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Siddhartha
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Start date
September 1, 2014
Finish date
September 30, 2014
Discussion leader
Crystal
Why we're reading this
Siddhartha is a 1922 novel by Hermann Hesse that deals with the spiritual journey of self-discovery of a…more
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+ General
* Introductions
By Shanea · 75 posts · 147 views
last updated Sep 19, 2014 09:14PM
* Changes starting in 2014
By Jeane , Book-tator · 5 posts · 405 views
last updated Jan 05, 2014 04:04PM
* Social Media and Us!
By Karena · 19 posts · 635 views
last updated Jul 20, 2014 12:40PM
What is the most difficult thing you have ever read?
By Jeane , Book-tator · 124 posts · 417 views
last updated 16 hours, 52 min ago
Interest in reading books by Quirk books?
By Jeane , Book-tator · 41 posts · 78 views
last updated Sep 19, 2014 07:24AM
Translations
By Moray · 2 posts · 17 views
last updated Aug 21, 2014 09:13AM
Wht read the Classics by Italo Calvino
By Chahrazad · 3 posts · 25 views
last updated Aug 20, 2014 01:23AM
Part One Discussion (Spoilers)
By Crystal · 3 posts · 33 views
last updated 6 hours, 15 min ago
Siddhartha and Govinda
By Crystal · 3 posts · 25 views
last updated 9 hours, 45 min ago
Part Two Discussion (Spoilers)
By Crystal · 4 posts · 28 views
last updated 21 hours, 52 min ago
Siddhartha's Quest
By Crystal · 6 posts · 35 views
last updated Sep 20, 2014 06:46AM
Siddhartha and You
By Crystal · 4 posts · 50 views
last updated Sep 15, 2014 08:39AM
Hesse and Buddhism
By Crystal · 2 posts · 29 views
last updated Sep 15, 2014 06:27AM
Reviews and Ratings
By Crystal · 4 posts · 57 views
last updated Sep 11, 2014 08:46PM
Finished? Reviews
By Jeane , Book-tator · 10 posts · 45 views
last updated Sep 14, 2014 02:50PM
Chapters 22-26
By Jeane , Book-tator · 9 posts · 31 views
last updated Aug 29, 2014 10:15AM
Favorite Quotes
By Jeane , Book-tator · 6 posts · 46 views
last updated Aug 26, 2014 10:54AM
Chapters 4-6
By Jeane , Book-tator · 3 posts · 25 views
last updated Aug 22, 2014 12:57AM
Chapters 7-12
By Jeane , Book-tator · 4 posts · 22 views
last updated Aug 22, 2014 12:44AM
Chapters 16-21
By Jeane , Book-tator · 5 posts · 20 views
last updated Aug 21, 2014 11:17AM
Chapters 13-15
By Jeane , Book-tator · 3 posts · 16 views
last updated Aug 21, 2014 11:15AM
Where's Your Bookmark?
By Jeane , Book-tator · 152 posts · 269 views
last updated Sep 11, 2014 03:13PM
Best & Worst Read
By LaLaLa Laura · 46 posts · 297 views
last updated Sep 09, 2014 10:37PM
I Managed to (Re-)Read it and I Liked it!
By Anil · 26 posts · 203 views
last updated Sep 05, 2014 08:27AM
Favorite quotes from a book
By Karena · 13 posts · 191 views
last updated Aug 19, 2014 07:21AM
Character Attachment
By Tanya · 53 posts · 305 views
last updated Aug 10, 2014 11:04AM
First Lines
By Colleen · 11 posts · 61 views
last updated Aug 10, 2014 10:57AM
Monster Reads
By Karena · 74 posts · 300 views
last updated Jun 24, 2014 01:30AM
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+ Literary Fun & Games
Classic Author Challenge 2014
By Karena · 37 posts · 156 views
last updated Sep 06, 2014 10:09AM
Let's Play
By LaLaLa Laura · 374 posts · 363 views
last updated Aug 15, 2014 01:06PM
Word For Word
By LaLaLa Laura · 1383 posts · 410 views
last updated Jul 27, 2014 08:08PM
As Super As.....a Simile
By LaLaLa Laura · 118 posts · 172 views
last updated Jul 25, 2014 02:35PM
Literary Cafe
By LaLaLa Laura · 236 posts · 417 views
last updated Jul 24, 2014 02:17AM
That's Morphtastic!
By LaLaLa Laura · 41 posts · 116 views
last updated May 12, 2014 07:05AM
Beginnings and Endings
By LaLaLa Laura · 114 posts · 128 views
last updated May 05, 2014 02:21PM
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+ Book Suggestions
* Book Recommendations for Pre-1910
