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nikki35
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Default  Posted: 4:17 PM, August 2nd (Monday)

Interesting in participating in the Book Club, what is currently on the reading list?

Much appreciated
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Default  Posted: 4:53 PM, August 2nd (Monday)

We don't have an official book club here. Just a bunch of threads with books we find interesting for various reasons.

There may be interest in starting one, though.


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Default  Posted: 9:13 PM, August 2nd (Monday)

I could get on board with a book club...


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Default  Posted: 10:49 PM, August 2nd (Monday)

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Default  Posted: 7:02 AM, August 3rd (Tuesday)

add me!


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Cool  Posted: 4:32 PM, August 3rd (Tuesday)

This sounds like fun how do we want to go about it. (Do we want to ready infidelity books or other great classics).. I would really like your input...

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Default  Posted: 4:56 PM, August 3rd (Tuesday)

we did a book club here once upon a time.
We read The Secret Life of Bees.

I wouldn't mind being in a book club if we could stay away from Oprah type books and read some interesting things.


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Default  Posted: 5:51 PM, August 3rd (Tuesday)

I'm beginning to think SI is the only place I'm ever going to find people willing to have a thoughtful discussion on a book... or anything else, for that matter. The book clubs I've been involved in IRL end up being "ha ha ha, read the book or Threnody will ask you the hard questions, ha ha ha!" I've become a joke, apparently, because I actually read the book and want to discuss it. I thought that's what book clubs did.

So I'm up for one, but for crying out loud, if we read Oprah books nonstop I'm going to drop my friendly online persona and go right for someone's jugular. Just, uh, FYI.


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Default  Posted: 7:36 PM, August 3rd (Tuesday)

I'm also going to jump on the 'Please gawd no Oprah books' bandwagon, LOL!


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Default  Posted: 9:55 PM, August 3rd (Tuesday)

Hmmmm, I may be in if we can add a no twilight amendment to the no oprah books rule.


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Cool  Posted: 12:09 AM, August 4th (Wednesday)

It sounds like we should come up with a list, everybody post a few books we could possibly focus on one book for one month. Does this sound ok? Definitely not up for any Oprah books or twilight. Couldn't agree more.

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Default  Posted: 11:26 AM, August 4th (Wednesday)

Hmmmm, I may be in if we can add a no twilight amendment to the no oprah books rule.


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Default  Posted: 11:38 AM, August 4th (Wednesday)

Here are some of my 'picks' for possible book club discussion:

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck


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Default  Posted: 12:45 PM, August 4th (Wednesday)

The Company by K.J. Parker

Four Ways to Forgiveness by Ursula K. LeGuin

The Devil in the Details by Jennifer Traig


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Default  Posted: 1:23 PM, August 4th (Wednesday)

Arianna Franklin: Mistress of the Art of Death

James Alexander Thom : Follow the River

Jen Lancaster : Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why it Often Sucks in the City, or Who are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me?


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Default  Posted: 6:01 PM, August 4th (Wednesday)

Count me in.

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Default  Posted: 8:45 PM, August 4th (Wednesday)

Me too!


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Default  Posted: 6:45 AM, August 5th (Thursday)

ME!!! I wanna be in the club too!!!


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Default  Posted: 6:21 PM, August 5th (Thursday)

Me too! Or three! I am currently sucked into the Eve Dallas series and just finished up Merry Gentry (by Laurel Hamilton) and am doing the Anita Blake vampire hunter series but can always take a break from that for something else


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Happy  Posted: 7:24 PM, August 5th (Thursday)

Hi All,

Sorry so late posting my list, it has been a crazy couple of days. So here goes,

Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen

The Falls Joyce Carroll Oats

The Black City George Sand

And then there were none Agatha Christey

The Runaway Alice Munro

(this appears to be a favorite) Time Travelers wife Audrey Niffenegger

We could all give it a couple of days. Preferably Monday, for everyone to get their lists up. Maybe Monday we could start a vote for book titles. Please let me know if this is doable..


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Default  Posted: 7:41 PM, August 5th (Thursday)

Okay, so this is my personal opinion and you all can tell me to sit and spin and that will be fine.

I just don't want to do the typical 'bookclub' books.
The things that everyone else is reading.
I hate following the grain and feeling like a sheep.

