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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:42 pm    Post subject: A Good Read - Jan/Feb 2010  Reply with quote

Chibiabos and I are keen to get this going again, and need one more person to join us.

It's based on the R4 programme of the same name, where three people each choose a paperback book, and all three read all the books and then discuss them.  We were thinking of planning the discussion for February.

The choice of book needs to be something easily available, and preferably not expensive, though I will be trying the library first!  

So - anyone else keen to join us?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't mind if I can get the book out of a small library.



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miranda, that would be great!  It does involve reading three books by February.  I am also reliant on a small library, but am hoping they can order lots of things they don't have - will certainly make sure my choice is not something too obscure!  Will go and look through my bookshelves later.

The remit of the radio programme is that it is a book you have already read and enjoyed and want to share with others, but in the context of this board I imagine there is nothing to stop us from choosing something we have not yet read but would like to.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do have one book in mind already, but it's fairly mainstream and I would hope easily gettable from even a small library...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So we each pick a book and then discuss it?  Cool!



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Precisely. I think three books is the optimum number, given the format, but the great thing about the inclusive nature of the board is that as many people can join in as feel so inclined. So we had about five people reading the James Baldwin I chose last time, which was great.

Shall we start choosing and announcing our books, then...?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, good idea.  I will choose mine tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My choice is:

Muriel Spark, The Mandelbaum Gate

I have checked, and Warwickshire libraries have a copy, there are also 1p copies on Amazon, so I hope it is obtainable...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, I shall head up to the library on Monday and get them to order one if it's not there.

I shall have a look at my bookshelves and see what I've got.



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happily I already have a copy, which will save a trip to the library.

My choice is The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, though I'll gladly change it if one of you has read it before and has a violent desire not to read it again. It's not a book I am familiar with.



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