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Subject: June Group Read - The Last Sin Eater
Date Posted: 5/28/2008 11:13 AM ET
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We've had a group read a couple times in the past, and I was wondering if there was any interest in doing it again.  Maybe we could try to plan something for discussion in June.  Is anyone interested?

I'm trying to think of books that would be good, and I had thought maybe The Shack, if there are enough people that haven't read it yet.  Or maybe something by Francine Rivers.  Those are my ideas, but I'm definitely open to other ideas, too.



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Date Posted: 5/28/2008 11:29 AM ET
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Well I am in I hear The Shack is a thin book which might work out better with all that goes on during this time of year.

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 11:32 AM ET
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I haven't ever been involved with a group read, but I think it sounds like fun. Count me in.

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 11:47 AM ET
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I'd be interested.  Could it possibly be something that is available here, so if I don't have it, I wouldn't have to buy a new copy? 

I haven't read The Shack, or Francine Rivers (although my MIL gave me some I haven't read yet).....

 

 

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Date Posted: 5/28/2008 12:01 PM ET
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I think that may be the problem with trying to do The Shack--everyone would have to buy it new.  I'm not sure if there are any Francine Rivers posted, her books are usually wishlisted as well.  Although not as long as the wishlist for The Shack.  

Amazon has The Shack for $8.24.  I know that's still a lot for a book if a person doesn't want to buy books.  I have a hard time spending money on books anymore.  :)  Another alternative is to check your local library (if we decide to do The Shack).  I just checked mine, and there were 40 holds on it, and it was on order, so if anyone elses library is like that, they wouldn't be able to get it in time for a June read.  

So what I'm trying to say is, I'm not sure what to do.  It seems like most of the popular Christian authors are almost always wishlisted.  Anyone have any ideas?  If we decided to do The Shack, my copy is a keeper, but I'd be willing to lend it to someone, if they'd mail it back after they read it.       

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 3:10 PM ET
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You're right, Brenda.  Francine Rivers is always wishlisted.  I don't know about anyone else, but my library has several of Francine Rivers books.  Since she's been writing for awhile, and has several books to choose from, that might be an easier route to go.  I would definitely be interested in participating.

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Just give me at least 2 week's notice so I can get the book. I don't do libraries, as I have a tendancy to LOSE library books. Don't ask me how or why. I can't explain it. I don't lose other books. Just the ones that don't belong to me.

 

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 5:12 PM ET
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I think it's probably a good idea to just go with a Francine Rivers novel this time.  I even looked on her website, and she's got discussion guides for her books, which would be nice as well.  Here's a list of her novels:

The Atonement Child
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The Last Sin Eater
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The Scarlet Thread
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And the Shofar Blew Read More

Leota's Garden
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Redeeming Love
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#1 - A Voice in the
Wind
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This isn't every book she's written, just the individual titles, and then I threw in A Voice in the Wind, which is the first in the Mark of the Lion series (which is excellent, and I wouldn't mind re-reading it).  For anyone who'd like to participate, do any of these catch your eye? 

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 5:34 PM ET
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Redeeming Love or The Last Sin Eater are my top two choices.

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 5:35 PM ET
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I  have the Scarlet Thread and A Voice in the Wind should be on its way to me sooon I hope. I see my library has them too. I would buy one if need be. I just finished Redemming Love it was wondeful and real !!

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 8:28 PM ET
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I'd be up for a group read, esp. Francine Rivers.  I'll keep checking back to see what one you pick!

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 10:43 PM ET
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This sounds like fun. I would love to participate in the group read. I have read Redeeming Love, but none of the others so I am open to any of them.

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 11:09 PM ET
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My vote would be for either The Last Sin Eater or And the Shofar Blew since those are 2 of her books that I have not read.  I'm not opposed to re-reading one of her other books, but I must admit that I've never read the same book twice!!  :o)



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Date Posted: 5/28/2008 11:26 PM ET
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Sounds like fun.

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 12:12 AM ET
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How does The Last Sin Eater sound to everyone?  It looks like out of those that had a preference, that one came out on top. 

If that's okay with everyone, I'm thinking maybe we can all try to read it in June (whenever you can get to it), and then have a discussion about it the last week of June.  Would that be enough time for everyone?  I know summer can get pretty busy, but I'm hoping that since we're all readers, it shouldn't take too long to read the book. 

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 12:28 AM ET
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Sounds good to me, from what I hear once you start reading one of her books you can't put it down! :)  I am not a fast reader...I have to finish Nineteen Minutes first, (that book is over 450 pages which is a lot to me at this point in my life w/ 2 young boys) but then I will start on it.  I should be able to be done by the end of June.  Thanks for getting this together!

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 12:49 AM ET
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Sure! I'll call my local bookstores and see who's got it and pick it up this weekend.

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 11:45 AM ET
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I'll get started on it!!  Thanks for organizing everything, Brenda!!

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 4:49 PM ET
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I running to the library..................

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 9:25 PM ET
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I may join in if I can get it at the library.  I've seen the movie, but I'm sure the book will be good, too!

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 10:35 PM ET
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I saw the movie as well, Lisa, and now I'm looking forward to reading the book.

Date Posted: 5/30/2008 12:39 AM ET
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I'll see if I can get hold of it as well. I haven't read The Last Sin Eater, and I love Francine Rivers.

Date Posted: 6/1/2008 10:05 PM ET
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Sorry to bail on the reading group, but I have so many books waiting in line, I'd better not.  You guys have fun! =0)

Date Posted: 6/1/2008 10:59 PM ET
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That's no problem, Lisa!  This isn't meant to be something people feel obligated to do.  Only if you have time, and it's a book you want to read.  :)

Date Posted: 6/2/2008 12:27 PM ET
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YAY!  That's one of the two Francine Rivers books my MIL got me for Christmas (but haven't read yet...).  I even know where it is on my bookshelf.  Woo-hoo!!  :)

 

 

Phooey on my first reading group

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