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Postby cushty » Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:28 pm

I thought it might be a good time to make a start now things on the McCann front have quietened down a bit

for our first book, I suggest we first choose a category - could everyone who is interested in taking part please indicate first and second choice from the following:

1. detective fiction

2. psychological thriller

3. modern British novel

4. classic American novel

I'll keep the thread bumped up for choices until 30 April - when category has been chosen I will offer 4 books that are easily available for members to select from

selection of book will be completed by 14 May and discussion will begin one month later

meanwhile another member will start the whole thing off again for our second book by submitting categories, so the chosen book is up and running by end of June


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I do hope this makes sense - I am new to this game, so please do point out anything that doesn't make sense - in particular if the timings are not right
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Re: reading group

Postby pike1 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:42 pm

Hi cushty sounds like a great idea...will have a think and get back to you...whether we`ll get plath on board or not remains to be seen..she`s having a great time making everyone laugh in the chat room! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Thanks for taking the initiative! :)
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Re: reading group

Postby gonzo » Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:53 pm

Hi cushty is anyone welcome?

if so I love detective fiction

American novel for 2nd choice

Sue Grafton......C.J.Sansom [detective plus my other love history] Grace Monroe really enjoyed first book etc etc
I enjoy reading just about most subjects
I'm not even sure if you are wanting any listing here so will sit back and keep looking in to see what is happening

But anyway good luck starting the group
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Re: reading group

Postby cushty » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:49 pm

of course anyone can join, Gonzo

your choices are noted

recently read 'A Winter in Madrid' by CJ Sansom - as I lived for a while in Madrid, and have a particular interest in the Spanish Civil War, it was right up my street
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Re: reading group

Postby bugalugs1970 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:05 pm

1...psychological thriller

2...detective fiction


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Re: reading group

Postby nurgis » Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:48 am

You did it Cushty Congrat.:bounce:
I would choose same as Bugalugs1970

1...psychological thriller

2...detective fiction

I am really looking froward to this reading group as I have never taken part in anything like it before :wink:
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Re: reading group

Postby Billie » Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:15 am

What about Canadian fiction? We have some terrific authors! :D
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Re: reading group

Postby pike1 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:38 am

1.psychological thriller

2.detective fiction


good genres to start with......wonder why we all like these type of books? :lol: :lol:
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Re: reading group

Postby gonzo » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:55 am

Billie wrote:What about Canadian fiction? We have some terrific authors! :D


oh yes Billie what about Carol Shields 'The Stone Diaries' brilliant read
and I'm not too certain but is Gail Anderson-Dargatz Canadian as when I read her Recipe for Bees
which I loved it I 'm sure I thought she was Canadian.

Thanks for reminding me about those books :D
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Re: reading group

Postby ashbrooke » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:00 pm

Crime/ Detective stories.
Thrillers.
Also historical novels.
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Re: reading group

Postby bugalugs1970 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:08 pm

bump :bounce:
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Re: reading group

Postby ashbrooke » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:35 pm

cushty,

An idea, don't know if its allowed, but could we advertise the reading group in the lounge to encourage more people to join?
Some people might overlook the poetry and prose section.
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Re: reading group

Postby Mr.Shifter » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:35 pm

I'll be in :mrgreen:

Modern British would be my choice but I'll go with the flow iykwim :bounce:

Wouldn't mind re-doing a 'classic' at some point too
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Re: reading group

Postby cushty » Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:32 pm

time for a :bounce:
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Re: reading group

Postby ashbrooke » Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:46 pm

Are there any smilies reading a book anywhere?
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