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Book, another book, and a re-vamp

Posted by moltobene1925 on 2005.06.30 at 13:54
Okay, I'm going to try something new here. Starting at the first of every month I will assign two books, both picked by poll. Each can be discussed at any time from the first to the last day of the month. In the subject of your post should be the title of the book you're talking about and all spoilerish material should be place under a cut. As an example:

Why were small things in Fight Club changed from the book to the movie?

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So, let's see how this works!

The books for July are The Virgin Suicides and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Ronald Dahl. I know there's wasn't a poll for the second one, but it was such a good suggestion I couldn't help but be a dictator just this once :)

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suggestion

Posted by kayleenyc on 2005.06.30 at 10:36
Hi everyone! Since our next book & movie haven't officially been selected yet, I have a suggestion. Since Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is coming out in a couple of weeks, how about we read that? We can read the Roald Dahl book, watch the Gene Wilder version (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), watch the Johnny Depp version when it comes out, and compare the three. I'm looking forward to the new Johnny Depp/Tim Burton version because it's supposed to be more faithful to the book.

Any thoughts on this?

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Some polls and such

Posted by moltobene1925 on 2005.06.24 at 02:59
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Sorry I'm late but this is the new book poll for the second book. Fight Club discussions can start now for anyone who is interested, but please leave anything behind a lj-cut until Monday. Monday I will post the next book and a few days later another poll.

The second poll is to see what, if any, of these books are member interested in. Vote for all the ones you want to read and leave blank the ones that just don't interest you. The books that are not checked or have the fewest marks will be taken off the poll for next week and new ones added. Happy clicking!

Book selection #2 should be...

White Oleander by Janet Fitch
0(0.0%)
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
1(14.3%)
1(14.3%)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
1(14.3%)
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
0(0.0%)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
1(14.3%)
0(0.0%)
About a Boy by Nick Hornby
0(0.0%)
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
1(14.3%)
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
2(28.6%)

Check off any of these books you are interested in reading

White Oleander by Janet Fitch
0(0.0%)
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
0(0.0%)
0(0.0%)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
0(0.0%)
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
0(0.0%)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
0(0.0%)
0(0.0%)
About a Boy by Nick Hornby
0(0.0%)
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
0(0.0%)
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
0(0.0%)

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the first rule about fight club is...

Posted by moltobene1925 on 2005.06.17 at 13:08
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Welcome to the Fight Club party! Our current book/movie is serving as our theme, but whatever other book to movie differences you want to bring up and talk about feel free to. Have fun and mingle. Grab a name tag, some coffee, and hug Bob.

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LJ cocktail party...Interested?

Posted by moltobene1925 on 2005.06.16 at 17:21
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
I feel like such a bad little moderator :( I just purchased the book because I couldn't get it back from my friend and I don't like to wait, so I haven't even started yet. Wedensday is the read dead-line and I wanted to start the book vs. movie discussion officially on Saturday. I will have a new poll up by the Wed. for the next book so if there is anything anyone else would like to suggust you have until then.

For a side note I have this: The LJ cocktail party starts tomorrow at noon and I wanted to know the community's opinion on opening up being apart of it. The theme would be Fight Club, of course, and I think it would be a good idea to maybe boost the number of members here. Since this account is paid for another month here's a poll.

Should book_to_movie throw a cocktail party?

Yeah, it would be fun!
3(50.0%)
No, this is a community and I should back hand you for even mentioning it
2(33.3%)
Don't care, I'm not attending any of the cocktail parties anyway
0(0.0%)


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new member

Posted by kayleenyc on 2005.06.11 at 22:57
Hi. My name is Kathy and I just joined this list. I'm very excited about participating, and can't help but wonder why someone didn't make a community like this sooner? I, for one, love to read books and watch movies they're adapted into. I already have both the book and DVD of Fight Club at home, and will re-read and re-watch them soon.

Just wanted to say "hi." And I'd like to make some future book and movie suggestions:
About a Boy: novel by Nick Hornby; movie directed by Paul & Chris Weitz, starring Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz
Spider: novel by Patrick McGrath; movie directed by David Cronenberg, starring Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne
In Her Shoes: novel by Jennifer Weiner; movie directed by Curtis Hanson, starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette (coming out in theaters October, 2005)
Memoirs of a Geisha: novel by Arthur Golden; movie directed by Rob Marshall, starring Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe (coming out in theaters December, 2005)

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Posted by moltobene1925 on 2005.06.09 at 23:40
This is just a roll-call. I wanted to see who got the book and has started it already.

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Posted by lizzie9281 on 2005.06.07 at 03:01
Current Mood: amusedamused

Hey all.. I'm posting for vinofaerie due to the fact that her computer is broken. She wants me to remind everyone that the book that is up for review is Fight Club and the time for you guys to read it starts tomorrow, Wednesday June 8, 2004. Ok now you have two weeks which according to vinofaerie is more than adequate enough time to read it seeing that she read it in one night. I plan to go to the library, because I'm poor, tomorrow to pick it up. So that means if I can go to the library to get it there is no excuse. I'm looking forward to reading it.. you? I loved to movie so I'm sure I will love the book... seeing that the book is always better right? Well in most instances..

Just my thinking...  I need a book icon!


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fight club

Posted by jessicakmalfoy on 2005.06.06 at 20:33
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: grease soundtrack
well, i finished reading fight club and i have to say once again how much i adore that book. this time it got me thinking about insomniacs. i know weird things can happen when one is sleep deprived (i remember going on non-sleep binges for fun in high school), but could it get that out of contral to where you live this second life kind of thing & don't remember it? i mean, obviously main character (what is his name again??) has a few, er, disorders like obsessive complusiveness & the like, but is he just crazy? or just tired? or both?

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the first book is...

Posted by moltobene1925 on 2005.06.02 at 23:02
Current Mood: confusedconfused
By an unanimous vote of 4 the winner is* Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk *. I'm giving everyone a week from tomorrow to buy the book. The first time I read Fight Club I did it in one night, no stop, so I figure about two weeks should be enough. When you finish it just comment here. If everyone's done before the two weeks are out we'll start the movie sooner. Now I just have to remember who I loaned my copy to and get it back.


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