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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 12-15-2007, 10:41 PM
 
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Would anyone be interested in starting a monthly book club here in the Book Forum?

We'd select a few books, read them together (in cyber-space) and then discuss them in a thread.

Any takers?
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Old 12-15-2007, 11:48 PM
 
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In theory this sounds good! Especially because people here appear to take their thinking seriously! But in practice, I'm not sure I would co-operate in reading a book I wasn't terribly enthusiastic with...this is part of my problem with my current IRL book club!

Put me down for a good solid MAYBE
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Old 12-16-2007, 03:50 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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True, it depends on the books being read.
And if I got them or not.
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Old 12-16-2007, 06:55 AM
 
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Yup, true, even IRL Book Clubs the terrors of choosing the next meetings book can be as treacherous as the storm that hit here last night.

So, how about some book suggestions from those in contempation?


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In theory this sounds good! Especially because people here appear to take their thinking seriously! But in practice, I'm not sure I would co-operate in reading a book I wasn't terribly enthusiastic with...this is part of my problem with my current IRL book club!

Put me down for a good solid MAYBE
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:19 AM
 
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lol lolagranola

I would be up for it, OTR.

Here are a few favorite books I've enjoyed:

* Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky
* Prodigal Summer - Barbara Kingsolver
* Five Quarters of the Orange - Joanne Harris
* To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
* The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
* Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
* The Power Of One - Bryce Courtenay
* Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
* Cider House Rules - John Irving
* Water For Elephants - Sara Gruen
* The Stone Diaries - Carol Shields
* The Once and Future King - T. H. White
* Watership Down - Richard Adams
* Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins
* Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha - Roddy Doyle
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:19 AM
 
Location: on an island
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lol lolagranola

I would be up for it, OTR.

Here are a few favorite books I've enjoyed:

* Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky
* Prodigal Summer - Barbara Kingsolver
* Five Quarters of the Orange - Joanne Harris
* To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
* The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
* Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
* The Power Of One - Bryce Courtenay
* Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
* Cider House Rules - John Irving
* Water For Elephants - Sara Gruen
* The Stone Diaries - Carol Shields
* The Once and Future King - T. H. White
* Watership Down - Richard Adams
* Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins
* Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha - Roddy Doyle
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:51 AM
 
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What about nonfiction?
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:57 AM
 
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Some good suggestions, cil.

And nothing wrong with having both fiction and non-fiction. Any good suggestions, lilypad?
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I've never joined a book club, but I'd be willing to give it a try. I've read several Cil mentioned. How about any of Ian McEwan's books? OTR - thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:43 AM
 
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How about any of Ian McEwan's books? OTR - thanks for the suggestion.
Yes, McEwan is a great idea--and yes, OTR, I second tigerlily's thank you.
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