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#201 Oryx

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    Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:46 PM

    Ah ok, cool!    I guess I missed that post.   That is good because I already started the 2nd book :)
     

    Originally Posted by CaliaA07 


    We are doing all 3 for this month and last month. We will discuss on January 12. Glad you liked it. I think the ending is abrupt b/c it's a series and picks up in book 2. :)

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    I just finished the Hunger Game -- great read, I really enjoyed it!   Although I thought the ending was a little abrupt... now I have to buy the next book.  :)


     




    #202 TonyandTricia

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      Posted 23 December 2010 - 08:27 AM

      I was going to set this one out because I'm a big nerd and like my books to match so was going to wait for the second two to come out on paperback before I start the first..but...I needed a book to read on Tuesday and it was the only new one I had on hand that I hadn't read. Finished it last night and went out and bought the second. I guess I don't need my books to match after all!! The first one was such a good read! Looking forward to the others!!



      #203 Banksnelson

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        Posted 23 December 2010 - 12:44 PM

        Haha I hate when books arent in paperback! I bought the first one and then got the second one from the library because I didnt want to buy the hardcover!



        #204 Birdie07

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          Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:56 PM


          I use to be the same way until I got a nook and it's electronic. I like my books to match. But I can't wait that long for it to come in paperback!!

          Originally Posted by TonyandTricia 

          I was going to set this one out because I'm a big nerd and like my books to match so was going to wait for the second two to come out on paperback before I start the first..but...I needed a book to read on Tuesday and it was the only new one I had on hand that I hadn't read. Finished it last night and went out and bought the second. I guess I don't need my books to match after all!! The first one was such a good read! Looking forward to the others!!



           



           



          #205 Oryx

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            Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:10 AM

             

             

             

            I’ve finished the Hunger Games Trilogy now – great suggestion!  I wish I had these to read for the beach next month because they were such a fun read, but I got through them very quickly while FI played with his shiny new PS3.  

             

            I know we are not discussing these until the 14th so in the meantime… what is the next book?  Sorry if I missed it before.

             

            Thanks and happy new year everyone!

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             



            #206 msmarmar123

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              Posted 04 January 2011 - 09:10 AM

              Is it too late to join the Book Club?  I just recently finished the Hunger Games books and loved them :) 



              #207 Birdie07

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                Posted 04 January 2011 - 09:51 AM



                We haven't chosen the new book yet. I will see how many suggestions I've recieved when I get off work and will go from there.

                Originally Posted by Oryx 

                 

                 

                 

                I’ve finished the Hunger Games Trilogy now – great suggestion!  I wish I had these to read for the beach next month because they were such a fun read, but I got through them very quickly while FI played with his shiny new PS3.  

                 

                I know we are not discussing these until the 14th so in the meantime… what is the next book?  Sorry if I missed it before.

                 

                Thanks and happy new year everyone!

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 



                 



                Def. not too late. Send me a PM with a book suggestion for next time. It will go in the pool and one will be chosen.

                Originally Posted by msmarmar123 

                Is it too late to join the Book Club?  I just recently finished the Hunger Games books and loved them :) 





                #208 Birdie07

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                  Posted 05 January 2011 - 05:15 PM

                  Random Number Generator gave me 19 which is TonyandTricia. She chose.......

                   

                  "The Kite Runner"

                   

                  We will start discussion on February 12th for this book. Here is a brief synopsis:

                   

                  Hosseini's stunning debut novel starts as an eloquent Afghan version of the American immigrant experience in the late 20th century, but betrayal and redemption come to the forefront when the narrator, a writer, returns to his ravaged homeland to rescue the son of his childhood friend after the boy's parents are shot during the Taliban takeover in the mid '90s. Amir, the son of a well-to-do Kabul merchant, is the first-person narrator, who marries, moves to California and becomes a successful novelist. But he remains haunted by a childhood incident in which he betrayed the trust of his best friend, a Hazara boy named Hassan, who receives a brutal beating from some local bullies. After establishing himself in America, Amir learns that the Taliban have murdered Hassan and his wife, raising questions about the fate of his son, Sohrab. Spurred on by childhood guilt, Amir makes the difficult journey to Kabul, only to learn the boy has been enslaved by a former childhood bully who has become a prominent Taliban official. The price Amir must pay to recover the boy is just one of several brilliant, startling plot twists that make this book memorable both as a political chronicle and a deeply personal tale about how childhood choices affect our adult lives. The character studies alone would make this a noteworthy debut, from the portrait of the sensitive, insecure Amir to the multilayered development of his father, Baba, whose sacrifices and scandalous behavior are fully revealed only when Amir returns to Afghanistan and learns the true nature of his relationship to Hassan. Add an incisive, perceptive examination of recent Afghan history and its ramifications in both America and the Middle East, and the result is a complete work of literature that succeeds in exploring the culture of a previously obscure nation that has become a pivot point in the global politics of the new millennium.

                   

                   

                  I have to say I loved the movie but can't remember if I read the book. Looking forward to it. And I know this ones in paperback!!



                  #209 TonyandTricia

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                    Posted 06 January 2011 - 08:56 AM

                    Oh YAY! Looking forward to it!



                    #210 Oryx

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                      Posted 06 January 2011 - 06:32 PM

                      Ah the Kite Runner was an amazing book!  One I will probably read again anyways.  Good choice!






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