teawing said

Book Club

Hey Everyone,

I am new, just been on here a few weeks. I noticed an abandoned thread about a book club. Did you all take it offline or did it just fizzle?
Is anyone still interested?

Thanks,
Tom

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Hi Tom,
I don’t know if the book club is still active or not, but regardless I’d be interested in one. Either we start one or fine one to “crash.” :)

teawing said

Let’s give it a day or two and see who wants in, then we can decide what and how to do it.

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Nichole said

I’m in!

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teawing said

Great Joe, any suggestions?

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I would like to join in, too.

teawing said

We will keep you posted!

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Will we stick to books about tea or mentioning tea, such as (and forgive me, guys, as the series is kinda “girly”), the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs?

Someone – maybe you, twing? – mentioned The Republic of Tea in another post. Sounds intriguing…

Just wondering. :)

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teawing said

I guess that can be left up to the participants, I am a converted coffee drinker and I have tons to learn about tea, so keeping it tea related will be fine with me.
Not familiar with Laura Childs, but having read plenty of the romantic classics through the years (Austen, Bronte, Orczy etc) I would have no problem with the target demographic. I am always looking to expand my reading horizons…and my tea experiences for that matter. :)

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Well the books are fun, fluff reading – not serious. :)

I’ve been drinking tea all my life, but know very little about the origins: tea is from China & Japan. That’s basically the extent of my knowledge!

Anyhoo, keep me in the loop. This sounds fun!

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teawing said

I am looking forward to it, and my tea knowledge is about the same, it comes from Asia, plenty to learn. I have gained a ton from the folks here. Lots of expertise and they are glad to share it.

Nothing wrong with fun and fluff reading, like tea, it is all good!

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Book club will be fun! Last year before summer it was held twice (or three times) on steepster, very well structured. Then I guess weather became warm, and people went out to party. Now it’s a good season again for book club!

For those of you who would like to “crash” one, Matt Cha’s blog has an on-going book club:
http://mattchasblog.blogspot.com/search/label/book%20club

Some participants bought the books from a Korean website. But Matt included in his blog an open source text of the same book with slightly different translation. Both translations are very nice, and sometimes another participant gives his own supplemental translation. It’s a lot of fun reading an ancient tea book in English translation and compare between different versions!

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teawing said

Thanks, I checked it out. I will get involved there for sure.
So you were involved in the last club here? Any tips, suggestions, or advice?
Structure is important, I would love to know how it was moderated.

Thanks again!

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