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PostSubject: July Group Read   Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:40 pm

Here are some books I thought might work well:
The Princess Bride, William Goldman
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
East of Eden, John Steinbeck
We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson
Watership Down, Richard Adams
The Tenant, Roland Topor

Let me know which book you would like from this list or any books off the list you would prefer!

Maybe we can start next week, after everyone has found a copy of the book. After that, we'll need to decide how often to talk about the book and how much to read in-between talks.
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PostSubject: Re: July Group Read   Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:13 pm

All of those sound great to me. East of Eden is high up on my reading list, but I think The Princess Bride would be a lot of fun to read. Really though, all the books look good. I'm just glad we are finally planning another group read, and this time it won't be a book I have already read.
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PostSubject: Re: July Group Read   Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:14 pm

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All of those sound great to me. East of Eden is high up on my reading list, but I think The Princess Bride would be a lot of fun to read. Really though, all the books look good. I'm just glad we are finally planning another group read, and this time it won't be a book I have already read.

I realized after posting that Kelsey has already read The Princess Bride, so I think that's out.

East of Eden sounds good, though!
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PostSubject: Re: July Group Read   Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:55 pm

All the books sound great. My vote is on The Great Gatsby, which I've heard some very wonderful things about.
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PostSubject: Re: July Group Read   Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:45 pm

East of Eden does sound good, but I'd also love to reread Gatsby for once - it's been ages, and I'd love to get a grown-up perspective now Smile

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PostSubject: Re: July Group Read   Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:40 am

Looks like it's The Great Gatsby or East of Eden.

I think I would like The Great Gatsby just because I have a copy right now. Is The Great Gatsby okay with everyone, then?
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PostSubject: Re: July Group Read   Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:44 am

I'll read the Great Gatsby. I have heard nothing but good about it. Plus, I have to read it for school sometime next year anyway. Just tell me when the reading begins. I'll need to pick up a copy.
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PostSubject: Re: July Group Read   Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:26 pm

We could start by the end of this week, I suppose. Everyone who wants to participate has most likely seen this thread by now, and those who want to participate know we're reading The Great Gatsby.
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PostSubject: Re: July Group Read   Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:17 pm

There haven't been any updates on this for a while. Are we still doing the group read?
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PostSubject: Re: July Group Read   Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:44 pm

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There haven't been any updates on this for a while. Are we still doing the group read?

That would be my fault, I'm sorry. I got caught up in doing Crime and Punishment, for homework.

Do you want to start reading tomorrow? I'll post a thread.
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PostSubject: Re: July Group Read   Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:02 pm

Hmm did the July group read ever happen? Perhaps you should make another attempt for September. I would have said Gatsby or Eden as well, namely because I'm on a Steinbeck kick and EoE would have been very convenient.
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PostSubject: Re: July Group Read   Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:57 am

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Hmm did the July group read ever happen? Perhaps you should make another attempt for September. I would have said Gatsby or Eden as well, namely because I'm on a Steinbeck kick and EoE would have been very convenient.

Yes, but it was a bit short.

A September group read might be inconvenient, as many people (myself included) are starting school right before or in September. Perhaps in October or November we could try another one.
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PostSubject: Re: July Group Read   Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:34 am

I'm game for that.

Are you looking forward to anything in particular during September?
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PostSubject: Re: July Group Read   Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:56 pm

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I'm game for that.

Are you looking forward to anything in particular during September?

Just school, and that should be practically boring once I'm adjusted and used to the new schedule.
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PostSubject: Re: July Group Read   Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:42 am

Once I get my life under control, I'd be interested in a group read.
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PostSubject: Re: July Group Read   Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:01 am

So, once we get our lives under control, then?

Jane, I love your picture, you're so pretty.
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PostSubject: Re: July Group Read   Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:07 am

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So, once we get our lives under control, then?

Jane, I love your picture, you're so pretty.

I'm ready for a group read any time you all are.

And thank you. That's really sweet.
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PostSubject: Re: July Group Read   Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:58 pm

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Jewels wrote:
So, once we get our lives under control, then?

Jane, I love your picture, you're so pretty.

I'm ready for a group read any time you all are.

And thank you. That's really sweet.

She's right, you know. You're very pretty.
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PostSubject: Re: July Group Read   Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:36 pm

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Allison wrote:
Jewels wrote:
So, once we get our lives under control, then?

Jane, I love your picture, you're so pretty.

I'm ready for a group read any time you all are.

And thank you. That's really sweet.

She's right, you know. You're very pretty.

Okay, this is going to sound really sappy, but thank you both! I don't get called that much, and it's very nice of you to say so. huuuug
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PostSubject: Re: July Group Read   Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:12 pm

I may be mistaken here... But wasn't The Great Gatsby the July buddy read??

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PostSubject: Re: July Group Read   Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:53 pm

It was. This was the thread in which it was set up. There is a separate thread that contains the actual buddy read.
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