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Subject: Skipping Christmas ---- Question
Date Posted: 11/19/2008 11:25 AM ET
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Hey! I was looking on pbs for the book "Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham. I found pleanty to choose from, the only problem is that every book has a different amout of pages. I don't know which edition would be the best one. Can anyone give me any insight on this? Thanks!

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 12:10 PM ET
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check out the actual size of the books.  I like to read and hold a trade size paperback but some people like a HC or MMPBK.

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 1:27 PM ET
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I don't care what SIZE the book is....is that why the page numbers are different. I guess that would make sense, but the page amount is big.... like 100 or so pages!

Has anyone read this book?  If so, which edition did you read, and how did you like it?

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 7:42 PM ET
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I've read it but I don't remember what edition I read.  It's a quick read, not much there but enjoyable anyway.

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 9:05 PM ET
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I have two copies of this book.  One is a MM paperback with 227 pages, the other a small hardcover with 177.  The page difference is definitely due to the size of the book, more words fit on a page of the larger format book.  If I had a choice I would choose the hardcover, just seems nicer to read.  But the text is the same.  I read this book twice, enjoyed it a lot.

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 9:22 PM ET
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I read the hardcover when it came out, and I enjoyed it.  It's a short, silly little book.  I would say that they probably did use big font and lots of spacing in the hardcover to justify the price tag, because it really is a short read.  I read it in one afternoon.

Date Posted: 11/20/2008 2:05 AM ET
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It's aloud out laugh funny book!   I love it and often give it to others to read.     Yeah on the pages - just depends on the binding.  All the words are the same.

Date Posted: 11/20/2008 10:47 AM ET
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Thanks guys! That was my question CozSnShine --- if all the words were the same! I guess i didn't word it right....lol.

DianeK - I agree with you. When it comes to books like that, the hardcover always seems better! I have been wanting to read it for a long time, and now seems like the perfect time...I loved Christmas with the Kranks, and I know that movie movie was based off of this book!

Thanks again!

Date Posted: 11/20/2008 1:32 PM ET
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I loved this book (Skipping Christmas).  It was a laugh-out loud book for sure.  But, when I saw the movie I was quite dissappointed.  It was awful.  Enjoy the book, it is much better! 

Date Posted: 11/21/2008 11:30 PM ET
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I definitely agree.  The book was SO much better than the movie.

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Date Posted: 11/29/2008 6:39 PM ET
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i love it.

Date Posted: 11/29/2008 8:37 PM ET
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I got the audio version from the library. I'll probably listen to it this week. Glad to read that everyone enjoyed it!!

Date Posted: 12/2/2008 8:39 AM ET
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It's a quick entertaining read. I think the book was definately much better than the movie.

Date Posted: 12/13/2008 9:59 AM ET
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Ha! I did not like the book very much at all. I thought it was just silly, and not as clever as I thought it might be. I thought it might actually make a better movie, but apparently that's not the case.

And yes, ther words are allt he same; just the size and type etc makes page numbers different.

Date Posted: 12/16/2008 8:13 PM ET
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Will add my "yes! wonderful book!" to the already long list of people loving this book. Have reread it more than once, and love to read it around the holidays. Also a favorite to hand out as a gift.

Date Posted: 12/17/2008 8:31 PM ET
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This is one of my faves to read this time of year.  Its a laugh out loud type and pretty neat.