Monday, December 12, 2016

Terminal Man - Watch LIVE on December 18th at 7:00 p.m. EST



  Join us next weekend when we review Terminal Man by Michael Crichton. We will continue with our R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Scoring and discussion questions. Questions for the episode will be posted on Friday. Be sure to look for them so you can participate with us on Sunday! We look forward to talking with you!

Another Fine Myth - RESPECT Scoring

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. SCORING GUIDELINES
AverageModeratorBlurry DudeThat Guy
Readability9.008910
Editorial8.679710
Story (structure)9.008910
Pace9.009810
Entertainment9.008910
Characters (development)9.008910
Total53.67505160

Final Score - 53.67 out of 60

Definitely a group favorite!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Another Fine Myth - Questionnaire

Blurry Dude chose this book because he read it when he was a teenager, and remembered it fondly. Now, normally that's a dangerous thing, but Another Fine Myth may be an exception.

Questions:
  1. What are your thoughts on the structure and description of the magik?
  2. With little exposition, how did you come to care about the characters?
  3. How likely are you to read the next book in the series?

Monday, December 5, 2016

Another Fine Myth - Watch Live on December 11th @ 7:00 p.m. EST

   

    
   The next book review will be Another Fine Myth by Robert Asprin. It is the first book of nineteen in the Myth-Adventures series. With this book, we will continue on with our new review style format, which will include the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. scoring guidelines.

     The Blurry Dude chose this book because it is light and fun reading. He read the series as a teenager and wanted to revisit the adventure! He will develop the three discussion questions and should have them posted to the blog on Friday for those of you who would like to participate.



Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Celestine Prophecy - RESPECT Score


AverageThe ModeratorBlurry DudeBlurry Mom
Readability6.33874
Editorial3.33352
Story (structure)4.67644
Pace2.00222
Entertainment4.67545
Characters (development)4.67644


Final Score: 25.67 of 60 - FAIL

Bad? Nah, this book wasn't bad. This book was 25.67 of 60... It was awful!

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Celestine Prophecy - Watch live on December 4th @ 7:00 pm EST

    Starting with this book, we are taking the League in a new direction.  The group started with us treating this more as a book club, and less as a show. Then, The Celestine Prophecy was suggested as the second book. In our upcoming episode, you'll see just what we mean as we make the leap into book review show...

    Our format will change from the person who submitted the book creating questions to the League as a group creating three questions. We will then focus on rating the book using our R.E.S.P.E.C.T. scoring guidelines.

    Marie chose this week's book, The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield, because the author was self-published and it became a best-seller. Since then, the author has publish several other books, which created a following. Our curiosity was piqued as to what was so special about these books. The following are the group questions that will be discussed:

1. What was so enticing about the book that so many people not only bought it, but bought into it--and continued buying the series?

2. The book was published in 1996 and key elements pertain to the millennium.  Is the perspective still applicable or relevant?

3. How do you feel about the science that is portrayed in this book? Is it valid?