For the meeting it will ask for your name (anything you want others to see) and an email address (you can make one up if you would like) - so do not fear!
Hello all can everyone talk now?
Here is the meeting link: http://www.anymeeting.com/secretbookclub1 so if you would like to talk about The Bell Jar then come join us!
ccerseilannister asked: Hi! Wow, err, am I too late to join this book club?
theflailingasgardian asked: Family birthday today, so I won't be able to join you guys, sorry...
fandomwarrior asked: Okay, thanks! I'm available all day, so count me in!
fandomwarrior asked: Hey! It's the 8th of June - we are supposed to talk about The Bell Jar today, am I right? Have you heard from the others?
How's everyone doing with The Bell Jar?
ellellgee asked: I find that books teach us about ourselves. They show us a side to our history that history books and official records cannot convey. The hold the souls of nations, families and beliefs. Books help me understand myself and others. I'd love to join this not so secret book club because sharing passions is one of the tenets of a happy life. Plus, I started reading The Bell Jar yesterday- apt!
whalebreeder asked: Hello there, I'm Jenny. I would love to join this book club! I love reading, especially poetry. Sylvia Plath is my all time favorite poet. My favorite books are The Great Gatsby, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Sun Also Rises and The Princess Bride, oh, and the Hobbit. Gosh and so many others. I love Hemingway, Hughes, Cohen, and Fitzgerald. I write poetry and music and read as much as...
The Bell Jar
Hello everyone, hope you’ve all got a copy of the Bell Jar now. I’m thinking that if we aim to finish the book in two weeks - so deadline being the 8th of June - then we can all discuss it then. If you can give me timings of when in the day you can do that would be great and hopefully we can get some progress reports published every few days. I will tag what chapter the writer of each...
haikus-and-heartache-deactivate asked: Hi there. I would like to join because I've often chosen the company of books over that of other people. There was never a book club to join in person, and my friends usually read different books than I did (aside from Harry Potter - that was one series we all agreed on). I'll try to get a hold of The Bell Jar from the library.
xxpandapanda asked: Hi, my name is Elizabeth, and I would also love to join the book club. I normally don't have friends to discuss novels with, and this via online discussion shall also help me tackle my shyness. Anyways, my all time favorite writer is Franz Kafka. His writing is simple and ironic. And yet, it is able to demonstrate a complex wit. Hope to talk to you all soon! :)
theseinvisible-monsters asked: Hi there! My name's Meg and I would really like to join your book club. I've always read a lot more than a lot of my friends. This group will help me discuss things that I can't with some of my friends. My favourite author of all time is John Irving, I love how well you get to know his protagonists. I have a new writing blog, I was wondering if someone might want to take a look at...
So since this our first book reading I think I should set out some guidelines: Hopefully you can get hold of the book, The Bell Jar, and you can join in! As you are reading it you can send us progress reports or questions, anything you would like to share. At the end of the book, perhaps we ought to set a deadline, we shall all convene on this online conference. At any point you can suggest a...
causebaby-yournotalone asked: Hi, My name is Katie and I'd love to join the book club. for me books are my own personal escape when things get rough I escape into a story because then I don't have to be me anymore I can be someone deeply in love with some boy who doesn't notice her, the herione on a mission to save the world or someone she loves or the mother involved in some issue with her child. I also have a...
How to apply
If you would like to share your reading preferences and apply to be a member you can do it in a similar fashion to Morty. Just tell us what you like, authors or specific books, and just share! This is a book club after all :)
theflailingasgardian asked: Evening all, I'm Morty. Basically, I love reading because of the imagination involved, and I'm a sucker for the witty or weird. I love the narrative voice of Doyle, Dickens and the German Romantic era, but my favourites are sci-fi or fantasy novels. I've always said that as long as there's snappy dialogue, fun characters and an engaging plot, you can forgive sub-par writing....
immortalinyourlove asked: Hey guys! Just found your blog! Such a lovely idea, will have to buy The Bell Jar tomorrow!! Please check out my book appreciation blog, I just started it with a few lovely people from Tumblr helping me! myhandsarebookends(.)tumblr(.)com :) xxx
Book Number One Confirmed: The Bell Jar by Sylvia...
The Bell Jar it is! Hopefully all of you can get hold of a copy. So how would we like to discuss? Every few chapters or at the end of the book?
Book Number One
Here is my suggestion to you, new followers: Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar What do you all think?
Welcome to The Secret Book Club
We’re really not that secret! And we are just starting up. So hopefully you can join in, follow and we should have a book for you to read by tonight! Hopefully it is a book that you’ll like - if not, suggest one to us! Thanks.