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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 01-25-2008, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Utah
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Almost done with 1000 Splendid Suns. I don't want it to end!
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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Smile So many great books. Give me just 2 more hrs. each day.

I have finished One Thousand Splendid Suns, am half-way through Water for Elephants (which I am enjoying), and started reading Boom, also.

Not to limit myself too much(), I loved Thousand Suns so much that I just had to get Kite Runner, too.

You may think I have been drinking once the discussions start (don't drink!), but I will try to keep them all straight.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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I have finished One Thousand Splendid Suns, am half-way through Water for Elephants (which I am enjoying), and started reading Boom, also.

Not to limit myself too much(), I loved Thousand Suns so much that I just had to get Kite Runner, too.

You may think I have been drinking once the discussions start (don't drink!), but I will try to keep them all straight.
Gosh Gem, we are sooo likeminded. I have also finished Thousand Suns, am halfway throiugh Water for Elephants and went and started Boom and even bought Kite Runner..Did you get Memory Keepers Daughter..I love to shop for books and did that with the overstock gift card..I got Bluest Eyes by Toni Morrison and The Choice by Nicholas Sparks..Then, just because it has been many years since I read it, I got To Kill a Mockingbird
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral Fl /Randolph NJ
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DRATS!!!!! I stumbled onto this thread to late...perhaps I can get in on the next book.
In the interim there are some excellent titles for me to choose from
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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Default Read along with us, njkate.

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DRATS!!!!! I stumbled onto this thread to late...perhaps I can get in on the next book.
In the interim there are some excellent titles for me to choose from
Njkate, I can't speak for our book club leader, ontheroad, but I don't think it would be too late for you to offer a comment here and there once the discussion starts.

Have you read Thousand Splendid Suns, Boom - Voices of the '60s, or Water for Elephants? We will be discussing them simultaneously for probably 1 -2 weeks. Does that sound right, everyone?

We haven't voted on the next selection yet, so perhaps you can stick with the thread and join in on that, too!
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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Wink Maybe we are separated twins, Blue!!!

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Gosh Gem, we are sooo likeminded. I have also finished Thousand Suns, am halfway throiugh Water for Elephants and went and started Boom and even bought Kite Runner..Did you get Memory Keepers Daughter..I love to shop for books and did that with the overstock gift card..I got Bluest Eyes by Toni Morrison and The Choice by Nicholas Sparks..Then, just because it has been many years since I read it, I got To Kill a Mockingbird
Blue, that is so funny!! We must think alike. Can you rub your tummy and pat your head at the same time? That's what I do with my books and it sounds like you do too.

I am anxious to read the others myself, but haven't purchased them yet. I do want to start The Choice after I finish Water for Elephants. Oh, yeah, and I just have to begin Kite Runner. I have to limit myself to no more than 3 at a time. Life does have a way of interferring, doesn't it?

I have reread To Kill a Mockingbird several times. Some books insist on being read again every 10 years or so. I see something new each time that makes me appreciate the book even more.

That was a great idea to use your forum gift card for your books. It came at just the right time. I HOPE the person I gave mine to will do the same thing! Let's go, girl.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral Fl /Randolph NJ
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I just ordered 3 books from Amazon
To kill a Mockingbird which I had planned on rereading anyway
Water for Elephants
Thousand Splendid Suns..I read the teaser on Amazon and this sounds like a great read
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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Default Great, njkate. All good books, in my opinion.

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I just ordered 3 books from Amazon
To kill a Mockingbird which I had planned on rereading anyway
Water for Elephants
Thousand Splendid Suns..I read the teaser on Amazon and this sounds like a great read
Good choices!! I think you will really enjoy Thousand Splendid Suns. It is heart wrenching to read a fictional account of actual life experiences of millions of woman - so outside our realm of American life.

I am enjoying Water for Elephants, although we seem to have some mixed feelings from club members, so that will be an interesting discussion.

I hope your books arrive soon. They should make it by Tuesday with Amazon. Happy reading, njkate!
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral Fl /Randolph NJ
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Good choices!! I think you will really enjoy Thousand Splendid Suns. It is heart wrenching to read a fictional account of actual life experiences of millions of woman - so outside our realm of American life.

I am enjoying Water for Elephants, although we seem to have some mixed feelings from club members, so that will be an interesting discussion.

I hope your books arrive soon. They should make it by Tuesday with Amazon. Happy reading, njkate!

Thanks!!!
As for fictional accounts of the lives of millions of women so outside our American realm....an excellent non fiction book is
Reading Lolita in Tehran.by Azar Nafisi...........what an eye opener
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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njkate, feel free to join the group for any or all the discussions.

And, I'd love to get a volunteer(s) to lead the discussions and keep them going. I'll back ya up.

Anyone up for it?
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