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Re: PS to Ilana re Locking of Threads

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Ilana, it's under Recent Discussions. I took a look only because Chad mentioned on the board for Moby-Dick (here) that he's still posting there. I see a message was posted on the board for Frankenstein just last night (here is a link to it).

Perhaps all the threads could also be locked when a board is removed from its BNBC category list.


IlanaSimons wrote:
I'm surprised that Frankenstein still shows up for you--under the Classic Lit Boards? We took it down several weeks ago, and will be taking Kafka down soon, too. Where do you see it?

pmath wrote:
Ilana, I assume BNBC hasn't yet made any decision: I didn't want to miss anything, but since conversations could continue indefinitely, I'll just stop checking boards for past discussions shortly after they close!


pmath wrote:
Ilana, it will be four months this weekend since the board for Frankenstein opened, and I see it's still listed under Recent Discussions! Do you know if all the threads will be locked soon, so there will be no more new posts to read?

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That is a cool mural! i like it.

I placed my book order today and these are the books that I ordered they are the following: Poetics and Rhetorics(Aristotle), Essential Dialogoues of Plato, Republic(Plato), Lord Jim(Joseph Conrad), Ivanhoe(Sir Walter Scott), The Four Feathers(A.E.W. Mason), Bulfinch's Mythology(Thomas Bulfinch), and The Mammouth Book of New Jules Verne Adventures. It will be nice when the order comes. I must get back to my algebra homework now.
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Oh my what a well educated little historybuff you are going to be!:smileyhappy: I would like to read Ivanhoe here - it was one of my favourites as a girl.



historybuff234 wrote:
That is a cool mural! i like it.

I placed my book order today and these are the books that I ordered they are the following: Poetics and Rhetorics(Aristotle), Essential Dialogoues of Plato, Republic(Plato), Lord Jim(Joseph Conrad), Ivanhoe(Sir Walter Scott), The Four Feathers(A.E.W. Mason), Bulfinch's Mythology(Thomas Bulfinch), and The Mammouth Book of New Jules Verne Adventures. It will be nice when the order comes. I must get back to my algebra homework now.


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They all sound like really good books. I can't wait for them to come!
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My American friend who co-owns with another old friend, the very large secondhand bookshop in Northumberland which BNU readers have seen me write about, commissioned a painting of 33 lifesize life-size portraits of authors a few years ago. The mural is now online and interactive so I thought that readers here might like to click around the painting to learn something about the authors portrayed:-

http://www.barterbooks.co.uk/barter/mural.html

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That mural is to die for. Thanks for sharing it.
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Choisya wrote:
Oh my what a well educated little historybuff you are going to be!:smileyhappy: I would like to read Ivanhoe here - it was one of my favourites as a girl.



historybuff234 wrote:
That is a cool mural! i like it.

I placed my book order today and these are the books that I ordered they are the following: Poetics and Rhetorics(Aristotle), Essential Dialogoues of Plato, Republic(Plato), Lord Jim(Joseph Conrad), Ivanhoe(Sir Walter Scott), The Four Feathers(A.E.W. Mason), Bulfinch's Mythology(Thomas Bulfinch), and The Mammouth Book of New Jules Verne Adventures. It will be nice when the order comes. I must get back to my algebra homework now.







Good idea. I love Ivanhoe, too.
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The bookshop is housed in an old Victorian railway station and the mural is on one of the end walls of one of the Engine Sheds, now all converted into the bookshop. Here are some photos of the old station. The third photo down shows an old shed and the end wall is where the mural is, only on the other side, which is where the front of the station and entrance/reception area now is. Coal fires roar in the old fireplaces in the winter and there are comfy velvet sofas around to sit on whilst you browse. An old waiting room has been converted into a lecture room where local authors and artists give talks. It is a bookshop to die for too!

http://www.northumbrian-railways.co.uk/alnwick.html




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Choisya wrote:
My American friend who co-owns with another old friend, the very large secondhand bookshop in Northumberland which BNU readers have seen me write about, commissioned a painting of 33 lifesize life-size portraits of authors a few years ago. The mural is now online and interactive so I thought that readers here might like to click around the painting to learn something about the authors portrayed:-

http://www.barterbooks.co.uk/barter/mural.html

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That mural is to die for. Thanks for sharing it.


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Fascinating! Just don't go there to read Anna Karenina.



