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Desert_Brat
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Coming up for October and November

Just wanted to post a quick reminder of the October and November selections so folks have enough time to procure the material.

For October: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy

 

Barnes & Noble Classic Series (Paperback, ebook)

 

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy  

Barnes & Noble Vook Classics (ebook)

 


For Novemer: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood


The Handmaid's Tale  

Barnes & Noble (Paperback, ebook)


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dalnewt
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Re: Coming up for October and November


Desert_Brat wrote:

Just wanted to post a quick reminder of the October and November selections so folks have enough time to procure the material.

For October: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy

 

Barnes & Noble Classic Series (Paperback, ebook)

 

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy  

Barnes & Noble Vook Classics (ebook)

 


For Novemer: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood


The Handmaid's Tale  

Barnes & Noble (Paperback, ebook)



I just bought a used hardcover copy of the 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' with a projected delivery date of Sept. 30.

 

I don't think I ever read 'The Handmaiden's Tale', but I do have vague memories of the some sort of servant class of women forced to bear children. I don't think I'll be reading that book.

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dulcinea3
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Re: Coming up for October and November

Thanks for posting the reminder, Desert_Brat!

 

Congratulations to Jill_Marie for moderating Gone with the Wind!  Looks like she did a great job and you all had a good discussion!

 

I tried to look at my PMs to see who had nominated The Scarlet Pimpernel, but it looks like I somehow deleted them, so I don't remember who it was.  If whoever did is still around, will you be willing to moderate?  Or if not, any volunteers?  I'll bump up my post where I gave some guidelines on moderating, so it's readily available.

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Re: Coming up for October and November

I see that we did the nominations publicly in a thread, and only the voting was done by PM.  Desert_Brat nominated The Scarlet Pimpernel, so will you be comfortable moderating it?

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Re: Coming up for October and November

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dulcinea3 wrote:

I see that we did the nominations publicly in a thread, and only the voting was done by PM.  Desert_Brat nominated The Scarlet Pimpernel, so will you be comfortable moderating it?


No problem. I believe that I had also nominated the other selection, The Handmaid's Tale, as a near-modern classic. That's why I posted both together as "coming up." I can't remember for sure, so of course I will defer to the nominator.

 

I was sorry to see another poster's rather abrupt "I won't be reading it" for The Handmaid's Tale. This book won the first-ever Arthur C. Clarke award for best science fiction.

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Re: Coming up for October and November

Sorry I disappointed you Desert_Brat, but I believe that the candid truth is better than an excuse/waffling when I don't plan to read a book. I have no doubt that The Handmaiden's Tale is a readable classic, but its thematic subject just doesn't appeal to me. 

 

On a positive note, I received my copy of The Scarlet Pimpernel today.:smileyhappy: 

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Re: Coming up for October and November


dalnewt wrote:

Sorry I disappointed you Desert_Brat, but I believe that the candid truth is better than an excuse/waffling when I don't plan to read a book. I have no doubt that The Handmaiden's Tale is a readable classic, but its thematic subject just doesn't appeal to me. 

 

On a positive note, I received my copy of The Scarlet Pimpernel today.:smileyhappy: 


Dainewt -- I am one of those people who doesn't like The Handmaid's Tale; enough so that for a time it soured me on even considering other works by Margaret Atwood, its author.  It is a dystopian tale -- rather like Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four  or Huxley's Brave New World.   Still, I would encourage reading it, if not a total, total turn-off, just because it is so widely discussed, including its use in high school literature curriculums.

 

And I have no further vested interests if you still say "NO, thanks!"  Pepper

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