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View Poll Results: Which book(s) shall we read?
Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky 3 11.11%
Prodigal Summer - Barbara Kingsolver 4 14.81%
Five Quarters of the Orange - Joanne Harris 4 14.81%
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee 7 25.93%
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger 5 18.52%
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen 4 14.81%
The Power Of One - Bryce Courtenay 1 3.70%
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell 1 3.70%
Cider House Rules - John Irving 5 18.52%
Water For Elephants - Sara Gruen 8 29.63%
The Stone Diaries - Carol Shields 2 7.41%
The Once and Future King - T. H. White 0 0%
Watership Down - Richard Adams 2 7.41%
Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins 1 3.70%
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha - Roddy Doyle 0 0%
The Plot Against America - Philip Roth 2 7.41%
Fall on your Knees - Anne Marie MacDonald 2 7.41%
The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls 3 11.11%
Amsterdam - Ian McEwan 0 0%
Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver 6 22.22%
The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards 4 14.81%
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving 3 11.11%
Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini 9 33.33%
Boom - Voices of the 60s - Tom Brokaw 9 33.33%
The War at Home - Nora Eisenberg 5 18.52%
Kaffir Boy - Mark Mathabane 2 7.41%
Box Children - Sharon Wyse 3 11.11%
The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War - David Halberstam 1 3.70%
The Innocent - Ian McEwan 6 22.22%
Heart Shaped Box - Joe Hill. 5 18.52%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-05-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: on an island
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I went to the library this morning, and here is my position:
Tom Brokaw's Boom has been ordered, and I am first on the wait list--but it will take 2 months!

A Thousand Splendid Suns is out, but should return soon, and I am first on the list for that.

I just finished Water For Elephants, so that's cool.
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Yes, lots of juggling with these books. When the list developed, it never occurred to me that we'd have difficult because our choices were new, expensive, or not available in our local libraries.

Well, live, learn and read!


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I went to the library this morning, and here is my position:
Tom Brokaw's Boom has been ordered, and I am first on the wait list--but it will take 2 months!

A Thousand Splendid Suns is out, but should return soon, and I am first on the list for that.

I just finished Water For Elephants, so that's cool.
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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Smile All is well in bookland!

We may not be able to join in all of the discussions this way, but we do have a good size group so there should be plenty of back and forth exchange of ideas nonetheless.

I hope everyone has access to one of the three by month's end. We should have a great time sharing with each other.

Ontheroad, I don't think your intents with doing all three books at once was misunderstood. It is just we who are over-achiever Type A folks really want to be able to read all three and participate in the discussions!!

Life is full of adjustments and we can make them. This will work out fine in the long run. Thanks for your thoughtful planning.

Last edited by gemkeeper; 01-05-2008 at 04:52 PM.. Reason: reworded awkward sentence!!
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Old 01-06-2008, 05:52 AM
 
Location: on an island
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We may not be able to join in all of the discussions this way, but we do have a good size group so there should be plenty of back and forth exchange of ideas nonetheless.
Yes!
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Life is full of adjustments and we can make them. This will work out fine in the long run. Thanks for your thoughtful planning.
Indeed, thank you, OTR.
And Gem, that is a nice summary of the Book Club's "mission statement."
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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The waiting lists are huge in Knoxville. There must be a lot of readers!
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Default Velly intelesting. . .

Neck-and-neck as I check-in. . . Thousand Splendid Suns and Brokaw's Voices of the 60s. Man, but could two popular books be at more ends of the spectrum?
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I am interested and am commenting so that I will be subscribed to the thread and keep track of the plans. It will depend on the book that is selected.
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I had a wonderful visit to my new library today. It is packed with new releases and appears to also have a good selection of tried and trues...but no: A Thousand Splendid Suns yet. I'm on the wait list just like many of us here.

I am rather a fast reader and not at all concerned, and took out two mysteries, both on the new side, to gear myself up.
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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I got all three books today..I have started Thousand Suns..
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Congratz, blue62!



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I got all three books today..I have started Thousand Suns..
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