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Subject: Anyone interested in an October book?
Date Posted: 9/26/2009 11:07 AM ET
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If anyone's interested in an October book discussion, I'm happy to lead.  Nominations welcome from all, but shorter is probably better.  I'm nominating A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens or The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells.

And one other thought I had, since its hard to get through a book by a certain date sometimes, how would you guys feel about picking a couple short stories from a particular classic author?  I was thinking maybe Bradbury or Poe, but again nominations would be great.  If you guys like the idea you can vote for an author and 3 of his or her short stories.  Thought this might mix things up a bit, make it easy to get through and give opportunities to try a couple different works by one author.

Date Posted: 9/26/2009 9:01 PM ET
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Vanessa,

I may skip the discussion this month.  I'm thinking about reading or listening to Dracula in honor of Halloween, since I've never read it.

Although I occasionally read short stories, they are not really my favorite.  This may work for others, however. Thanks for volunteering to lead the discussion.  I've enjoyed the last couple.

Date Posted: 9/27/2009 12:40 AM ET
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I'm up for an October book.  I'm not a big fan of short stories, but if that's the general consensus I'll go along.  I thought
I had a suggestion, but I looked back a couple of months and it's already been done.      I haven't read either of the
two books that you suggested, Vanessa, so either would work for me.  If pressed for a preference, I'd probably go with
A Tale of Two Cities.

Date Posted: 9/28/2009 8:47 AM ET
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Thanks for offering to lead Vanessa. Everything you mentioned would be fine with me. Poe might be fun with Halloween coming up :-)
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Date Posted: 9/28/2009 10:59 AM ET
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I'll participate if it's a book I have or have read. I'm low on credits and have wish list books coming in soon, so I don't want to order anything else right now.

Date Posted: 9/28/2009 1:01 PM ET
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Its practically the end of the month already, not a lot of time for us to vote on a book. So as of this post anyone who wants to participate can cast their vote and the most popular pick as of October 1 will be our book....And go!
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Date Posted: 9/28/2009 3:46 PM ET
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Notes from the Underground by Dostoevsky

Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain

Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

or, I'd be willing to do a classic play - The Duchess of Malfi, The Changeling...



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Date Posted: 9/29/2009 10:48 AM ET
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I don't plan to order a book either, but I would think I could find these at the library.  My vote would go to one of these:

Tale of Two Cities

Pudd'nhead Wilson

Short story(ies) from Poe

Date Posted: 9/29/2009 10:54 AM ET
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Notes from the Underground

Poe

Tale of Two Cities

Date Posted: 9/29/2009 1:05 PM ET
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My vote's for Poe or A Tale of Two Cities. One more day to vote!
Date Posted: 9/29/2009 2:42 PM ET
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I'm new around here... if it matters, I'd vote for Poe, Dracula, or Pudd'nhead Wilson

Date Posted: 9/29/2009 3:03 PM ET
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Also new, but if it's alright, I'd like to participate.

I vote Poe because of the Halloween thing. But I'd really love to do A Tale of Two Cities another time. I remember it from long ago and how incredibly amazing it was. 

Abby

Date Posted: 10/1/2009 12:09 PM ET
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With 5 votes Poe wins! To make it easy for every one I'm going to set up 4 threads, so we can discuss one story a week. You can all pm me with requests if you have a specific story you really want to read, and I'll post the threads tomorrow.
Date Posted: 10/1/2009 12:49 PM ET
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All of Poe can be read online for free if anyone doesn't have a collection of his stories.

For those who have read Poe before . . . what was the first Poe story you read?

I read The Tell Tale Heart when I was 8 or 9 yrs old and, while it scared me, I loved it! I quickly read all the stories in the book (a scholastic book of his stories) and looked for more.

Date Posted: 10/1/2009 12:55 PM ET
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I think Cask of Amontillado was the first I read, or possibly Tell-Tale or Pit and the Pendulum.  I really love Poe.

Date Posted: 10/1/2009 8:52 PM ET
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The Pit and the Pendulum was the first Poe story I read.

Date Posted: 10/7/2009 7:44 PM ET
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Thought this was interesting in light of our author selection this month.

Edgar Allan Poe finally getting proper funeral - here is the link http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091006/ap_on_re_us/us_poe_funeral



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