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The Muppet Central Book Club

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by dwayne1115, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    The Muppet Central Book Club



    Welcome fellow Muppet book lovers to the Muppet Central Book Club, or MCBC for short! This is a thread where fellow book readers can come and share not only there love for reading, but love for all things Muppet/Henson related. This is an open club, meaning that everyone is welcome to take part, and join the fun. That being said, there are some ground rules I feel we should go over.


    First Rule: As stated above this is an open club which means folks can come and go as they please.

    So, let us all remember to be respectful and follow all of he forum rules and guidelines found here.....

    http://www.muppetcentral.com/forum/help/terms

    Second Rule: There will, at no time, be a club “President/Vice President”. I (dwayne1115) will be “In Charge” of the club. Which means, I will be selecting the books, setting time frames, and doing my best to keep the flow of the conversations positive and moving. There will be times I will have others “In Charge” from time to time, but they will be notified through private message before hand.


    Third Rule: We will be talking about one book at a time. There are several wonderful Muppet related books, and if you would like to make a request please send me a private message so we do not junk up the forum with a request thread.


    Fourth Rule: (Final Rule) We will be talking about many different topics some of which could be “sensitive” so lets keep in mind that we have members of all ages, and keep the conversation as positive polite as we can.



    The first Book we will be discussing is JIM HENSON: THE BIOGRAPHY by Brian Jay Jones.


    The actual first meeting of the club will be on 8/9/2014 one month from the day this thread was opened. The reason for this is to give everyone a chance to get the book, or finish reading it. (like me)


    At the first meeting we will start with the intro to the book and the prolog. Then within a few days we will move on to chapter one and so on.


    I look forward to finishing this book, and then discussing each chapter with everyone very soon!


    Happy reading, and we will see you all on 08/09/2014!
     
  2. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    There isn't going to be an election?
     
  3. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    :) Yeeeeeaaaahhhhhhhh !!!

    It's time to play the music
    It's time to light the lights
    It's time to read the books . . .


    Librarian: Sssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhh
     
  4. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    No I'm sorry there will not be any voting for a president/vice president. I do appreciate what you all where trying to do, but this is still my baby and I still feel that this will be a great thing here on the forums. So I can't let someone else take it over. That is why I have set the rules that i have in place. This is not going to be some popularity contest, to see who can be in charge of what. All that this club is meant to be is a fun little thing where we all can gather and talk about all the great Muppet/Henson books.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2014
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  5. TheWeirdoGirl

    TheWeirdoGirl Well-Known Member

    Yay! I have already listened to the audiobook once and read the actual book once, but frankly, I don't mind having an excuse to read it again. ;) Looking forward to the discussion!
     
  6. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Active Member

    I have yet to read it, but I really want to.. guess I'll have to buy it in the next few days.

    EDIT: Oops, didn't see it started a month from now. Awesome, I have time to read it! :)
     
  7. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I read it a while back, such a great book!
     
  8. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    I'm just gonna say right now, that this book was definitely worth reading. I can't wait to get into more detail about it next month. But, in the meantime, I think I'll start reading it all over again, just to be ready!
     
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  9. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I don't want to hurt your feelings but I am leaving the book club. I am really busy and I have to focus on other things.
     
  10. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    Are you just hiding your disappointment over the fact that there won't be an election and you won't be in charge?
     
  11. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I'm not hiding my disappointment.
     
  12. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    At first I was thinking, what new ground could they cover that wasn't covered already in "Jim Henson:The Works"? Man, was I surprised.
     
  13. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    Now, I, for one will be getting into my Muppet book library and dig out Jim Henson: The Biography, which is a really great book!!
     
  14. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    That's fine I completely understand, and there are no hard feelings towards you or anyone else regarding the past president issue. Your welcome to come back any time you would like and be a part of the fun.

    Let's not try and dig up any hurt feelings that may have been caused through all this. As I said from where this person sits there are no hard feelings towards anyone, and I hope everyone can be adults and move on and enjoy the club.
     
  15. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    I'll enjoy it!!! But, I have no hard feelings between you and me, and I think that there should be a stop to all of this hard feeling nonsense and just talk about Muppet books, and good things about the book club!! Because, why should we sadden on the past when we could be having a much better time talking about happier things?
     
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  16. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    I have Jim Henson: The Biography checked out from the library. I am ready to read that book.
     
  17. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    So to get us excited about the different kind of books we will be talking about, how about some Muppet Book Trivia!

    The first question will be about our upcoming book.

    What are the names of Jim Henson's parents?
     
  18. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    You're absolutely right. I'll gladly knock it off with the whole nonsense that people started yesterday.

    I admit that what I said was a little rude, so I deeply apologize. I hope you're able to pull through whatever stress you have going on. Whenever you're ready, Dwayne will gladly let you back in.

    Paul Ransom Henson and Betty Henson! (Or was I not supposed to say the answer in public?)
     
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  19. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    Well, I see that you changed your profile picture to the cover of our book. Was that intended, or did you just happen to change it to that?
     
  20. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    That is correct and yes you can post it out in the public.


    Yes that was intended and I plan on trying to change it whenever we are talking about a new book.
     


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