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Welcome to the BBC.
No, not that BBC >_>
This BBC is the

Backwards Book Chart

What is the point of anything?
Well, that I don't know, but the point of BBC is for you to make a list or a chart of the books/writings you've read - in a backwards order, starting with the most recent one, ending with... well, how long your memory reaches.

No, it doesn't have to be accurate or in an orderly fashion, we won't come hunting if you don't put the books in a chronological order. Just make a list of things you read, with the current/latest one on top. You can put your comments about them, link to other members' writings here in the'Co or outside writings. You can put graphics (remember the UAR), use and abuse the html tags, make the page as you as you want to. Run free.

This chart helps in the following ways:
-people can start a conversation with you about the book you've just read (but if you haven't finished the book, do mention that on your list or you'll get spoilers! :O)
-writers can check your book-list and ask you to have a look at their work if they think it is sort of similar genre or style with a book you've read and liked.
-you can pick things out from other people's list that they've really liked... Recommendations and things.
-you can also see what they've read that affected their writing, so if you liked what they wrote, you'll probably find something that they read you'll like.

Charted Waters:

Feel free to make your own wiki, Naturally it'll look nice if you somehow follow the format, but you don't have to, you can name your wiki what ever you want.
Add to the list:

1. [iippo]: BBC of iippo
2. [Kiddalee]: BBC of Kidda
3. [Annie]: BBC of Annie
4. [Ally]: bbc of ally
5. [SilverFire]: BBC of SilverFire
6. [Child of God]: BBC of Child of God
7. [Calliope]: BBC of Calli
8. [JKing]: BBC of JKing
9: [Veltzeh]: BBC of Veltzeh
10: [Kaimee]: BBC of Kaimee
11: [Jenna Rose]: BBC of Willow Rose
12: [mousepoet]: BBC of mousepoet
13: [sequeena_rae]: BBC of sequeena_rae
14: [Ash]: BBC of Valient tragedies

The deep uncharted waters
---> ABC

What better chance to have amazing, in-depth discussions about literature than in a wiki of obsessive-compulsive readers? Hence a formation of The Book Group. Since I've had the pleasure of attending amazing book group meetings in my life, I will use those experiences to build these online book groups.

The format:
There will be a general-ish topic which can be interpretted in many ways and is probably expressed in several pieces of literature. The participants (i.e. you) will choose a book you have read/are reading/will read, which you think has passages that fit the topic. During the discussion, everyone will have the chance to quote a passage from their book, which will be discussed by the group, the meaning considered and random thoughts inspired by it shared (you are encouraged to have coffee and bisquits handy, because this is the amazingly fun part of the meeting). We might even stumble across the meaning of life during these meetings.

Since not all of us are that English, you'll need to have either an English source for your quotations (you can read the translated version, that's no problem - has a fairly large number of books online, from which you may be able to find your passage), or you'll need to be fairly good at translating.

Suggestions about topics are welcome. <diary:790>

I'm thinking these discussions should be had in the forums. The wiki could get quite bizarre... There will be a wiki to start with (everyone can introduce themselves and their book) and then when the discussion is through, it can be sorted clearly into the wiki for future generations to awe at.

Username (or number or email):


2006-07-21 [Delladreing]: O.O; *jumps away and falls*

2006-07-25 [Kiddalee]: Oh. Sorry I scared you. ***offers a hand*

2006-07-26 [Delladreing]: *brings in the coffee and the cookies* eh not to worry

2006-08-17 [iippo]: Remember to export and put keywords to your BBCs so people will find the wikis with wiki-searches and WritersCo through Google too. :) (not mandatory)

2006-11-05 [iippo]: Don't tell me everyone's gone to academia and has forgotten the art of reading for pleasure? I sure almost did, but then I remembered it again and went to the library and now I have a stack of five books to read in addition to my course work reading ^^

2006-11-06 [Kiddalee]: Actually, a lot of my course work reading is pleasure, since I chose to be an English major for a reason.

2006-11-08 [iippo]: Best of both worlds eh? :) Meh, I suppose my reason to go for art studies isn't very far from yours.

2006-11-10 [Kiddalee]: YaY! A new BBC! Welcome, [Janouk].

2006-11-11 [iippo]: :D Indeed, welcome!

2006-11-13 [Janouk]: Yay! It's a bit old and junkie right now though :p

2006-11-14 [Kiddalee]: Beh. Getting started is always like that.

2007-01-06 [Kiddalee]: [iippo]: Have you considered submitting this wiki to Get Your Stuff On The News?

2007-01-06 [iippo]: Yeah, but I wasn't really sure it'd fit the requirements.

2007-01-09 [Kiddalee]: Yes, it does. Anyways, you could have applied to see.

2007-01-11 [iippo]: I fear rejection. :P Ok enough of excuses, I'll do it. :)

2007-02-08 [Veltzeh]: I did a list! If anyone knows, I'd like the original titles of the books (I have many in only Finnish) and some of the authors that I've forgotten... :D

2007-02-08 [iippo]: Whee! Welcome!

2007-02-09 [iippo]: Yay, we have gained a Kaimee! Welcome!

2007-02-11 [Kiddalee]: YESSSSS! More readers!

2007-02-11 [iippo]: In her Elftown-diary recently [SilverFire] was talking about how the bookshelf can really represent a person, and - with her permission - I'd like to invite you all to do the same: think, what does your bookshelf say about you?

Would that be interesting to do? Would you be interested to do that? And what would be a sensible way to do that? I'm thinking people'd make a wiki for their bookshelf personality analysis - any reason it's not a good idea?

2007-02-11 [iippo]: I'll do mine in iippo's bookshelf to illustrate what I'm on about.

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