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Re: A bit too late, but... hello

Hello and Welcome Rocklet! Sorry to hear you have had surgery and hoipe you will quickly recover. Don't worry - we will be here for some time yet as some folks are only a few chapters through the book. It won't be archived for some time so get stuck in!:smileyhappy:




Rocklet wrote:
Ah! If only I had found you all a couple of months ago!

Moby Dick is one of my favorite books, but it has been so long since I read it that I pretty much would have to (and want to) read it again to participate in any discussion. But it looks like I am two or three months behind everyone.

How long will this group remain up on the site, and will it tbe archived?
I am a stay-at-home dad and currently am recovering from surgery, so I have a little bit of time on my hands.

I'll pip in every now and then, though!

-Rocklet


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Re: A bit too late, but... hello

Rocklet, do take advantage of that precious nap time to get some adult conversation with book lovers. We'll be sticking with Moby Dick through the month, so join in at any thread, even the ones that are just about whales.
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Re: A bit too late, but... hello

Rocklet,
I'm still reading the book myself, so if you've already read the book, you're already ahead of me!

Denise



Rocklet wrote:
Ah! If only I had found you all a couple of months ago!

Moby Dick is one of my favorite books, but it has been so long since I read it that I pretty much would have to (and want to) read it again to participate in any discussion. But it looks like I am two or three months behind everyone.

How long will this group remain up on the site, and will it tbe archived?
I am a stay-at-home dad and currently am recovering from surgery, so I have a little bit of time on my hands.

I'll pip in every now and then, though!

-Rocklet


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Re: A bit too late, but... hello

Rocklet, this is the right time....one is never finished with this book I am afraid.It looks to me like a rather circular biz, once I'll finish reading I feel like I'll be just about ready to start reading it again with a better chance of some understanding. LOL.

So if you start now...then one can join the discussion at the earlier chapters again...or you can reread parts, it'll come back to you.
BN says a group is opened as long as any contributions are posted, never fear, it'll be here as long as we want, they are kind here :-)

welcome

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fanuzzir wrote:
Rocklet, do take advantage of that precious nap time to get some adult conversation with book lovers.




adult conversation...hmmm...that goes for Bob. I represent the group of those who are silly and never get anything right about the right whale.

;-)
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community room: Where is everyone?

I have to revive this heading that Choisya coined earlier:
We've lost some shipmates....leaky bucket, georgie, Todd. Drowned and missed.

I need to strengthen myself before the real chase starts after ch. 99 and I am ready to pass around my last bottle of rum.

Ahoy!

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Re: community room: Where is everyone?

Yes, the name leaky bucket must have been prophetic!:smileysurprised: Perhaps they wil surface somewhere else:smileyhappy: I have a bottle of the best Bajan rum (from Barbados)in my cupboard - I'll break the seal and drink a toast to you all when we have all finished the chase. I finished the book last night and feel as if I have just swum the English Channel with one arm!

(BTW I am probably going to cancel my Tenerife trip because I have not been feeling too well and my doctor thinks I should put if off for awhile - so no whale sightings for me in March after all:smileysad:)




ziki wrote:
I have to revive this heading that Choisya coined earlier:
We've lost some shipmates....leaky bucket, georgie, Todd. Drowned and missed.

I need to strengthen myself before the real chase starts after ch. 99 and I am ready to pass around my last bottle of rum.

Ahoy!

ziki


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Choisya wrote:
(BTW I am probably going to cancel my Tenerife trip because I have not been feeling too well and my doctor thinks I should put if off for awhile - so no whale sightings for me in March after all:smileysad:)







I'm sorry to hear that, Choisya!
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Re: A bit too late, but... hello

You're too much!


ziki wrote:


fanuzzir wrote:
Rocklet, do take advantage of that precious nap time to get some adult conversation with book lovers.




adult conversation...hmmm...that goes for Bob. I represent the group of those who are silly and never get anything right about the right whale.

;-)
ziki


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Re: community room: Where is everyone?

Choisya, I share everyone's sorrow that you will not be making your trip. On the other hand, we're glad you're here for a rousing pass round the bottle discussion of Moby Dick to the end!
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After January 07 I have a new criteria for judging humanity...those who read M-D and those who didn't.
That question should be in each employers' agenda, heheh.

