Welcome! The purpose of this thread is to share recs and infodump on various fiction, which can include, but doesn't have to be limited to: books, short stories, light novels and even fanfiction - yes, you can rec your favourite fanfiction here! - independently from our lovely Book Club. This thread aims to provide an alternative for the structured, organized activity of the Book Club, but all members are invited to contribute, regardless if they belong to the Book Club or not. There is no schedule, no assignments and no obligation to read everything, or even most of the recommended stuff - you're welcome to look around at your own pace and see if there's anything you like, as simple as that. If there is, wonderful! If not, keep checking, something might just turn up! If you'd like to contribute, to keep things tidy for browsing, I'd like to impose a simple, flexible form to fill in, which would be as follows: Title: Author: Genre: if it's hard to define, feel free to approximate Fandom: in case of fanfiction Rating: contrary to the popular belief, not everyone likes porn *Warnings, if applicable: those can include trigger warnings as well as general warnings: for the example, for bad, hopeless endings as those, while sometimes spoilery, might save someone a lot of grief Lenght: you can use parts, tomes, volumes, chapters, word count or the number of pages, whatever best applies to the piece of fiction you are describing. again, feel free to approximate. this is so people with limited spoons and time supply for reading can pick whatever lenght best suits them Main body of your rec/your infodump on the subject: You don't have to worry about how much space this will take up, go nuts - but also don't force yourself to write a lot if you're not feeling like it. Your rec can be a page or a paragraph long, whatever you feel like sharing. We're not in school, you don't have to meet a word quota. I'd like to ask that you at least write a few sentences, just to let others know why the thing is worth reading. Links, if applicable: net accessibility is awesome, so if you have a link to whatever you are recommending, post it! this goes without saying for fanfiction, but would also be welcome for books. I am going to ask our Benevolent Dictator for their stance on links to illegal ebooks, so wait for updates on whether we are or aren't posting those. Any additional comments?: whatever you feel like saying! is the thing so engrossing you stayed all night reading? does it have really neat meta in author notes? this isn't compulsory, but if there's something you want to include, feel free to. Bacially, your run of the mill rec form. If you're confused whether or not some of the fields are applicable, or don't know what to write, skip it! In the future, when we get things doing, I'd like propose a "pass it forward" system: if someone doesn't feel up to the task of writing the main body of the rec, but someone other than the original reccomender will read the piece of fiction in question, and would like to write up on it, they will be welcome to. You can also second recs, and if there's something you'd like to add to the original rec, say it. I find an odd pleasure in sorting data (one of my favourite stims is editing music metadata, but that's neither here nor there) so I will do my best to keep track on it. There are plans for a spreadsheet and a masterlist. So many irons in the fire. So many. Feel free to start posting, and have fun!