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Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Jack273: 9:21pm On Jul 19
ELibraryNG:


What effort is in place to make these books available so that people will read?

Just search for b-ok on Google and you will see a site "Z library" open it and search the. book you need. It is free to download 5 books per day without any registration.

You should also download "PocketBook" from play store so you can read .epub, .PDF, .mobi and other ebook files. You can also use "ReadEra" app but it can't open .mobi files.

Also Geminita have made it easier. There's no excuse for us not to read in this age.

Thank you for the question, I was supposed to talk about it sooner

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Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Jack273: 9:29pm On Jul 19
Geminita:


Do you think having a review for a whole month won't be too much At some point, there won't be much to say again ..

It's a good suggestion tho

Yes a month is too much now that I think about it. What if we do it this way, we use 2 weeks instead for review, so once we start the next book, we can start sending our reviews for the previous book. That is 2 weeks for reading and 2 weeks for review and discussions.

Is this better
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Geminita: 9:32pm On Jul 19
Jack273:


Yes a month is too much now that I think about it. What if we do it this way, we use 2 weeks instead for review, so once we start the next book, we can start sending our reviews for the previous book. That is 2 weeks for reading and 2 weeks for review and discussions.

Is this better

Yes it is
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Lorayne(m): 9:32pm On Jul 19
Geminita:


Do you think having a review for a whole month won't be too much At some point, there won't be much to say again ..

It's a good suggestion tho
Yea.... A month is too much.
Jack273.... I think we should read the books for 3 weeks then review on the fourth week.... The book we read this month will be reviewed the first week of next month.... Wahyasay?
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Lorayne(m): 9:33pm On Jul 19
Geminita:


Yes it is
It ain't... A week should be enough for reviews na.
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Jack273: 9:38pm On Jul 19
Lorayne:

It ain't
We read a book for 2 weeks and review and discuss the next 2 weeks while we are reading the 2nd book of the month. This way we can do 2 books per month.

I feel 3 weeks might be too long for reading and it will be hard to count in 3s
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Lorayne(m): 9:39pm On Jul 19
Jack273:

We read a book for 2 weeks and review and discuss the next 2 weeks while we are reading the 2nd book of the month. This way we can do 2 books per month.

I feel 3 weeks might be too long for reading and it will be hard to count in 3s
Aiit aiit... Me Sha I've not finished this one.
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Ana4love(f): 9:41pm On Jul 19
Jack273:

I think Ana4love is right so let's pick a day for reviews.

I just had an idea now. Since we will be finishing (at least supposed to) the two books at the end of the month, we can start the reviews next month.

That is the books we read this month will be reviewed throughout next month So we will have a whole month for reviews and discussions without spoilers and a whole month of reading.

This way we can keep the thread alive.
Yeah sounds cool to me. We would be reading the newly nominated books whilst reviewing the previous ones.
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Jack273: 9:44pm On Jul 19
Lorayne:

Aiit aiit... Me Sha I've not finished this one.
Me too, although I don't have any excuse, I've been playing since morning. I think is because we started late sha but as from next month we will have at least 14 days for each book unlike this month that it's just 10 days each.
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Geminita: 9:46pm On Jul 19
Lorayne:

Yea.... A month is too much.
Jack273.... I think we should read the books for 3 weeks then review on the fourth week.... The book we read this month will be reviewed the first week of next month.... Wahyasay?


So it's just one book for a month then.. 3 weeks for reading, 1 week for review...
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Ana4love(f): 9:52pm On Jul 19
Geminita:



So it's just one book for a month then.. 3 weeks for reading, 1 week for review...
No na. It's still the same two books. One book for two weeks, while reading the next book in the remaining two weeks, we'll be reviewing the first one we read.
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Geminita: 9:54pm On Jul 19
Ana4love:

No na. It's still the same two books. One book for two weeks, while reading the next book in the remaining two weeks, we'll be reviewing the first one we read.

Oh.. I get it now... But to make this group active and interesting, we should stick to the two weeks plan of completing a book
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Jack273: 9:54pm On Jul 19
Geminita:



So it's just one book for a month then.. 3 weeks for reading, 1 week for review...
No we have agreed on this

Each Month

2 weeks: Read book 1, review book 2 of last month
2 weeks: Read book 2, review book 1

Next Month
2 weeks: Read book 1, review book 2 of last month

so we continue like this each month

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Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Jack273: 9:55pm On Jul 19
Ana4love:

No na. It's still the same two books. One book for two weeks, while reading the next book in the remaining two weeks, we'll be reviewing the first one we read.
yes like this
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Geminita: 10:03pm On Jul 19
Jack273:

No we have agreed on this

Each Month

2 weeks: Read book 1, review book 2 of last month
2 weeks: Read book 2, review book 1

Next Month
2 weeks: Read book 1, review book 2 of last month

so we continue like this each month

Yeah I have seen it
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Lorayne(m): 10:05pm On Jul 19
Jack273:

Me too, although I don't have any excuse, I've been playing since morning. I think is because we started late sha but as from next month we will have at least 14 days for each book unlike this month that it's just 10 days each.
I'm not really feeling the book... Read Anna Karenina in like 4days and I can't finish a 390 paged book in 10days.
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Lorayne(m): 10:08pm On Jul 19
Geminita:



So it's just one book for a month then.. 3 weeks for reading, 1 week for review...
No. What I meant is, we read the two books in 3 weeks then review both in the last week of the month.
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Geminita: 10:12pm On Jul 19
Lorayne:

No. What I meant is, we read the two books in 3 weeks then review both in the last week of the month.