By Jeane , Book-tator · 5 posts · 111 views
last updated Feb 23, 2014 08:53PM
* Book Suggestions 1960-2004
By Jeane , Book-tator · 20 posts · 138 views
last updated Feb 23, 2014 08:53PM
* Suggestions 1910-1960
By Jeane , Book-tator · 8 posts · 86 views
last updated Feb 23, 2014 08:52PM
Books that you just have to read! (That may not be classics)
By Jeane , Book-tator · 83 posts · 1014 views
last updated Apr 22, 2014 10:52AM
2014 book suggestions
By Karena · 14 posts · 224 views
last updated Dec 27, 2013 06:53PM
Christmas Classics
By Karena · 7 posts · 72 views
last updated Dec 15, 2013 05:28PM
New YA Series!
By Talia · 3 posts · 56 views
last updated Oct 22, 2013 03:17AM
* Self promotion folder
By Karena · 26 posts · 167 views
last updated Jul 03, 2014 08:13PM
* Literary Blogs
By Karena · 42 posts · 410 views
last updated Aug 13, 2014 01:57AM
Last chance to get the new paranormal fantasy 'Ascension' for only 0.99
By Aimee · 1 post · 3 views
last updated 5 hours, 6 min ago
Charles Dickens' Most Successful Fiction
By Gita · 1 post · 19 views
last updated Sep 18, 2014 10:28AM
GIVEAWAY - win 3 books!
By Bee · 3 posts · 24 views
last updated Sep 17, 2014 02:52PM
New apocalyptic fantasy series 0.99 for the first book in September only
By Aimee · 1 post · 9 views
last updated Sep 08, 2014 07:07PM
Cinderella's Escape
By Gita · 6 posts · 24 views
last updated Sep 07, 2014 08:24AM
* Discuss Sam Spade as a detective
By Beth · 22 posts · 76 views
last updated Jul 22, 2014 07:06PM
Discuss Truth and Deception
By Beth · 7 posts · 49 views
last updated Jul 21, 2014 10:30AM
Contrast/Compare Female Characters
By Beth · 9 posts · 39 views
last updated Jul 21, 2014 08:46AM
Discuss the Falcon
By Beth · 5 posts · 38 views
last updated Jul 01, 2014 01:01AM
Discuss Loyalty
By Beth · 4 posts · 40 views
last updated Jun 29, 2014 11:49PM
* chapters 1- 8
By Karena · 20 posts · 138 views
last updated Nov 04, 2013 02:37PM
* chapters 9-16
By Karena · 1 post · 33 views
last updated Sep 30, 2013 10:25AM
* chapters 17-24
By Karena · 3 posts · 41 views
last updated Nov 02, 2013 08:42PM
Review: Bookshelf, Library Bag, Donation Box
By Shanea · 14 posts · 65 views
last updated Nov 16, 2013 06:55PM
Let's talk characters!
By Jeane , Book-tator · 7 posts · 41 views
last updated Oct 19, 2013 09:30PM
Original Ending
By Karena · 7 posts · 79 views
last updated Oct 18, 2013 08:31PM
* Chapters 1- 12
By Karena · 13 posts · 140 views
last updated Sep 27, 2013 07:06PM
* Chapters 13 - 24
By Karena · 4 posts · 59 views
last updated Sep 29, 2013 04:54AM
* Chapters 25-36
By Karena · 1 post · 32 views
last updated Aug 27, 2013 08:21PM
* Chapters 37-46
By Karena · 10 posts · 72 views
last updated Oct 27, 2013 02:30AM
Review: Bookshelf, Library Bag or Donation Box.
By Karena · 23 posts · 115 views
last updated Oct 29, 2013 09:02AM
Why I Love This Book
By Nadia · 9 posts · 125 views
last updated Oct 16, 2013 12:09PM
* Prologue - Chapter 5
By Karena · 16 posts · 121 views
last updated Jul 16, 2013 02:22PM
* Chapters 6-10
By Karena · 10 posts · 52 views
last updated Jul 20, 2013 12:31PM
* Chapters 11 -15
By Karena · 6 posts · 36 views
last updated Jul 30, 2013 02:58PM
* Chapters 16-20
By Karena · 5 posts · 41 views
last updated Jul 24, 2013 12:04PM
* Chapters 21-Epilogue
By Karena · 19 posts · 63 views
last updated Aug 03, 2013 04:23AM
Review: Bookshelf, Library Bag or Donation Box.
By Karena · 21 posts · 76 views
last updated Aug 09, 2013 10:40AM
Christine's Choice (Spoilers)
By Shanea · 2 posts · 23 views
last updated Jul 29, 2013 08:00PM
* Part 1, Chapter 1-34
By Karena · 46 posts · 250 views
last updated May 21, 2013 07:48PM
* Part 2, Chapter 1-35
By Karena · 44 posts · 93 views
last updated May 24, 2013 12:53PM
* Part 3, Chapter 1-32
By Karena · 9 posts · 52 views
last updated May 16, 2013 08:55AM
* Part 4 Chapter 1 - 23
By Karena · 13 posts · 74 views
last updated Aug 03, 2013 07:57AM
