Hi Allison, So glad you will be joining us for the Horror Book Club meeting on the 27th. And, I bet it feels GREAT to have classes and exams over. I remember no matter how little sleep I got and no matter what my exam schedule, the day I finished the last one I was on cloud 999! As for Koontz, I have to agree. There were some of his I didn't like, either. I'm not sure if I would call Strangers scary, but it is good and I hope you enjoy it! (Scott will probably weigh in on the Koontz discussion if he has time.) Again, looking forward to having you with us for the next meeting. As Scott says, "The more the scarier". And, while liking a book makes reading much more enjoyable, it is definitely not a requirement. I think it's fun to hear differing opinions, and I'm looking forward to hearing what you think about Strangers. Take care, looking forward to your company at the club meeting and talk to you in a couple of weeks! Best Regards, Cindy 4 To handle yourself, use your head. To handle others, use your heart. -- Author Unknown -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Allison Hilliker Sent: Monday, December 17, 2007 4:15 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: [bookshare-discuss] Horror Book Club Mid-Month Reminder Well, I have yet to find a Dean Koontz book that I liked. I've started and never finished two of his other books. They were rather boring to me. Maybe I never read far enough for the plot to get scary, I dunno. But this book club book, Strangers, does sound really good so I plan to read it. Maybe you will all make me a Dean Koontz fan yet! I'm excited to finally get to go to a horror book club meeting. I've missed the first two so far because I had class on Thursdays. Now that class is done, and what's more, I don't have a Thursday class next semester! And I'm happy because, although I'm new to the genre, I really enjoy horror books. Best, Allison ----- Original Message ----- From: "Estelnalissi" <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Cc: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 8:56 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: [bookshare-discuss] Horror Book Club Mid-Month Reminder > Dear Booksharian Friends, > > I, who am a poor candidate for horror book clubs, have attended the last 2 > Horror Book Group meetings because the discussions are so well run and the > members' comments are interesting. > > The first selection, Ghost Story by Peter Straub had remarkably good > character development and was creepee. As I read, I kept thinking, "Oh no! > Oh no! Oh no!!!" > > This month's book, Strangers, by Dean Koontz is a book I read about 20 > years ago shortly after it was first published and I still remember parts > of it clearly, whereas, some books I've read are less than a mist in my > memory. If it isn't an oxymoron to say Koontz is a compassionate, humane, > horror writer, than that's what I'm saying. I mean, he's scary, but he > doesn't feed his good guys willie nillie to the shredder. > > I'm not giving too much away when I tell you that shortly into the book > I've met 3 of the strangers and can't wait to reexperience the chemistry > when they come together. A writer is sleepwalking and sleepwriting > frightening things in his manuscripts. A lady doctor is going berserk when > she sees ordinary things like black gloves and coming to herself, blocks > away unable to understand what's happening. A poor war vet who runs a > motel in the middle of nowhere has become afraid of the night. That's just > for starters. > > mainly I'm reading Christmas books from Bookshare, but I plan to have > Strangers finished in time for the meeting on the 27th. Horror and > Christmas cheer. Now that's a balanced diet. > > I'm wondering if Scott is thinking about changing the meeting to daytime > because it's easier for the members to scare themselves when they meet > after dark! > > Always with love, > > Lissi > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Scott Blanks" <scottsjb@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 10:24 PM > Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Horror Book Club Mid-Month Reminder > > >> Hey everybody, >> >> As Christmas and the holidays continue to dominate every conceivable >> aspect of our lives, I want to alert you to one place, where the holidays >> will be, at least for a time, nothing more than a distant memory. Ok, I >> won't keep you in suspense, it's the monthly meeting of the horror book >> club, hosted by the Friends of Bookshare. We will hold our next meeting >> on Thursday December 27, at 6:00 p.m. Pacific, 7:00 p.m. Mountain, 8:00 >> p.m. Central, and 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. To join the chat, go to: >> >> http://www.friendsofbookshare.org >> >> and click on the "Friends of Bookshare Community Room" link. For direct >> access to the community chat room, use the following link: >> >> http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e >> >> This month we will be discussing Strangers, by Dean R. Koontz. The book >> is available on Bookshare at the following link: >> >> http://www.bookshare.org/web/SingleTitle.html?submittitleid=5751 >> >> The book is also available from NLS on cassette: RC 23038 >> >> Everyone is welcome, whether you've devoured this epic novel several >> times, or aren't even sure what horror means. In addition to chatting >> about the book, we will discuss future readings, and brainstorm about a >> possible change in meeting dates/times. And as always, all questions and >> comments horror are welcome here. >> >> If you would like to inquire about any aspect of the book club, or if you >> have comments or suggestions, send them to Scott Blanks at: >> mailto:scottsjb@xxxxxxxxx >> >> Thanks go out to Cindy Warford for her dedicated efforts in spreading the >> word about this fledgling effort. >> >> >> To unsubscribe from this list, send a blank Email to >> bookshare-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >> Put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the Subject line. To get a list >> of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. >> >> > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. 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