Generally speaking, the (non-technical) book clubs I've attended very
rarely have everyone finish the book, unless it was a really good
book. The forum is more about either letting the one person who read
the book be didactic about it, or letting the people who have read
some or all of the book discuss the parts they found interesting. If
you didn't finish the book because it got boring on chapter 3, and you
sit at a book club where everyone said the tempo picked up at chapter
5 and it had an awesome ending, maybe you'll go back and finish it
now. Or maybe you just skip to a section that sounded interesting.
Or maybe you decide you don't need to finish the book at all.
It's not like a class where you're graded on whether you finished and
comprehended the book or not.
On Feb 3, 11:02 am, Colin Freas <colinfr...@gmail.com
> I read through the intro/day 1 of most of the languages... skipping around a
> Let's meet Wednesday and see where we're all at. If we want to, we can give
> the book another month, or switch to another, or put this one and another on
> the reading list for March.
> The big thing to me is to not get discouraged if, like Luke and I, you
> haven't gotten far in whatever book is on the reading list.
> Marty mentioned that we need to keep a discussion going about the book we're
> reading, which, clearly we haven't so far.
> So, on Wednesday, lets:
> - talk & discuss 7 Languages (however far along we each are)
> - figure out if we want to give it another month, pick a different book,
> or pick an additional book
> - figure out ways to keep the discussion going between book group
> Also, I've never been in a "book club" before. When I first proposed this,
> I was really looking for ways to broaden and deepen my programming skills by
> committing, along with a peer group, to reading a book each month. Let's
> give the whole idea and our format a think between now and Wednesday. Maybe
> come up with one crazy and one conservative way we could improve the group,
> and we can bang those around a bit.
> Either way, please come out Wednesday, and cross your fingers for non-crap
> On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 9:47 PM, Luke Orland <orl...@gmail.com
> > Marty,
> > I've gotten through Ruby day 1, that's it so far :-(
> > I'll see how far I can get in the dwindling few days left before the
> > deadline.
> > -Luke
> > On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Marty McGuire <schmartiss...@gmail.com
> > wrote:
> > > Hello Again,
> > > I am writing to remind you that the next Node Book Club meeting is now
> > one
> > > week away!!!
> > > On Feb 9th at 7:30pm we'll meet at the Node to discuss Bruce Tate's
> > "Seven
> > > Languages in Seven Weeks".
> > > If you start now, and compress each week into 1 day, you can finish up
> > the
> > > book just in time. Etc.
> > > I have been a bit of a slacker and haven't done more than browse through
> > the
> > > languages after Ruby, but I plan to get back on it this evening.
> > > How are all you other slackers doing? ;)
> > > Discuss!
> > > --Marty
> > > On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 3:38 PM, Marty McGuire <schmartiss...@gmail.com
> > schmartiss...@gmail.com
> > > baltimore-node-dis...@googlegroups.com
> > .
> > baltimore-node-dis...@googlegroups.com
> > .