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liisa22
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What books did you find under the tree?

A BN gift card for me!  Now, what shall I get with it??  

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Re: What books did you find under the tree?

I got a nook!! :smileyvery-happy:

I am already reading ebooks!

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Re: What books did you find under the tree?

I got a B&N gift card, an American Express gift card (which could be used at B&N), and while my mother was on a cruise off the SE coast, she went into a bookstore in GA and asked if they had any locally-set mysteries, so she got me two paperback mysteries set on Georgian islands.

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Re: What books did you find under the tree?

 


liisa22 wrote:

A BN gift card for me!  Now, what shall I get with it??  


Liisa -- hope you'll let us know what you decide!  Pepper

 

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Re: What books did you find under the tree?

A Nook! I've already some books...would love to join the Classics Bookclub. How do I do that?

 

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Re: What books did you find under the tree?

Welcome, Beth!  Well, you kind of already have (joined).  Just come and talk to us about classics!  This board is in kind of a transition period now, and we don't have any specific discussions coming up, but sooner or later we will probably choose another book to discuss.  In the meantime, just post about whatever you want, in relation to the classics!  There's a thread where you can tell us what your favorites are, for example.  You can post on any existing thread, or if you have a new topic, start your own!

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Re: What books did you find under the tree?

Yea!! :smileyvery-happy:

 

I love reading the classics now!

When I was an English major in college a hundred years ago...there was so MUCH to read that I wasn't able to enjoy the material. Many times it was a matter of mastering excerpts. Now I've gone back to the classics and can take my time to really read and appreciate them.

 

Right now I'm re-reading Dickens and Austin, and reading the Sherlock Holmes volumes for the first time.

 

Hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!!

Beth

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Re: What books did you find under the tree?

 


macbethchick wrote:

Yea!! :smileyvery-happy:

 

I love reading the classics now!

When I was an English major in college a hundred years ago...there was so MUCH to read that I wasn't able to enjoy the material. Many times it was a matter of mastering excerpts. Now I've gone back to the classics and can take my time to really read and appreciate them.

 

Right now I'm re-reading Dickens and Austin, and reading the Sherlock Holmes volumes for the first time.

 

Hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!!


 

Beth -- you may be interested in knowing that the Literature by Women board is discussing Shirley by Charlotte Bronte in January.  Since it is by a female author, it is one of those books that might be discussed on either Classics or LbW.  Dulcinea has been trying to get us to discuss it for some time and other books have somehow managed to eke ahead in votings.  But this month is SHIRLEY month!  (We did Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, so that should be a nice, but not necessary, contrast for some of us.)

 

I know full well I have a copy of Shirley around here somewhere (I think?), but I should have left it on its shelf rather than pulling it a month or so in anticipation,  Now, it has disappeared!  So, I probably shall do some online reading until I can get my hands on a library copy.

 

Welcome!  Enjoy these online communities.  We look forward to new participants, new insights.  We are loosely from around the world, i.e., France, Australia, across the U.S., ....

(I live now in New Jersey, but have lived in the Midwest and New England as well.)

 

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Thanks, Pepper. I'll check that out!

 

Beth

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Re: What books did you find under the tree?

We just bought Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer for my 8 year oldf

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Re: What books did you find under the tree?

i got a B&N gift card... bought three books with it, the first two were nicholas sparks but the third was a classic, uncle tom's cabin and that book has sparked a huge interest on all classics. i do plan on readin more sparks novels and other recent novels as well but my priority this year is to get aquanted or reaquanted (tom sawyer and treasure island) with the classics.

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Re: What books did you find under the tree?

I received $100.00 in Barnes and Noble Gift Cards. :smileyhappy:

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