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Old 03-23-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Another reminder:

After Kite Runner, the group voted to read and discuss Suite Francaise.

Folks might consider tracking it down now and avoid additional delays in joining the discussion.

Just an idea!
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:13 PM
 
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Another reminder:

After Kite Runner, the group voted to read and discuss Suite Francaise.

Folks might consider tracking it down now and avoid additional delays in joining the discussion.

Just an idea!
Hmmm, I read this book about 4 or 5 months ago (from the library), I guess I will try to read it again and refresh my memory... pretty sad huh? Not that I forgot what the book is about or the story, but I should refresh my memory at least.

PS, it was a quick read for me...
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I too read it over the summer, so about 8 months ago, and I can't remember much about it. It wasn't one of my picks, but a very worthy book to discuss.

And, btw, katzenfreund, I took copious notes on The Wall so I don't forget it for our discussion(s). It is a pity that none of Haushofer's other writing isn't translated into English.

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Hmmm, I read this book about 4 or 5 months ago (from the library), I guess I will try to read it again and refresh my memory... pretty sad huh? Not that I forgot what the book is about or the story, but I should refresh my memory at least.

PS, it was a quick read for me...
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:10 PM
 
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Yes, it is a pity none of her other books have been translated. I see there is a biography of her life available in German. Maybe I'll check that out, when I am over there in a month. I'd be interested to know more about her, sadly she died at only 49.
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:39 PM
 
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I wonder if some of her other works might be translated. From all that I have read about her she was quite respected as an author in Austria. The Wall won a national literary prize, as did others of her works.

I would certainly be interested in reading The Attic and her poetry - anything that might be translated.

How ambitious are you, katzenfreund?
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:53 PM
 
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I wonder if some of her other works might be translated. From all that I have read about her she was quite respected as an author in Austria. The Wall won a national literary prize, as did others of her works.

I would certainly be interested in reading The Attic and her poetry - anything that might be translated.

How ambitious are you, katzenfreund?
LOL, I was thinking that, too . I looked her up on Wikipedia and it said that the Wall was the only one of her works that was translated into English. It does seem strange...
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Finished the Kite Runner Last week.
Suite Francaise should be delivered one day this week.
I can not lay my hands on a copy of The Wall

I forced myself yesterday to finish The Road...what a dreary depressing read, wasn't to fond of the writing style either
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:07 AM
 
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Good morning fellow book lovers!

I got my hands on Suite Francaise this weekend and already it seems like an interesting read. Now I am juggling both this book and Pillars of the Earth.

OTR - did we set an exact date for our discussion re: Suite Franciase.
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:11 AM
 
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Good morning, Mrs. H,

We are discussing right now when to start the discussion on Suite Francaise. The two leaders, BlueWillowPlate and gemkeeper will suggest a time-table and we'll give everyone advance notice.

Enjoy the day. It looks splendid here now.

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Good morning fellow book lovers!

I got my hands on Suite Francaise this weekend and already it seems like an interesting read. Now I am juggling both this book and Pillars of the Earth.

OTR - did we set an exact date for our discussion re: Suite Franciase.
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:40 AM
 
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Good morning, Mrs. H,

We are discussing right now when to start the discussion on Suite Francaise. The two leaders, BlueWillowPlate and gemkeeper will suggest a time-table and we'll give everyone advance notice.

Enjoy the day. It looks splendid here now.
Thank you OTR. I look forward to hearing from them.

Here in Phoenix, the weather is definitely warming up. It was 70 degrees when I arrived at work and that was around 7:45 a.m.! The high should be in the 80s today. Have a wonderful day!
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