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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 01-28-2008, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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I SO hope our efforts to start an online book club prove successful! Please join us, after you finish Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns, but I would caution you to NOT join us until then. We have been discussing everything.

(Unless of course, if like me, you still enjoy reading a book for its own sake, even if you've seen an actual plot outline.)
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Highland Village
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I FINALLY have the book 1000 Splendid, my name finally made it to the top at the library. I'll see how fast I can read it and join in!
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Congratulations, little_thirsty.

I am way behind in reading and life, and we might end up in the discussion to-gether!

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I FINALLY have the book 1000 Splendid, my name finally made it to the top at the library. I'll see how fast I can read it and join in!
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Highland Village
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That sounds wonderful OTR!!!! Hope life calms down for you. 2 of the three thirsties are sick at our house. So reading might actually be possible as odd as that might sound!
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I hope all the thirsties get better but leave ya room enough to read. My life is slowly sorting itself out, and a new computer on its way. Reading will follow!
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral Fl /Randolph NJ
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oh, I just ordered that book, but it will take a little while to get here, too late for this discussion I suppose, darn!

I ordered it as well a few days ago from Amazon..hopefully it's in the mail today
i think we will still have plenty of time to read and then join in on the thread
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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We are going to postpone this discussion for a few days. I'll post the change in date when gemthornton gives me the hi-sign.

Thanks to all.

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We are lucky to have gemthornton volunteer to lead our discussion on our second book selection:


Book: Water for Elephants
Author: Sara Gruen
Group Leader: gemthornton
Discussion Thread Open: on/about Noon, Friday, 1 February 2008
Discussion Thread Open: Indefinitely

Rules of Engagement:

Enjoy, discuss, exchange ideas, opinions, make allusions, references to similar plots and themes, but otherwise try not to introduce unrelated topics.

General off topic comments will be permitted as they relate directly to the reading group and the book under discussion.

This is intended as a "fun" experience and not school!

[b]gemthornton/B] will lead the discussion and keep it moving. We will keep the thread open, indefinitely, so that the members of our group who have not had a chance to procure it or read it can join the discussion at any time.

Members who have not read this book, please take your time and try to resist reading the thread (unless you wish to hear about the book beforehand ) and trust that the discussion will be on-going as members can and will join the thread.

I will act as moderator, and participant.

I do think we can assume that one or more City-Data members, who did not sign on, might join us in our discussion. As this is a public forum, this is inevitable and permissible. Only posts that do not conform to CD ToS will be monitored and/or deleted.

Please make any suggestions or offer your input here at any time.
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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I was hoping to hear something from her tonight about her dh..
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I did hear from her, blue62. She'll be in touch probably tonight or tomorrow.

White light to all those we care for and who need our energy, and that includes you, my friend.


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Old 02-01-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Highland Village
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Sounds good. By the way OTR I read 1000 Splendid in 2 days. I could not put it down. What a book!!!!!!!!!!!
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