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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 02-15-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Highland Village
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Thanks OTR. I loved 1000 Splendid Suns so much that I know am reading Kite Runner. I am on the waiting list for Boom and hope to get it soon. This is great having a place to share while reading! Thanks OTR, Gemthornton, and RDSLOTS for leading the way!
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I've opened the Boom thread so that members can talk about it. Thus far no one has come forward to lead the discussion.

Enjoy.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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I was curious as to what direction you folks wanted to see the online book club go? Will we continue with the titles on our original list here -- and just proceed down the line in order of preference?

Any suggestions?
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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It may be that whilst currently reading two books, folks just aren't ready to consider another book and an ongoing club.

I've unstuck the thread and we'll just have to take a wait and see approach.

I'm certainly open to any and all suggestions:

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I was curious as to what direction you folks wanted to see the online book club go? Will we continue with the titles on our original list here -- and just proceed down the line in order of preference?

Any suggestions?
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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I suggest that we have one book, next time.

Just a suggestion.
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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Wink Now that you ask...

Ontheroad, I have to agree with hiknapster. I think that having 3 books on the Book Club list at one time was a bit overwhelming to many.

Having just one title will encourage more participation. I noticed that many of those who were posting were commenting on Water for Elephants and A Thousand Splendid Suns.
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I think you are right about this suggestion, hiknapster and gemthornton has certainly confirmed it. My attempt at getting more members involved, and being fair probably back-fired.

If we select a book next time we also need more time for acquiring a book--regardless of how.

Thanks.
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I suggest that we have one book, next time.

Just a suggestion.
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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OK, well I am still reading Boom! and loving it, and will gladly contribute to the book discussion when I finish. (Big mouth me, eh?)

I have to admit I was intrigued with a discussion on Shelley's Frankenstein. Can you talk TrickyD into that, on the road? Lots of good stuff there.
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I just moved the Frankenstein posts to a new thread. Can't do much with Tricky D.

But feel free to chat away. It is a well established book and many informative books and articles written about it.
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Oh goody! Thanks for taking my post as just a suggestion, on the road. I appreciate it!
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