This is, of course, why I have never been able to enjoy a lot of bookclubs in person.

I think I'll wait to see what book is chosen and then participate or not,,, if that is acceptable to the rest of you.

Truly, I'm not trying to be a bitchy problem but I'm just being honest about my feelings.

*sorry... tiptoeing away*


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Happy  Posted: 7:48 PM, August 5th (Thursday)

No worries, you should do as you feel. No right or wrong way, I believe people may be a little fed up with Oprah books and twilight series. Everyone is just trying to come up with different volume. Please, if you do not feel like participating in the book list. You may just want to vote. If you decide you do not want to participate at all, please keep us informed on some material you're reading. No more tiptoeing anymore!!

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Default  Posted: 10:05 PM, August 5th (Thursday)

I'd like to vote or just read what another suggests. I'm in a rut this summer finding books to read and I've got a lot going on so I wouldn't even know where to start with suggestions.

But I'd love to be in on the club


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Default  Posted: 10:08 PM, August 5th (Thursday)

Another suggestion...
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.


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Default  Posted: 5:50 AM, August 6th (Friday)

I would go for P&P of those listed.

Perhaps Persuasion instead, since it's not quite so widely read.

Jane Austen is among the set of authors that I can read over and over.

How about a book club with a couple of different tracks running at the same time? But if you join one you have to join them all, so hard scifi track can't avoid romance track and vice versa. =)


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Default  Posted: 7:04 AM, August 6th (Friday)

I'm not sure what "typical book group" books are! I read almost all genres, except romance and modern vampire books. I'll take Anne Rice's vampires any day of the week. Guess I'm showing my age.

I find some books I put down and need to discuss. Those are the types of books I think belong in book groups.

I see "The Time Traveler's Wife" has been mentioned. I recently read her new book, "Her Fearful Symmetry" and I have no idea how it ended--I would love to have a group discussion about it.

Barbara Kingsolver has a new book out, which was really interesting called "The Lacuna," which I think would be a good book.

Just my 2 cents.


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Default  Posted: 11:44 AM, August 6th (Friday)

Yes, maybe we should have a club where we are all forced to read out of comfort zones.
So each book we pick a different genre?

Classics
Mystery
Sci Fi
Fantasy
Romance
Women's fiction
Thriller
Historical

etc?

Western?

This might not be a bad idea and would be a good experiment as well as being fun.


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Default  Posted: 11:47 AM, August 6th (Friday)

I like the idea of picking a different genre each time.

It'd probably expand my list of 'usual suspects' and introduce us to authors we might never have encountered left to our own devices!


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Default  Posted: 1:41 PM, August 6th (Friday)

I like this idea. I've read from all of the different genres but tend to stick to a couple. I rented the movie Shutter Island and have been wanting to read it. I think all the twists and turns would be interesting. And I like the idea that if you join you can't skip a genre, you have to try something outside your comfort zone. Now this could be the makings of an awesome book club.


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Default  Posted: 2:15 PM, August 6th (Friday)

Most Oprah books bore me to tears, but there are occasional exceptions.

I just found out one of my favorite books "Never Let Me Go" has been made into a movie that will be out in September. Yay!

I'm currently reading The Firey Cross in the Outlander series, and I just started The Imperfectionists. It's the kind of book I wouldn't normally have read, but if Christopher Buckley likes it I'm willing to give it a try!

I remember the Secret Life of Bees discussion. MMMM good times.

I read The Time Traveler's Wife when it came out, and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn when I was in high school. Joy in the Morning was another one.

I'm with you, NA, if ya'll pick a book I can read I'll join in. If you pick the Book Thief, well, no way.


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Default  Posted: 6:58 PM, August 7th (Saturday)

Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel

Gaby, read this book and the sequels up to the last one (haven't read that one yet) and thought all of them were page turners. She has a way of putting you in the story IMO. The first of the series I read was actually the second in the series then I saw "By the author of..." and got that one to read.

As for the book club count me in as I'm a very avid reader and could most definitely read one book a month. In fact just over the last few days I've read three (good thing I gave myself a long weekend ) by Terry Pratchett. (Thanks BIL ).

I've already got a few suggestions but I'll keep those to myself until when or if we decide to make this "formal".


