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TheCat

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MetroJacksonville Book "Club"?
« on: May 11, 2016, 09:52:04 AM »
Would anyone be interested in reading a particular book with me. I would love to team up with around five people to give the below book a read and have constructive and thoughtful conversation (and debate) on the topic.

The thread on abolishing prisons led me to a short book by Angela Davis, "Are Prison Obsolete?" It's six small chapters long. Davis provides a fairly good birds eye of the "arguments" of this movement.

I'm not sure what is the best way to book club something but I think a mixture of online conversation and meeting in person woulld be a fantastic way to connect on this subject.



Abolish Prison Thread:

http://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php/topic,26659.0.html

wanderson91

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Re: MetroJacksonville Book "Club"?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2016, 10:54:51 AM »
I'd be interested!!

TheCat

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Re: MetroJacksonville Book "Club"?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2016, 02:32:37 PM »
That's great! Who else?

Scarlettjax

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Re: MetroJacksonville Book "Club"?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2016, 06:43:12 PM »
I'm in for it.  I was just talking with a friend yesterday about how great it would be to have a book club to discuss such topics; my friend advised they don't have time to read for "fun."  So I'm up for some fun. 

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Re: MetroJacksonville Book "Club"?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2016, 08:17:12 PM »
I would be interested, as well.

TheCat

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Re: MetroJacksonville Book "Club"?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2016, 05:18:10 PM »
Four is good. I guess I'll try to come up with some sort of a structure over the weekend and see if it jives with everyone else...?

wanderson91

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Re: MetroJacksonville Book "Club"?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2016, 09:05:34 AM »
Sounds great!

TheCat

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Re: MetroJacksonville Book "Club"?
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2016, 10:12:27 AM »
My long and arduous journey has finally come to an end. I have met with the great masters of book club, and I am ready. My training was broad, extensive and arduous. I doubted I would make it through, but my teachers were patient.

Our enemies, Netflix, HBO and Hulu will soon meet their demise.

If you are still into the idea, should we just start by meeting up or we can do a google hangout? Or, we can just start reading. I guess, my training has failed me... =/

My suggestion, let's do a 20 min gmail video chat or skype call, assuming everyone can get on,  that will probably be easier than coordinating a time and place. But, I'm entirely open to meeting in person.

I'd like to talk about our perspectives, thoughts, and assumptions before diving into the book.

Thoughts?

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Re: MetroJacksonville Book "Club"?
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2016, 03:28:07 PM »
I can go with either of those options, but let's see who else can join us or it'll be a short discussion.  It is a great idea to examine our feelings both before and after the read. 

TheCat

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Re: MetroJacksonville Book "Club"?
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2016, 10:31:37 PM »
sounds good. Let's wait and see...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP0mQeLWCCo

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Re: MetroJacksonville Book "Club"?
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2016, 02:19:15 PM »
Oh, hey, sorry, your email got lost in my inbox, I'm still down for this!

TheCat

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Re: MetroJacksonville Book "Club"?
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2016, 03:00:14 PM »
^sweet. I think that makes three, which is a sufficient number to hold a conversation.