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Subject: Book to read in August is Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
Date Posted: 7/29/2012 10:53 PM ET
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Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

Heather added this one to the list so hopefully she'll take over the disussion for it. (puppy dog eyed pleading and pouting inserted here)

Date Posted: 7/30/2012 1:29 AM ET
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That is kinda surprising. 

ETA:   Oh I see taking over the discussion, yes, I can do that too. 



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Date Posted: 7/30/2012 3:46 AM ET
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Yeah I expected the the other one to win to the point of waisting a credit ordering a copy that has been mailed already so I can't cancel it. Thanks for taking over the discussion.
Date Posted: 7/30/2012 7:40 AM ET
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Why not read the other one next month, since so many wanted to do it too?  I think we did this once before with Year of Wonders, didn't we?

Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 7/30/2012 1:16 PM ET
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I'm gonna skip this one, just can't get any interest up in it. Put the other one on the next list, the same people should vote for it. 

Date Posted: 7/31/2012 5:36 PM ET
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I'll be skipping this one too

Date Posted: 7/31/2012 10:09 PM ET
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Hmmm if everyone is skipping it how did it even get enough votes to tie first place?
Date Posted: 7/31/2012 10:18 PM ET
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I'll be reading it, looked good to me!!

Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 8/1/2012 2:13 PM ET
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I don't know Chris, hopefully at least 9 people read it. The ones I voted for for the most part didn't get anywhere near the top of the list. I did vote for the #2 book though when they were tied, it looked the better of the two to me. 

Date Posted: 8/1/2012 3:56 PM ET
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I'll be reading it too, Chris. 

Date Posted: 8/1/2012 4:06 PM ET
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I'm also going to be reading it.  My copy is in the mail to me.


Charlene

Date Posted: 8/2/2012 1:29 AM ET
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This is why I think it's odd that people who don't participate vote on the list. It may end up being a more popular book over all but not one that the people who are actually taking part want to read most. I don't wanna discourage people from joining in but it would be nice to know that everyone voting on the winner is actually excited to read it.
Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 8/2/2012 2:41 PM ET
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That's a good point. I do vote for multiple books but I wouldn't vote for one I'm not willing to read and stick around for, it doesn't do any good for a book to get a bunch of votes if no one is going to be around to discuss it. Some of my votes have been a little hesitant, I wasn't thrilled with the selection but I would have read it and the ones I was thrilled with weren't in a position to win. Sometimes you're not sure you will enjoy a book but it turns out you do, so that's no big deal to me. I do think it would be great if more people joined us, we wouldn't have this problem for one thing. Even if some of us decided to skip the book there would still be plenty of people to have a discussion, but they really shouldn't vote if they're not going to participate. 



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Date Posted: 8/2/2012 9:29 PM ET
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I vaguely remember a post in another forum where we were trying to get people to come on down, and it said to come and vote.  People might have gone and voted without being someone that wanted to read with us.  Can't find the post now.  I went through at least all of July's threads on CMT, Hidden Gems, Contemporary Fiction, Mystery Forums and I can't find it.

Date Posted: 8/2/2012 10:09 PM ET
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I'm with you Barb. I don't vote for something in less I want to read it. When the two were tied this month I didn't vote for either one because neither one interested me.

Date Posted: 8/4/2012 2:15 PM ET
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I would like to reread this one and discuss it.  How do I begin to participate?  I loved this book when I first read it.

Date Posted: 8/4/2012 4:40 PM ET
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Pamela - You just read the book. That's all. At the end of the month a discussion will begin and you can join in if you like.

I'm going to try reading it. I'm still reading Through Violet Eyes.

Prodigal Summer wasn't a book I would have picked, but neither was the one it was tied with.

Date Posted: 8/5/2012 11:47 PM ET
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So the discussion for this book starts in Sept? So I still have time to order it and read it?

Date Posted: 8/6/2012 1:25 AM ET
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Latricia, yes the discussion for this will begin on September first.

Date Posted: 8/6/2012 6:27 PM ET
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Welcome Pamela and  Latricia!!  We love new voices in the group!

Date Posted: 8/10/2012 9:57 PM ET
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I got this book today! Who-hoo! That was fast, too.

Date Posted: 8/20/2012 12:58 PM ET
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I finished this Saturday, looking forward to the discussion!

 

Charlene

Date Posted: 8/22/2012 4:08 PM ET
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oh, well, crap! I've lost the dangnabbed book!not only will this hamstring me in the discussion, but it will make it hard for me to repost it.

Date Posted: 8/28/2012 4:18 PM ET
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So I've got about a quarter of the book left and it's not as depressing as I'd expected. I've been reading it pretty quickly actually and might even be done by tomorrow.

Date Posted: 8/28/2012 4:27 PM ET
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I didn't think it was depressing at all.  Just the opposite in fact.  

YMMV.


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