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NewAttitude
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Default  Posted: 7:41 PM, August 5th (Thursday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Another suggestion...
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.


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Default  Posted: 5:50 AM, August 6th (Friday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I can't wait!


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Default  Posted: 10:16 PM, August 8th (Sunday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Ya, what we gonna do?


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Default  Posted: 11:41 PM, August 8th (Sunday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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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