Bookclub Meeting 17th December
Bookclub Meeting 17th December (By Rashdah) (Thanked: 3 times)
Pride and Prejudice
sorry guys this was rushed, but have to go somewhere!
Ok guys this is going to be kind of difficult as I have to kind of try and work around everyone, but at the moment I need to clarify the rules and the timing
1. Meeting begins around 6:30 pm UK time (let me know if that's a prob) 9:30pm Kuwait time, 11:30pm India/banglore time (i think) and i think 12:30-1:30 in Chicago/New York
2. Each person will go by turn to bring up a point or question, that question will be discussed for 10 mins before we move onto the next question
3. This is the order that people will get to ask their questions:
- Yasmin Banu
- Ardent arshi fan
Sorry if I forgot anyone, just add them to the end!
So when Yasmin Banu starts, I will tell her to ask the question, once she has, we discuss for 10 mins then I'll call out the nxt person. Hope you got that!
4. If anyone is late, they will be at the bottom of the list, same for Newcomers
5. Everyone has a right to their opinion and to express it freely, however please do not be rude to other members, no offensive language should be used and no one should be offended or verbally abused.
6. Having read the relevant chapters, ensure you have a few questions written down that you would like answered/discussed.
7. Ensure that all members respect the authority of the book club leader or moderator during meetings
8. If you cite copyrighted material, please appropriately reference your source(s). Also, please don't inappropriately post or distribute copyrighted material.
9. I will try and put all questions and comments together and have them up, lets see how I do!!!
Finally guys, I will be there on Saturday, but I have to go somewhere in the evening so I might not be able to stay long, I've asked Ardent to take over, however if she can't Observer can you????
bookclub 17th december (By Rashdah) (Thanked: 3 times)
Taking into consideration what Observer has said, I will rearrange the order in which people will begin the discussion. We will have the youngsters go first, although I'm not completely sure how many youngsters their are, but please take it as a compliment if I'm wrong!!!
- Ardent arshi fan
- Yasmin banu
Right guys in a little while I will put up a chapter summary!
bookclub (By ippkndfan)
hey guys im confused...
u put an ipkkndfan in the list so i hope its not me
im ippkndfan and i cant come to the meetings sadly
so if you guys think that i am attending the session i cant
but if you were talking about a ipkkndfan then sorry
the names are very close together so i jus wanted to clear things out
any ways guys later on can we do the jane eyre book because that one is really good
i havnet read it but from the reviews and stuff it seems like asr and kkg story
maybe i can attend that one if i get the book!
but anyways rashdah if you could please clear out this confusion of mine then that would be great! thanks
BOOKCLUB MEETING HAS STARTED (By Rashdah) (Thanked: 3 times)
here is chapter summaries
Elizabeth Bennet is one of the five daughters of Mrs.Bennet and Mr. Bennet, and she is the most practical of all the women in her family. Mrs. Bennet, very conscious of the rules of society, tells her husband that he must go and meet Mr. Bingley, a wealthy, young bachelor who is moving into the neighborhood. Mr. Bennet has no desire to go meet the man, but Mrs. Bennet insists that he must introduce himself to Bingley so that the family can get to know him. She believes its her life business to get her daughter's married.
Mr Bennet was going to visit Mr Bingley anyway, however he enjoys contradicting and annoying his wife. He doesn't tell her till the afternnon that he has visited. When he does so they are all surprised. Mr Bennet professes that this was her plan along and that she knew he would go. She then predicts that, Lydia, although the youngest will be the one that Mr Bingley dances with the most
Bennet household wait for him to return their father's visit, however. Although the Bennet girls catch a glimpse of Bingley as he visits their father, they are unable to see him face to face before the ball because he has to return to London to bring some of his friends to the ball. He brings back his sisters, a cousin, and his friend, Mr. Darcy. Mr Darcy is far more handsome than Bingley and he is wealthier as well, but it escapes no one's notice that Darcy is a snob. Mr. Darcy refuses to dance with any of the ladies at the ball because he does not find any of them attractive enough to dance with. Elizabeth even overhears Darcy say that she, in particular, is not pretty enough for him to ask her to dance. Bingley dances with Jane twice.
Jane likes Bingley and admits it when she's alone with Elizabeth. He's handsome, charming, and kind. She also hit it off with Bingley's sisters, Miss Bingley and Mrs. Hurst. Between Elizabeth and Jane, cannot figure out how someone as agreeable as Bingley would be friends with the proud and rude Mr. Darcy.
Bingley is pleased with the ball and the society of the country people, but Mr. Darcy, a man more difficult to impress, is not as happy with the evening or the people. While Darcy agrees that Jane is pretty, he, like Bingley's sisters, thinks that she smiles too much. Bingley's sisters forgive Jane her smiling and think that she is sweet anyway.
The next day the Bennet's neighbors, the Lucases, talk abt the ball. Elizabeth's good friend, Charlotte, tells Elizabeth that she overheard Bingley say that Jane was the prettiest girl in the room. Elizabeth tells Charlotte about how she overheard the stuffy Mr. Darcy insulting her. But both women agree that a man as wealthy and handsome as Mr. Darcy does have a right to be a proud man, but that doesn't make them like him.
Elizabeth can tell that Jane's interest in Bingley is growing, but she is also pleased to note that Jane keeps her composure around him and doesn't act boy-crazy the way that other young women behave around handsome men. Charlotte points out to Elizabeth that it might be a mistake for Jane to seem so cool around Bingley because he might not realize that Jane likes him. Elizabeth, being practical, looks at the situation logically and thinks that Jane should guard her feelings until she knows Bingley better to make sure that Jane doesn't get hurt or humiliated in front of everyone they know.
Meanwhile, Mr. Darcy finds that after assuring all of his friends that he doesn't think Elizabeth Bennet is at all pretty, he actually does like her. But instead of talking to her, he listens in on her conversations with other people.
When Darcy comes near to where she and Charlotte are talking. Elizabeth asks Darcy what he thought of a conversation she saw him listening in on earlier in the evening. Before she can embarrass him further. Sir William Lucas, Charlotte's father, talks with Darcy who once again does not join the dancing. Sir William tries to get Elizabeth and Darcy to dance together. Darcy would not mind dancing with Elizabeth, but she refuses. Miss Bingley comes over to Darcy and tells him that she can tell that he's bored and that he hates Netherfield and the country society. But Darcy tells her that she's wrong. He's thinking about Elizabeth and Miss Bingley is unpleasantly surprised by Darcy's interest in Elizabeth
Mrs. Bennet desperately wants her daughters to be well-settled. A large part of her obsession is that Longbourn, their home, goes to another branch of the family when Mr. Bennet dies because he has no male heir and women cannot own or inherit property. Elizabeth's youngest sisters, are fascinated by a regiment of soldiers stationed near a nearby town.
Bingley's sisters invite Jane to have lunch with them, and Mrs. Bennet hopes for rain so that Jane will have to stay overnight at Netherfield since she is not taking the covered carriage over there. Jane falls ill The next day a