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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

Old 02-22-2008, 11:01 PM
Location: Atlanta suburb
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That sounds excellent! Now, are we going to proceed with the list or ask for additional or new nominations to our list of choices?

I am up for anything. I would just like to see the Book Club continue and maybe get even more activity.
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:27 PM
Location: Missouri
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I think I'd like to join on the next go-round. I just finished reading a book, and I need a new one to start on but I haven't any idea what I want to read.
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Old 02-23-2008, 05:30 PM
Location: Atlanta suburb
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Great, Christina. We had a wonderful go-round with the first two book selections.

I think you will really enjoy it. Get out your reading glasses!
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:09 AM
Location: Piedmont NC
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So, any ideas yet? Pick the next top book, or throw out some more suggestions?

I am still reading Brokaw's BOOM!, but it is slow-going. Mainly, I get sidetracked, asking slightly older spouse to fill in some of the gaps for me. I was in HS from 70-73, and college from 73-77. He graduated from HS in 67.
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:54 PM
Location: Journey's End
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Just a couple of facts:

27 members voted to participate in the Book Club

As of today,

11 CD members participated in Splendid
9 CD members particpated in Elephant

I think we should give the new poll a chance to breathe and then discuss how it is best to proceed.

However, I strangely endorse we open threads and freely discuss any book we are presently reading or a book we've read and want to discuss. Any book will do.
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