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LIMA — They excitingly discussed the tale of an American Indian shape-shifter who changes into a coyote in the sci-fi book, “Moon Called.”

“She’s involved in this group of werewolves. She was raised by werewolves and she pretty much so gets meshed into all their troubles,” said Dani Mantz, who started the discussion at the Sci-Fi Saturday Books Discussion Group.

The book club met for the first time Saturday at the Lima Public Library.

“We were all just talking about how much we love science fiction and fantasy books and we all just decided to start a club,” Mantz said.

The club will meet the first Saturday of each month to discuss their its reading and pass out the next book to read. Members discussed what they liked or didn’t like about the book and its characters, Mantz said, who also is a reference librarian at the library.

Books for the club will be chosen based on interest and recommendation.

Book club member Morgan Bode said she heard about different sci-fi books from Martz and became interested in the club.

“I love science fiction,” she said.

For Bode, reading is a love that she does as often as she can. A weekend with nothing to do means a weekend of reading. She can read a book in a day or two.

“I don’t really like picking up a book and putting it down. When I finally have a weekend to read something, I can usually read something pretty quickly,” she said. “I just bust through it. That’s how I go.”

Others like to read a chapter or two at bedtime or whenever they have a chance. Everyone has a method, Bode said.

Bode not only likes discussing books but she likes the advantage a book club brings in terms of having similar interest and recommending books based on the same taste, she said.

“This sort of forum is a great place for new ideas,” she said.

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