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Subject: August Read Along
Date Posted: 6/27/2011 8:02 AM ET
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Anybody have any ideas?

The River God by Wilbur Smith has been put forward,  we need some other nominations please.  I think it should be a short book however something fun pehaps a stand alone for a change.  (If there are such things?)  Perhaps biographical fiction? 

Date Posted: 6/27/2011 9:14 AM ET
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A book that intrigues me and I believe it is a stand alone and not too long (300 or so pages) is The Widow's War by Sally Gunning. I checked availability and even though it's not posted on PBS, it's only 0.99 on Kindle right now - don't know about Nook. It won't hurt my feelings if it gets voted down - just thought it might be an option......

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Date Posted: 6/27/2011 9:15 AM ET
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River God is an excellent book. One of my all time favorite books of Egypt.  I hope you all enjoy it too.

alice

Date Posted: 6/27/2011 11:07 AM ET
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OH!!! Yes! I would vote for the Widow's War!!!

I have it on my nook, LOL

 

Here is the link for nook - its .99 (can't go wrong there!)

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-widows-war-sally-gunning/1007383650?ean=9780061870590&itm=1&usri=the%2bwidow%2bs%2bwar

 



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Date Posted: 6/27/2011 11:43 AM ET
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For those who don't have a Nook or Kindle here are the apps for your PC they are free.  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook-for-pc/379002322/

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000426311&tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=7475992751&ref=pd_sl_c0q9u5y7v_b  

I have both on my PC.  Because sometime you can get a freebie on Kindle and not on Nook and vise versa. 

I have never read The Widows War, it sounds good and the price is right. 

Date Posted: 6/27/2011 11:44 AM ET
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How about Pat Barker's The Ghost Road which won the 1995 Booker Prize?  I'd love to read this one.

Date Posted: 6/27/2011 11:57 AM ET
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R.E.K. - are you thinking about just this book or the entire trilogy of Regeneration? This is the third in the trilogy (Ghost Road) and the other two are Regeneration and The Eye in the Door.

Date Posted: 6/27/2011 12:27 PM ET
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Well what I'll do is leave this discussion open until the 5th of July then we all vote.   I have been rather dictatorial about our reading, first with Veil of Lies and then with the up coming Lionheart, I want to let freedom ring here at least once or twice!  LOL

Ruth,  Do you know or have you heard if this book can be read as a stand alone? 

Date Posted: 6/27/2011 1:59 PM ET
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Ok, I am going to be gone for 2 weeks till July 13th.

but I would really like to join this read!

So can i just cast  my vote for "The Widow's War" right now, so I don't miss out on the voting.

I am leaving Wed. the 29th.

Date Posted: 6/27/2011 2:15 PM ET
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Wendy I will count this as a vote.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 6/27/2011 3:33 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/27/2011 7:44 PM ET
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I had Galileo's Daughter on TBR, but just got rid of it in my big purge.  It got mixed reviews here.

I would vote for Widow's War.  I have it on my Kindle AND I have a paper copy I'd be willing to send someone.GONE!



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Date Posted: 6/27/2011 8:25 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/27/2011 9:51 PM ET
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I've read Widow's War and Galileo's Daughter. Galileo's Daughter is quite good, but its non-fiction.  Widow's War is pretty good, but if IIRC, it's first person, or  I'd have probably liked it even better.

 

 

Date Posted: 6/28/2011 12:48 AM ET
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Ooh, I'm really itching to read River God. ;)

 

Date Posted: 6/28/2011 5:28 PM ET
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That is 2 for River God and 4 for Widows War.

Date Posted: 6/28/2011 6:36 PM ET
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I have both books so I'm happy either way.  But...I'm leaning toward River God...

Date Posted: 6/28/2011 7:56 PM ET
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I read River God for one of the categories of last year's challenge.  I thought it was quite good.