* Part 6, Chapter 1-32
By Karena · 9 posts · 50 views
last updated May 28, 2013 04:11PM
* Part 7, Chapter 1-31
By Karena · 6 posts · 50 views
last updated Jun 05, 2013 01:38PM
* Part 5, Chapter 1- 33
By Karena · 4 posts · 37 views
last updated May 21, 2013 11:18PM
* Part 1, Chapter 1 - 18 *might contain spoilers*
By Karena · 43 posts · 241 views
last updated Jun 23, 2013 07:15AM
* Part 1, Chapter 19-36 *Might Contain Spoilers*
By Karena · 29 posts · 108 views
last updated Jun 23, 2013 07:22AM
* Part 2, Chapter 37-66 *Might contain Spoilers*
By Karena · 27 posts · 98 views
last updated Jun 23, 2013 07:27AM
* Part 2, Chapters 67-94 *Might Contain Spoilers*
By Karena · 13 posts · 75 views
last updated Jun 23, 2013 07:36AM
* Part 3, Chapter 95-100 *Might Contain Spoilers*
By Karena · 32 posts · 140 views
last updated Jun 23, 2013 07:47AM
Life of Pi: Book vs Movie *may contain spoilers*
By Karena · 21 posts · 320 views
last updated Aug 03, 2013 07:08PM
What's in a name?
By Michelle · 12 posts · 100 views
last updated Jun 23, 2013 01:28PM
* Options for enjoyment
By Karena · 19 posts · 430 views
last updated Mar 03, 2013 12:29AM
* Starting topics
By Karena · 11 posts · 302 views
last updated Jan 23, 2013 03:18PM
Newland's inaction - spoiler alert
By Grandpa Joe · 30 posts · 188 views
last updated Feb 09, 2014 07:09AM
Favorite Quotations *Spoilers A Possibility*
By Crystal · 20 posts · 127 views
last updated Mar 14, 2013 05:58PM
Review *Most Definitely Contains Spoilers*
By Karena · 60 posts · 243 views
last updated Feb 09, 2013 11:45AM
Title *May contain spoilers*
By Karena · 42 posts · 307 views
last updated Feb 02, 2013 03:17PM
Edith was a bad ass!
By Karena · 4 posts · 69 views
last updated Feb 01, 2013 06:49PM
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+ Archives
* Classic Book Suggestions
By Angie , Shelf-tator · 30 posts · 279 views
last updated Oct 06, 2013 07:33AM
* Classic Book Suggestions (April 2013)
By Angie , Shelf-tator · 18 posts · 152 views
last updated May 05, 2013 09:52AM
* "Classic" Bookshelf Suggestions (February 2013)
By Angie , Shelf-tator · 87 posts · 292 views
last updated Mar 31, 2013 10:00AM
* What games are you playing? (February 2013)
By Karena · 8 posts · 43 views
last updated Feb 09, 2013 02:17PM
* Where is your bookmark? (February 2013)
By Karena · 71 posts · 175 views
last updated Feb 28, 2013 12:23AM
* Introduce yourself! (February 2013)
By Karena · 69 posts · 133 views
last updated Mar 01, 2013 06:16AM
* What games are you playing? (January 2013)
By Karena · 12 posts · 93 views
last updated Feb 07, 2013 02:18AM
September, October November
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August, September, October
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June, July, August
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May, June, July
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April, May, June
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March, April, May
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February, March, April
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Wow, our October poll was close! It is always fun when that happens since we never know what book will prevail until the poll closes. In November we return to our time period rotation. The current selections are classics written between 1960 and 2004. I have only read one of these books and all the others are either on my TO READ list or they will be. Let the voting begin!

 
  43 votes 31.6%

The Giver by Lois Lowry QUICK, YA
 
  32 votes 23.5%

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clark
 
  26 votes 19.1%

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
 
  25 votes 18.4%

Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon MONSTER
 
  10 votes 7.4%

136 total votes
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