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Welcome, Aggie/Menmo! I've tried the same thing with other books, and I know just what you mean about it not quite working out. This book is on the shortish side, though, so maybe giving it a concentrated read, and with the inspiration of the group, you'll be able to enjoy it in full.

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Hello,
My name is Aggie and I began reading Siddhartha about six months ago but didn't get very far, distracted as I was by the business of life itself. I kept the book in my glove compartment and pulled it out to read occasionally when I needed something to read while I waited for an appointment or in a traffic jam. Of course I lost the thread of the story that way so welcome this chance to begin fresh and hopefully, gain a better understanding of the story this time.



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Welcome, nyseptembergirl/Mary! It does sound like this book may be quite interesting to you. We look forward to hearing your comments and insights!

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nyseptembergirl wrote:
Hi, I am a Spiritual Life Coach and am interested in this book. I have never read it however I will asap.
Mary


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Welcome, Vicki/muddera2n2! We'll all find out the answer to your question together, and I'm sure those who have read the book before will help out the group. That's what's great about the book clubs.

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Hi...My name is Vicki. I enjoy learning about foreign cultures and religions. I am not familiar with this book but am intrigued by the name...might this be referring to the "Buddha?" Whether or not...I find that I must read this book. Looking forward to the discussion.


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Welcome, Sunltcloud! I addressed your question about editions in the thread where you asked about it. It's wonderful having a "Hesse fan" in the group--I hope you'll be willing to share your knowledge--we'll all benefit!

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Have you read Siddhartha or Hermann Hesse before? What interests you about reading this book? Reply to this message to introduce yourself to the group!




Hello,

My name is Gisela and I am thrilled to see Hermann Hesse's name on this board. I bought Siddhartha in 1953, in German, while I was still in school. Later, when I came to the US I bought a translation, but that too is ancient. What a great reason to run over to Barnes and Noble right now to get a new translation.

I have read most of H.H. sometime during my life, even began to reread "Magister Ludi" just a few months ago. Still can't get too far into it though. I've carried one of his poems with me for over 50 years and still find it "timely." Maybe even more so now that I am old. A poem about returning to one's "garden of youth" sits on my computer desk right now. I also enjoy his speeches, letters, biographical notes, especially what he has written about aging; I plan to visit Calw, Gaienhofen, and Montagnola one of these days...I have put together a folder of info that will eventually lead me into his footsteps. Hermann Hesse also enjoyed painting; a bio that gathers his memories of Christmases past is adorned with his water colors.

Ah, the question about interest in Siddhartha.....I love philosophical treatments and insights. As Siddhartha said: "I am not going anywhere. I am only on the way."

By the way, the link to the translation of poems in the "More Books By Hermann Hesse" leads to a book that will come out in March 2008.

Looking forward to reading with all of you,

Gisela


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Welcome, Carp! It's great to have you here. I'm looking forward to hearing the comments and insights of re-readers like you--how you were affected, etc.

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Hi Carp here

I read Siddhartha in college oh about 35 years ago in philosphy class. I remember being affected by the book. Last month on a long trip I listened to Siddhartha on tape and was transformed once again. I look forward to discussing the book. I was struck how Siddhartha runs the gamut of all human experiences.


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Welcome, Becky/Colbyite! So great to have you here. I hope you'll post early and often.

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Hi Jessica and all.

i, like most others, read Siddhartha a long long time ago. as i recall i loved the book and that it has much to offer. i am planning on re-reading it and see how it relates to my life today. i look forward to this exchange.

Becky


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Welcome, Kim/sandersk! It's great to have you with us. It sounds like there are many members who will be able to share all kinds of different insights with us. Sounds like we have an interesting month ahead!

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My name is Kim and I am an instructional technology specialist in a public school district in Chandler, Arizona. I have become very interested in Buddhism in the past two years, reading many books, joining a meditation group, and getting my hands on many new exciting books. I have not even heard of this book until today so I have ordered my copy and cannot wait to get started! Great to meet you all!


