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1jojoasdwer123
Jan 8, 1:04pm Top

hi

2SandraArdnas
Jan 8, 1:09pm Top

Hello, welcome.

What is CRA if I may ask? A glance at google results wasn't helpful

3jojoasdwer123
Jan 8, 1:13pm Top

its an acronym for canyon rose academy and I made this discussion thread for me and my class mates to talk about different books we are reading as a project for one of our classes. you and anyone else is most welcome to join in

4SandraArdnas
Jan 8, 1:16pm Top

Ah, OK, thanks. I misunderstood it as an introduction post

5jojoasdwer123
Jan 8, 1:18pm Top

Its all fine

6Bella_little
Jan 8, 1:18pm Top

lol

7lilithcat
Jan 8, 1:19pm Top

>3 jojoasdwer123:

You might want to consider starting a group. That way you can have multiple threads in one place, such as a different thread for each book.

You can do that from the link "start a group" in the upper right hand corner of this page: http://www.librarything.com/groups

8jojoasdwer123
Jan 8, 1:19pm Top

Lets keep this semi serious izzy

9Bella_little
Jan 8, 1:21pm Top

how tf

10lorax
Jan 8, 3:34pm Top

Let me be somewhat more direct than lilithcat:

*Please* create your own group. It's easy to do, will make it easier for your classmates to find the discussion, and will make it less likely that random adults stumble on the thread, which probably neither you nor they really want.

11lorannen
Jan 8, 3:44pm Top

>10 lorax: Echoing lorax, this group is for discussion about the site in general—how it works, fun events, things like that. I think having your own group would make it easier for your classmates to find and keep up with your discussion(s). If you have any questions, feel free to email me at info@librarything, and I'll be happy to help!

13lorannen
Jan 8, 4:11pm Top

>12 Taphophile13: Whoops, so they did! Great!

14bluepiano
Jan 8, 5:30pm Top

What an odd thread to find an unexpected factoid in. Here was I pondering what connection there might be between user name 'Bella' and real name 'Izzy', as the latter to me was a shortened form of the probably outdated forename 'Israel'. Only when I turned to wiki did the penny drop.

15jojoasdwer123
Jan 9, 9:50am Top

Thank you all for the advice. I did as you suggested and created my own group to do what i wanted, but I would still like to create a talk group for the public to post a general "book club " type forum so I as an individual can broaden my horizons and read some more books. Is there any advise for this. I am rather new to this community.

16SandraArdnas
Jan 9, 10:53am Top

I'm not sure what you mean by book club type forum, but browse around existing groups to see if any fits, or alternatively create one if it doesn't. Existing groups discussing individual books are based on wide variety of criteria. Specific genres/subjects are probably the most common, from SF, non-fiction or physics, to ecology, Bible studies or what have you. Others focus on whatever people are currently reading, on certain publishers/publisher series, etc.

Check https://www.librarything.com/groups/clubread2019 to see if it's along the lines the book club you're thinking about

17andyl
Jan 9, 12:06pm Top

Read YA Lit - https://www.librarything.com/groups/readyalit - might also be a good group to join.

18MrAndrew
Edited: Jan 11, 7:40am Top

Hiya, welcome. I like your post #15. I don't think that i can recommend any books just yet, but the links above sound like an excellent start. Good luck!

>14 bluepiano: I would have guessed "Isabella".

19bluepiano
Jan 12, 4:15am Top

>18 MrAndrew: That's probably because you didn't grow up in a house that had on a forgotten shelf a mammoth book of jokes publ. in 1940s, many of whose characters were the likes of Izzy and Ike and Paddy and Rastus and Ah So.

My parents claimed that they'd no idea where this book came from. They claimed the same about Diseases of the Horse and as neither owned a horse it's possible they were telling the truth about Stereotypes to Tickle Your Ribs as well.

20jojoasdwer123
Edited: Jan 14, 5:06pm Top

All of these guesses of my friends name {good job mr.andrew your right, it is isabella} have made me think about a game to play. one person posts a common nick-name and the rest of us try to guess the root of the name. The more i think about it, the more i like it. I will send a link to the new thread later as soon as i set it up.

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