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Re: Community Room

Given the general state of the economy this story in reminiscent of "The Grapes of Wrath".
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How true. It may be time for a re-read of the book.


AIRKNITTER wrote:
Given the general state of the economy this story in reminiscent of "The Grapes of Wrath".

 

 

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That's an interesting comparison.

 

To me, it had the feel of Cormac McCarthy's The Crossing -- lyrical realism that takes the wind out of you!

 


AIRKNITTER wrote:
Given the general state of the economy this story in reminiscent of "The Grapes of Wrath".

 

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The Classics Book club is reading "Grapes of Wrath" for July.

 

Come visit. 

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A great way to lead into our August discussion here! 

 


IBIS wrote:

The Classics Book club is reading "Grapes of Wrath" for July.

 

Come visit. 


 

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That sounds like a wonderful idea!


IBIS wrote:

The Classics Book club is reading "Grapes of Wrath" for July.

 

Come visit. 


 

 

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So now that Of Bees and Mist is done, what is everyone picking up to bide their time until the next First Look book?

I'm about 100 pgs in to :

Tipperary 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I loved Delaney's Ireland and while this one isn't as smooth I'm still enjoying the Irish voice.

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A Quiet Belief in Angels isn't due out until September, but I urge you all to put this on your "to be read" list. You won't be disappointed. I promise!
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I have to admit that I have not read The Grapes of Wrath but will now that you have mentioned it.


AIRKNITTER wrote:
Given the general state of the economy this story in reminiscent of "The Grapes of Wrath".

 

 
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Good question! I know that many people love having back-to-back FL books, but I am glad to have the opportunity to finish a community reading challenge. It is run by our local library, and I am always amazed at the books I read. So, right now I am reading:

 

Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

 

A brief History of Time by Stephen Hawkins

 

and working on The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck for the Classics group.

 

I will also be participating in the discussion of The Road by Cormac McCarthy later this month, but have already finished that book.  There will probably be more, but that is the group for now. :smileywink:


Lil_Irish_Lass wrote:
So now that Of Bees and Mist is done, what is everyone picking up to bide their time until the next First Look book?

I'm about 100 pgs in to :

Tipperary 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I loved Delaney's Ireland and while this one isn't as smooth I'm still enjoying the Irish voice.


 

 

DonnaS =) " Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own." Charles Scribner
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I will start very soon: 

Return to Sullivans Island 

 

For the July fiction club read and then finally I'll start: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pillars of the Earth  

 

That my daughter bought me for Christmas

 

In between I have a few books to review and some Viking romances just for fun!! 

 

 

 

 

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Currently I'm reading The Story Sisters, when finished I hope to read East of the Sun.  I don't know how you guys can stay focused enough to read more than one at a time.  I am in awe. 

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I'm currently reading Inkdeath, Knit Two, The Titan's Curse along with philosophy books for my summer class.
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Shape of Mercy  

 

I'm just about to immerse myself in this for my IRL book club. (This was my pick - does the theme seem at all familiar to anyone?)

 

julie

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This book sounds fabulous! I have added it to my TBR list. Please let us know how you like it.


januttall wrote:

Shape of Mercy  

 

I'm just about to immerse myself in this for my IRL book club. (This was my pick - does the theme seem at all familiar to anyone?)

 

julie

Message Edited by januttall on 07-01-2009 06:52 PM

 

 

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I would suggest a wonderful reading from a delightful and talented writer from Brazil: Clarice Lispector.

 

The Passion According to G.H. 

 

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Thanks, Marcil  :smileywink:


marciliogq wrote:

I would suggest a wonderful reading from a delightful and talented writer from Brazil: Clarice Lispector.

 

The Passion According to G.H. 

 


 

 

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I am reading this for the JULY new reads club. The author will be there too. No need to wait for August for a club! It starts Monday and so far it is a really good book.

 


 

East of the Sun

 

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  Great idea to keep busy while we await FL's next selection of "Under This Unbroken Sky".

 

  I am currently reading three books two of which are part of the local library Adult Summer Reading Challenge. 

 

  Last Man Out - The Story of The Springhill Mine Disaster, by Melissa Fay Greene.

 

  Golfing With God - By Roland Merullo 

 

  Apocalypse Dawn - By Mel Odom.

 

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