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Default  Posted: 11:16 AM, August 8th (Sunday)

This is great so many ideas, it almost like where do we start? Remember keep coming up with these titles so we can vote tomorrow. How do people feel about reading from gentres.. Yes, shoot me I am reading eat love and pray. It is really good surprisingly it was on Oprah's collection. Get really excited about our reading list.

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Default  Posted: 11:22 AM, August 8th (Sunday)

Gaby, read this book and the sequels up to the last one (haven't read that one yet) and thought all of them were page turners. She has a way of putting you in the story IMO. The first of the series I read was actually the second in the series then I saw "By the author of..." and got that one to read.

I've read the sequels as well and agree that they are page turners. I havent read her second series though. I'll have to go look for it!


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Default  Posted: 1:04 PM, August 8th (Sunday)

omg NA, i love a tree grows in brooklyn, i think i've read it 100 times since i was a kid

my moms book club is reading alice something or other, name escapes me right now, about the woman with alzheimers, but she keeps calling me nightly crying about it, so i dont' think i wanna read it

i'll read anything with y'all.. i'm a book whore and don't discriminate

the only book that i HATED and was bored to tears and angry that i wasted a few hours of my life i'll never get back was sidney poitiers memoirs

i thought it was going to be good, turns out he's just a good actor because i realized he's as deep as a puddle as i was reading it


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Default  Posted: 1:26 PM, August 8th (Sunday)

One of my favorite threads over on the Kindleboards is the one where people admit to the highly regarded books that for them were very overrated.

It's funny how your overrated might be my favorite and the opposite, too.

I couldn't finish The Book Thief. I just couldn't make myself care about the characters.


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Default  Posted: 1:38 PM, August 8th (Sunday)

I can't wait!


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Default  Posted: 10:16 PM, August 8th (Sunday)

So have we decided to do the different genres? My vote is "for".


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Default  Posted: 10:44 PM, August 8th (Sunday)

Ya, what we gonna do?


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Default  Posted: 11:41 PM, August 8th (Sunday)

I was just thinking of trying to join a book club all part of my finding me and stuff ...

and I do member I love to read ... so anything is good with me ...

woot woot woot

let's read !!!!!

and OMG Altus even has a Hastings/video rental place/ the kinda coffee you get at a hospital waiting room ...

where you gotta depress the top of the thremos and coffee comes out ...


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Happy  Posted: 11:56 AM, August 9th (Monday)

Hi All,

Just making sure everybody wants to step out of their comfort zones. It appears people are up to it. Just making sure you all agree. Keep voting until tomorrow we can each come up with a list of genres if that is still what people want to do.


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Content  Posted: 12:01 PM, August 9th (Monday)

Also I realize this may feel tedious. However, I want to make sure everyone is happy with their books. If interested pick books from different gentres. We will have our reading lists soon.

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Okay, so forgive me for being ignorant, but can someone explain to me exactly how this book club would work?

I mean, I understand how a 'regular' book club works: You agree to read a book and everyone meets once a month (or whatever) to discuss the section of the book that's been read. Or something like that.

I've never actually been a part of a book club, but I do love to read and read all the time and I'd love to discuss whatever I happen to be reading with someone, so a book club would be right up my alley. But I'm just a little confused as to how it would work here, on the forum.

Can someone explain? Sorry to be so clueless!


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Default  Posted: 3:28 PM, August 9th (Monday)

Hmmm, I'm interested but also *clueless*.

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Default  Posted: 4:16 PM, August 9th (Monday)

Hi Cb,

When I first joined felt the same way. Then members replied they were interested. Just right now were working on the kinks. We would love you to join. We may be focusing on books from the gentre list. If you could sent it over by tomorrow. This would be super.


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Default  Posted: 7:10 PM, August 9th (Monday)

ok yes I will read anything ... I am very under read as far as anything with substance goes ...

so count me in ...

The Tree in Brooklyn sounds good and so does the Time Travelers Wife ...

but again whatever ...

woot


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Default  Posted: 7:49 PM, August 9th (Monday)

nikki, what are we suppose to be doing? Is there a list to pick from?


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Red  Posted: 9:48 PM, August 9th (Monday)

nikki35...

