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Welcome! [Jul. 9th, 2006|02:41 pm]
[Insert clever name for a Toronto queer book club


My many searches have turned up no queer book club in Toronto.  So here it is.

I'm hoping for suggestions about the following things:

Ok, we need a name!  Whatcha got?

(Suggestions for new icons also appreciated!)

Where do we meet?

When do we meet?

What books would we like to read and discuss?  Should we make an effort to read new, emerging stuff, or start with some old standards?

I was thinking it'd be a good idea to get a reading schedule together, meet about once a month, talk about the new book, and we'd already know what the next book coming up is at that time - so basically, to get us started, we need a book to talk about in August and one for September, and we'll decide October's book in August.

My other suggestion is that we would all touch base via LJ with a few things to think about with regard to the book being discussed, not to formalize the discussion, but just to kind of get it started online and give everyone's thinker a kickstart.

Ok, so drop a comment, introduce yourself, and let's talk when, where, and what!

[User Picture]From: notaprettygrrl
2006-07-14 03:50 pm (UTC)
I just thought of two books that I've read that would fit in here:

Trans-Sister Radio, by Chris Bohjalian
(Amazon link: Here)

The Case of the Good-For-Nothing Girlfriend (A Nancy Clue Mystery) by Mabel Maney
(Amazon link: Here)

I read the first one a number of years ago and to be perfectly honest, I know that I liked it fine, but I don't remember much else about it. The Amazon link explains better than I could!

The second one made me laugh and laugh. It's much more lesbian-themed than anything else and is a spoof on the Nancy Drew mysteries. I recommend it as a fun, fast, fluffy read. I've been hoping to find more like it, actually, as it's perfect for the summer.

Hope that helps!
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