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Subject: Oh what color is your flag discussion style?
Date Posted: 1/16/2012 3:47 AM ET
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A long while back when I was active in the game forum I participated in a swap called "What color is your flag?" Basically you read a book that is either set in or about the place your anscestors came from. For example my heritage is French and Native American so I decided to read a book about a Navajo woman set in the Navajo reservation. We also posted a recipe from that heritage, I used fry bread and dandelion greens soup as mine, I think. A book discussion version of that would be really neat, we'd have to be sure to not post any spoilers but we've done ok so far in the genre discussions. And if you really have to post a spoiler you can do the white out selecting white as your font color then highlighting it in white trick. Click and drag your cursor over the space over there <.



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Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 1/17/2012 1:36 PM ET
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That would be kind of cool to all read the same book and learn about other people's heritage, if that's what you meant. I'm Irish and German, Angela's Ashes would be a perfect Irish book. Not sure about the German. 

Date Posted: 1/18/2012 2:36 AM ET
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Barb that isn't exactly what I meant but that kind of discussion would be cool too. We could do by having whoever's heritage is being represented that month pick the book and then the next month we'll go to another heritage. We could start with Angela's Ashes if you'd like.

Date Posted: 1/18/2012 6:36 AM ET
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That would be interesting, though this month and early Feb is the busiest time of work for me. Haven't read Angela's Ashes. I'm lots of German with a bit Native, and a little Scot. Though it make it a challenge, I know my ancestors were Prussian before their homeland was resectioned into Germany. I've never heard of Prussian books, but there've got to some out there, eh?



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Date Posted: 1/18/2012 7:09 AM ET
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Wanted to add, that next month, I'd like to try the random genre one more time. Give it a chance to redeem itself from giving us 'romance' right out of the gate.

Date Posted: 1/18/2012 6:31 PM ET
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"Wanted to add, that next month, I'd like to try the random genre one more time. Give it a chance to redeem itself from giving us 'romance' right out of the gate."

+1

Date Posted: 1/18/2012 6:43 PM ET
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Yeah romance was a crappy one to get first off. We can hold off on this one if there are already too many kinds of discussions going or schedule it between months like begin reading on the 15th and start discussion on the 15th if the next month.

Date Posted: 1/19/2012 8:30 AM ET
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Hadn't thought of doing half-months. That could work since dicussion seems to peter out in a couple weeks. But I'm also content with this pace. I'll wait for other to chime in before my final answer.

Date Posted: 1/19/2012 9:25 PM ET
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Interesting idea, Chris!  I'm game.

Date Posted: 1/19/2012 11:33 PM ET
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Cool we can start them next month, we need to give peeps time to order the book. I'm gonna say Angela's Ashes can be the first one if there are no objections.