You have a PM


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Concerned  Posted: 10:26 PM, August 9th (Monday)

Hi all,

It was decided when looking over book titles. People wants to do themes which will make it really exciting. All I want is a list from everyone which books they prefer. Then once books are picked, we could discuss ch1/3 weekly. Looking to collaborate book list for monthly schedule.


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Default  Posted: 10:39 PM, August 9th (Monday)

ok well I think you have my vote ... The Tree In Brooklyn or The Time Travelers Wife ...

or whatever really ... just tell me the book and I will start reading ...

needs to get me smarter ...


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Happy  Posted: 10:48 PM, August 9th (Monday)

Here it comes, many of the books we choose sometimes runs a theme. For instance Persuasion by Jane Austin (could be a classic or woman's literature). Persuasion woman's literature
The Passage by Justin Cronin this will be fantasy/science fiction. Private by James Patterson (mystery). Water for Elephants has that historical feel to it. (Do not shoot me) I do want to add one book from the Oprah collectiion. Eat pray and Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. If you prefer we could vote on the titles to this list. To make a little easier for everybody to select from. If something is on the list, not into it. We could change that title and all make another decision. Also, believe someone asked how will it work? We are playing it by air, just trying to get the titles selected. The goal would be to read one book a month. Each week we could discuss ch 1/3.. So let me know what you think

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Default  Posted: 11:49 PM, August 9th (Monday)

okay, I'll submit some titles tomorrow that I hear are great books but I haven't read them yet.


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Default  Posted: 8:32 AM, August 10th (Tuesday)

Would it be easier to pick a genre first and then submit our ideas for books?

For instance if we decide to do classics first and everyone can chime in on their idea.
Or if we do Mystery.
etc.


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Default  Posted: 8:59 AM, August 10th (Tuesday)

Wanted to suggest, if it wasn't already, that we include non-fiction, too. There are some wonderful books out there that are worth reading and discussing, of course, no infidelity subjects.

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Default  Posted: 9:02 AM, August 10th (Tuesday)

Oh yeah, I don't want to read anything infidelity related.

The biggest problem that I am going to have with this is that I am an incredibly fast reader.
I can go through a normal sized paperback in about two hours.

So pacing myself is going to be torturous.


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Default  Posted: 9:16 AM, August 10th (Tuesday)

NewAttitude, we won't limit your reading to our book club! I hereby give you permission to read lots of books each month.

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Default  Posted: 9:54 AM, August 10th (Tuesday)

NA you work on pacing yourself and I'll work on reading mystery books.


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Default  Posted: 12:11 PM, August 10th (Tuesday)

I have that same problem NA! I think picking one genre @ a time would maybe work best. We could just put the genres in alphabetical order and go down the list. What do you think?


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I think that's a great idea.


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Default  Posted: 12:18 PM, August 10th (Tuesday)

The first genre I can think of that starts with A is Adventure.
As in true adventure... stories of survival or tales of wild travel trips, etc.

Another A genre is autobiography.

Is anyone interesting in starting that way?


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Default  Posted: 12:27 PM, August 10th (Tuesday)

If we do the classics first, this would be my list of suggestions: "Little Women" (my all time favorite) by Louisa May Alcott, "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austin. And since we have both men and women wanting to join thought we might go gender neutral with "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" or "Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain. Ready to get started.


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Default  Posted: 3:22 PM, August 10th (Tuesday)

Just looking at what Amazon categorizes as Adventure, I'm not sure what that even really means.

I think of Adventure as either classics (Kipling, Burroughs) or Clive Cussler type stuff.

Amazon thinks of Adventure as somehow containing the Millennium Trilogy, The Help, Sookie Stackhouse, Christine Feehan's unhot nonsense, Karen Marie Moning's hot nonsense, some random James Patterson, and Wuthering Heights.


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Wuthering Heights is Adventure?? Who catalogs their books? A classic adventure to me is more like The Swiss Family Robinson. I'd think the Secret Garden would even be an adventure before Wuthering Heights? I forgot about Adventure as a category. Is that the first genre we'll read?


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Default  Posted: 4:05 PM, August 10th (Tuesday)

I think of Adventure as Non fiction like Krakauer or the Shackleton story or stories of survival.
True Adventure, I guess.

I can see Cussler being catagorized as fiction adventure.


