E26 – book club to boost your language skills to the next level

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Do you know an online book club?
Have you had any experience with book clubs?
Have you ever participated on a book club online?

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Welcome to my fluent podcast learn from and with an English learner. Wait a minute this is not MY fluent podcast this is YOUR fluent podcast Daniel. This doesn’t add up.

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DANIEL Oh look at this. This is episode 26 of my fluent podcast. My name is Daniel Goodson. I am the host of this show and I am an enthusiastic learner of different languages such as French Spanish, Italian and the main focus lies on English and thats also a reason why I publish this podcast. I want to better my English skills. At the same time. I want to share all my experiences so feel

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free to join my boat. Episode 26 is called bookclub. So is this first step. I am looking for a reading partner. Kind of.

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I like reading books and I wanted to try to read something together. What I mean by that is to read a book together until a predetermined chapter. That could be one chapter or two chapters and chapter. That could be one chapter or two chapters and then after maybe lets say two weeks.

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We could discuss things together over Skype or just over whatsapp or by by writing emails. But its basically all about expressing our opinions likes dislikes etc. and also of course improving our target language. And in addition of that I thought that I could probably publishmy experience or our experience with this book club And in addition of that I thought that I could probably publishmy experience or our experience with this book club in one of my future episodes.

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And to simply give you an idea of what books I am interested in I will read you out loud a few of my books I’ve recently read. That way you can figure out easily if a book club corporation makes sense or not. I a book club corporation makes sense or not. I mean if you are more into romance novels. Then I can assure you that we won’t read together because I am not interested in romance novels and to

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simply give you an idea of what books I am interested in. I will read you out loud a few of my books. I recently read so there is a first And foremost Nosferatu. It’s a certain novel by American author Cho Hill and the book basically focuses on a woman trying to save her son from a vicious supernatural killer who has set his sights on him. It’s a blend of horror and thriller.

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The next book I want to talk about is a book by John Grisham. I’m quite sure you are aware of him and the book is called rogue lawyer. It’s a law thriller.

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And actually, I haven’t begun to read yet. In fact, I like different genres. For instance, crimes or science fiction even fantasy. crimes or science fiction even fantasy. So the question that may come up here is “Daniel what do you expect by the book club” So it’s So the question that may come up here is “Daniel what do you expect by the book club” So it’s it’s really simple. Put it like that: I really enjoy reading books of several topics. And in any way I will continue reading books even if

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nobody will answer for this episode. But of course I would be over the moon if someone would reply to this episode. And what I have experienced so But of course I would be over the moon if someone would.Reply to this episode. And what I have experienced so far was that once I finished the book I just jump to the next book. Instead of reviewing specific chapters and reviewing their vocabulary in there because I was too eager to read something new. And with this book

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collaboration cooperation I hope to stick. I hope to stick to the book longer and I hope to engage more.

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And be more focused on one book. You could also share your thoughts about your experience you had with book clubs or such. And my focus lies on English of course. But I also learn French and Spanish as well. But in these languages I must admit my vocabulary is not that extended. And therefore I won’t be able to catch up with you! Well, it always depends on the level. For that reason we should

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look for for a cooperatoin with the same level that makes it easier I think.

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So guys that’s it for today. And I am really glad you made it up till the end. Can’t believe it.

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And I’m really sorry for the slow motion – the way I was speaking well this was not scripted. I recorded some bits of it stop and continue. Hopefully you could enjoy it though and hopefully I will be able to express myself. In. A faster way in near future. could enjoy it though and hopefully I will be able to express myself. In. A faster way in near future. I am a good son. You host. A good one.

  • Václav

    Wow, great idea! I’m in.

  • Daniel

    Great Vaclav! Let’s discuss/write the details over skype. I’m looking forward to it!

  • Paolo Magnaghi

    Thanks Daniel ! We should choose a free book for all, I don’t like old book with ancient words. I’d prefer discuss on Whatsapp with audio messages or text. I’m ready to begin to read !! Thanks again !!

    • Václav

      Paolo, we chose The Count of Monte Cristo. There it is https://ebooks.adelaide.edu
      It’s rather a challenge for all of us (there are three people reading it now) with its 1400 pages but the novel is absolutely worth it!
      The story commences at just about this time of year in 1815, Edmond Dantes is arrested at his wedding party…
      The language is perfectly comprehensible, it’s nowhere even close to something like ‘The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood’ by H. Pyle, so never mind the age of the novel.

      • Paolo Magnaghi

        Vaclav thank you very much, but I’m not interested about a book of two hundreds years ago. There are ancient words that are useless nowsdays. I think that is better a actual book with mail, cars, personal computer than a book with carriages, swords and duels. My opinion

        • Václav

          Thank you for answering Paolo. Well, as I said, the chosen translation of the novel isn’t that old to contain anything resembling English spoken in the olden days and suitable for any modern learner. As for the story being set in the 19th century, I fail to comprehend how it makes it obsolete.

  • Václav

    Paolo, we chose The Count of Monte Cristo. There it is https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/d/dumas/alexandre_pere/cristo/
    That’s rather a challenge for all of us (there are three people reading it now) with its 1400 pages but the novel is absolutely worth it!

  • Václav

    What are we going to read next?