Our mission here at eljaybookclub is to bring intelligence back to the realms of the internet. Each month, a nonfiction and a fiction book will each be assigned to the community: during that month, members are encouraged to post questions (about any concepts you didn't quite grasp, anything you had trouble understanding, etc), discussion prompts, music or art that you feel represents or relates to the plot or characters, and general thoughts on the individual stories. Books for each month are chosen by community suggestion. Most popular & compelling requests will be decided upon. Remember that each month will feature a fiction and nonfiction book. You have the option of reading one or (for the ambitious) both. Discussion, questions, etc. will be accepted for both monthly books simutaneously.
Also, the quote in the header is by Edward Abbey.
One of the main goals of this community is to allow everyone to communicate in an intimate, friendly environment & a way to accomplish that is by recognizing the names that appear on our friends lists. This is optional, but feel free to tell us a bit about yourself in an introductory post when you join. You may write whatever you wish (within reason), but please include the following mini-survey:
First name. Age. City, State. Favorite book. Favorite author. Hobbies, interests. If you are in college, what is your major? Further suggestions, imput, comments about/for eljaybookclub. Do you mind if people from this community add you? (Note: this is another great way for people to get to know each other & enhance their friends pages, but it is, again, entirely optional.
♥ Spoilers must be concealed beneath an lj-cut. ♥ Large image files must also go behind an lj-cut. ♥ Be respectful & courteous at all times to the other community members. This means no malicious replies in discussion or in response to questions. If the mods feel that you're being overtly negative (basically, a general menace and a pain in the ass), we'll first give you a warning. If that doesn't curb the behavior in question, we'll whip out the banning stick.