I’m getting excited about Book Club now! I wonder what our first read will be?
Book Clubbers selected “The Phenomenals, A Tangle of Traitors” by F. E. Higgins as our first read. I can’t wait to get started!
Remember members that we decided that next week we would discuss ideas up to the end of chapter 6, so read up to page 45 to avoid spoilers!
Me and hettypanda have just finished the first chapter and was really good but quite gruesome.
How much have you read and can’t wait till next week
Thanks a lot!
Glad you enjoyed it!
Don’t give yourselves nightmares!
I have just finished the first chapter I thought it was great to!=)
I have read the first 3 chapters and I am really getting in to it and understanding the language abit better !!!
Interesting thought on the language. I’ve looked up some of the more unusual words. Some are made up, but a lot of them were commonly used in the past. Might be an interesting discussion point for Friday.
Just read a few chapters and already loving it! Can’t wait for next week!!
P.s Loved the biscuits!!!
Any stand-out characters for anyone so far?
I quite like ‘the thief’ because of all of his gadgets.
I know, he`s my favourite character because of all
his picklocks and I especially like the grappling hook.
p.s who’s your favourite character
I like the seeker the best because she is really sneaky and not afraid of spooky ghosty things.
That’s got me thinking SezzyB…You’re right she doesn’t seem easily spooked. I wonder what her role will be later on in the story. Could she be a brave/ heroic character?
Anyone know how to change your profile picture?
I think if you click on the face on the right hand corner.Then click on edit my profile you can change your face!=)
I think if you click on the face on the right hand corner.Then click on edit my profile you can change your profile picture!=)
no sorry I have tried too!
I think there may have been an opportunity to change it when we set up your accounts. I’m sorry I didn’t give you chance to change it then. I will look in to it to see if there is anything we can do!
Book club is great I have read to page 45 all ready my fave character is the thief too because he makes the story come to life.
Max the meerkats do you only care about the biscuits
No, I like the reading too because it’s a great book!!
I also like the biscuits but I mostly enjoy reading like max the Meercat I think its brilliant book club.
same the book is sooo good 🙂
I agree hettypanda2 its such a wicked book and there are so many things i could list that are great about it :
the mysterious charicters,
the great settings,
Excellent book club again. Great sense of excitement about the book. I think the book clubbers made a good choice with “The Phenomenals, A Tangle of Traitors”.
Brilliant discussions about the characters.There was lots of love for Vincent “The Thief” and his many gadgets. In fact perhaps a little jealousy over his “smitelight”.
Folly appeals to me and many of the other book club members. She has a certain air of mystery and is a strong and independent girl. We are interested to find out what part she will play as the story unravels.
Hettypanda had interesting ideas about Citrine. She pointed out how she isn’t altogether what you would expect from a spoilt little rich girl. I’m now very curious about how her character might develop in the story.
Really insightful ideas about the characters made for an energetic discussion this week. I really enjoyed it!
We agreed that we would discuss events up to page 100 in our next meeting. If book clubbers have read beyond this, it might be a good idea to refresh your memory of this section before Friday.
Themes that were suggested for discussion next time were:
– Leopold Kamptulicon
– The Festival
I just finished the book today at school, and it’s really good!! Hettypanda said that it was hard to get into, but if you read more then it’s really good!!:-)
Did I? 🙂
I know what you mean,Ive finished the book and its EPIC! 🙂 but its hard to understand at the begining
It is getting really exiting I wonder who helped Vincent out (I have not read up to that part yet) 🙂
hey SezzyB I am starting to like Folly more too I didn’t think much of her at first, but now I am starting to wonder why she is here I wonder if she is the one who saved Vincent. 🙂
I think Folly is brilliant! I like a girl with guts!
The storys getting exiting I wonder if she will get exused in court?
I have a hunch about edger I think he is not all he seems 🙂
Same with me he sounds like he is hiding something
wish I could find out sooner if he is.
Hi guys read 2 chapters already only 6 to go.I’m very eager to see what happens to citrine and victor.
From Annie Orphan=0
P.S really cool how we are all in the same school bloging
The part I’m reading at the moment is particularly exciting. I’m find the book hard to put down. Every chapter ends on a cliff hanger!
are any of you going to talk? 🙂
can we do it at lunch? 🙂
Wow! Love the enthusiasm!
12.30 in the suite.
I wonder what folly was reading when vincent went to sleep and why did she
dissepear the next day.
I think those of you who said that there was more to Folly than meets the eye might have been right!
Reading and books are certainly important in this novel.
Knowledge – power!
me to because it might be somthing that is bad for other people
Excellent book club on Friday again.
