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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 01-17-2008, 04:30 PM
 
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Glad to see you on your computer ontheroad. Did you get it fixed already?
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Old 01-17-2008, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I am hanging on by a thread, Jess5. The computer needs both parts and service, and I will probably be off-line for several days.

I don't know which dates the computer will be in the shop but I'll try to send a "warning" or alert one of the other Moderators to post for me.
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:53 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Good luck, OTR!
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Utah
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I will probably be off-line for several days
More time for reading

Water for Elephants-Finished!!
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Highland Village
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Still don't have the books yet...must be a very long list at the library!
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Default Two Down, One to Go

Just finished A Thousand Splendid Suns. Beautiful story, beautifully told. I enjoyed it as much as Hoseinni's The Kite Runner, and like those of you who recently finished it, I didn't want it to end, either. I guess if you imagine the story as 'real,' it hasn't.

Now, on to Brokaw's Boom! Voices of the 60s. This looks like fun -- people, places and things from my time period. So much fun to see photos of them then, and now.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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Question Another library, perhaps, little_thirsty?

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Still don't have the books yet...must be a very long list at the library!
Little_thirsty, is there another library (such as a college or nearby town) that you could contact? Many libraries that I visit in various states will give you a guest member's card as long as you have a library card of your own.

Perhaps you could get one of the books through another library source - even the local high school. I would love to know that you are reading one of these wonderful books now.
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:27 AM
 
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Although I'm enthusiastic about this book club, I started reading Anna Karenina right before the idea got hatched and I don't want to stop because I'm enjoying it. But I don't have much time to read so I imagine I'll be way behind. I'll keep an eye on the discussions and jump back in when I catch up.
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Thanks, Marlow, for your update.

My update is that I need a new computer. It doesn't seem to make sense to put a great deal of money into a computer that appears to have a limited shelf-life. I'll struggle along for a few more days or a week with this one and hope to arrange to have a new Apple computer shipped to me from the Apple.

It also looks as if we have nearly enough members who have read two of the three books to consider opening our discussion threads this week-end.
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:57 PM
 
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Sorry about the computer otr. It seems like we need to update ours constantly. Good to see you back, though.
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