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February Events at Bookstacks

Snow! Blizzards! Mother Nature is doing her best to encourage us to curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a good book. Or to head into Second Life for a book discussion. I hope you can join us for these Bookstacks’ events.

Note: If you are interested in holding a book-related event at Bookstacks, please contact Kghia Gherardi.

February 17, Noon
Footlight Confidential: Oscar Month – Join Dilana Llewellyn for interviews, readings and lively discussions on all things performance; both SL & RL.

February 19, 5 pm
Reader’s Block - February’s topic: Second Chances – Was there a book you didn’t like [because you were forced to read it in school, for example] but you read it again and decided it was great?

February 20, 4 pm
Book Discussion: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – Part of the Caledon Library series, Magic, Monsters and Other Worlds: The Fantastic in Victorian Literature, JJ Drinkwater and Kghia Gherardi will look at the monsters as seen from a Victorian perspective. (Note: this discussion is held at the Caledon Library)

Saturdays, 2 pm
Science Fiction Saturdays - Hosted by Simeon Beresford and Neb, this weekly gathering of Science Fiction and Fantasy lovers cover everything from their current reads to the classics of the genre and anything in between.

Sundays, 3 pm
Poetry Libre Open Mic - Serene Bechir and Leonardo Zimring bring together some of the greatest poets on the grid to share original works and favorites, often with an international flavor.

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2013 in book discussion, events

 

Upcoming Book Discussions in January

Dracula CoverBookstacks is hopping – or at least reading – in the new year. We have some great discussions lined up this January! The events are held at the Bookstacks Pub in Second Life, unless otherwise noted. Times are Pacific Standard.

Saturdays, 2 pm
Science Fiction Saturdays – Hosted by Simeon Beresford and Neb, this weekly gathering of Science Fiction and Fantasy lovers cover everything from their current reads to the classics of the genre and anything in between.

Sundays, 3 pm
Poetry Libre Open Mic – Serene Bechir and Leonardo Zimring bring together some of the greatest poets on the grid to share original works and favorites, often with an international flavor.

January 16, 4 pm
Book Discussion: Dracula by Bram Stoker – Part of the Caledon Library series, Magic, Monsters and Other Worlds: The Fantastic in Victorian Literature, JJ Drinkwater and Kghia Gherardi will look at the monsters as seen from a Victorian perspective. (Note: this discussion is held at the Caledon Library)

January 22, 5 pm
Reader’s Block – January’s topic: I Liked the Book Better. Lludmila Mirrikh is changing from her cozy mystery discussions to a more general book topics, all in an effort to figure out what to read next.

 
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Posted by on January 8, 2013 in book discussion

 

March Cozy Mystery Discussion

Join Lludmila Mirrikh at the Pub in Awen for a discussion of A Small Death In the Great Glen by A D Scott scheduled for Monday, March 26 at 11am PST and Tues. March 27 at 5pm PST.

In the Highlands of 1950s Scotland, a boy is found dead in a canal lock. Two members of the local newspaper staff set out to investigate the crime. Together, these very different Scots harbor deep and troubling secrets underneath their polished and respectable veneers.

Put on your best tartan plaidy! We’re goin’ to bonny Scotland – och aye the noo!

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2012 in book discussion, Cozy Mysteries

 

Cozy Mystery Discussion: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Join Lludmila Mirrikh Monday, February 20 at 11 am PST or Tuesday, February 21 at 5 pm PST for a discussion of the southern mystery novel, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin.

There was never any proof that Scary Larry killed that young woman – her body was never found – but now another young woman has gone missing. The only person who seems to give Larry the benefit of the doubt is the town constable, but he won’t say why.

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2012 in book discussion, Cozy Mysteries

 

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Books Discussion: Terry Pratchett’s Guards! Guards!

Join Lludmila Mirrikh at The Pub in Awen to discuss the first of the Sam Vimes fantasy/adventure/mysteries by Terry Pratchett: Guards! Guards! 

  • Monday, January 23 at 11am PST
  • Tuesday, January 24 at 5 pm PST

This story is nothing but pure fun. How would your average police handle a gigantic, flying serial arsonist? Pratchett riffs on many aspects of the mystery genre (the detective forbidden to pursue his inquiries, the rookie) as well as fantasy (What do dragons eat? Virgins, of course!) and it’s a million-to-one chance you’ll love it, but you just might.

It’s the beginning of a series that will only get better.

 
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Posted by on January 10, 2012 in book discussion, book groups, Bookstacks News

 

Voices of the American Civil War Discussion Series begins Wednesday

This year marks the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, and it is a historical marker that still paints the way American’s view themselves and their country. Behind the politics are the people who lived through the events. Voices of the American Civil War is an exploration of their  writings in an attempt to gain insight and understanding. I hope you will join us on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Caledon Library (slurl) for this discussion series.

The first discussion takes place Wednesday, August 24 at 4 pm PDT/SLT

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2011 in book discussion

 

Cozy Mystery for May: Agatha Christie

For May’s Cozy Mystery, Lludmila has chosen an Agatha Christie classic, The Seven Dials Mystery. The discussions will be held on Monday, May 30 at 11 am and on Tuesday, May 31 at 6 pm at the Bookstacks Pub.

When a practical joke involving eight alarm clocks turns into murder, the case is taken up by Bundle Brent and Jimmy Thesiger. With the help of Bill Eversleigh they discover that the Seven Dials Club is not only a nightclub but also the headquarters of a Secret Society. To track down the murderer Bundle must first decide just which side the members of the Society are on …

Start reading now so you can participate in the discussion!

 
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Posted by on May 1, 2011 in book discussion, Bookstacks News

 

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