Some interesting views and ideas about the characters. Many book clubbers feel there is more to Folly than meets the eye.
We were disappointed that we hadn’t uncovered much about the festival, but our quicker readers promise we will find out more as we read further.
Changing opinions over the characters, Folly is growing in popularity although Vincent is still a firm favourite.
Lots of discussion about how the 2 story lines (Vincent and Folly’s and Citrine’s) will come together and what they will end up saving the city from.
We agreed that we would discuss events up to chapter 23 next week.
Those of you that have read beyond this it might be worth refreshing your memories about this part of the story.
great book so far isn’t it! 🙂
by the way Max the Meercat is doing a spoiler alert soon watch out!
yes it is great isnt it i am realy exited about the next parts
The book is not my faviroute yet but all will reveal when I finish it.
So are you saying that you’re keen to find out what will happen?
What is your favourite book?
same it is not my fave book but it is so ace it is getting to by my fave! 🙂
I liked the bit where Vincent went down the trap door in the shop and found all the suspisius things and then got locked in!!!=)
SAME IT’S COOL! 🙂
It gets even cooler!!! 🙂
SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!! DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT READ PAST THE 8TH LINE ON PAGE 183. I’M ONLY DOING THIS SO THAT I DON’T HAVE THE PRESSURE OF KEEPING IT A SECRET!
Kamptulicon finds out that Folly is the Lurid’s brother when she calls it by it’s real name to tell it not to kill her. (the Lurid’s name is Axel).
Do you know how Kamptulicon turned Folly into a Lurid?
He got a dead body and put Folly’s spirit(lurid) into it.
I realy want to find out about Edgar Capodel because he is realy getting on my nervs and beaing mistirious so have got abit frostrated
I haven’t warmed to Edgar at all, however I’m not sure he’s clever enough to be the main villain.
i think that too
It’s like he’s so uncooperative but not clever anouf to be the main villain or traitor what do you think ?
My spoiler is a challenge to get to page 183 before friday the 13th of December 2013!!!!!
Yes Edger is getting on my nerves quie allot to sezzyB
quit right bishcow
who wonders about what folly is doing because now SHE’S getting on my nervs instead of The Brute ( Jonah Scrimshander ) but Edgar
is still anoying me .
I know what you mean about Folly, but I still like her. I think she’s got a hidden agenda, but I still think she’s good at heart!
The book and this term’s book club are both coming to an end!
Fantastic ideas discussed on Friday about the changing relationships between the characters and our different responses to them.
A really interesting point was the similarities between Leopold and Folly. Could they both be after the same thing?
Next week we will review the book as a group and bring our own favorite reads to recommend to one another.
Who thinks that folly betrays vincant and citrine and jonah.
Has anyone read past my chalenge yet a part from the people who have finished, because it’s three days past the 13th.
I have max and have only three more chapters to go.
Hi Anny Orphan how far have you read up to because I have got 6 more chapters to go i am so exited and who is your fav charicter NOW because mine is still folly.
I still like Folly too Sezzy B. I can’t believe she’s all bad!
I can’t wait until we’re in year 6, because then we can still do the book club, but there will be a major downfall without miss Simpkins, the drinks, and of course, the biscuits!! 🙂
Thanks Max! As you’re being so complimentary I suppose I can muster some snacks for you!
We’ll discuss what’s next for book club on Friday!
Whos geting gagle of gooles (next book) for CHRISTMAS
I don’t think I will, but I’d love to borrow it once someone else has read it!
a game of ghouls
So annie can i have an answer ?
DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE NOT TO UP TO PADGE 203 FIRST LINE !
FOLLY LOOKS REALLY SCARY WHEN SHE TURNS INTO A LURID I NEW SOMTHING WAS WRONG AND FOLLY WAS KEEPING SOMETHING FROM THEM. 🙂
My fave charecter in the whole book is still vincent, because he is extremly cool with his hand that can be magnetic!
My fave character is still Folly even though she did get turned in to a lurid and then back again because she always knows what to do. What about you hettypanda2,annieorphan and reuben reader ?
I like vincent’s gadget that he has on his hand beacause it is magnetic and really cool (It would be cool if it wasn’t magnetic anyway)!!!=)
bishcow i got the book i am so over being a loser it looks great and for the rest of you the blurb is:
my mum embarrasses me enough just being my mum , but now
she’s won this feeko’s supermarket competition it’s even worse.
It sounds good doesn’t it.
I also got the game of ghouls that looks great too !
It’s wonderful that you have acted on Bishcow’s recommendation!
who has read up to where we should have ?
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