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Subject: June read along
Date Posted: 5/1/2012 9:31 PM ET
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1.  River God, by Wilbur Smith  (55 copies available.)

2.   Daughters of the Witching Hill, by Mary Sharratt.  (0 copies available)

3.   Silver Lies, by Ann Parker  (0 copies available)

4.  The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough (0 copies available)

 

These are the book left in the cue after February's voting.   Here are my thought, June is a busy month and for me at least I rarely read door stoppers in the summer,  River God is 999 pages in the paperback edition, First Man in Rome is even longer.  Daughters of Witching Hill, and Silver Lies have no copies in the system and though I have no doubt that they can be checked out from the library some times the availability is problematic.  I hate to ask people to go buy a book for this if it can be acquired through PBS, or is one that most of us will purchase anyway. 

So what I am hoping is that we can agree on a lighter summer read, something that most of us will enjoy I am at a loss.  Your thoughts and suggestions will be welcome.

Date Posted: 5/1/2012 9:46 PM ET
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With that in mind, Letty, I have two suggestions to throw in the ring (and I am posting from my iPhone tonight under the influence of a glass of sangria, so this won't format well): The Adventures of Alinor Audley by Brian Wainwright - only 200 or so pages. Short WL. Not sure how many copies we have amongst us to spread around but I have one that I could read quickly and pass on to a least one other person to read within the month. OR Silent In the Whatever the first book on the Lady Jane series is - I know a lot of people have already read this, but I suspect I am not the only one who bought the bundle of the first three books when they were on special for the Kindle and have not read them yet. Those are my two nominations, but I am up for anything.

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Date Posted: 5/1/2012 9:53 PM ET
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Hey Christa - I have both of those and, like you , havent read the Julia Grey books yet. Good suggestion. Let's see what others have in mind....

Date Posted: 5/1/2012 10:00 PM ET
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Yea...Julia, not Jane. Blame it on the sangria.
Date Posted: 5/1/2012 10:23 PM ET
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If we are voting, my choice is Silent in the Grave.  I've been wanting to read this and can get it from the library for my Sony.

Date Posted: 5/2/2012 1:04 AM ET
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I have the Julia Grey bundle as well.

I like the Brian Wainwright idea too.  I read that and I laughed a lot.  But you all know that I will read anything again for these read along.   These are just the kind of books I was thinking, of an easy weekend read. 

Date Posted: 5/2/2012 6:25 AM ET
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If we are voting, my choice is Silent in the Grave. I've been wanting to read this and can get it from the library for my Sony.

I would love to go along with this option. Not sure what the "read along" is but it sounds fun and I've been eager to start this series.

Date Posted: 5/2/2012 6:35 AM ET
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I too bought the Julia Grey bundle and there it sits on my Kindle!  I vote for Silent in the Grave as well!  

Is it lendable?  I just checked, and it doesn't look like it is.  But it's only $4.85 for the Kindle edition, and the bundle (first three books) is $8.83 (which is cheaper, dagnabit!)  

Date Posted: 5/2/2012 6:54 AM ET
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Susan,

The read along is a like book club,  We will read the book and discuss it.  I usually split the book in 4 sections and start 4 threads to avoid spoilers.  This way you can go at your own pace.  Also if you are doing the challenge this counts for one of the categories.

 



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Date Posted: 5/2/2012 9:24 AM ET
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It looks like I can get Silent in the Grave from my library easily enough. Sounds good to me.

Date Posted: 5/2/2012 9:53 AM ET
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I vote for War and Peace.
Date Posted: 5/2/2012 10:56 AM ET
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Deb.....devil  I've already read that one! lol!

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Lol Deb!

Date Posted: 5/2/2012 3:06 PM ET
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Have read Silent in the Grave as well.  How about reading any one of the series and sharing comments?  Just a thought.  I am reading The Dark Inquiry now though.  I'll give comment on that one if anyone is interested.

Date Posted: 5/2/2012 5:00 PM ET
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REK.  I think that is fine to join in the comments.

Date Posted: 5/2/2012 11:49 PM ET
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Sounds fun, Letty!

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Date Posted: 5/3/2012 8:27 PM ET
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Thanks for doing this again Jerelyn.  smiley

Date Posted: 5/5/2012 2:08 AM ET
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Well since nothing else had been added, except for ahem War and Peace,  Silent in the Grave is the book for June. 

Date Posted: 5/5/2012 8:55 AM ET
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Yay!  I like REK's idea as well...

Date Posted: 5/5/2012 11:16 AM ET
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Well -- I don't understand why folks didn't enthusiastically hop on the War and Peace bandwagon, but I LOVE the opening lines of Silent in the Grave -- and, oh, Nicholas Brisbane (sigh)....

Date Posted: 5/11/2012 3:46 PM ET
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I picked up SILENT IN THE GRAVE and read the first sentence of the novel, WOW!  Deb B. is right about it being a great opening line!  The best that I have read in a long time.  This looks like a good read!

Date Posted: 5/17/2012 5:16 PM ET
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Oooh, I need to do a read-along for the challenge, and I think I have Silent in the Grave.  Is that Deanna Rayburn or something like that?  Off to check and will report back momentarily.

Date Posted: 5/17/2012 5:24 PM ET
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Yea!  I have it!  I'm in!  Looking forward to reading and chatting with you fine people! smiley

Date Posted: 5/21/2012 8:40 PM ET
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I downloaded Silent in the Grave from the library and started it over the weekend. I felt I had to grab it while it was available. I'll reserve any details until others read it, but I can say that I am really enjoying it so far. I'm thinking this may get me out of my reading slump!  Yea!!!

Date Posted: 5/22/2012 2:13 AM ET
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I am excited that so many of you are on the band wagon with this read along. 

Terri, I have been in a bit of a slump  myself, so I hope this will put me back in the mood to read.

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