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Club Read 2018

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1avaland
Dec 15, 2017, 11:37am Top

The message board is for general comments, notes or announcements.

2avaland
Dec 15, 2017, 12:08pm Top

Reviews and conversation is still ongoing on Club Read 2017 until the end of the year.

3avaland
Dec 27, 2017, 9:35am Top

If you are putting down roots here in 2018, don't forget to go to the "Introduce Yourself" thread and, well, introduce yourself!

4Nickelini
Dec 30, 2017, 4:06pm Top

Thanks for taking over the group, Lois.

5avaland
Jan 3, 9:24am Top

You're welcome, Joyce!

6SassyLassy
Mar 22, 1:07pm Top

The quarterly "best of" thread is now up: http://www.librarything.com/topic/288748

7avaland
Mar 22, 1:36pm Top

Funny, I was just looking at this thread yesterday wondering if I should post something to bring it back up from the abyss....

8kidzdoc
May 4, 4:44pm Top

I have a ticket to see Jesmyn Ward speak next week, at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Thursday. I noticed that Laura from the 75 Books group will also see her speak next week, in Philadelphia, so I suspected that she may be on a book tour this month, and that is the case. Next week she'll be in Cambridge on Monday, Brooklyn on Tuesday (at St Francis College), Philadelphia and Washington on Wednesday, and Atlanta on Thursday. After that she'll go to Chicago, Austin, Houston, New Orleans and Pass Christian in the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Here's a link to her schedule, with more details:

http://simonandschusterpublishing.com/sing-unburied-sing/news---events.html

My ticket cost a little more than $18, but it does include a signed copy of the paperback edition of Sing, Unburied, Sing.

9janemarieprice
May 27, 6:25pm Top

Curbed has a series out now Celebrating the 300th anniversary of New Orleans with several interesting short and longer form pieces.

10lisapeet
May 27, 7:23pm Top

>9 janemarieprice: Oh cool, thanks! I'm going to be in New Orleans in Juneā€”it'll be a work trip, but hopefully I'll have a little time to explore. I haven't been there since 1984, which I think is a long time in New Orleans years.

11kidzdoc
May 27, 8:42pm Top

>9 janemarieprice: Sweet. Thanks, Jane! NOLA was my home for three years in the late 70s and early 80s, so I'll definitely read these pieces.

12avidmom
Jun 1, 9:56pm Top

Did anybody see this on pbs? http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home
I really enjoyed watching this and testing to see how many on the list I read. :)

13nohrt4me2
Jun 3, 11:56pm Top

>12 avidmom: Dang! The quiz is no longer available.

There is a list, though. There are some I wish I had NOT read--A Confederacy of Dunces and Game of Thrones (though I confess I made it through only the first two of George R.R. Martin's series.).

Mostly a good list, though I wish Shogun had been in there. I remember enjoying that a lot.

14bragan
Edited: Jun 6, 9:37am Top

>13 nohrt4me2: I just went to the website, and the quiz is there (although it took me a second to figure out how to submit the thing and get my score!). I've read 44 out of 100.

Some rather odd choices on there, though, if you ask me.

15nohrt4me2
Jun 6, 2:08pm Top

>14 bragan: OK, yes, quiz there now. Maybe my tablet didn't want to take me there. Agree some odd choices--Flowers in the Attic was puzzling. And some works left off--where were Hawthorne, Poe, Auster, Roth, and Willa Cather?

I sometimes think that they should quiz you on which authors you've read rather than on specific works.

16janemarieprice
Jun 6, 2:29pm Top

> Only 38 for me though it felt like I clicked more. And a lot on there actually that I'll never read so... Totally agree with you about authors read though.

17avaland
Edited: Jul 11, 10:22am Top

Best Reads for the 2nd quarter thread is up HERE. Please join us, if you haven't already, in listing your faves of the last 3 months (whether it's just one book or a dozen).

*thanks to Sassylassy for putting the thread up.

18AlisonY
Aug 12, 10:39am Top

For those in the UK, Penguin have a 99p offer on Amazon for today only across quite a few modern classic titles:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/browse.html/?node=4725112031

19SassyLassy
Sep 16, 6:36pm Top

Q3 is almost over. Come and tell us what reading stood out for you here: http://www.librarything.com/topic/296332

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