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The Cyber Book Club of Bloggers

I had a suggestion from a bloging buddy Jelly Bellyhttp://jellybellynonsense.blogspot.com/ , and backed up by other bloggers; to have some type of a book club for the bloggers. An idea formed in my head to create another grouped blog and name it “The Cyber Book Club of Bloggers”, this blog is to be totally dedicated for books that members of the group read and want to post about for the benefit of all. At this stage consider this post as a brain storming session; all creative ideas on the design, process, and layout of the proposed blog are appreciated, and bloggers who wish to join in the group are most welcome.

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25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. shady q80
    Jan 15, 2005 @ 13:48:00

    Hmmm…Aristotle and Sartre.

    Interesting, perhaps I should take a picture of mine 🙂

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  2. AyyA
    Jan 15, 2005 @ 14:11:00

    Why not, and may be we can use that as the profile image of the new blog 🙂

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  3. Beatnik
    Jan 15, 2005 @ 15:13:00

    Man it doesn’t matter what it looks like. Lets just do it lol. Books are so beautiful as it is, and the smell of the paper for me is intoxicating, Yalla start it so I can get my net card emptied at amazon.com
    hey all you guys who lived abroad, did you notice we dont have a coffee shop like the ones there where books are available to read onlocation or to buy?
    How about a business project?
    There was one in Jordan called Books@cafe which ws a beautiful place. Two stories house, upstairs was the cafe and net, and down stairs the bookshop with bean bags for book worms. Now thats a hangout place!

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  4. DJ
    Jan 15, 2005 @ 16:58:00

    I like the idea, the name, and the photo. It seems a good idea to use one such as this on the blog.

    I do think having it be more of a group project would take a load of work off Ruby’s shoulders. I’m all for that, as maintaining one blog is work enough (engjoyable as it is). Furthermore, it strikes me that having all the members post on one blog will make it much more interesting and user friendly for us, and others who stumble upon it.

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  5. nibaq
    Jan 16, 2005 @ 10:05:00

    Sounds like a great idea. If you need any type of hosting, or some sort of website that allows for community dicussion like a forum I can easily set it up.

    Using blogger would be a good start, but if more people will be joining it would have problems scaling and handling the load.

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  6. Q
    Jan 16, 2005 @ 10:53:00

    Count me in! Last 2 books I read sucked, I need something new, discussions r always good!

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  7. AyyA
    Jan 16, 2005 @ 12:10:00

    Nibaq
    Thankx for the invaluable information buddy, and we will be needing a lot of your help in that. So, what is the maximum number a grouped blog can handle? So far we have five that have confirmed; JB, Beatnik, DJ, Q and me.

    Q
    Consider yourself in.

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  8. Jelly Belly
    Jan 16, 2005 @ 14:03:00

    Rabab thanks babe, I didn’t know that the idea will actually come into life and I’m glad to see we already have people who are interested.
    I would love it if we can share our thoughts on books although I’m sort of rusty, the last book I read was about a year ago.
    Let me know if I could do anything but I have to say I’m technologically challenged but I just want to offer my services.
    I can’t wait for The Cyber Book Club 🙂

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  9. AyyA
    Jan 16, 2005 @ 14:27:00

    JB
    Members do not have the obligation to post, only when they finish a good book, they should be free to post about it in the convenience of their own time, and I do realize that you are a student and that your time is comparatively limited, so do you mean by your comment that you are in as a member?

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  10. Jelly Belly
    Jan 16, 2005 @ 14:29:00

    count me in 🙂

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  11. AyyA
    Jan 16, 2005 @ 14:49:00

    Nibaq
    I’m still waiting for your answer on the above, and what do you think of having a new URL that belongs to all members, would that take off the load and make it more user-friendly? And the available templates on blogspot are not so attractive, can you help in this area as well, we all do appreciate your help. You can e-mail me on my yahoo address if you prefer; rabkh@yahoo.com

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  12. Beatnik
    Jan 17, 2005 @ 10:14:00

    Rabab Am a Leo we get bouts of laziness often. so I must admit to you. that I will get involved when you get it all done. am hopelss with anyother contributions.sorry

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  13. AyyA
    Jan 17, 2005 @ 10:52:00

    Beatnik
    It’s ok sweetie, I had an e-mail concerning this issue and I have replied back and waiting for the response. It seems like we are in for a more professional project. I don’t want to comment on that at this stage till I’m completely sure, so just hang in there and cross your fingers.
    cheerz

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  14. DJ
    Jan 17, 2005 @ 12:44:00

    My compuper skilz are limited 2 😉 but if there’s anything I can can do to help, I will. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for hints from our humble project leader. In anycase – I’m looking forward to seeing how this all developes. It promises to be so much fun!

