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My Name Is Lucy Barton
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Start date
July 15, 2016
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August 1, 2016
Discussion
Reading List
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Cannery Row
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August 1, 2016
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August 15, 2016
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Classics Corner
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Meal Reservations
By Jane · 6 posts · 22 views
last updated Jul 25, 2016 10:33AM
Are you coming?
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Hotel
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last updated May 25, 2016 02:45PM
What to do
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last updated May 03, 2016 02:52PM
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+ Welcome
* Welcome to Constant Reader
By Sherry , Doyenne · 2 posts · 41 views
last updated May 01, 2016 07:25AM
* Orientation
By Sherry , Doyenne · 308 posts · 4108 views
last updated Oct 20, 2013 06:38PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Welcome to Constant Reader
By Sherry , Doyenne · 712 posts · 1160 views
last updated Apr 18, 2016 06:07AM
A new reader, from London
By Andrew · 22 posts · 126 views
last updated Jan 09, 2015 02:12AM
Greetings from Malaysia
By Vinodh · 5 posts · 76 views
last updated Sep 24, 2013 06:49AM
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+ Constant Reader
What I'm Reading -- May/July 2016
By Sherry , Doyenne · 201 posts · 90 views
last updated 20 hours, 57 min ago
Man Booker Long List 2016
By Sherry , Doyenne · 6 posts · 19 views
last updated Jul 28, 2016 11:25AM
PBK Summer reading list
By Ruth · 13 posts · 35 views
last updated Jul 23, 2016 01:57PM
Challenges - 2016
By Sherry , Doyenne · 27 posts · 106 views
last updated Jul 16, 2016 07:38PM
Self-Published Books
By Kenneth P. · 10 posts · 22 views
last updated Jun 09, 2016 11:06PM
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+ Reading List
* The Schedule -- July through December 2016
By Sherry , Doyenne · 1 post · 61 views
last updated May 09, 2016 05:55AM
* The Schedule -- January 2016 through June 2016
By Sherry , Doyenne · 8 posts · 169 views
last updated Dec 11, 2015 03:50PM
My Name is Lucy Barton -- Discussion with Spoilers
By Barbara · 37 posts · 37 views
last updated 18 hours, 19 min ago
Purity by Jonathan Franzen -- The Discussion
By Sherry , Doyenne · 39 posts · 30 views
last updated Jul 13, 2016 02:13PM
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
By ☯Emily · 99 posts · 147 views
last updated Jun 25, 2016 05:57PM
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+ Classics Corner
* The Schedule -- July through December 2016
By Sherry , Doyenne · 1 post · 31 views
last updated May 09, 2016 05:57AM
* The Schedule -- January 2016 through June 2016
By Sherry , Doyenne · 1 post · 82 views
last updated Dec 02, 2015 07:00AM
Barbara Pym, A Few Green Leaves, spoilers
By Nicole · 14 posts · 18 views
last updated Jul 11, 2016 10:13PM
A High Wind In Jamaica
By Katy · 36 posts · 25 views
last updated Jun 09, 2016 11:14AM
Classics - The Winners - July-December 2016
By Sara · 6 posts · 33 views
last updated May 08, 2016 09:43AM
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+ Poetry
Keeping Quiet by Pablo Neruda
By Melissa · 4 posts · 10 views
last updated Jul 17, 2016 08:14AM
The Moon's an Empty Fruit by Ruth Bavetta
By Melissa · 2 posts · 7 views
last updated Jul 11, 2016 10:07AM
summer somewhere by Danez Smith (excerpts)
By Melissa · 2 posts · 6 views
last updated Jul 08, 2016 12:38PM
A Story That Could Be True by William Stafford
By Melissa · 2 posts · 10 views
last updated Jul 02, 2016 08:36AM
Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson
By Melissa · 6 posts · 12 views
last updated Jul 01, 2016 08:24PM
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+ Short Stories
* 2016 Short Story Schedule, Part 2
By Barbara · 4 posts · 10 views
last updated Jul 13, 2016 11:00AM
"The Girl with a Pimply Face" by William Carlos Williams
By Barbara · 16 posts · 13 views
last updated Jul 21, 2016 01:15AM
"Tony Takitani" by Haruki Murakami
By Barbara · 11 posts · 16 views
last updated Jul 15, 2016 05:29PM
Great quotes about short stories
By Barbara · 8 posts · 26 views
last updated Jul 15, 2016 10:47AM
The next schedule!
By Barbara · 1 post · 18 views
last updated Jul 03, 2016 12:23PM
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+ Salon
Just say what's on your mind in these troubling times
By Scout · 14 posts · 40 views
last updated 8 minutes ago
Safety
By Ruth · 2 posts · 18 views
last updated Jul 10, 2016 11:13AM
The Broken Plate
By Ruth · 6 posts · 19 views
last updated Apr 23, 2016 07:32AM
Speed Reading -- or Not
By Sherry , Doyenne · 7 posts · 19 views
last updated Apr 16, 2016 11:16AM
Last of the Summer Wine
By Ruth · 8 posts · 19 views
last updated Apr 16, 2016 07:20AM
Movies, TV at home - July - September 2016
By Jane · 8 posts · 21 views
last updated 14 hours, 59 min ago
Movies at the Theater - July - September 2016
By Jane · 3 posts · 18 views
last updated Jul 25, 2016 11:52AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Movies, TV at home - April - July 2016
By Jane · 108 posts · 51 views
last updated Jul 10, 2016 08:58PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Movies at the theater - April - June 2016
By Jane · 14 posts · 41 views
last updated Jul 09, 2016 07:40PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Movies and TV at Home - JANUARY - MARCH 2016
By Larry · 78 posts · 57 views
last updated Apr 04, 2016 08:55AM
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+ Words & Writing
* Pres Worthy Words
By Dottie · 142 posts · 452 views
last updated May 27, 2015 11:36AM
Obit: translator Gregory Rabassa
By Tom · 1 post · 13 views
last updated Jun 15, 2016 06:38AM
Capturing the essence of a place
By Lynn · 9 posts · 25 views
last updated Apr 17, 2016 10:20AM
To Kill a (Name in) Mockingbird
By Ken · 62 posts · 49 views
last updated Jul 22, 2015 06:02PM
Youtube Talk on Creativity and Fiction Writing
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last updated Jul 10, 2015 08:24AM
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+ Archives
* ConstantReader.com
By Sherry , Doyenne · 95 posts · 139 views
last updated Jan 10, 2012 12:51PM
* Old Book Discussions
By Sherry , Doyenne · 169 posts · 527 views
last updated Jul 03, 2013 02:38AM
Constant Reader -- "Eat, Pray, Love"
By Mary Ellen · 51 posts · 302 views
last updated Jun 08, 2013 11:46AM
Classics Corner - Proust September
By Dottie · 89 posts · 232 views
last updated May 26, 2013 01:12PM
Possession, by A.S. Byatt
By Michael · 23 posts · 120 views
last updated Nov 16, 2011 10:16PM
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A Few Green Leaves
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Purity
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A High Wind in Jamaica
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Circling the Sun
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An Unnecessary Woman
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A God in Ruins
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The Green Road
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The Bird's Nest
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The Door
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