allnurses Book Club

  1. Ok, I was thinking, for all the book lovers out here, and, with a little encouragement from one of my favorite posters, thought that we could start a book club; we vote on a book (based on a theme of course) read it in say, a month or so, and then discuss it (all while sipping your favorite vino, of course).

    I was thinking with the start of the fall season that this might be something pretty fun to do to pass those dreary days away.

    For our first book, I was thinking of using a Halloween theme and picking one of these fine classics:

    1. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    Robert Louis Stevenson

    2. Frankenstein

    3. Dracula
    Bram Stoker

    Whaddya all think?
    Last edit by Susy K on Sep 18, '02
  2. Poll: Please select your book choice

    • Frankenstein

      2.86% 1
    • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

      25.71% 9
    • Dracula

      31.43% 11
    • Ann Rice (a specific novel TBA)

      40.00% 14
    35 Votes
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  4. by   live4today
    Hi Susy k

    I think your idea is a wonderful idea! An Allnurses Book Club would be a very worthwhile project for us to undertake.

    For Halloween though...I will need to pass on that one since I do not celebrate ghosts and goblins, but when November and December roll around, I'm sure I will be able to participate during those months for those two very important holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas).

    We can also share books in regards to the various d a theme for each one.
  5. by   Stargazer
    Ooh, excellent choices, all.

    I am all about the Dracula. Love vampire lore and yet have never read the ultimate classic vampire novel. van Helsing and his band of vampire hunters! The Weird Sisters! Woot!

    Not that I'm trying to influence anyone's decision or anything, *cough, cough* but my understanding is that Frankenstein, classic though it is, is a bit---draggy. As in, slow-moving and excessively wordy. Jekyll and Hyde I don't know much about as a novel.

    C'mon, everybody! Big spooky Hallowe'en fun!
  6. by   hoolahan
    I think it is a GREAT idea too, but I am taking my CCM exam in late October, so all I am reading is the case manager's handbook, if you want to do that one, I am in, until after the exam.

    I'm into sci-fi too, but not sure I want to do one of those classics, only b/c I have seen so many versions of them in TV/Movies. I have an attention span like a toddler, if I know what is going to come next, I zone out and lose interest.

    If you want to do newer books like Oprah, I'm in, and in for any classics I have not read or was otherwise impaired while reading in high school
    Last edit by hoolahan on Sep 18, '02
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    yes, it is a great idea. i will start on the next book. look forward to reading these posts.
  8. by   renerian
    I would most certainly do that! I read alot...............let me know if you decide to do one.....I have been looking for an on line book club as it fits into my busy life much better.

    Great idea!

  9. by   alwaysthere
    Oh a book up for that!! Just let me know what ya pick
  10. by   renerian
    I am game for whatever book you would like to start with! Just let me know.....

  11. by   Q.
    Well I've read Frankenstein once before and I must agree with Stargazer, it CAN be quite...uh....hard to digest. It's a pretty difficult read. In fact I couldn't even discuss most of it NOW though I read it about 2 years ago.

    Dracula actually is my first choice.
  12. by   finallyRN
    I will be up for any of those books. I also would like to read DRACULA, as I also love vamipres. If people aren't up for the classics there is always Ann Rice of "interview with a vampire" fame.
  13. by   Q.
    Good choice, finally RN. Let me set up a poll once we generate enough interest.
    Last edit by Susy K on Sep 18, '02
  14. by   Stargazer
    If people aren't up for the classics there is always Ann Rice of "interview with a vampire" fame.
    Oh, no--please? Let's stick to a classic this time.

    I really want to read a good book.
    Last edit by Stargazer on Sep 18, '02
  15. by   Mkue
    Count me in too ! Sounds like a great idea !