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Subject: July Book
Date Posted: 6/24/2009 11:09 AM ET
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Do we know what we are doing for July? Anyone have a book suggestion? I was thinking about suggesting something a little different then our usual fare. Does anyone feel like reading something like Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne?



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Date Posted: 6/24/2009 4:50 PM ET
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I would like to read that book

Date Posted: 6/24/2009 7:11 PM ET
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I'm always down for classic sci-fi and I haven't read that one yet, so sure, absolutely.

Date Posted: 6/25/2009 1:17 AM ET
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I would like to come back and join back in the club :) that book sounds good to me!

Date Posted: 6/25/2009 5:20 PM ET
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I found some interesting info about Jules Verne and Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Their are two translations out there into English. One version changes the Professor's name to Hardwigg, Axel's name to Harry (or Henry) Lawson, and Grauben's name to Gretchen. This is completely different book in essence compared to Verne's work because not only are the characters names changed but whole chapters are omited. I thought that was kind of interesting. Newer versions of the book have the correct translation ie the Penguin and Bantam editions. Also if you go to www.guttenberg.org any book printed before 1923 can be downloaded for free. I thought it would be kind of humorous and self defeating if we didn't all read the correct version/same version. I only noticed this because I have both versions at my house.    

Date Posted: 6/26/2009 12:49 PM ET
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Welcome back Hannah!

Good research Michael. I once bought a classic and only after I got home and started reading it did I notice the fine print stating it was abridged and altered.

Date Posted: 6/26/2009 1:49 PM ET
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That has happened to me before as well. Especially if you buy the classics from Walmart. That is where I got burned. Now I just stick with Barnes and Noble or Penguin.  I am glad that the board is becoming lively again.

Date Posted: 7/1/2009 11:04 PM ET
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Is there going to be a July discussion? Is the Jules Verne book it? How does one join the discusion ?

Date Posted: 7/2/2009 10:22 AM ET
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John, Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne is our July book for discussion.

You can join in at any time - everyone is always welcome.

We should probably set a tentative date for discussion . . . how does July 20th sound (just a suggestion, we can make it earlier or later in the month)?

Michael, would you like to lead the discussion on this one?

Date Posted: 7/5/2009 10:01 PM ET
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Hey guys!

I went on vacation and am now back in reading mode. I would love to lead this discussion. July 20th sounds great for me.

Date Posted: 7/6/2009 7:10 PM ET
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Thanks Sheila! It's good to be back. Don't know for how long what with school starting in August again, but I'm gonna hang in there as long as I can :)

July 20th works for me as well!

Date Posted: 7/10/2009 11:44 PM ET
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Hello!  I'd like to join the discussion, please!  You folks were linked to from the discussion in the 2009 Reading Challenge thread.  I read Journey a couple of months ago for my personal "1001 Books to Read Before You Die" challenge and enjoyed it, and would like to join the discussion.  I've been reading a lot of classic sci-fi for that challenge.