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In advance of Liveblog Discussion #2

Just a few housekeeping issues, as Stephen Fry would say. If any of you happen to be mentioning the Twook Club on Twitter, I’d appreciate if you could try and slip in the #twookclub hashtag so that we can keep tabs on the conversation going back and forth – we’re hoping to use it Tuesday night if people are participating from afar. Don’t forget to tell your friends that they can follow the liveblog here too! All are welcome. Contributions are important, but if people just want to have an eye in on the action with a view to contributing next time, that’s fine too.

Finally, since each attendee has been asked to bring piece/quote/line/address from a book that touched them, we would encourage those on the liveblog to share similar passages with us.

Please email me at dublintwookclub [AT] gmail.com if you need any more information between now and Tuesday night.

I’ll see you all at the liveblog!

C

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Sweet Offer from @Easons

Hi all!

Many of you will be aware of this already (if you follow our twitter account that is… if you’re not a followin’, why the devil not?! We’re at @DublinTwookClub) but this warrants a post here. The nice folks at Easons (that’s @Easons in tweetopolis) have come on board with the Twook Club and have secured a 15% discount for Twookees on titles that we’re discussing. That offer stands for the current title Maus and will continue on as the Club moves forward. I am tremendously grateful to all in Easons for their foresight in seeking out the Club and looking to get involved… very impressive engagement for such a massive company, to think that they would know about the goings on of a wee clubeen like ourselves! The power of the IT eh?!

No recession around here, wha’?!

C x

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Dublin Twook Club features in the IT

Ok, everyone? This just got serious. Even the paper of record says so! We am posterity. Many thanks to one of our own (@RosemaryMacCabe) for including us in her piece in today’s paper.  It’s a great read on Social Meedja and the exciting things a happenin’ in the blogosphere both online and offline in Ireland right now. We at @DublinTwookClub are more than a little thrilled at  the idea that some of you have just stumbled upon our wee club over your cornflakes this morning and would like to extend a welcome to you, and ask you to feel free to grab a copy of Maus (see below!) and be ready to partake in our online discussion of the book on 25th August. If you have any suggestions/questions/queries just drop us a comment below or email dublintwookclub@gmail.com. It’s a pleasure to have you here!

Ciara 🙂

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Twook Club Meeting #2- Title announcement!

Once again, the polls are closed, the votes are in… we have a weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeener. It’s Maus!

maus

I think it’s a great choice… it was first mentioned at the first meeting and I think it’s going to challenge us to discuss/take in a different type of read to what 90% of us would be used to. Sure isn’t that the beauty of it all?!

You can click here to get hold of it on Amazon.

Once more, it will take place on August the 25th at 7.30pm, at the usual venue of 119 Upper Leeson St.

Again, it’s important to emphasise (as we did last month) that although we can only house 15 people at the first actual meeting, the whole point of a Twitter-based book club is that people will be able to join in from wherever they are anywhere in the world, via the medium of the liveblog that Gav will once again be taking command of on the night, and – naturally – over Twitter where we’ll be using the #twookclub hashtag, and where you can direct your Tweets to @DublinTwookClub. We’ll be harping on about that a lot in the next few weeks though so don’t worry about taking all that in for now. Prioritise getting your hands on the book and getting stuck in!

I’ve been cheating slightly myself as I picked up a copy of the book after the last meeting suspecting it may make the cut for meeting #2. It did! Don’t I feel smug! There was so fiddling of the poll though. I swear 🙂

Happy reading folks!

ps. Have an idea for the next meeting too… that each attendee could bring a piece/quote/line/address from a book that touched them. Be it humour, romance, tales of distress or moments of enlightenment, all can share a moment in literature that meant something to them… for whatever reason. I look forward to the diversity of what the group throws up. I suspect it will help everyone get an idea where contributers are coming from, from a personal perspective point of view.  Get thinking on it!

pps. Do send this post the way of your friends so they can partake 🙂

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Final post before the first meeting!

Hello all! Hope these few lines find you all well, and that the book is long finished at this stage (going to be a late night for some, eh?!).

If any of you happen to be mentioning the Twook Club on Twitter, I’d appreciate if you could try and slip in the #twookclub hashtag so that we can keep tabs on the conversation going back and forth – we’re hoping to use it tomorrow night if people are participating from afar. Don’t forget to tell your friends that they can follow the liveblog on here on https://dublintwookclub.wordpress.com/ too! Gav will be behind the wheel of that tomorrow night.

Really looking forward to the interaction in the room and here on the blog. If you have any questions just wing me an email.

See you all tomorrow!

Ciara

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Date of the first meeting!

So! While the votes are coming in and while the word is spreading, I’m thrilled to announce that the first ever DublinTwookClub meeting will take place on… ~~~drum roll!~~~ Tuesday the 21st of July at 7.30pm.

Now, as you can imagine, it’s going to be quite difficult to coordinate so many schedules, so we’re hoping to have a rolling membership to allow many people to enjoy being part of the club, at various junctures in it’s development. So, for example, you can commit to coming to the July meeting, but we’ll provide a seperate sign-up for the August get-together. This is to address the commitment issues (!) of some to the club; understandably people are very busy and may not be comfortable signing up to something they feel they can’t give their time to on a recurring basis. It’ll also allow others who can’t get in on time to make the cut for the first meeting to apply again, at a later date.

We’re also hoping to have an online/Twitter discussion on the books – perhaps a liveblog of some sort? – but we’ll reveal more about this at a later time.

We’re limiting the numbers for the first meeting to 15 – again, I really don’t like the idea of culling anyone – but unfortunately space is limited in the room we have so there sadly, for the first time around at least, there just isn’t room for everyone who’s expressed interest.

So, to sign up, just leave a comment below committing to the club for Tuesday 21st July at 7.30pm. It’ll be on in our house – 119 Upper Leeson St., Google Map here – it’s free, of course!, and food and drinks will be provided, though you can feel free to bring whatever you like if that’s what you’re into.

By the way, I’m closing the poll on the book this Friday, so that the first lucky 15 can get stuck into the chosen book in good time!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up!

PS – For those who don’t make it into the first group, please keep an eye on this page and our twitter regardless… you’re welcome to read along and contribute to the discussion online!

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