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#290665 - 02/04/07 02:57 PM Book Club....another go?
KarynJ Offline
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Registered: 02/12/06
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I tried to do a book club last July, but nobody seemed to be interested. Perhaps summer is not the best time to do these things. So, what I would like to know is, would anyone be interested in doing a book discussion for March? We can go with my last pick - The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory - or we can go with something else. I'm open to suggestions. Should we go with an English classic? Should we do Shakespeare? A.S. Byatt's Possession might be an interesting choice (and it's a wonderful book). I want to know what you think!

I would like to get this set up as soon as possible, to give people time to find the book. Not to mention, I would need time to acquire it, if I don't already have it.

If I have at least one interested person, I'll go forward with it. Tbunny - interested? Anyone else? cool


Edited by KarynJ (02/04/07 06:39 PM)

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#290707 - 02/04/07 10:57 PM Re: Book Club....another go? [Re: KarynJ]
joanj Offline
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I would be interested in getting in on the discussion. Maybe you could come up with 2-3 choices and we could vote. I was an English Major in college and I think Shakespeare or an English classic might be hard for some to get into.

I used to read Philippa Gregory a lot but I'm not familiar with the other book you mentioned. In recent years, I've read mostly mysteries or non-fiction.

I used to love my lit classes where we discussed books and haven't had time to do a book club before.

Keep me posted.

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#290770 - 02/05/07 08:44 AM Re: Book Club....another go? [Re: joanj]
KarynJ Offline
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Thanks for your input, Joan. I agree that Shakespeare or the classics might be difficult, but I thought I would throw the idea out there in case that might interest anyone. I'm perfectly happy doing contemporary fiction!

A.S. Byatt's Possession, which I mentioned in my initial post, is a bit...academic. That might pose a bit of a problem too. But I think everyone who wants to participate can handle it if they give it a careful reading.

Let me come up with some choices and I'll post a poll on here.

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#290778 - 02/05/07 09:13 AM Re: Book Club....another go? [Re: KarynJ]
KarynJ Offline
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Okay, since I have apparently not been able to figure out how to post a poll to this thing (despite following directions), here are 3 choices I came up with. Feel free to come up with your own. I would like to make a decision on the book by February 15, in order to give everyone time to order a copy. Once we decide what title we want, I will post a Book Club page with a link to where you can purchase the book.

If you need more information about any of these titles, just feel free to look them up on amazon.com:

The 199 Steps - Michel Faber

Katherine - Anya Seton

I, Elizabeth - Rosalind Miles

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#290853 - 02/05/07 05:59 PM Re: Book Club....another go? [Re: KarynJ]
Tbunny Offline
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Registered: 07/09/06
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Loc: Ohio, USA
I'm in!
I think my preference would be (although any would be fine):

1. 199 Steps (for no good reason other than Whitby on the cover)
2. I Elizabeth
3. Katherine

If we did "I Elizabeth" we could always read it, then see the movie and compare them.

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#290862 - 02/05/07 07:28 PM Re: Book Club....another go? [Re: Tbunny]
KarynJ Offline
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And Whitby is precisely the reason why I am interested in doing 199 Steps! They were selling that book absolutely EVERYWHERE when I was there.

Of course, Bram Stoker's Dracula is inspired by Whitby too, but I don't think that's a particularly English book.

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#291132 - 02/07/07 10:49 AM Re: Book Club....another go? [Re: KarynJ]
Rachel_SpanishCult Offline
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Registered: 01/30/07
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I'm in too, 199 steps looks good I've just read the reviews on amazon.
Waiting to hear your final choice.
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#291206 - 02/07/07 06:02 PM Re: Book Club....another go? [Re: Rachel_SpanishCult]
KarynJ Offline
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Well, so far that seems to be the preferred title. I'll let you know in another week or so. I posted about this on my latest newsletter, so I'm hoping to get some more people involved.

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#291243 - 02/07/07 08:42 PM Re: Book Club....another go? [Re: KarynJ]
Stephanie Austin Offline
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I might be interested, and I'm always looking for something new to read! Can you post a link to info about 199 steps here? I found it on Amazon, but can't seem to find any reviews or info.....
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#291337 - 02/08/07 07:02 AM Re: Book Club....another go? [Re: Stephanie Austin]
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