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Ok, me again. Went on line looking for Adventure books. Here's a list that looked interesting to me: Non-fiction Adventure; "the Worst Journey in the World"-Apsley Cherry-Garrard, "West with the Night"- Beryl Markham, "Travels in West Africa"- Mary Kingsley, "The Oregan Trail"- Francis Parkman, "A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains"- Isabella L. Bird, "The Darkest Jungle"- Todd Balf. Adventure fiction; "Roughing It"- Mark Twain, "Home of the Blizzard"- Douglas Mawson, "The Perfect Storm" - Sebastion Junger. This is my 2 cents. Sorry I can't put it in a more reader friendly format. My computer died and I'm on my backflip. P.S. you can look up all the titles I listed here on National Geographic/Books on Adventure.

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My entries into true Adventure would be;

The Cruelest Miles; The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic.

It's the true story that inspired the movie Balto about the diphtheria epidemic that hit Nome, Alaska in 1925 and the incredible and miraculous journey of 674 miles that they undertook in a winter blizzard to reach medicine for the children.

or...

Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea. In 1857 the SS Central America (a side wheel steamer ship) went down during a hurricane off the Caroline coast. Scores of lives and 21 tons of gold from the gold fields of California were lost. in 1980 a man set out to find the wreck and salvage its treasure and learn its secrets.


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NA are we the only 2 still pursuing this?


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no I am here still ... just realizing how badly under read I am ...

so when you all pick a book let me know and I will go buy it or see if our flourishing library has it ...

sheesh ... I need to go back to high school ...


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I'm here too, waiting to buy a book


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Nah, BB. I've just been an avid reader my entire life. I used to make my mom and dad read to me for hours when I was little. I could read in kdg. I read the unabridged version of Little Women when I was in 4th grade. Fell in love with it. Just always had a passion for reading and a really high reading comprehension level. My youngest DD is the same way. She has a very comprehensive vocabulary and reads on a higher level than her age. My cousin is the same way. Your new friend is just a book nerd. Lol!


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Ok, that sounded conceited and like I'm a book snob. Far from it. I love everything. I like a Louis L'amour western, a good Nora Roberts or Janet Dailey, the same as I love the classics. I'm almost afraid to say it here, but I love the Twilight books!! I just love to read.


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Hi All,

This sounds awesome picking gentres first. Does anyone want to start a list of gentres, then we look at voting for each one. I am not fussy, it does not have to be alphabetical. What do people think??


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Well summberbaby and I just listed some Adventure ones to get everyone started.
Just waiting for others to chime in.


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I just looked up true adventure and wanted to throw out - :

THe Long Walk - the true story of a trek to freedom

Man is WOlf to Man - surviving the gulag

The floating brothel

of those mentioned already:

The Worst Journey looks good

The Cruelest Miles

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Niki you wanted a list of genres: Adventure, Auto Biography/Biography, Classics, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Romance, Sci Fi, Thrillers, Westerns. If I've missed any, please add them. There are some Adventure titles thrown out there, anyone else have suggestions for Adventure titles?

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Other genres;

Fantasy
Memoir
Historical Non Fiction
Crime
Ethnic
Short Stories
Humor


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What do you all think about making a genre list, combine the two here and then each pick a topic and present 2 books or so to the club to pick from.

Of course, when our turn comes. So like if NA picks adventure and presents her list for us, we pick and so on.

I know that would get me out of my comfort zone and I think it would be fun to research books for topics or genres that I normally wouldn't read.

Just a suggestion.

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I was kind of thinking that maybe if everyone was interested we would all pony up two titles for whatever genre we are in and then we could all vote on which one sounds the most interesting.
That would give us the widest array of different titles to choose from.


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Default  Posted: 12:13 PM, August 11th (Wednesday)

fine by me, what's our first genre.


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whatever we all want to do...

Summerbaby and I just started at A for lack of a better place and picked Adventure and listed some choices.
If that sounds good to everyone they can put their picks forward and then we can all choose.

If that doesn't work for everyone then we can do whatever needs to happen.


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Default  Posted: 1:46 PM, August 11th (Wednesday)

I put some out as well although they are true adventures.

Do we have a list of the book club members so we know who are picking?


