Our Book Discussion Club Rules – discussion

As I wrote earlier (in a post explaining what is book discussion club) we should work out on some rules. If we set them now there should be no problems later on.

If you’d like to read about setting up rules, you can check the links below. You don’t have to do that, you can just skip to the next paragraph then.

Please remember that nobody expects 100% attendance from you.

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What is a book discussion club?

A book discussion club is a group of people who meet to discuss a book or books that they have read and express their opinions, likes, dislikes etc. (…) Book discussion clubs may meet in private homes, libraries, bookstores, online forums, pubs and in cafes or restaurants over meals or drinks.

source: Wikipedia > Book discussion club

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Hello, For Culture’s Sake!

For Culture’s Sake, cause it’s a thing that is driving people, societies and countries.

I don’t “believe” in high culture and mass culture or primitive culture and advanced culture. These are just labels, things that one can hardly understand. Why they should even matter? All the cultures are advanced, no matter how you look at it. Culture is so complicated, it can’t be primitive.

Is it interesting? Does it give me a good time? Was it worth the money? Did it make me think about something? These types of questions are important for me.

I’m not a critic, I just enjoy reading books, watching films, listening to the music and so on. Like many others.

I don’t like following the trends or usually USA-made “things”. Hearing somebody saying “This is really popular now.” or “This is a bestseller.” or “You have to check it out!” will likely put me off and against watching, reading or listening to it. I know my taste isn’t usually along the mainstream or popular culture, so I don’t bother. I also don’t like to be forced to do anything (“You must read/see that!” etc.), I prefer to choose for myself.

What I like? I like foreign cultures (especially Asian), languages, reading (tho it’s probably more of a compulsion), watching films and series (if they aren’t soap operas) and listening to the music (another compulsion of mine). I like mythologies and religion studies, playing RPG and computer games as well.

I know several foreign languages, Polish being my native one. I can promise writing about things that weren’t published in Polish or English. The world is too vast and beautiful to stick out just to one language. One can miss a hell of interesting things this way.

Currently I’m living in Indonesia. Starting in March me and my Indonesian girl friends will enjoy offline book club meetings. This blog will serve also as a support for the club.

Whatever are your reasons for coming in here, feel free to stay longer, read and have a discussion.