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Subject: Newest discussion?
Date Posted: 3/1/2013 1:47 AM ET
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Should we do a new general discussion or maybe do a genre? We haven't done a genre in a bit and I was thinking we could do Urban Fantasy.

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Date Posted: 3/1/2013 4:11 PM ET
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Eh, I'm easy. I don't really read urban fantasy but I might give it a try.

Date Posted: 3/2/2013 9:36 AM ET
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I just started Music of the Spheres, and it is 424 pages.  I put this up for book club twice, but it didn't garner enough votes.  I have wanted to read it for some time, and it will fit into the fiction challenges I am doing, so will take a break for a month from the general discussion.  It will take me all month to get through that many pages.

Subject: genre
Date Posted: 3/29/2013 4:15 PM ET
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Anybody up for reading "The Passage" Cronin/ or something by  Niel Gaiman/ I haven't read "The Stand" /Stephen King



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Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 3/29/2013 11:35 PM ET
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The Stand is over 1000 pages I believe. I read it years ago.

I read American Gods by Neil Gaiman for a book group on a different site recently and have the somewhat but not really sequel Anansi Boys coming.

Subject: Wow!
Date Posted: 4/2/2013 10:29 AM ET
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Oh, Oops, sorry, didn't realize it was that long, guess not then!

Date Posted: 4/2/2013 4:33 PM ET
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Maybe we could try one of the free books on the kindle market. You don't have to have a kindle you can download an app for free and basically have a free kindle.
Subject: kindle idea
Date Posted: 4/2/2013 4:40 PM ET
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Great idea!  I did not know that you could download a free kindle, I have one but that is pretty cool. Let me know what you decide!



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Date Posted: 4/2/2013 5:49 PM ET
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I have the Kindle app for my laptop, it is a free download.  We could look at the Top 100 Free lists to see if there is anything we might all like.

Date Posted: 4/5/2013 12:34 AM ET
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I found a few candidates right on the top of the list, the list changes weekly I think.

Apocalypse Island by Mark Edward Hall

The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister

Abandon by Blake Crouch

Date Posted: 4/5/2013 1:47 PM ET
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They all sound interesting to me! And they are free, which is even better

Date Posted: 4/6/2013 4:42 PM ET
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So should we make a list and vote on them or just pick one and go with it.

Subject: vote
Date Posted: 4/7/2013 12:42 AM ET
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Let's Vote! 

Date Posted: 4/7/2013 2:31 PM ET
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Ok here's the voting list. It might be hard to find PBS listings for some of them if they are only Ebook form.

Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 4/7/2013 5:12 PM ET
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Goodreads usually has the ebook-onlys. I use their links when keeping my list here and it's just an ebook.

Date Posted: 4/10/2013 1:31 PM ET
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How about Firefly Beach?  It has two wishers here, but the kindle version is currently free.

9781470180645

adding it to the vote list

Date Posted: 4/13/2013 10:26 PM ET
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I just realized I didn't put an end date on this. How about Friday?

Date Posted: 4/14/2013 6:40 PM ET
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THis? You mean voting? 

Date Posted: 4/14/2013 11:44 PM ET
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Yes just the voting part.
Date Posted: 4/15/2013 10:55 PM ET
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ok, Thanks

Date Posted: 4/18/2013 11:08 AM ET
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After the book is chosen, how long do we have to read it?

Date Posted: 4/19/2013 12:07 AM ET
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Normally we do a month but since it's a download what do you think about two weeks.
Date Posted: 4/19/2013 7:29 AM ET
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2 weeks is doable!

Date Posted: 4/19/2013 10:51 AM ET
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Ok firefly beach is the winner.
Date Posted: 4/19/2013 11:30 PM ET
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Thanks for the update! 

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