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The babble book club discussion with author Richard Van Camp on his latest short story collection Godless But Loyal to Heaven is happening next Friday, June 28, 2 p.m. EST in the babble book lounge!

Are you already a "member" of the babble book club?

Well you know the deal then, don't you!

On Friday, June 28 at 2 p.m., just show up with your fine self to the discussion thread and any questions and comments you have and get ready to ask them, get set for Richard Van Camp's and other book clubbers' responses and go to town discussing the book (we won't give you $200 though).

If you are unable to make it at that specific time, don't worry! The great thing about the online book club format is that the discussion thread is always there for you. Please post your comments and questions before the discussion and we'll be sure to integrate them back into the discussion.

Want to become a babble book club "member" but don't know how?

Well, it's easy and free, because all you need to do is register as a rabble.ca user! The babble book club doesn't have official members -- any rabble users who want to join in the discussion are welcome.

First, here are some tips to become a rabble.ca user:

1. Go to our log-in/registration page and fill out the subsequent information. Don't worry, providing us with your email will not automatically set you up for emails from rabble.ca nor will we give your email to anyone else -- it is just for security reasons. Also, feel free to use a pseudonym as your username, most people do!

2. Once you sign up, become familiar with our babble policy and check out our FAQ babble page for tips and tricks on how to post in babble. A babble quirk? You have to constantly refresh your page in order to see new posts on that thread. A bit time consuming, but we're working on it!

3. Look around and get familiar with babble by exploring all the different threads on the discussion board, including the babble book lounge where our discussion thread is set up for the conversation Richard Van Camp. Babble offers a lot of different topics with a lot of different users and is a great place to discuss current affairs, gardening, writing and hockey, among other things!

Second, here are the nitty gritty details of how the conversation works:

1. Author Richard Van Camp will be joining us in the babble book lounge on the previously established babble thread at 2 p.m. EST for one hour in real time. Our moderator (username: Kaitlin McNabb) will kick off our conversation with a hello and the first question to Richard!

2. After the initial question, everyone is encouraged to post their questions and comments with respect to other babblers on the thread. We will hopefully get to all questions and comments, but we might require some patience as our author wades through everything!

3. The discussion will continue in this chaotic, yet organized, manner for one hour with book clubbers and our author chatting and discussing Godless But Loyal to Heaven. After an hour, everyone is welcomed to stay on the thread and continue the discussion; however, others, including the author and the moderator, may have to leave, and your comments might not be answered right away!

And that's it! Pretty simple, really.

So hope everyone is enjoying the book and excited for the discussion. If you haven't had a chance to read the book or are more of a phantom viewer, no problem -- please feel free to watch the discussion as it unfolds. Any other questions can be posted below or emailed to me directly as well.

Happy reading and looking forward to next Friday's discussion.

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