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PostSubject: Sept/Oct Buddy read   Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:54 pm

Hey all,

Thought it was time to host another buddy read. This one will start on Wednesday, the 23rd, to give everyone ample time to see this message and to declare their in/out of the group read.
It's cool if you can't participate due to enormous workloads, etc., but I think I would be thrilled to be reading or re-reading anything with you cool people. If you do choose to enter, please declare it in this thread. That way it will be more 'solid' so to speak, with less incentive to quit.

I'd also appreciate some help on picking the books, as I have NO idea what everyone else would like to read. I'm sorry. My mom's calling me. Maybe I'll come up with some ideas later. I promise to be a part and be as active as I can. Cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: Sept/Oct Buddy read   Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:17 pm

I was, unfortunately, unable to participate in the last buddy read of The Great Gatsby. I have never been part of a buddy read before, and I would love to experience it. Count me in. As for a book, I as well do not know which one to pick. Any and all suggestions from those who would like to participate will be appreciated. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Sept/Oct Buddy read   Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:05 pm

Sure, I'll participate. Group reads are always fun.

As for what book to read, here are a few suggestions:
East of Eden, John Steinbeck
Sometimes A Great Notion, Ken Kesey
Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Victor Hugo

I would personally like to read the last book listed, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.
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PostSubject: Re: Sept/Oct Buddy read   Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:16 pm

Hunchback works for me if it works for everybody else.

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PostSubject: Re: Sept/Oct Buddy read   Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:36 pm

A buddy read would be nice because I'd be accountable for actually getting through a book in my currently semi-hectic life. But I don't have the time to read a really large or complicated novel right now, though that doesn't necessarily exclude classics for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Sept/Oct Buddy read   Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:25 pm

Hunchback is fine with me - I am sure I can get that from the library.

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PostSubject: Re: Sept/Oct Buddy read   Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:38 pm

I love Victor Hugo! Would be thrilled with reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame, if everyone else is okay with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Sept/Oct Buddy read   Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:58 am

Hunchback is great for me. It's been something I've always wanted to read, but never really got around to.

So far we have

Laura
Paul
Aly
Kelsey
Nicholle
Thanks, guys, I'm sure this'll be really fun!
Anyone else?
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PostSubject: Re: Sept/Oct Buddy read   Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:09 am

Minus me from that, Lilli. I can't do Hunchback right now, but I'll try to do the next group read.
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PostSubject: Re: Sept/Oct Buddy read   Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:35 am

Aw, I'm sorry, Kels. Maybe we could change the read, you know, make it easier for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Sept/Oct Buddy read   Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:47 pm

Hunchback would be nice. I read it in eighth grade and loved it, but haven't reread it since. Victor Hugo's writing is beautiful, and I think I'll appreciate it even more now.

If not, my second choice is Tess of D'urbervilles. I just got a copy but haven't started it yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Sept/Oct Buddy read   Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:01 am

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Aw, I'm sorry, Kels. Maybe we could change the read, you know, make it easier for you.

It's fine if you all read Hunchback. I'll just catch the next buddy read.
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PostSubject: Re: Sept/Oct Buddy read   Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:09 am

I'm still sorry you can't join, Kels. Maybe next time. <hopeful glance>.

I'm excited for Hunchback. The only contact I've ever had is the Disney movie (hangs head in shame) so I'm looking forward to the surprises and deviations, as I've heard of lot of Hunchback fans were angry as heck at the movie for going off the book path.
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PostSubject: Re: Sept/Oct Buddy read   Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:22 pm

I enjoyed the Disney movie, actually. I didn't expect accuracy, so I wasn't disappointed. And as a movie, it was good. The animation was well-done and I loved the music.
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PostSubject: Re: Sept/Oct Buddy read   Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:09 am

So you're in too, Magda? Kewl.

Updated list:

Laura
Paul
Aly
Magda
Nicholle

did I miss anyone?

PS: I'm posting an official 'discuss' book thread for Hunchback right now as my time zone is ahead. Feel free to go pre-discuss on there. No spoilers, please.

Btw, how many of you have read this before?
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PostSubject: Re: Sept/Oct Buddy read   Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:15 am

This is my first time reading it.

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