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Hi everyone! My name is Annabella. I live in Philadelphia PA and am a policy wonk with the local municipal government.. In the meantime, also practice yoga and espouse and embrace many Buddhist sentiments.. Bought Siddhartha , like a few of you, at least 5 years ago and never read.. Am happy to take it off my bookshelf to read and share insights with you.. Thank you for the opportunity to do so!
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Like not a couple here, I've had an edition of Siddhartha on my shelf forever, having found it in the store and always meaning to read it. Now it will be the first book I read for the New Year, and I wil look forward to this discussion, my first, as well.

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Hello! My name is Melissa and I'm a news editor in the Hudson River Valley. I've been looking for a reason to re-read this wonderful book, AND to jump into an online book discussion.
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Welcome, roigyo! Thanks for joining us. We'll all benefit if we bring our own experiences and reading insights to the boards.

Happy New Year!

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roigyo wrote:
Hi everyone! My name is Annabella. I live in Philadelphia PA and am a policy wonk with the local municipal government.. In the meantime, also practice yoga and espouse and embrace many Buddhist sentiments.. Bought Siddhartha , like a few of you, at least 5 years ago and never read.. Am happy to take it off my bookshelf to read and share insights with you.. Thank you for the opportunity to do so!


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Welcome, MsNeet! I'm glad to share this first book of the year with you and all the club members!

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MsNeet wrote:
Like not a couple here, I've had an edition of Siddhartha on my shelf forever, having found it in the store and always meaning to read it. Now it will be the first book I read for the New Year, and I wil look forward to this discussion, my first, as well.

Cheers,

MsNeet


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Welcome, Melissa/koz9! It's terrific of you to join us! I hope you enjoy the online book club format. It's really quite nice, especially during the upcoming winter months in New York State (I live upstate) and other snowy locales.

Happy New Year!

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koz9 wrote:
Hello! My name is Melissa and I'm a news editor in the Hudson River Valley. I've been looking for a reason to re-read this wonderful book, AND to jump into an online book discussion.


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Hello!! I read Siddhartha last year in English class. I found it absolutely fascinating... Looking forward to discussing this novel with everyone!!
"A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us." --Kafka
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Hi, my name is Jackie and what a cool book to start 2008 with! Haven't read it yet, in fact, hadn't even heard of it but I couldn't imagine a better book to read right now. :smileyhappy: Looking forward to the discussions this book will bring. Happy New Year all!
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Hi ! It's cuznsteve here. Yep, many many moons ago, I had the great opportunity to attend high school summer school . Our instructor had a fair build , tan of skin, and positive suggestion to read Sidhartha by Herman Hesse , whom he proved to resemble in more ways than those three.
Other books by Herman Hesse are equalling engrossing and fulfilling. I have always wanted to read more and more of him , but have only a few .
Perhaps its time for me to reread Siddhartha' journey and struglgle for Truth and Peace once again .
Thankyou for your participation,and reminding me in many ways of my own life.
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Hi connie k ! Have you read Siddhartha yet ?
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to nyseptembergirl,....Mary is it ?.....read it and reread it , and reread it . You will have a wealth to teach your Life group .
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Welcome, APenForYourThoughts! Your fresh read and classroom discussions will be advantageous to many of us. Please feel free to post early and often.

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Hello!! I read Siddhartha last year in English class. I found it absolutely fascinating... Looking forward to discussing this novel with everyone!!



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Welcome to the club, Jackie! (I realize that's an overused expression, but in this case it fits!). I hope you enjoy the book and discussion.

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Jackjoy wrote:
Hi, my name is Jackie and what a cool book to start 2008 with! Haven't read it yet, in fact, hadn't even heard of it but I couldn't imagine a better book to read right now. :smileyhappy: Looking forward to the discussions this book will bring. Happy New Year all!


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