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Old 03-11-2008, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Here's a place for us to discuss the ongoing reads, or any other chats we'd like to engage in regarding books.

All are welcome!
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Book Club recap:

We now have a full plate.

gemkeeper and RDSLOTS will lead our first discussion on Kite Runner starting March 25.

BluePlateWillow and gemkeeper will co-lead Suite Francaise.

katenzenfreud will lead the disussion on The Wall.

And ontheroad will lead the talk on The Road.

If anyone wants to volunteer to lead a discussion on Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich, please send me a DM.

A tentative schedule is in the making!
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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Thanks for opening this thread ontheroad.

I just finished The Kite Runner, started it on Sunday, so can't make any contributions yet. It's my second time reading this novel and boy - it's just as poweful as the first time. My professor assigned this book when I was taking a History of Iran / Afghanistan class while in school. I didn't think I'd like the book so much but it turned out to be an enjoyable read.

I am now starting on Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth. I actually got interested in this book, not because of Oprah (don't watch her) but because I was reading CD threads where posters would declare this book as "the best read"...and stuff like that. So my curiositiy got the best of me.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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Default schedue for reading

Well, please hold your impressions on Kite Runner for our official grand opening on March 25.

I too have found it fascinating which books get recommended here and often check out their critiques. Yesterday when I went down to a book dealer to photograph their shop for an article I'm writing, I took a 3-page list of recommendations and for $7.50 came away with three Erdrich's including Love Medicine, a book cil recommended and a few others I think karibear talked favourably about in sci-fi. If this shop, like all in my community, wasn't so far away I might sleep there.

Today I discovered two more booksellers in our region; one with over 7,000 volumes and another with 15,000 volumes.

I will be visiting both this week.

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Thanks for opening this thread ontheroad.

I just finished The Kite Runner, started it on Sunday, so can't make any contributions yet. It's my second time reading this novel and boy - it's just as poweful as the first time. My professor assigned this book when I was taking a History of Iran / Afghanistan class while in school. I didn't think I'd like the book so much but it turned out to be an enjoyable read.

I am now starting on Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth. I actually got interested in this book, not because of Oprah (don't watch her) but because I was reading CD threads where posters would declare this book as "the best read"...and stuff like that. So my curiositiy got the best of me.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:27 PM
 
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Well, please hold your impressions on Kite Runner for our official grand opening on March 25.

I too have found it fascinating which books get recommended here and often check out their critiques. Yesterday when I went down to a book dealer to photograph their shop for an article I'm writing, I took a 3-page list of recommendations and for $7.50 came away with three Erdrich's including Love Medicine, a book cil recommended and a few others I think karibear talked favourably about in sci-fi. If this shop, like all in my community, wasn't so far away I might sleep there.

Today I discovered two more booksellers in our region; one with over 7,000 volumes and another with 15,000 volumes.

I will be visiting both this week.
Where do you live where you have all these great shops? Here in Phoenix, I have been to one of a few great used bookstores. Now, when hubby and I move back to California in June, we'll be making the 2-hour trek to the Bay Area so we can visit a few quality used bookshops up there...I can't wait.

I like reading the thread "What's the 5 best books" because sometimes I will stay fixed in a certain genre, like historical romance or fantasy (which has been my latest kick). I have to remember there are many other types of books out there. I just need to find copies.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:37 PM
 
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When I visited Phoenix, I thought you had a good selection of book shops. One that had dozens of books, old and new, where I bought a great photo bag. Can't recall where it is in Phoenix, and all those chains.

Here we only have a total of two new stores (both 50 miles away from me) and my new discovery of 3 more local second hand sellers.

In a radius of 100m (I know this because I've been driving it and talked to the Park Services today to double check the radius) we have a total of 7 booksellers. Not much for a 4-county region but amazingly from among these 7 I have some terrific picks. The one I visited yesterday is a book seller connected to a charity, and the collection they have is A+++. Many people from the surrounding area donate their books there, and I donated about 3 boxes of assorted books myself and then bought a bag full to compensate for my losses.

I live in the Upper Delaware Valley at the cross-roads of Sullivan County (NYS) and Wayne County (PA)--a fascinating area for many reasons.
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Where do you live where you have all these great shops? Here in Phoenix, I have been to one of a few great used bookstores. Now, when hubby and I move back to California in June, we'll be making the 2-hour trek to the Bay Area so we can visit a few quality used bookshops up there...I can't wait.

I like reading the thread "What's the 5 best books" because sometimes I will stay fixed in a certain genre, like historical romance or fantasy (which has been my latest kick). I have to remember there are many other types of books out there. I just need to find copies.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:47 PM
 
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When I visited Phoenix, I thought you had a good selection of book shops. One that had dozens of books, old and new, where I bought a great photo bag. Can't recall where it is in Phoenix, and all those chains.

Here we only have a total of two new stores (both 50 miles away from me) and my new discovery of 3 more local second hand sellers.

In a radius of 100m (I know this because I've been driving it and talked to the Park Services today to double check the radius) we have a total of 7 booksellers. Not much for a 4-county region but amazingly from among these 7 I have some terrific picks. The one I visited yesterday is a book seller connected to a charity, and the collection they have is A+++. Many people from the surrounding area donate their books there, and I donated about 3 boxes of assorted books myself and then bought a bag full to compensate for my losses.

I live in the Upper Delaware Valley at the cross-roads of Sullivan County (NYS) and Wayne County (PA)--a fascinating area for many reasons.
Ah...ok. I believe I've done a little bit of research for your area because I contemplated a move to your area, well, at least until recent life events which bring me back home to California.

Thanks for the info regarding Phoenix. I haven't had as much money lately so my acquiring of books are temporarily on hold, only to be purchased for special occasions, i.e. the CD book club.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:53 PM
 
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I used to be a librarian before my daughter was born...this is a great site to book hunt...
ISBN.nu: Find the best price for books online
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:03 PM
 
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Thanks for that link, little_thirsty.

This is one I frequent here.
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:53 PM
 
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Oh cool! Thanks OTR....it won't let me rep you, same ole same ole, must spread the love around
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