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Jun 30, 2016 04:46PM

1218 Book 33 was used against "I Took Your Name" because the main character loses a piece of her memory every time she gets hurt. It seemed fitting...

(I Have Blinded Myself Writing This - Jess Stoner)
Jun 30, 2016 04:41PM

1218 Samantha, we've already nominated, polled, and named our group read books. Look up in the comments, you'll see!
Jun 29, 2016 03:20PM

1218 Book 32 was used against "Strange Currencies" because the protag has an unusual obsession with Zombies and suffers from a mental tic where, when she experienced anxiety, she repeats peoples' appearances in her head.

(Jordan's Brains - J Cornell Michel)
Jun 29, 2016 03:11PM

1218 Hi there Samantha! Welcome to the group!!
Jun 26, 2016 02:29PM

1218 Hi everyone, we are wrapping up our weeklong discussion with Edan today.

I'd like to take a moment to thank you for participating in the conversation and for asking Edan some questions. I really enjoyed following along and seeing how the book affected each of you.

And most of all, I'd like to thank Edan for her interest in sharing CALIFORNIA with us, and for making the time to be here all week long with us!

Edan, I really appreciate everything you and your publisher did to make the book available to us. And we hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we enjoyed having you here!
Jun 26, 2016 02:26PM

1218 Martin, this does not belong in the Newbies folder since you are not introducing yourself. I moved it to book related banter because it fits better there.
Jun 23, 2016 03:48PM

1218 Book 30 was used against "Diminished" because it was a collection of short stories.

(Some Possible Solutions - Helen Phillips)

Book 31 was pretty easy to place too... it takes place primarily on the ocean, so I used it to wipe out "Undertow".

(At Ocean - Oliver Serang)
Jun 22, 2016 06:32AM

1218 Evalani,

I think you accidentally applied a post twice here. Were you having issues seeing it come across, because they are both here now.
Jun 22, 2016 05:13AM

1218 And we have our winners! Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted!

In July we'll be reading and discussing ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE which will be lead by Ethan!!!

And in August we will be reading and discussing THE HUMANS which will be lead by David!!!

Whoooo! Great selections everyone!
Jun 22, 2016 05:06AM

1218 Hi Linda, thanks for introducing yourself! We're happy to have you!
Jun 20, 2016 07:09PM

1218 Edan, I'm right there with you when you say you'd last 5 days. I joke with my husband.... we're not cut out for that kind of world. I've got ZERO survival skills and I'm not too sure I'd trust his : )
Jun 20, 2016 06:57AM

1218 Edan, I have to ask because.. honestly.. the book begs you to, if you lived in a post apocalyptic world, similar to the one you developed for CALIFORNIA, would you want to have a child as urgently as Freida did?
Jun 19, 2016 07:22PM

1218 Just a reminder to everyone that Edan joins us tomorrow!!!
I'm dying to see what the rest of you thought of it.

Believe it or not, I actually have a vacation day tomorrow, but in keeping with my usual habit, I'll kick off the welcome while I'm here!


Please be sure you thank your publisher for us, for having made the copies available for us for the discussion. And of course, thank YOU for your interest in hanging with us all week long. We're thrilled to have you!

I'll get the party started with a question,

What was the most challenging part of building the world within the pages of CALIFORNIA?
Jun 19, 2016 07:19PM

1218 Oh no Robert. I am sorry to hear that it's been a bit of a struggle for you. I really enjoyed the slower pace, myself. It was such a break from what I was used to reading within the post-apoc genre.

Also, to my surprise, it became something different than I had anticipated. Which was refreshing too.

Hopefully the second half picks up for you? Are you still reading it or did you DNF?
Jun 16, 2016 08:52AM

1218 Nope, I was definitely thinking GotT was already out in theaters : )
Jun 15, 2016 05:44PM

1218 I don't know why, I thought it had already come out as a summer film. Oppps!
Jun 15, 2016 07:10AM

1218 Alrighty!

Nominations are closed, and the polls have been opened!

Come vote in which books you'd' most like to read with us in July and August. Polls close on Tuesday, the 21st!

May the best books win!!!

Jun 11, 2016 06:41AM

1218 Jennifer, any audiobook pairing of Denis Johnson's books with Will Patton as narrator. HEAVEN!
Jun 11, 2016 06:40AM

1218 By language, Karin, do you mean how she words things, or inappropriate offensive language?
Jun 11, 2016 06:03AM

1218 I will be reaching out to each and every one of you today! Congrats! You are all winners : )

Thank you so much for entering the giveaway and for expressing an interest in the book! I can't wait for us to discuss it next month.

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