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Subject: November RAL - The winner is Stone Heart by Diane Glancy!
Date Posted: 10/12/2013 12:58 PM ET
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See last post for update.   Our November RAL will be Stone Heart by Diane Glancy.  

 

We're going to decide on the November RAL the same way we do in my own real-life book club.   Based on feedback from the other thread, I have chosen four books as possibilities for the November Read Along.   Please vote by end of the day on Friday, October 18th for your top TWO choices (in no particular order).     The book that gets the most votes is the one that we will go with.  If there is a tie, I'll break it.

Choices:

 

A few notes:

  • The only one of these books that isn't wishlisted on PBS is Stone Heart (and there are only a whopping TWO copies of this book available on PBS).   So you will want to think about where you can get the book if you don't already have it.
  • Daughters of the Witching Hill and Stone Heart are kind of topical to the time of year (Halloween / Thanksgiving)
  • Of these books, it looks like The Dressmaker is the longest - and Stone Heart is definitely the shortest.

 

 



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Date Posted: 10/12/2013 2:25 PM ET
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Stone Heart

Daughters of Witching Hill

Thanks!

Date Posted: 10/12/2013 5:29 PM ET
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I am fine with any of the four, but in descending order, I'd like:

Dressmaker

Stone Heart

Zoli

Daughters of Witching Hill

Date Posted: 10/13/2013 1:43 AM ET
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The Daughters of Witching Hill has been tempting me for a while, so I'll put that one first. The Dressmaker would be second. I picked up a copy a while ago to read, offered it as a choice in a swap, and didn't have time to read it before I had to send it out. I picked up another copy at my famous UBS recently so I could try again...ranking it second.

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Date Posted: 10/14/2013 11:28 AM ET
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Guess my vote is for Stone Heart, since I don't have any on the list I'd have to order from the library!.  

Date Posted: 10/14/2013 2:07 PM ET
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REK,   Did you check to see if the other books are available at your library?   I was suprised to find that although they are wishlisted here on PBS, I could easily get some of them at my library.

Date Posted: 10/14/2013 6:27 PM ET
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I chose the shortest one that interested me.  Whatever you choose is fine - pick the one that most people, including you, want to read.  I'll be happy with that decision.



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Date Posted: 10/14/2013 6:37 PM ET
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I have heard lots about DAUGHTERS OF WITCHING HILL. That gets my vote.STONEHEART  is 2nd.

 

Date Posted: 10/19/2013 2:41 PM ET
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It's the 19th, so I'm going to go ahead and tally the votes.

And it was REALLY close between Daughters of the Witching Hill and Stone Heart, but Stone Heart wins by one vote.   So our November group read will be Stone Heart by Diane Glancy.     I checked available copies on PBS, and now there is only one available copy.   Maybe one of you already ordered it?    Hopefully your all can find it though other sources also.   If you can't get a copy, please let me know.    I own a copy, but I can easily get a copy from my library instead and mail someone my copy to read.   I'll have the threads for discussion set up by the beginning of the second week of November.

One other point about this book that I thought of ..... It works for #10 of the 2013 Historical Fiction Challenge because it's about a Native American character (in case anyone still needs a book for that category.)

 

Also, since Halloween is coming up quickly, I've decided that I'm going to go ahead and read Daughters of the Witching Hill for my Halloween read.   I'll probably start on it sometime next week.   If anyone else wants to read that book also, we can create another thread for comments on that book.



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Date Posted: 10/19/2013 4:52 PM ET
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Perfect, thank you!

Date Posted: 10/19/2013 5:52 PM ET
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Sounds good - looking forward to it.
 

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Date Posted: 10/19/2013 7:23 PM ET
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Thank you for your work

Date Posted: 10/20/2013 11:35 AM ET
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I ordered a copy of Stone Heart to fill #10 on the challenge so I'm going to participate!

Date Posted: 10/20/2013 11:52 AM ET
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Great!  Welcome Aubree!

And I am serious about the offer to mail someone my copy of the book if you need it.  First come, first serve.  Just let me know.

Date Posted: 10/20/2013 2:10 PM ET
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I reserved a copy from our library system. It's in another location right now, but that's cool...they'll get it to me in plenty of time.

Date Posted: 10/23/2013 1:50 PM ET
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My library had an available copy, I just picked it up last night! Thanks!