11-08-2006 09:45 PM
11-08-2006 10:12 PM
I vote for Moby Dick
I second that vote.
11-08-2006 11:33 PM
Believe it or not, these two novels have alot alike: they are both loved by some of our most frequent contributors to the American classics book club. Let's take a straw poll and figure out which one you want to read together.
I read and knit and dance. Compulsively feel yarn. Consume books. Darn tights. Drink too much caffiene. All that good stuff.
11-09-2006 06:09 AM
"I think of literature.....as a vast country to the far borders of which I am journeying but will never reach."
The Uncommon Reader
"You've been running around naked in the stacks again, haven't you?"
The Time Traveler's Wife
It is with books as with men; a very small number play a great part.
11-09-2006 11:30 AM
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. ~ Francis Bacon
11-09-2006 11:33 PM
11-10-2006 10:32 AM
11-10-2006 11:11 AM
The people have spoken! For the second time this week! Can lovers of Moby Dick wait until the Catcher in the Rye has run its course? I promise I won't forget; I just can't read all these books at once. Especially Moby Dick. So I'm hoping that I'll get some good first posts to one of the most defining novels of the 20th century
Good plan! What, you can't swallow a whale in one bite?
11-10-2006 01:34 PM
11-11-2006 08:19 PM
11-11-2006 10:56 PM
Many of the other discussions seem to be organized by early chapters, middle, and end chapters. This seems to allow people the ability to discuss up to the point that they’ve read. I think it works well. Do you think it would be a good way to tackle Catcher in the Rye?
That's a very sensible idea--let's start a discussion thread that contains our first impressions and reactions. If I'm a little late in getting my own 2 cents in its because I'm busy over in the House of the Seven Gables, also a brand new novel for me. (That's a plug, by the way)
11-13-2006 12:53 PM
I think he did a very good job of that himself!
11-13-2006 03:43 PM
11-14-2006 03:22 PM