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Choisya, I hope your health improves. Just check our Queequeg!
Well, we'll keep catching fish on the net.

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hast seen the White Whale?

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fanuzzir wrote:
You're too much!



hahahha, I think I heard it before but hist hark, why not stay with Moby-Dick on such a superb occasion?: sHe's too crazywitty for my sanity! (BN ed. p.503)


ziki

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Re: COMMUNITY ROOM for Moby Dick

Not just employers Ziki - politicians, world leaders!




ziki wrote:
After January 07 I have a new criteria for judging humanity...those who read M-D and those who didn't.
That question should be in each employers' agenda, heheh.

ziki


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Re: COMMUNITY ROOM for Moby Dick Laurel - A Must See!

Laurel: I have just finished watching a new BBC2 TV production on the life of Tchaikovsky and it was SUPERB! Ed Stoppard plays Tch and it is expertly presented by the conductor Charles Hazlewood, filmed in St Petersburg and features the Marinsky Young Philharmonic Orchestra of St Petersburg with the Piano Concerto No 1 being played by a stunning female pianist with arms so slim you would not think she could hit those magnificent chords! Extracts so far from Romeo & Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty with Natasha Peremsky. In two parts. I hope you get it over there!
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Choisya wrote:
Laurel: I have just finished watching a new BBC2 TV production on the life of Tchaikovsky and it was SUPERB! Ed Stoppard plays Tch and it is expertly presented by the conductor Charles Hazlewood, filmed in St Petersburg and features the Marinsky Young Philharmonic Orchestra of St Petersburg with the Piano Concerto No 1 being played by a stunning female pianist with arms so slim you would not think she could hit those magnificent chords! Extracts so far from Romeo & Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty with Natasha Peremsky. In two parts. I hope you get it over there!




I read about it a couple of days ago, Choisya, and decided that I wanted to keep the old Soviet production in my mind. Who knows, though? I may succumb. I'm sure it will be available over here soon.

By the way, I watched my eighth or ninth DVD of Eugene Onegin the other night.
"Truth must of necessity be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind, and therefore is congenial to it." ~~G.K. Chesterton
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Re: COMMUNITY ROOM for Moby Dick Laurel - A Must See!

I think you will enjoy it Laurel just because it is filmed in Russia and all the musicians/dancers taking part are Russian. It certainly captures the intensity of Russia and of Tch. Eugene Onegin was one of the featured operas tonight.




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Choisya wrote:
Laurel: I have just finished watching a new BBC2 TV production on the life of Tchaikovsky and it was SUPERB! Ed Stoppard plays Tch and it is expertly presented by the conductor Charles Hazlewood, filmed in St Petersburg and features the Marinsky Young Philharmonic Orchestra of St Petersburg with the Piano Concerto No 1 being played by a stunning female pianist with arms so slim you would not think she could hit those magnificent chords! Extracts so far from Romeo & Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty with Natasha Peremsky. In two parts. I hope you get it over there!




I read about it a couple of days ago, Choisya, and decided that I wanted to keep the old Soviet production in my mind. Who knows, though? I may succumb. I'm sure it will be available over here soon.

By the way, I watched my eighth or ninth DVD of Eugene Onegin the other night.


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Re: COMMUNITY ROOM for Moby Dick Laurel - A Must See!

Did someone say Eugene Onegin? Pushkin's short stories are my favorites! "The Queen of Spades," "The Snowstorm," are without compare.
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Re: COMMUNITY ROOM for Moby Dick Laurel - A Must See!

I don't think you will get an argument from myself or Laurel there Fanuzzir - we are both fans of Pushkin and Russian literature in general:smileyhappy:




fanuzzir wrote:
Did someone say Eugene Onegin? Pushkin's short stories are my favorites! "The Queen of Spades," "The Snowstorm," are without compare.


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fanuzzir wrote:
Did someone say Eugene Onegin? Pushkin's short stories are my favorites! "The Queen of Spades," "The Snowstorm," are without compare.




Oh! Oh! Oh! See if you can get someone to lead us into Pushkin. I'm even learning Russian so I can read him better. I haven't read "The Snowstorm." I'll try that next. Even his unfinished stories are fascinating (and frustrating).

I wonder if we're the only two Americans who like Pushkin and Chesterton both?
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