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  15. Jacqui
    Jan 17, 2005 @ 17:12:00

    Great Idea, actually a friend of mine has a site where she posts stuff she likes about her and stuff.. and one of the most important things on her list is her “Books of the Month List” she makes it a habit to at least read 4-5 books a month and she writes the names and reviews the best book she read for that month.. If you’d like I’ll give you her address.. so you can check it out 🙂 But I’m in, sort of hehehe 😛

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  16. AyyA
    Jan 17, 2005 @ 18:09:00

    Ok, so this is the news
    The correspondence between Nibaq and I has finally resulted in having a plan which needs to be discussed between the nominated members and the ones that are willing to join so we could reach the final decision:
    Nibaq can set a separate forum under the domain ( bookclub.plus965.com), this has more advantages than having The CBCB under a blog:

    1- A space for all to read and join in later if they wish by registering, therefore more members can be added without the fear of being overloaded.
    2- Can have a separate page dedicated for members to have random updates.
    3- Can be set in one day period for Q8 community on the main domain (blog965.com), and with some modification other communities will be added right after that.
    4- More user-friendly

    Now the main issue that I need all member’s approval on is the categories, so far we have came up with the following:
    1- Book Reviews & rating (a five star type a thing)
    2-Creativity; write your own (where members can write their own stories)
    3-About the author
    4-Book Club(This is where people can read the same book and start a large thread about it)

    Now if you do agree with these categories or have more to add or modify please let me know so I will give the green light to our buddy Nibaq to start setting the forum
    Thank you all.

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  17. Nuttimilius
    Jan 17, 2005 @ 19:16:00

    funky 😀 people who read! geek paradise 😀 I’m in, and I can help you guys with logos and stuff if you wanna.

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  18. AyyA
    Jan 17, 2005 @ 19:28:00

    Jackie and Nuttimilius
    Consider yourselves in, and I will let you know what we’ll need when things advance

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  19. Beatnik
    Jan 18, 2005 @ 12:45:00

    am with ya

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  20. marumba
    Jan 18, 2005 @ 15:01:00

    ,,, splendid idea… 🙂

    CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD… trilogy.. by neale donald walsch…:)
    a must read for the enlightened few…

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  21. AyyA
    Jan 18, 2005 @ 15:33:00

    Marumba
    Hi sweetie, long time.. I just got “The Tao of Pooh” form Amazon, the one you commented on in one of bloggers sites as well as “The Alchemist” and don’t know which one to start first, join in the bookworm club buddy. And ” Conversation with God” sounds like a good book, soon inshalla

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  22. مبتدئ
    Jan 19, 2005 @ 05:47:00

    Rabab and all..

    Is it too late to join in?

    Update us please

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  23. AyyA
    Jan 19, 2005 @ 09:35:00

    مبتدئ
    No dear, it’s never too late, consider yourself in.
    I just want to give this post more time before e-mailing Nibaq about the categories, just in case someone has any additions or modifications. Then I’ll send e-mails to all members to start registering when the project comes to life.

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  24. AyyA
    Jan 19, 2005 @ 12:59:00

    Ok, by now I think this post has taken enough of its share of time and I’m assuming since you did not object, change or add to the plan that you all agree on the main categories involved. So far the members are eight: JB, Beatnik, DJ, Q, Jackie, Nuttimilius, مبتدئ and me. I will write to Nibaq now and will post you as soon as I get a feedback from him. Good luck to all of us; pioneers, and let’s hit the road.

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  25. AyyA
    Jan 20, 2005 @ 06:24:00

    Hi
    The Cyber Book Club is set and running, but still in experimental stage, more modification is under way, please visit, register and maneuver around and let me know if any developments you feel is needed, thanx and good luck

    http://bookclub.plus965.com/

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