Hey there. I've noticed lately that there is at least a decent amount of people on the BBS who enjoy reading, and after various searches to try and find a book club or something of the sort yielded no results, I thought that it would be a good idea to start a club about reading.
In here it doesn't have to pertain to just books. We can discuss poetry, short stories, whatever you find to be a good read.
Oh, and obvious rules apply. No flaming, don't spam up the club, y'know, the usual BBS rules.
So to get the ball rolling, why don't we start by saying your favorite authors, books, poems, etc?
I think by far the one thing that won't ever change in my taste of literature is my favorite book. I am, of course, talking about A Clockwork Orange. The meaning behind it, the way it is literally written with the nadsat language, how it touches on the subject of free will, everything about it is incredible. And, although it's pretty generic, I really love The Catcher in the Rye; especially the colloquial style in which it's written. Another series I love is The Lord of the Rings. I am currently reading them again, and I'm right in the middle of the two towers, just about to start book 4. The amount of effort and time and everything about it from the made-up languages, to the incredible amount of lore (this always fascinated me; he literally created a different world), is really remarkable. I actually read the books before I saw the movies, but when I read them the first time I was probably like 12. I had found them in a box in the attic, and decided to give them a read. They were my dad's old versions, although not the ones that used words like "elfin" or "elfish". I read the fellowship of the ring and the two towers, but the return of the king wasn't there, so I never read it. Then I saw the movies a bit later, and being the young kid I was I enjoyed them more. I mean, who doesn't love a huge battle? But now that I'm reading them again I find that I really enjoy the books much much more. The way he writes is incredible.
And as far as poetry, I really like Jim Morrison's poetry. I know, again pretty generic. But I find it great. Also, Edgar Allen Poe. But who doesn't love him.
And for other types of writing, I really like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Solitude is one of my favorites of Thoreau.
SO, anyways, back to the club. I almost forgot about it there for a sec. I tend to get wrapped up in different literature and forget what I'm talking about. The things I've listed are more or less my favorite authors and works of literature, and I really enjoy reading. I'm always open to reading something new or different, and I would love to hear of something else to read, and I'm sure I will once this club gets rolling. So, if you wanna join up, let's hear your tastes in literature! I can't wait to discuss this type of thing. :)