Choisya wrote:
The bookshop is housed in an old Victorian railway station and the mural is on one of the end walls of one of the Engine Sheds, now all converted into the bookshop. Here are some photos of the old station. The third photo down shows an old shed and the end wall is where the mural is, only on the other side, which is where the front of the station and entrance/reception area now is. Coal fires roar in the old fireplaces in the winter and there are comfy velvet sofas around to sit on whilst you browse. An old waiting room has been converted into a lecture room where local authors and artists give talks. It is a bookshop to die for too!

http://www.northumbrian-railways.co.uk/alnwick.html




PaulK wrote:


Choisya wrote:
My American friend who co-owns with another old friend, the very large secondhand bookshop in Northumberland which BNU readers have seen me write about, commissioned a painting of 33 lifesize life-size portraits of authors a few years ago. The mural is now online and interactive so I thought that readers here might like to click around the painting to learn something about the authors portrayed:-

http://www.barterbooks.co.uk/barter/mural.html

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That mural is to die for. Thanks for sharing it.





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Hello everyone

I'm new to the B&N Book Club and just wanted to introduce myself and say hi.

Hi :-)
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Hello everyone

I'm new to the B&N Book Club and just wanted to introduce myself and say hi.

Hi :-)




And hi to you. Welcome aboard! :smileyhappy:
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Hello everyone

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Hi :-)


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Hello from Over the Pond Darcy! With a name ike that you've signed in to the right book:smileyhappy:



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I heard from both Danielle in France and Marcia in America yesterday that they are coming to England shortly and want to meet up. I have met quite a few cyber-friends from English gardening websites but this is the first time I will be meeting 'foreigners', which is exciting:smileyhappy:
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Welcome and hello. Just jump in and join the discussion!

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Choisya, I never knew you were from England, when you said hello from across the pond I figured it out. I know a boy who used to live in Cantebury, England and I know a boy who used to live in Wales.
I would reallly like to travel to the UK. England, Scotland, Wales, and/or Northern Ireland would be fun to travel to. Would Northern Ireland be an interesting place to visit? I would also really like to travel in other places in Europe as well. I like to watch the shows Globe Trekker on PBs, Passport to Europe on the Travel Channel, and Rick Steeve's Europe on PBS.


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Northern and Southern Ireland are great HB but renowned for being wet:0 I hope you manage to realise all these travels plans:smileyhappy:



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Choisya, I never knew you were from England, when you said hello from across the pond I figured it out. I know a boy who used to live in Cantebury, England and I know a boy who used to live in Wales.
I would reallly like to travel to the UK. England, Scotland, Wales, and/or Northern Ireland would be fun to travel to. Would Northern Ireland be an interesting place to visit? I would also really like to travel in other places in Europe as well. I like to watch the shows Globe Trekker on PBs, Passport to Europe on the Travel Channel, and Rick Steeve's Europe on PBS.


You are only limited by the boundries of your imagination and the laws in your area- Red Green

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Thank you :-)

And it's nice to meet all of you. I'm looking forward to the discussions.
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I will be meeting Danielle and her boys in Peterborough on Monday afternoon at 2pm:smileyhappy: I am taking them for a formal English tea at a very nice, old fashioned hotel. Isn't it exciting - my first B&N get-together!





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I heard from both Danielle in France and Marcia in America yesterday that they are coming to England shortly and want to meet up. I have met quite a few cyber-friends from English gardening websites but this is the first time I will be meeting 'foreigners', which is exciting:smileyhappy:


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Yes it is, and that formal English tea sounds wonderful.



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I will be meeting Danielle and her boys in Peterborough on Monday afternoon at 2pm:smileyhappy: I am taking them for a formal English tea at a very nice, old fashioned hotel. Isn't it exciting - my first B&N get-together!





Choisya wrote:
I heard from both Danielle in France and Marcia in America yesterday that they are coming to England shortly and want to meet up. I have met quite a few cyber-friends from English gardening websites but this is the first time I will be meeting 'foreigners', which is exciting:smileyhappy:





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I would like to travel to Europe. I would like to be a travel writer when I grow up.
I have not posted much today because I was watching Larwence of Arabia on TV. That is a very good movie. Ialso spent some time shoveling out the drive way, it is very cold here in Minnesota. That storm has come, it is really snowing.

I enjoyed it- Larwence of Arabia

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