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Old August 13th, 2010, 1:34 pm
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Biweekly Book Thread Topic Suggestions

A place to post any topics you'd want to see in future Biweekly Book Threads

Topics discussed in the Biweekly threads so far:
Biweekly Thread #1 - Overrated Classics
Biweekly Thread #2 - Women Writers
Biweekly Thread #3 - Booker Prize Winning Books
Biweekly Thread #4 - Lead Characters in Books
Biweekly Thread #5 - Books and You
Biweekly Thread #6 - Reading Habits
Biweekly Thread #7 - Cover Illustrations
Biweekly Thread #8 - Villains/Antagonists
Biweekly Thread #9 - Book Endings/Conclusions
Biweekly Thread #10 - Books In Other Genres (Besides Novels)
Biweekly Thread #11 - Book Crushes: Falling in love with characters


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Old August 13th, 2010, 2:15 pm
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I was wondering if we could have one, about Cover illustrations and the impression they give us about books..


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Old August 13th, 2010, 3:20 pm
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I was wondering if we could have one, about Cover illustrations and the impression they give us about books..
Sure, great idea! Owl me if you have a set of questions for the topic.

Keep the topic suggestions coming. We can always use them for each new Biweekly Book thread


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Could we do a week about villains/antagonists?


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Could we do a week about villains/antagonists?
Sure, why not Owl me your questions for the topic when you can.


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Re: Biweekly Book Thread Topic Suggestions

Could we do a topic about hero's?

Or maybe a topic on what makes a great book for each individual person?


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Could we do a topic about hero's?

Or maybe a topic on what makes a great book for each individual person?
We've had very similar topics in the Biweekly threads before
Lead Characters In Books
Books And You


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Bookmarks.


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I suggest we have something about Mary Sues/ Gary Stus in literature.


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Popular series/trilogies?
Books from our childhood


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Books that make us laugh?


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How about books in other genres (besides novels) - short stories, poetry, drama, absurdist books (there's one fabulous Russian writer, Daniil Kharms, his bits of writings are hilarious and a work of genius!), philosophical fiction, novellas, essays, fairy tales, epic literature, fables, etc.?


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Maybe something about book endings/conclusions?


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Books from libraries: quality, availability, conservation, funny things people write on them...


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Re: Biweekly Book Thread Topic Suggestions

Great suggestions, everyone I'm going to pick topics you've suggested in a random order, unless you'd prefer I go in the order of topics suggested.


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I like random order. That way we won't know what's coming next (well, sort of won't know).


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That's true Random order it is, then.


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Books you were never able to finish.


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I like the idea of a thread that asks which books would influence you most as an author, as well as which you'd like to see combined into a new genre. For example, personally I like the idea of combining James Joyce's writing style with Stephen King's storytelling.

Also, one about the line between what constitutes "storytelling" and what constitutes "literature" might be an interesting topic for debating. I came across that one while reading a book of essays from the '70s, in which one essay discussed whether or not Tolkein could be considered "literature."


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