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Subject: Year of Wonders is the book to read in February and discuss in March.
Date Posted: 1/25/2012 2:18 AM ET
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It got eight votes so it will be the next discussion book. I happen to have a copy and it has disccusion questions in it. If you want to order this version so that you will have the questions to answer while you are reading, this is the ISBN I have 0142001430.

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Date Posted: 1/26/2012 2:31 PM ET
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ordered one

Date Posted: 1/26/2012 5:59 PM ET
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I put a deal up in the bazaar hoping to unload some stuff and get some credits, not a single bite!!  I have a credit left, but I wanted to save it for the want list item that will probably come up this weekend or next week based on past performance.  Guess I'll have to spend it and buy another one if I need to.

Date Posted: 1/27/2012 4:44 AM ET
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Carole you've got a little time to order so maybe wait a few days to see if you get some bites. I've got zero credits right now or I'd loan you one.

Date Posted: 1/27/2012 4:45 PM ET
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It's OK, I ordered it.  Still have one left just in case.  I do have a couple of wishlisted books on my offer list, so if push comes to shove, I'll post them and send out one at a time.  I'd much rather do deals to save on postage.

Date Posted: 1/28/2012 4:55 PM ET
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I've actually been putting reading this one off which is why I didn't put it on the list myself lol. I read a non-fiction book a few years ago about the plague and it depressed me pretty badly when I got to a point in the book that detailed a man who had bury his whole family by himself then got sick as well. I've heard wonderful things about Year of Wonders but I'm afraid it will have the same effect as the other book. I think if it gets too depressing I might have to stop reading but as Walter from the Finder says "I'ma' risk it."

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 8:44 AM ET
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I think we need April to be something lighter, I'd vote for Comfort Food for then, but I put it on the list. Anyone else with me for a lighter read after YOW?

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Date Posted: 1/29/2012 6:02 PM ET
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Bitter is the New Black is a nice light and funny book too. Not terribly long either. 

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 7:34 PM ET
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I'm eyeing the Christopher Moore book, but yes light could be better. Even the Joanne Harris book could be considered lighter after A Reliable Wife / Year of Wonders!

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 10:21 PM ET
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Yeah a light read would be nice. I tend to wait and become the tie breaker if one is needed but I'll vote for a nice easy read next.

Date Posted: 1/30/2012 7:23 AM ET
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In truth the reason I have not been a book club member in the past is that most book clubs tend to read depressing books.   I am not talking reading chick lit as a steady diet, but I think you can learn as much for a light story as from abuse, murder etc.

Date Posted: 1/31/2012 7:27 PM ET
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Got my copy!  I need to put it aside for a few weeks, looks like I could get it read in less than a weekend.

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Date Posted: 2/3/2012 5:55 PM ET
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Mine came today, and it has discussion questions in the back, lol. I think so far all of my discussion books have had questions. 

Date Posted: 2/4/2012 12:27 AM ET
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Barb, those will be the ones I post as daily questions so if you wanna go ahead and write down your answers as you read you could do that. That is what I usually do.

Date Posted: 2/13/2012 11:52 PM ET
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I am not a fast reader, but this book is going fast for me.   I didn't want to leave it til the last minute in case I wasn't able to finish it on time.   It is overwhelming to think about living in this time when so many of a village died.  

Date Posted: 2/14/2012 5:43 PM ET
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I'm going to wait at least another week before starting it, but I'll have it read by the end of the month.

Date Posted: 2/24/2012 11:35 AM ET
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Oohhh, can I join? 

Although I do have to ask why you guys can came down here to hide. It's a little scary down here :)

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Date Posted: 2/24/2012 12:33 PM ET
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It's quiet down here, lol. It was too hard to keep the threads in sight on the CMT forum, it moves too fast. They promised us a forum when they get around to it. 

Date Posted: 2/24/2012 10:41 PM ET
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It is hidden down here, every once in a while we have to put out the welcome mat to remind people to visit.

Date Posted: 2/25/2012 7:15 PM ET
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That's how I ended up down here. :)   I've started on A Year of Wonder and should be finished with it by Mar 1 to do the discussion with you guys.

Date Posted: 2/25/2012 7:37 PM ET
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Welcome.

Date Posted: 2/27/2012 9:22 PM ET
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Finished it this evening, what a great book.  Looking forward to the discussion!!

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Date Posted: 2/27/2012 10:41 PM ET
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Oooh, I haven't started yet. Almost done with the book I am reading. 

Date Posted: 2/28/2012 4:45 AM ET
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I'll offer that it wasn't as depressing as I thought it would be.   I the story was plenty depressing but the author kept it from being too discriptive.  I recently read 'Doomsday'   which was a science fiction time travel and the author won the Hugo award for it.  Now that was depressing.   And too damn long.

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Date Posted: 3/4/2012 9:22 PM ET
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I'm half way through, running a little behind.

 

Finished, I'm ready when you guys are.



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