Let's go with what Jack and Ana suggested..
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Lorayne(m): 10:13pm On Jul 19
Geminita:



Let's go with what Jack and Ana suggested..
Ok o.
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Jack273: 10:15pm On Jul 19
Lorayne:

I'm not really feeling the book... Read Anna Karenina in like 4days and I can't finish a 390 paged book in 10days.
My own case is just procrastination, once I start I don't want to stop but then I get distracted and it takes me 2 days to get back to it
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Jack273: 10:18pm On Jul 19
We are to start the second book on Tuesday 21st, so based on the decisions taken today it means the review for the first book should start coming in from Tuesday.

But for the sake of those like me who are yet to finish the first book, we are asking that the review be delayed till 23rd so we have 3 days to round up.

Meanwhile those that are already done can start reading the next book from 21st as originally planned and the review for this one will commence 1st of August.

So please give us 3 days.

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Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Lorayne(m): 10:41pm On Jul 19
Jack273:

My own case is just procrastination, once I start I don't want to stop but then I get distracted and it takes me 2 days to get back to it
Yea, it's cos of the introversion. We easily get distracted, and overthink.
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Ana4love(f): 10:51pm On Jul 19
Lorayne:

Yea, it's cos of the introversion. We easily get distracted, and overthink.
Seriously? Introversion? grin grin grin
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Lorayne(m): 11:05pm On Jul 19
Ana4love:

Seriously? Introversion? grin grin grin
Hehehehe.... I know introverts read a lot.... But they easily get distracted and procrastinate a lot.... I'm one, I know.
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Jack273: 11:21pm On Jul 19
In my own case I read everything except what I'm supposed to read and by the time I come back to reality, the day is over. The next day the circle continues, I forget how interesting it was that I didn't want to drop it (until I pick it again days later)
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Ana4love(f): 11:35pm On Jul 19
Lorayne:

Hehehehe.... I know introverts read a lot.... But they easily get distracted and procrastinate a lot.... I'm one, I know.
That means my own introversion is from another planet na cos I rarely read.
Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Ana4love(f): 11:37pm On Jul 19
Jack273:
In my own case I read everything except what I'm supposed to read and by the time I come back to reality, the day is over. The next day the circle continues, I forget how interesting it was that I didn't want to drop it (until I pick it again days later)
It happens to me too but when I know there's a deadline to catch up with, I try not to forget the book. Also I feel I'm really slow in reading, so I try to give myself the number of pages I should finish in a day

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Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Jack273: 12:26am On Jul 20
Ana4love:

It happens to me too but when I know there's a deadline to catch up with, I try not to forget the book. Also I feel I'm really slow in reading, so I try to give myself the number of pages I should finish in a day
I'll try it out, set number of pages to read each day. Deadline helps me too.

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Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Geminita: 8:11pm On Jul 21
Jack273:

I'll try it out, set number of pages to read each day. Deadline helps me too.

Yeah.. That's the easiest way to go about it

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Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Jack273: 3:17am On Jul 23
Good morning. Today is the 23rd of this month and that means, it is time to nominate and vote for the books for next month.

How to nominate a book

Go to the NBC Nomination thread ( https://www.nairaland.com/5980863/nbc-nomination ) on the 23rd of each month and nominate in this format:
Book title:
Author:
Category: (ie African or foreign)
Nomination ends by 11:59pm on 25th (ie Saturday night)

How to vote for a book

Go to the NBC Nomination thread from the 23rd of each month to "like" and "share" the nominated book of your choice, you are advised to only vote for one in each category ie African and foreign. Voting ends 11:59pm on the last day of each month ie 31st of July.
Note that each "like" carries 1point while each "share" carries 2points

Please note that only those who have dropped a review of this month 1st book, "An orchestra of minorities" here before 1st of August will their nomination be valid (ie active members).

See the rules on the first page for more information or ask your questions here. I'll be amending the rules soon.

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Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by Jack273: 3:44am On Jul 23
PrincessMila don't forget to nominate a book

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Re: NAIRALAND BOOK CLUB (NBC) by PrincessMila(f): 4:21am On Jul 23
Jack273:
PrincessMila don't forget to nominate a book
Sure I will. Thanks kiss

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