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I'm fine with whatever we choose (sans self-helpy type books, Oprah, and Twilight).

I'm just waiting for the word on what the first book will be!


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Default  Posted: 5:14 PM, August 11th (Wednesday)

This looks really interesting. I'd like to join if that's ok.


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Default  Posted: 6:46 PM, August 11th (Wednesday)

I would love this- my nominees are The Hotel At The Corner of Bitter and Sweet, The Book Thief, and Me and Emma

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My two titles Cruelest Mile and Perfect Storm. What other adventure books people interested in.

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I think a deadline should be set for a decision to be made.

We decided on Adventure.

Perhaps if the choice was made that would force others so speak up if they have strong preference. Or, better yet, we might all be agreement and could start reading.


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Default  Posted: 2:58 PM, August 13th (Friday)

Okay.

Adventure it is...
The books to choose from so far are;

Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea
The Cruelest Miles
Perfect Storm
THe Long Walk
Man is WOlf to Man
The Worst Journey in the World
West with the Night
Travels in West Africa
The Oregon Trail
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains


What if we give the weekend for anyone else to recommend and then we choose on Monday?
Thoughts?

You are right, we need a deadline otherwise we will all just hem and haw.


edited to add; I hope I got all the books recommended in there. Some of them were fiction and I thought we were doing non fiction with this and then there were a lot of replies to look through. If I missed some please tell me. lol

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thanks NA! Perfect!


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I'd like to join. I'll just wait and see what you pick. I'm up for anything.


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Default  Posted: 5:37 PM, August 13th (Friday)

Okay, I like A Lady's Life and West with the Night, just from reading the Amazon reviews. Man is Wolf to Man got great reviews, but is probably depressing.

But I'll read ANYTHING.


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Default  Posted: 6:24 PM, August 13th (Friday)

If the genre is adventure, would Life of Pi fit in?

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Default  Posted: 6:28 PM, August 13th (Friday)

Not with the Adventure types we are doing.
Non fiction this round.


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How about a deadline for Saturday? My picks are cruelest mile and perfect storm.

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Default  Posted: 7:23 PM, August 13th (Friday)

West with the Night is my choice. I assume once we get the final decision, we will have a month to read it before we start discussion?

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west with the night is fine by me


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Another vote for West with the Night


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My vote is for A Lady's Life and Travels in West Africa.


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I would like to join and I don't know any real life adventure books so I'll just see what all the choices are and pick them. I'm good with anything. I've not been very well read lately at all. I read a book in a day because I usually can't put it down and that is dangerous with 3 small children. Sooo, I haven't been reading too much. I've started reading Beverly Connor's Lindsay Chamberlain series and I read the last one in 3 hrs and I need more to read while I wait for them to come from the library!


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Default  Posted: 10:50 PM, August 13th (Friday)

You guys here on this forum know I will read just about anything. Except I will NOT read unhot nonsense (that was funny, ladyv...).

I am totally up for an Adventure and would like to nominate:

Into the Wild

since it is one of my favorite movies of all time, but I've never read the book. I don't know if it is non-fiction, but do know it is based on real life events.

I would also vote for Ship of Gold. That sounds cool.

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While i said i would read anything and I will, I do have to nominate Undress Me in the Temple of Heavenby Susan Jane Gilman.


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Just wanted to addresss those that have been asking if they can join. The answer would be "yes", anyone can participate. We have decided on non-fiction Adventure. If you want to throw a couple titles in, feel free. We will decide on Monday.


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I have a suggestion. Why don't we take book nominations until 9 tonight. Everyone vote tomorrow (Sunday) for the book they want. At 9 Sunday night will add up the votes, take the top 2 and take the final vote between the top 2 books on Monday. Stop the voting @ 9 to add up results. So we'll have a winner Monday night and people can start buying the book. This sound like a plan? P.S. those have already cast a vote, recast it on Sunday. It will be a lot easier to go through 1 day of the thread vs the entire thread.

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Great idea Summerbaby. Really doesn't matter what we read to me, just that we get started. Once we get into the swing of things there will be many more to choose from.

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oh...I hope that 8:30 Mountain time is not past 9 wherever you are!!!
Late to this party but would love to join. I read lots, but mostly mystery/police procedure with an occasional scifi. Could use some pushing out of my boundaries.

