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    Hell even this dinky mobile home has a built in bookshelf. I have another one also in the living room, and another one in the small spare room, and the last one is in..one of the closets! lol. Only place left for it. And I STILL had to get rid of some books. I ended up getting rid of almost every one of my paperbacks(including Madame Bovary BTW yes it was a paperback and I still had it and got rid of it finally), and a number of hardback books. Just no room. And the VERY worst thing to move here(besides the landscaping and plants)? THE BOOKS! Box after box of books-like carrying concrete blocks in one after another. ugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sojiita View Post
    I again decry the selection of M. Bovary. I hate it! Too 'have to have read and done a report on for English class' for me. *recalls with horror tenth grade English class*

    hell along those lines why not just read "Mrs Dalloway' or "To the Lighthouse" oe "Catcher in the Rye"..maybe some "Tom Sawyer"..we could also read and discuss "The Lottery"(and then enact the book and randomly stone one of the members to death?)

    *I am just bitchy cause I HAD to read M. Bovary during a very busy time and do MULTIPLE reports on the book-resulting in my hating it with a passion. So much so that I have blocked out any memory of what 'Flaubert's Folly'(hee!) is really even about anymore.
    no worries, soj. i hate the dumb bitch too lol. i read the damn thing twice and i know the whole point of the thing is that all the characters are perfectly mediocre nobodies and flaubert's 10 000 pages of ocd research notes to write the damn thing and yada, yada, yada but just zola, another french hero i had to study repeatedly in high school, i just can't get into them, even though i know it's practically sacrilege to admit it


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    and i'm so jealous of all of you that still have your books. *sigh*
    i've moved around so much my books are spread out all over the place. some at my mother's, some with my brother and sister in canada, some left behind with various roomates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    Hell, we even have a bookshelf in our loo! They are the most read books in the house LOL
    LOL. We do NOT have room for that in our bathroom, but now I wish we did! One of those little nooks cut into the wall between the studs and nicely finished would be an awesome spot for a stack of books!

    As it is, we have them in pretty much every room, including the kitchen and dining room. We don't have enough wall space in any one room to devote to books (our house is only 15' wide), so we just have smaller bookcases, nooks and artsy piles everywhere, lol. Our TV/entertainment cabinet even has bookshelves built into it, which I love. When we go back up north for the holidays I'm going to raid my parents house for a lot of my dad's and uncle's old stuff too. And I want to take all my childhood books back with me! I miss them!
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    I also nominate:

    Anna Karenina
    War and Peace.
    From here to Eternity
    A Walk To The Hills of the Dreamtime
    Leafy Rivers
    The taking of Pelham One, Two, Three
    Uncle Tom's Cabin(or, Life among the Lowly Ones)
    The Odessa File.
    The Good Earth.
    Don't slap me, cause I'm not in the mood!

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    Well, at least we won't run out of books to read!

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    When are we voting on the book?
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    Shit - I forgot all about it what with Xmas and all. I will compile the list in the next hour or so and post it here. Then you have 7 days to vote. Sorry!

    OK here's the list:

    GOSSIP ROCKS BOOK CLUB – VOTE FOR ONE BOOK ONLY PLEASE, PREFERABLY NOT THE ONE YOU NOMINATED.

    This is a long list so I’m sure you’ll find something that appeals.

    Please post your vote in this thread or PM me. I will announce the winner next Monday and we will discuss the book on Monday 4 February NOT before please.
    Madame Bovary – Gustav Flaubert
    The Discomfort Zone – Jonathan Frantzen
    Memories of My Melancholy Whores - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    The Ghost – Robert Harris
    Half Broken Things – Morag Joss
    Murder At the Vicarage – Agatha Christie
    A Place Of Execution – Val McDermid
    Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    The Awakening – Kate Chopin
    T is for Trespass - Sue Grafton
    The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
    I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
    The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards
    Atonement - Ian McEwan
    Pere Goriot - Balzac
    Ulysses - James Joyce
    Not Wanted on the Voyage - Timothy Findley
    The Confessions of Nat Turner - William Styron
    Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk
    Tender Is The Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald

    And this lot – can’t be arsed to look up the authors but I think we might have enough to choose from LOL

    Anna Karenina
    War and Peace
    From here to Eternity
    A Walk To The Hills of the Dreamtime
    Leafy Rivers
    The taking of Pelham One, Two, Three
    Uncle Tom's Cabin(or, Life among the Lowly Ones)
    The Odessa File.
    The Good Earth.
    Last edited by A*O; December 27th, 2007 at 01:46 AM.
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    atonement, ian mcewan

    but i'd be happy with any of these:

    Memories of My Melancholy Whores - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
    Atonement - Ian McEwan
    Ulysses - James Joyce
    Not Wanted on the Voyage - Timothy Findley
    Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk
    Tender Is The Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald
    The Discomfort Zone – Jonathan Frantzen
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    Please count me in for Atonement. Any of the following will also suit me:

    Madame Bovary – Gustav Flaubert
    A Place Of Execution – Val McDermid
    T is for Trespass - Sue Grafton
    I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
    Ulysses - James Joyce
    Tender Is The Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Thank you A*O for all of the organizing you have done so far. I can't wait to see what we choose.

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    No worries. I will tick Atonement for you Anne2007 (edit and sputnik!). One person, one vote. If we start preferences and multi votes my brain will explode!
    Last edited by A*O; December 27th, 2007 at 06:13 AM.
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    I wasn't around for the nomination process because I was on vacation, but I'm intrested in doing the book club thing. Is that still OK?

    If it is, another vote for Atonement.

    Thanks for pulling this back together A*O

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    So many wonderful suggestions making it difficult to choose only one...so I'll resort to alphabetically and vote for Atonement.
    Playful~

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    Haunted but whatever...

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    Just to help make it easy I will go with Atonement also.
    Don't slap me, cause I'm not in the mood!

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    Looks like I need to be snagging Atonement at my library!
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