I just read a post in the Breakroom, "Martin Hayes Shared Notes". This gave me a thought, but I want to make sure it would be used.
Are there any members interested in a Reading Corner as an offshoot of the Breakroom? If someone has a music related book, they could discuss it here and provide a link where to buy it (Please check to see if it is available through Fiddlershop before before posting any other purchase options). These would not be genre subject because there are genre rooms and it would be too much for this little "Reading Corner". They would be better in their genre rooms.
Subject suggestions: Composers, the instruments themselves, books that are used for reference for identifying instruments, about string generalities, etc. Anything you have read that has to do with music or bowed string instruments, except the exception above.
I was also thinking about fiction stories about a musician, about a composer, an instrument, anything where the main subject or character's main dilemma, issues, etc is music related. If this is of interest, I will create a non-fiction reading corner and fiction reading corner, if either is approved.
If anyone posts about a book, they must give the title, author and a brief summary about it, and why they found the book useful or interesting for non-fiction, a good read and interesting for fiction. You can't just post a title and author willy nilly without information. You must have read the book to be able to this, and provide some information, including what it did for you. If a book is posted without any information from the original poster about how the forum member used the book, how it helped the forum member, how the forum member liked it, etc, I will reply with a question asking about the book. If the question is not answered within a week, I will just delete the entire thread with that book, including replies, because the original poster obviously did not read it and does not want to discuss it, just interested in promoting it. This room is for discussing said books, not to just promote a book.
Only one book would be mentioned and discussed in a thread to keep the discussions clean and easy to follow. If you have a similar book, start a new topic and just refer to the other thread in your discussion, you can include a link to that other discussion.
My hope is that we can get some discussion about them going.
It would be great if someone else got the book at the library or bought the book. read it and it was discussed. In order for another member to have any interest in getting the book at the library or by purchasing, the OP needs to be clear about what the member liked, info about the book, etc. No copying anything from the books to the forum. Page references can be used.
This is not for videos or movies. This is for books.
This is all preliminary to see there is interest, I will ask Fiddlerman about it. Just looking to see if there is interest in a Reading Corner.