I vote for either The Cruelest Miles or A lady's Journey in the Rocky Mountains...


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Ok Peeps! Here's the List........"A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains"..."The Cruelest Miles"......."Into the Wild"......"The Long Walk"......"Man is Wolf to Man"......"The Oregan Trail"....."The Perfect Storm"........"Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea"......"Travels in West Africa"......"West with the Night"...... "The Worst Journey in the World"......... that should be 11 titles. I believe I found all of them. If I didn't I apologize. 9 o'clock central time ok with ya'll to end the vote? I have to be up @ 4am tomorrow morning. Unless someone else will volunteer to count the votes and put up the top 2 titles for the vote on Monday? Start voting!!


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I vote for "A lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains" and "Travels in West Africa". I know that's 2, but couldn't make up my mind.


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Voting for the Cruelest Miles.


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I vote for The Long Walk.


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I vote, officially, for "West of the Night."

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One vote for Into the Wild.

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I feel like not voting, so I abstain, but will read and gladly discuss whichever book gets the most votes.


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Hi All,

Would any have any objections if we started with New attitude's reading list. There is a great deal of books from this list look like an escape from me. If you all would like to vote a different way. Please let me know. (thank you new attitude):)


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My vote is still cruelest mile and perfect storm... If we decide that we will not be doing New attitudes list..

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Everyone here is so organized, this is going to be an awesome book club!!:)

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Please count me in- I will read anything the group decides.

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My votes are (in order of preference, hehehe):

1. West with the Night
2. The Cruelest Miles
3. The Long Walk

I cant wait to get started!


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The long walk


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Here are the votes so far...

(I took everyone's first choice)

The Cruelest Miles 2

West with the Night 3

The Long Walk 2

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains 1

Into the Wild 2


I think I got everyone but it was hard because it spanned two pages and people posted several times...lol.
If I missed a vote let me know.


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Hi all,

In my timezone, it is 2:22am thought I would try to do my part. (Just cause I am super excited about being in the bookclub). It has been forever. In my timezone
Cruelest miles 4
West of the Night 2
Lady's Life Travels West of Africa 2
Lady's Journey in Rocky Mountain 2
Into the wild 2
Long Walk 2
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Default  Posted: 6:58 AM, August 16th (Monday)

So, it looks like the 2 titles with the most votes are "The Cruelest Miles" and "West with the Night". So vote for your choice!! And maybe we can get this party started. ...............NA or Nikki, if that's incorrect, post athe correct ones. I'm working a 12 and am waiting on report. Probably won't be back on til late.

[This message edited by summerbaby at 7:09 AM, August 16th (Monday)]


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Default  Posted: 7:20 AM, August 16th (Monday)

West with the Night


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Default  Posted: 8:25 AM, August 16th (Monday)

West with the Night


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Default  Posted: 10:42 AM, August 16th (Monday)

West with the Night


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Content  Posted: 12:06 PM, August 16th (Monday)

West With The Night


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Happy  Posted: 1:52 PM, August 16th (Monday)

Hi all,

It is Monday, so from what I understand voting is closed. (Yeah!!)Highest votes: Cruelest Mile and West of the night. Still feel it is important to get everyone's selection involved. Would it be okay if I compiled the list to make sure all the books are on it. New attitude and Summerbaby, please help me if I screw up. Here it comes
West of the night
Cruelest Mile
Long walk
Into the wild
Lady's life Travels west in Africa
Perfect Storm
Ladies life in the rocky mountains

I realize did not put any authors down, because just want to doublecheck people are willing to start with this. If you would like it alphabetized just let me know. Feedback is essential. So, here goes does everyone agree


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Default  Posted: 2:01 PM, August 16th (Monday)

If the voting is closed, shouldn't the selection already be decided by the majority?

Am I missing something?

Sorry, just trying to keep up.


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Default  Posted: 2:05 PM, August 16th (Monday)

The books have been listed in several posts so I have every confidence that people are aware of what they are and if any were missed those people would speak up.

So far it looks like it's West With the Night unless something dramatic happens later today...

The first time out getting the bugs out of this but I'm eternally optimistic that the next go round will be faster and more streamlined in the choosing portion.


