April Books?

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Did I miss it? Have we decided what we are reading? I want to get started NOW so I can actually discuss (will read Eggers later on my own I guess ). Thanks, Cathy

-- Cathy (capdvm@sprint.ca), March 31, 2000


I don't think you missed it, we just haven't decided yet... so I'll throw in a voe for The Pilot's Wife, since I haven't read any Anita Shreeve at all.

-- Mary Ellen (mary_ellen@mindspring.com), April 01, 2000.

It is taking me so long to read AHWOSG that I am still about 70 pages to the end. Usually I fly through a book, this one is dragging for me. I like it a lot, but still... What's up with the April books? Have we decided yet? I nominate "The Missing World" by Margot Livesay. It got great reviews and looks very interesting.

-- Nancey (ndinardi@athm.org), April 03, 2000.

I have been so busy that I haven't had a chance to sit down with the nominations for a classic for April, see which ones got multiple votes, and try to pick one from that. Our non-classic is A Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler, although I haven't really officially announced that or anything. I'm sorry; I'm just swamped right now. I'll try to get on this tonight.

I never finished the Eggers book, either, and at this point I'm about to give up. Part of the problem is that I'm just so busy, but after I've reread the same few pages over and over again because they aren't sticking with me, I start to think it's not all my fault.

I loved the first half, though.

-- Beth (beth@xeney.com), April 03, 2000.

Heavenly day, I thought it was just me! I really didn't notice that I had put the book down and wandered away from it, but I did, about two weeks ago. I do want to finish it, because I hear that the last chapter is really great, but I think I stopped after skipping the entire Real World chapter, because I just didn't want to read his bullshit.

-- Kymm Zuckert (hedgehog@hedgehog.net), April 03, 2000.

I'm not sure where to post this, Beth, but I'd love to support the choice of "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neal Hurston. I studied her in grad school and found I loved her work. She uses dialect much more than most, I think, but her stories are beautifully told.

-- Toni (toni@la-lagniappe.com), April 07, 2000.

I just read Patchwork Planet and can't wait to talk about it.

-- julie (jefjul@athenet.net), April 08, 2000.

Beth, I don't know if you already do this, but is there a little group of people who take part in this book club, and do you email them or anything when the next book is chosen? Because if there is I'd like to add my name to it - nobody I know seems to read the same books as me, which kind of kills the discussions a bit.

Or do I just check back here to see? It's all confusion in my world today.

-- Jackie (jackie_collins@flextech.co.uk), April 12, 2000.

... or I could just add my name to the notify list! Which I've now done, so just ignore me - I'll figure things out in time!

-- Jackie (jackie_collins@flextech.co.uk), April 12, 2000.

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