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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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Dublin Twook Club Liveblog – #1 – The Secret Scripture

Right, it seems WordPress.com won’t allow us to embed the liveblog within its pages, so please, everyone, click the link below to join in the liveblog at CoverItLive.com.

DublinTwookClub #1 – Sebastian Barry’s “The Secret Scripture”

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Welcome to Dublin Twook Club!

Hello and welcome to Dublin Twook Club – Ireland’s first Twitter-based Book Club!

Dublin Twook Club is a simple and self-explanatory concept. It’s based in Dublin – specifically in @119leesonstreet – and it’s a book club, organised over Twitter, i.e. a Twook Club!

It’s a fun, social, and informal monthly get-together to gather round with a drink or two and chat about, well, books, plus inevitably whatever else is tickling your fancy now. Monthly meet-ups will be in the aforementioned 119 (for now anyway!), and co-ordinated through the @DublinTwookClub Twitter account and through this blog.

Importantly, though, we’re not restricting this to Twitter users, so we’d appreciate if you’d spread the word – just click http://short.ie/TwookClubRT to retweet the message. There’s honestly no limit to the membership so tell anyone who might be interested.

So… go get started. Tweet your suggestions on what the first book we cover should be to the @DublinTwookClub Twitter account, or leave them as comments here, and keep an eye on this blog and the Twitter for more details over the next few days and weeks.

Ciara

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