The Episode Community Book Club!


#1

Hey Forum Family,
Rather than just seeking one person to read/review a story or creating endless recommendation threads, I thought I would start the…
The Episode Community Book Club!

Why? This way, you, the readers/fans can recommend the story, vote for them, and review the story as well.
So what is this? This is a book club. A place where we can positively discuss a different book each week. Each week a popular story (the recommended story with the most votes) will be selected. Everyone can read it and send in their opinions, review, constructive criticism, and rating. You don’t have to actively review EVERY story, it’s up to you, but I will make sure to review each one so there is at least one recommendation that week. :wink:
How’s it going to work? I will be leaving the recommendation form open for people to add recommendations whenever. Every Thursday/Friday, I will collect ALL the recommendations from the form and create a poll. Anyone can vote, and the most popular will be the new story for the new week (maybe two weeks if there are 10+ chapters), released Monday/Tuesday. On Sunday night/Monday morning, I will collect your responses/reviews and summarise them into one post as the final thoughts of the club.
Discussions of the stories are completely welcome! :wink:

Can’t I just have a specific review? You can, BUT not here. For specific reviews, see either Amberose’s thread or Fcukforcookies’s thread. OR if you just want a grammar-check, then see my other thread, Caliope-checker.


Let’s start!

So, the first thing needed is to recommend an Episode story for the book club to discuss and review. Rules are simple; recommend as many as you want to, you may recommend ANY story, and you can suggest your own story. Here is the recommendation form!

This week’s book is…

Villainous Heroes, by Lyra Keiken (@LyraKeiken)
It’s a Fantasy and here’s the link.
About: Superheroes are real. Your best friend is missing. Your ex is sleeping with your friend. And to top it all off? You have a week to pay $1000 or you’re evicted.

Anyone can review this week's story

What does writing a review involve?

  • Writing your username (Yes, you can tick to be anonymous, though most summaries are going to be an anonymous collective response anyway).
  • 6 Ratings out of 5 (with 2 decimal places if you want) of different aspects of the story and an optional comment on each one.
    1. First impression BEFORE reading the story. What you think of the cover art, title, and summary.
    1. What you think of the story, as in content and flow.
    1. The characters; were they developed, diverse, and different from other stories?
    1. The visuals, how did it look and how was the directing?
    1. How was the language and grammar?
    1. How were the choices and did they impact the story?
  • You can read as much of the story as you like, but make sure you state so here.
  • And finally an overview, your final comment.
    :wink:

Write your thoughts here, about the selected book, in this review form.



Previous Book Club Stories
Rating of 5
  • Nothing here yet.

Rating of 4.5-4.99

Scored 5.57 (The Review)

Hit and Run, by Elise C (@EliseC )
It’s a horror and here’s the link .
About: After a hit and run, the girl you left for dead unexplainably survives and wants revenge. Will you survive? Choices Matter and CC (5 endings)


Rating of 4-4.49
  • Nothing here yet.

Rating of 3.5-3.99
  • Nothing here yet.

Rating of 3-3.49

Scored 3.11 (The Review)

Search for Love, by S.writes (@sofia.sigma)
It’s a Drama and here’s the link.
About: Your life turns upside down when you try to escape from a toxic situation! Can you find the love you are looking for trying to escape?



Cheers,
Caliope :wink:


#2

Just a quick question: we don’t have to tell you if we’re going to read the next story or not? We can just read it or not, and send you our opinion if we read it, but no applying for the club or anything?


#3

Nope. No application needed. Anyone can start and stop whenever they want. :wink:


#4

I have some stories I want to submit. How do I find other stories links?


#5

Submit them to the recommendation form above in the OP. Submit one form for each story. :wink:


#6

It asks for the link to the story, how do I find that?


#7

Oh, that link. Well, either you can go to the story and click share to 'some app. It’ll take you there, to a draft post where you can copy the link and delete the post. :wink:
OR skip it because the link isn’t a required, only optional. :smile:


#11
About stories...

Dreams and Nightmares, by Dreamer (@RainbowCat)
Romance/Drama
About: Scarlet had a rough past and it looks like it’s not getting better after she was bought by some mysterious guy. Will she ever turn her life from a nightmare to a dream?

Oblivious, by The_Saminator (@The_Saminator)
Comedy
About: When socially awkward Leanna catches the eye of equally awkward Kai things can’t get more awkward, can they?

Casilla Brothers: Larceny, by Gabi G (@gabyg)
Thriller
About: The Casilla Brothers are experts at pulling off heists, but when Elias encounters Sindel during a mission, everything changes. Will she discover he was the one under the mask? *CC

One of the Girls, by Amberose (@amberose)
Comedy
About: Nobody could have prepared Jesse for his first year of college. Why? Because the college administrations board has officially enrolled him as a female.

Search for Love, by S.writes (@sofia.sigma)
Drama
About: Your life turns upside down when you try to escape from a toxic situation! Can you find the love you are looking for trying to escape?


Which one do you want to discuss as the first book of our book club?
(You can vote for up to three)

  • Dreams and Nightmares
  • Oblivious
  • Casilla Brothers: Larceny
  • One of the Girls
  • Search for Love

0 voters

Just tagging those who liked the OP and/or recommended these stories. Can you please vote? :wink:
@fcukforcookies, @granolias, @24aya, @lanafrazer_episode, @LillyR, @JannahJackson, @Mashia


#12

Hi! I submitted a recommendation! I’ll be pleased if u discuss it :smiley:


#13

Thank you, though it’ll be added to next week’s poll now. :wink:
As week one will be one of the books in the above poll if you would care to vote? :smile:


#14

I didn’t recommend any of them. I didn’t read part of them, but anyway, I picked the most controversial IMO. :slight_smile:


#15

Thanks for those who suggested and/or voted for my story. I don’t want to sound ungrateful but… I actually really want to participate in this as a reader so would rather not have my story chosen… Please vote for another story for this week! I personally am hoping for Oblivious.

Please and thank you :heart:

Not sure if I should tag you for already voting since I know half of you will probably say "too bad Amber" and leave it, lol

@granolias @LillyR @JemU776 @GSG.episode @Mashia


#16

I know, but you liked the OP so I thought you were interested. :flushed::flushed::flushed:

You forgot to add that “You and Caliope don’t want Caliope to read your story.”


Just so you all know, those who don’t get chosen this week will be back on the list in next weeks poll alongside all the new recommendations.

So, Rosie, how are your ‘weakness’ powers working? Can you get me to tell you who recommended you so you can ask them to retract it? :wink:


#17

Whats OP? :joy:


#18

Original post, or it can also mean original poster


#19

I was gonna say that, but thought my pleading to join in as a reader was going to be more convincing then my selfishness of just not wanting you to read it

You’re about to get a shit load of suggestions to drown mine out then


#20

Well, I will be waiting for poll results, and will gladly review the story (if I didn’t already) just to participate in convo :slight_smile:


#21

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Fair enough. :wink: … I love how everyone raves about your story, but in the corner, you and I just don’t want me to read it.

YAY! Good. That’s just what we need! :kissing_closed_eyes::kissing_closed_eyes::kissing_closed_eyes:


Sound good! :grin::grin::grin:


#22

The fact that people actually read my story makes me want to cry and eat cheesecake at the same time :sob::sob:

On another note… I love Cailla Brothers: Larceny :heart::heart:


#23

Thanks for your support sam❤️