! We are excited this should be a great way to help finish up battle of the bards!!

    @gabby yea I would try and google it. Just for very specific reference I am in Cincinnati, Ohio so if there is some kind of magic calculator that can figure that out for you?

  8. I've always wanted an excuse to read this book. This is the perfect opportunity. Thanks for a great pick and see you in the chat!

  9. wanted to read this! will try to be online for the chat. no need for point (truth be told, I don't know what that is -- new to this) thanks!

  10. Haha no problem Barbara we are happy to have you regardless. Currently we are running a little month long contest called 'battle of the bards' and before it started some people signed up to fill out a 'march madness' style bracket w/ Shakespeare plays. Every correct guess on the bracket earns them points and at the end there will be a winner. But don't worry you don't have to be participating in the contest to join the book club!! We look forward to having you!

  11. i haven't read this book since high excited! (and looking forward to that extra point :) )

  12. I want to reread some more Tom Stoppard this year, and I love book discussions! I'm totally in!Legitimate Work From Home

  13. Glad ye club's back ladies.
    Looking forward to it.

  14. So glad to have you as well Lula! You are such a great contributor! See you next week.


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