Saturday, January 5, 2008

The MoHo book club - reborn

For Christmas, my daughter gave me "The Golden Compass" by Philip Pullman, book one of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy. So, it got me to thinking - maybe we should resurrect the ol MoHo Book Club.

For those who joined the Mormon queerosphere within the last year, about a year or so ago the great -L- organized the MoHo Book Club. You joined the 'club' by simply declaring your membership. Members of the club picked a book to read and then wrote their own review in their own blog. The month I joined they had picked a movie, in lieu of a book, "States of Grace" (you can read my review here). After that we read "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell" by Susanna Clarke (my review is here). But, the MoHo book club sort of fizzled out shortly after that.

But, it's a new year, we have a lot of new people here in the Mormon queerosphere. Perhaps we could try it again. This month we read "The Golden Compass" - read it, blog about it, and see if we can figure out what the brouhaha is all about. After we're done with the "His Dark Materials" trilogy, we could solicit ideas for other books to read, perhaps put up a poll to pick one. It doesn't have to be fiction, we could pick church books, biographies, history, whatever floats our collective boats.

So, whaduya say? Any takers?


J G-W said...

Lovely idea! I'd be able to participate in about a month... I'm too busy at the moment getting ready to teach (and being a new dad).

I have the Golden Compass series, and haven't read any yet. I'd love to read it and comment on it... When I have time!

drex said...

Salad made me read the Golden Compass series before we saw the movie. The books outdo the movie (by far) and I'd love to discuss. I've been planning a blog about the movie anyway, so this would build well.

Beck said...

Read? You want me to read a book? Who has time for reading? :)

Actually, I have several books at my bedside table... I wish I did have more time to simply dive into a book. Maybe I could grab the Golden Compass and read it on my next cross-country flight.

Neal said...

OK, I just downloaded the audio book "The Golden Compass", so I'm in...



Loyalist (with defects) said...

I absolutely LUVD these books. They were a fun read. I sure hope you enjoy them as much as i did.

luvs to all (an you).

GeckoMan said...

Okay, I'll pick up a Golden Compass book next. Count me in.

Lately I've been into reading gay fiction, which is a special brand of fantasy all of its own! Somehow, coming-out stories of young men coming-of-age helps me visualize something I couldn't do back then, but sometimes wish I did.