Book Club Nominations

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  1. LyannaWolfBlood

    LyannaWolfBlood Ella Dictadora

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    OK, both of them it is. We'll start the discussion on the 28th of January (or is that too long away? What do you think?). As always, any lurkers are welcome.
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Perfect for me, as I don't have much time to read now, but will in 2-3 weeks.
     
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    It might be fun to have a Frankenstein vs. Dracula debate. ;)... which book explores darker themes, which is written better, which one is the scarier, and which has had the greater effect on popular culture and the horror genre in general.

    Count me in... I've read both, but will run through Dracula again.
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Very interesting idea! I'm in for that!
     
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    LyannaWolfBlood Ella Dictadora

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    That's actually why I was considering making it a shorter time period as I'm sure most of us will have time to read around Christmas.

    And a debate and/or comparison is definitely the way to go.
     
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    Any suggestions for the next month?
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    I would like to read Treasure Island. I really can't read anything too long, as I have books to read for school.
     
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    LyannaWolfBlood Ella Dictadora

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    I'd be kind of tempted to read the first Sherlock Holmes book, A Study in Scarlet. Should be fairly short too.
     
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    Yes. I wanted to read Sherlock Holmes, but I didn't know which ones were books, and which ones were 20 pages long.
     
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    Actually, A Study in Scarlet is one of the more interesting Sherlock Holmes stories.
    Doyle deals quite harshly with the Mormon Church in the story. At any rate, Holmes & Watson are the two most recognizable characters in all of literature and it might make for a good discussion on how and why they've lasted for more than a century. A Study in Scarlet can be read in one sitting... and hey, we may even want to touch on Sherlock Holmes' "seven-per-cent solution", his use of cocaine between adventures. I think it's sort of cool, literature's most well known character was addicted to cocaine and tobacco, and almost no one suspects it. Treasure Island is also an excellent choice and is one of the easiest reads you can imagine. Stevenson is a bit like Kipling, a natural writer you can't help but like.
     
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    We could do each of those over the next couple of months, if people are interested?
     
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    Anyone else want to make a nomination?
     
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    LyannaWolfBlood Ella Dictadora

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    Any suggestions for future books? I see Treasure Island has a mention above.
     
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    I do remember asking for Treasure Island.

    Just don't know about the length as I'll be getting quite a lot of homework piled on me soon (7 weeks 'till exams).

    Has the "Thirty Nine Steps" been read yet for the book club? Because that's really good and short.

    It's also free (.pdf) as Buchan died over 70 years ago. Link here: http://www.planetpdf.com/ebookarticle.asp?ContentID=the_thirty_nine_steps
     
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    LyannaWolfBlood Ella Dictadora

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    I'd prefer The Thirty-Nine Steps, I think. I've the same issues as you regarding time.
     
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    Though ending uni at Trinity Dublin (if I remember rightly) is a little more important that my work now. It's not even my final year yet.
     
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    Oh, I know. I need some free time or I'll go mad, though.
     
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    My problem is that I give myself free time, but have too many things to do so I just loose it.

    Anyways, I'm all up for the Thirty Nine Steps
     
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    LyannaWolfBlood Ella Dictadora

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    So, I've kind of let this slip. Should we go ahead with "The Thirty-Nine Steps" now or wait until after exams? Maybe leave a bit of extra time and discuss it towards the end of May? (That would suit me, as I finish in mid-May.)
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    We should maybe see if anybody else (such as Sparrow) is interested then.