Boxall's 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
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— last activity 15 hours, 6 min ago
For those attempting the crazy feat of reading all 1001 books! For discerning bibliophiles and readers who enjoy unforgettable classic literature, 100For those attempting the crazy feat of reading all 1001 books!
For discerning bibliophiles and readers who enjoy unforgettable classic literature, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is a trove of reviews covering a century of memorable writing. Each work of literature featured here is a seminal work key to understanding and appreciating the written word.The featured works have been handpicked by a team of international critics and literary luminaries, including Derek Attridge (world expert on James Joyce), Cedric Watts (renowned authority on Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene), Laura Marcus (noted Virginia Woolf expert), and David Mariott (poet and expert on African-American literature), among some twenty others. (From Amazon.com)...more
Around the World in 80 Books
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— last activity 1 hour, 41 min ago
Reading takes you places. Where in the world will your next book take you? If you love world literature and exploring the world through books, you havReading takes you places. Where in the world will your next book take you? If you love world literature and exploring the world through books, you have come to the right place! It all started as a challenge on TNBBC in 2009, and now we have our own group!
Anyone can join and participate in the challenges at any time. Challenge participation is not a requirement of joining. Anyone who loves reading books from around the world is welcome here.
The main purpose of this group is to travel the world through books, experiencing new authors and cultures along the way. Want to read about the world? We have over 21,000 books cataloged by setting and more are added each month.
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Suess
“There are too many books I haven’t read, too many places I haven’t seen, too many memories I haven’t kept long enough.”
― Irwin Shaw
The Mystery, Crime, and Thriller Group
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— last activity 38 minutes ago
Nov 2015/ Dec 2015 Group Reads - The Alienist by Caleb Carr and The Drop by Dennis Lehane _ _ _ _ _ “It was a dark and stormy night. Lightning flashedNov 2015/ Dec 2015 Group Reads - The Alienist by Caleb Carr and The Drop by Dennis Lehane _ _ _ _ _
“It was a dark and stormy night. Lightning flashed and thunder rolled across the sky. Rain spattered a mysterious, hooded stranger who peered over the hedgerow at the darkened, quiet house.”
Do lines like these quicken your heartbeat and pique your interest? Then Welcome to the Mystery, Crime and Thriller Group! This is the place for you.
Join our intrepid moderators, “DCI” Donna, “Sherlock” Hayes, Nancy “Drew”, and “Cat Burglar” Bill as we read and discuss our favourites, recommend new authors and explore the Genre.
This is the meeting place for readers to discuss their favourites and recommend new authors, and the place for budding and established mystery, crime and thriller writers to introduce us to their efforts. You can travel into the past to discover great characters like Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Maigret and others; journey around the world to other countries and meet Aussie Phryne Fisher, Norwegian Harry Hole and so many others; just relax on your couch and experience the wonders of Hercule Poirot, Lord Peter Wimsey, etc; or hard-boiled, tired gumshoes like Travis McGee and Kinsey Milhone. Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the wonderfully varied world that is Mystery, Crime and Thrillers.
Join us and have a great time!
Your Moderators: Donna, Hayes, Bill and Nancy....more
KC Royals Fan Club
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— last activity Sep 19, 2015 11:00AM
We chat about our favorite baseball team the Kansas City Royals.