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Topic: Next Read Along -- August or September?

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Subject: Next Read Along -- August or September?
Date Posted: 6/22/2013 9:49 AM ET
Member Since: 12/10/2005
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Hey guys,

We have a decision to make. Oh no! Do you all want to do a RAL in August as August would be the next month for one? Or do you want to postpone to September because of summer vacations?

We also have to think about the book we'll read, although we don't have to make a decision yet. Here are some titles I propose:

Elizabeth Chadwick - The Winter Mantle
Barbara Erskine - River of Destiny
Susanna Kearsley - The Firebird
Kate Morton - The Secret Keeper
Pat Barker - Regeneration
The Persian Boy - Mary Renault
I'm open to suggestions. Hopefully, we can find something that will interest a number of us.
Date Posted: 6/23/2013 11:26 AM ET
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Genie - I think I prefer September, but can probably read along in August, too.  Your list has books by several of my favorite authors.  The only one I've read so far is The Persian Boy, which by the way is the second book in the Alexander trilogy but I think would stand alone just fine.  Right now my inclination is for The Winter Mantle but I can be easily swayed!!!


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Date Posted: 6/26/2013 10:51 AM ET
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I would prefer September as well, and my vote is for Kate Morton's The Secret Keeper

Date Posted: 6/26/2013 12:43 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/29/2013 10:34 PM ET
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This sounds really interesting and I would like to join in if it is ok.  Sept is good for me as I will be away a lot in August. I am currently reading my first book by Elizabeth Chadwick and real enjoy it so The White Mantle sounds good. I haven't read anything by any of the other authors listed.


Date Posted: 6/30/2013 9:58 AM ET
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September sounds like the month of preference, so September it is!

So far, we have 2 votes for The Winter Mantle (Elizabeth Chadwick) and 2 for The Secret Keeper (Kate Morton). Anybody else want to join? Suggest a title? Vote?

Date Posted: 6/30/2013 1:27 PM ET
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I'm good for September, and either Winter Mantle or Secret Keeper...not much help, am I??wink

Date Posted: 6/30/2013 11:33 PM ET
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My WWII fixation says "The Secret Keeper"!


Edited because I can't punctuate worth a darn...

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