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Default  Posted: 2:11 PM, August 16th (Monday)

The first time out getting the bugs out of this but I'm eternally optimistic that the next go round will be faster and more streamlined in the choosing portion.

That's why we love you, NA. Your eternal optimism.


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Default  Posted: 3:00 PM, August 16th (Monday)

Doesn't matter to me, just interested in getting started.

I like West with the Night, but wondering if that will discourage the men.


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Default  Posted: 3:07 PM, August 16th (Monday)

I don't think so...it's a woman as a main character but this is not a girly book.


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Default  Posted: 3:12 PM, August 16th (Monday)

A lot of men have read West with the Night.

In my opinion, the whole idea is to open yourself to something new.
I'm positive there are going to be books chosen throughout this adventure that I will have absolutely zero interest in reading but I'm going to do it anyway because I think it's important to be willing to stretch yourself literature wise.
So I would hope that the guys who are interested would be willing to take that chance and they have the opportunity to suggest books in each category as well.

Just my thoughts.


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Default  Posted: 3:30 PM, August 16th (Monday)

Hope24, we are voting until 9pm tonight. between the 2 books that received the most votes yesterday. The Cruelest Miles and West with the Night. Whichever gets the most votes will be the 1st book we read.


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Happy  Posted: 3:33 PM, August 16th (Monday)

You all have inspired me, forgetting about my life for a change. Really interested in being taken out of my comfort zone. I realize some people may have lost interest, hang in there because hope is on the way. Voting next time will be really easy. Still interested in feedback. Just to clarify it is a majority rule because by reading several posts were voting. Make sure to read all posts, otherwise you lose valid information. Anyway New attitude and Summerbaby been trying to work hard with me on organization. Thanks for your kindness :)

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Default  Posted: 4:47 PM, August 16th (Monday)

Either one is good with me, they are both available at my library. I really want to try to not have to buy any books (so I may not participate on some if they don't have them in the library and they aren't ones that I want to own).


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Default  Posted: 4:49 PM, August 16th (Monday)

My vote would be for The Cruelest Miles.


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Default  Posted: 6:24 PM, August 16th (Monday)

either one is fine with me as well.


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Default  Posted: 7:39 PM, August 16th (Monday)

I would vote for the Cruelest Miles but I'm afraid a dog might get hurt and, thou I can stomach almost anything, I have a lot of trouble with that.

I still can't watch the Wizard of Oz b/c the monkeys pick on Toto.


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Default  Posted: 6:57 AM, August 17th (Tuesday)

Drumroll please..........and the winner is.........."West with the Night" by Beryl Markham. Go get your book!! If your local library doesn't have it, and there are books you don't want to pay full price for. There is always Amazon.com and Half.com. Others may have some sites as well. And if you have a used book store or book exchange, that is always a cheaper option. That way if you don't want to keep the book, you can take it back and get money for your next one...............Let's get to reading!


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Default  Posted: 7:52 AM, August 17th (Tuesday)

Now that we have the book, what's the game plan? When will we start our discussion? Are we reading parts or waiting until the end to start "talking?"

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Default  Posted: 11:20 AM, August 17th (Tuesday)

This is so fun...

I just had to walk upstairs in the store and pull it off the shelf.

It is portioned off into sections already with several chapters in each section.

"Book One" has four chapters and is about 57 pages long.

I, personally, would get more out of the group if we all committed to reading one section and discussing and then going onto the next one.

But I am open to whatever everyone wants to do.
I've not been a member of a bookclub before so I don't know if there are 'rules' about this.


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Default  Posted: 11:25 AM, August 17th (Tuesday)

I say we read by section. I also think we should have a 'deadline' set and everyone should be prepared to discuss within a span of a few days after the deadline.

Also think we oughta start a new thread for this puppy...


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Default  Posted: 11:30 AM, August 17th (Tuesday)

Absolutely.


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Default  Posted: 4:16 PM, August 17th (Tuesday)

I just had to walk upstairs in the store and pull it off the shelf.

NA this is just so perfect for you.

I've ordered my copy. Waiting patiently. Well, trying.


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Default  Posted: 4:53 PM, August 17th (Tuesday)

Yay!! lets this party started.. Some people have shared to do it in sections, how do we want to go about it. Yes, of course a deadline would be helpful.

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