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Subject: Virtual Book Club - October book choices
Date Posted: 8/31/2009 9:44 AM ET
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Hi everyone,

Its time to start to pick the October book for the virtual book club.  Remember - I will be posting the questions for the September book on September 15th.

I believe in another forum we mentioned possibly doing a LaVryle Spencer book.  I have November of the Heart on my list, so I would like to throw that out there for consideration.  What other books/authors would you like to suggest?  Let's brainstorm this for one week and then we will have a week to vote.

 

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 10:58 AM ET
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I would like to throw out Sherry Thomas's Private Arrangment. I have heard alot about her books. I have it in my TBR pile, but for some reason keep bypassing it over.

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 11:20 AM ET
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I would be happy with November of the Heart.  It's on my TBR also, and I've heard very very good opinions about it.

I had thought about suggesting the highly anticipated Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon, which comes out September 22nd.   But this book crosses several genres that it might be better to suggest a group read of it and "advertise" the group read more widely than just the Love and Romance group.  What does everyone else think?

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 12:00 PM ET
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I have no interest in the Diana Gabaldon book. 

I haven't looked the other 2 up yet but if my library has them I would read them.

What about a Marsha Canham book? I have a bunch of those in myTBR and people are always talking about them. 

 

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 12:10 PM ET
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If we did want to do a Gabaldon book, we might want to suggest/agree to it a couple months in advance, due to size...  :-)

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 12:50 PM ET
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I'm ok with everything suggested so far, except the Gabaldon book.  I've only read the 1st two in the Outlander series and a long time ago at that, so I'd have a heck of a lot of catching up to do before I could read Echo in the Bone. 

 

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 1:02 PM ET
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my  library has November of the Heart..have no idea what it's about but so long as I don't have to buy something!

gosh I'd better get to reading on Annie's Song!

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 1:39 PM ET
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I would do the Sherry Thomas one- I read Delicious and loved it, and have thought about reading Private Arrangement.  Not sure about the LaVyrle Spencer one, but might consider it if I can find the book at the UBS or get it from PBS in time.  Regarding Echo in the Bone- I of course have preordered my copy and will have it on or close to the release date.  However, if it is anywhere close to the size of all the others (and why wouldn't it be?), there is no way I'd have it read by October.  I have a feeling that with the number of Gabaldon fans here, we will have a discussion thread on that one anyway- so maybe it's best not to use that one.

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 7:30 PM ET
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November of the Heart by Spencer works for me also. It is on my TBR shelf.  I have read 5 or 6 of her books in the last year and all of them were IMHO truly good books.  

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 8:03 PM ET
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I just received November of the Heart in the mail so I would like that one :)



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Date Posted: 8/31/2009 8:38 PM ET
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Of course I'm good with anything Canham - I can always reread any of her books, since I have them all on my keeper shelf anyway:P  And ditto with Sherry Thomas.  Spencer doesn't do much for me & Gabaldon, nyeh - I'd need a month for that book:P

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 8:45 PM ET
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Private Arrangements or November of the Heart, I have both.  I read November of the Heart so long ago, I would love to read it again.

I still havent' been able to come across Annie's Song even at two used book sales I have been to.  I might have to sit that one out.

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 9:16 PM ET
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I have PA and my library has the Spencer, so I'm good with either. Is the Spencer a contemporary? Because we're doing a historical this month, so might be nice to switch around.

I think the Gabaldon book would be much too limiting - no one who hasn't read all the other books or who isn't willing to pay for the book will be able to play.

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 9:29 PM ET
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Let's take Echo in the Bone out of consideration.    I agree with Lesley that there will probably be a discussion thread about it because so many people will be reading it, but this isn't the proper venue for that discussion thread.

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 11:44 AM ET
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I don't have any idea if I would like Spencer so that may be a good choice. Annie's Song turned out to be a great find and I would never have chosen it.

I would really like to read Thomas because Delicious was great. Anything Canham interests me. I read something like Pale Moon Rider and thought it was amazing. (I suppose I should try to remember the title then.)

And Gabaldon won't work for me because I'm still on number 2.

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 1:44 PM ET
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My library has the Spencer book and I've been wanting to try her since I have a few of hers in mt tbr..also have several by Canham in mt tbr..also liked Pamela Morsi's book SImple Jess and would like to read more by her..gosh I've glommed probably every author ever mentioned on here so...

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 5:00 PM ET
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I think its great if some members use the Book Club for the push that they need to finally read a certain book or author.

 

I am one of the few who is underwhelmed with Spencer but I would participate if she is picked. I do think however that we should pick what would be considered more of a DEFINITIVE WORK as Annie's Song was for Anderson since this may be some member's only exposure to Spencer.  In Spencer's case that would be MORNING GLORY. Second place choices would be a tie between THE FULFILLMENT (not recommended), HUMMINGBIRD, or SWEET MEMORIES.

 

I would love to do Canham but a lot of her books are pretty rare.



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Date Posted: 9/1/2009 6:53 PM ET
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I'd do November of the Heart.

Date Posted: 9/2/2009 12:52 AM ET
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So here is what we have so far:

LaVryle Spencer - November of the Heart or Morning Glory

Sherry Thomas - Private Arrangements

Marsha Canham book

Date Posted: 9/2/2009 9:10 AM ET
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All of those are NTM authors, so I'd be happy with whatever. You guys did such a great job by picking Annie's Song (loved it!) that I trust your judgement. :-)
Date Posted: 9/2/2009 9:14 AM ET
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I will cast my vote for the Sherry Thomas.

Date Posted: 9/2/2009 9:56 AM ET
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I haven't read any of them either.  So as long as I could lay my hands on a copy I would do with whatever.  I've had the Canhams in my TBR for years and just never get around to reading them.  THe only Sherry Thomas book I have is Delicious. 

If you choose the Gabaldon I would just pass on that discussion.  I haven't read the earlier ones and I really have no desire to read that series.

Date Posted: 9/2/2009 10:01 AM ET
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I just put November and Private on hold at the library.

I have for Canhams in my TBR:

Pale Moon Rider

Swept Away

The Last Arrow

The Pride of Lions

My Forever Love

Through a Dark Mist

 

Library has: Midnight Honor and Iron Rose



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Date Posted: 9/2/2009 3:59 PM ET
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I vote for Sherry Thomas - it's waiting for me at the library!

Date Posted: 9/2/2009 8:19 PM ET
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Since I am her Cathy Bates from Misery--er... I mean biggest fan:D, I'd like to put forward the Canham suggestion.  I'd make it either Pale Moon Rider or Across a Moonlit Sea.  Moonlit Sea has a sequel, and may possibly have a third in the works, but it's good as a stand alone - IOW, there's nothing in it to indicate that she meant to write more books.

Oh - there's 24 copies of Pale Moon Rider in the system here, so that would probably work.



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