Monday, December 10, 2018

Two Years?!

It's been two years! What happened? Well, life. But, we've gotten over it, so we're coming back with a new twist. Blurry Dude has rebuilt the Blurry Dude Show studio in Dayton, OH and is working on creating a new show, Actually Literal.

Actually Literal will be a talk show all about books and book-related stuff. Ian "Blurry Dude" Kline and Karen Kline will host the talk show along with the occasional guest. Actually Literal will air Fridays at 7 pm EST.

League of Extraordinary Readers is not going away, though. Live book reviews and discussions will be held on the last Sunday of every month at 4:00 pm EST and we're working on setting up a forum where members can join and discuss the month's book. Details concerning the League will be announced here and on Actually Literal.

We will announce the start dates for both broadcasts in the next couple of days.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Another Fine Myth - RESPECT Scoring

AverageModeratorBlurry DudeThat Guy
Story (structure)9.008910
Characters (development)9.008910

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.

  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
Story (structure)4.67644
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?