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Subject: Classic Book Group Round 3- Voting
Date Posted: 11/11/2008 7:55 PM ET
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Ok, let's vote.  Anyone interested in joining vote for your top 3 picks, we'll keep the vote open until midnight on Friday November 15, then the book with the most votes will be our next read.

My votes:

Little Women

The Black Tulip

The Moonstone

Date Posted: 11/11/2008 8:40 PM ET
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My votes:

The Moonstone

The Black Tulip

Cakes and Ale

Date Posted: 11/11/2008 9:44 PM ET
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Sister Carrie

The Age of Innocence

The Moonstone

Date Posted: 11/12/2008 12:24 AM ET
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My votes:

Little Women

The Moonstone

 

Date Posted: 11/12/2008 10:08 AM ET
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Little Women

Sister Carrie

The Mill on the Floss



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Date Posted: 11/14/2008 10:38 AM ET
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Little Women\

The End of the Affair

Room With a View

Date Posted: 11/14/2008 11:55 AM ET
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Date Posted: 11/14/2008 4:23 PM ET
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Little Women

The Mill on the Floss

Oliver Twist

Date Posted: 11/14/2008 6:07 PM ET
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My votes:

  • The Black Tulip
  • Sister Carrie
  • Vanity Fair or The House of Seven Gables
Date Posted: 11/14/2008 9:56 PM ET
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Little Women

Sister Carrie

Date Posted: 11/15/2008 11:29 AM ET
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With 6 votes- Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is the next classic book group book!

Runners up- The Moonstone & Sister Carrie with 5, The Black Tulip and Mill on the Floss with 3.

Great choice everyone, updates coming soon!

Date Posted: 11/15/2008 11:32 AM ET
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Shall we estimate starting our discussion December 1? Is that too soon?

Date Posted: 11/15/2008 12:08 PM ET
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Little Women sounds good!  I already have the book, so Dec. 1 works for me, if everyone else can get a copy soon enough.

Date Posted: 11/15/2008 12:29 PM ET
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Actually, they all sounded good, and I had a difficult time deciding. I thought LW is easier to read during this hectic holiday season.

Thanks for leading this vote, Vanessa!  Dec 1st is fine w/ me to begin our discussion.  Now I must access the book :)

Date Posted: 11/15/2008 2:30 PM ET
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I just ordered the book through PBS. While I was at it I also ended up ordering some of the others on the list - so I'm ready! Your discussion the other day inspired me to go through and find my copy of The Christmas Carol.LOL  I started it already and am about half way through. I'm enjoying it, but still have a soft spot for the old movie version.

Date Posted: 11/15/2008 11:44 PM ET
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I've already got the book, too.  It's been 15 years or so since I read it, so I'm looking to reading it again.  Will there be a schedule to show how much we need to read by a certain point for the discussion?

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 11:31 AM ET
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Little Women will be a nice book to read in the Christmas season. December 1 sounds like a good time to start. I'm looking forward to it! :-)

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 10:55 PM ET
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I have a copy already too so Dec 1 is great for me too :)

looking forward to it!!

Date Posted: 11/17/2008 8:37 AM ET
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I have my copy-will start it next week in anticipation of the Dec. 1 discussion!

Date Posted: 11/17/2008 11:02 AM ET
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So how far do we read by Dec. 1?  I don't want to read beyond that because the discussion shouldn't go further into the book than what everyone has read.  Since this is my first time in this group, I'll probably have a few questions about how it works before we even get started.  Thanks for any help you can give me.

Date Posted: 11/17/2008 4:01 PM ET
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There's 47 chapters, so it's easiest to split it up in 3 sections.  Lets go through chapter 15 for December 1.  We can sort out the other two dates later on.

Date Posted: 11/17/2008 4:59 PM ET
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The book is actually in two parts.  The second part begins 4 years later.

Did you want to divide it up, with two discussions from the first half and two discussions from the second half?

 

Deb

Date Posted: 11/17/2008 5:13 PM ET
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I was wondering the same.  We might want breaks that fit the story, even if the sections aren't equal.

Date Posted: 11/17/2008 7:35 PM ET
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Sure, I haven't gotten my copy yet, I just saw that it was 47 chapters.  So what would be a good chapter to read to for Dec 1?  How long are the two parts?

Date Posted: 11/17/2008 8:30 PM ET
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I missed voting! Doh!  I've been on the hot seat at work (new job) with training and testing.  But I would have voted for Little Women and Black Tulip.

 

I'm ordering my copy now!

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