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Jun 12, 2018 08:10PM

41817 Sorry the poll is a day late. It will close on June 19th.

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...
Jun 01, 2018 10:41AM

41817 Hello, Classics Lovers!

It's time to select our August group read.

Nomination Rules - please read them carefully:
1. One nomination per person.
2. Classic books only (over 50 years old - please check if you are not sure).
3. Books can be of any length, but if a book wins and is over 600 pages, we will read it over a two month period.
4. No book we have read before as a group read.*
5. No book from an author who we have read in the last 10 months.†
6. To facilitate poll creation, please use a Goodreads link to add the nomination by clicking on 'add book/author' above the text box.
7. Please indicate whether or not you would be willing to lead the discussion if your nomination is chosen.

*For a full list of books we have read before please check the master-list:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
(Note: lists sorted by book title, author surname, or date read)


†Authors not to nominate:

Ray Bradbury (July 2018)
Henry James (June 2018)
E.M. Forster (May 2018)
Kenneth Grahame (April 2018)
Daphne du Maurier (March 2018)
Gaston Leroux (February 2018)
Ernest Hemingway (January 2018)
Edith Wharton (December 2017)
Elizabeth Gaskell (November 2017)
Grahame Greene (October 2017)


Nominations will close and will go up on the 11th of June.

Nominations:

41817 This is a spoiler free discussion thread for A Room with a View.
41817 This is the spoiler friendly A Room with a View group read thread. Drop by and discuss your thoughts on this book. You are not required to use spoiler tags here.
Mar 11, 2018 09:55AM

41817 The poll is up. No further nominations will be accepted. Please note that I added the suggestions that were eligible, although two members did not use Goodreads links. In the future, your suggestions may not make it on the poll.

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...

Mar 09, 2018 10:13AM

41817 I'll nominate The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.
Mar 09, 2018 10:11AM

41817 Akbar wrote: "I nominate East of Eden by John Steinbeck. East of Eden"

This was a group read already in May 2014. Would you like to nominate another book?
Mar 09, 2018 10:07AM

41817 One more day to make nominations!

Mishek and Rev, you still need to provide links for your nominations.

Mar 05, 2018 08:37PM

41817 Please provide a Goodreads link to the book you want to nominate. If you have, thanks, if not, please do.
Mar 01, 2018 03:04PM

41817 Hello, Classic Book Enthusiasts!

It's that time when we nominate our next group read, for the month of May.

Nomination Rules
1. One nomination per person.
2. Classic books only (over 50 years old).
3. Books can be of any length, but if a book wins and is over 600 pages, we will read it over a two month period.
4. No book we have read before as a group read.*
5. No book from an author who we have read in the last 10 months.†
6. To facilitate poll creation, please use a Goodreads link to add the nomination by clicking on 'add book/author' above the text box.
7. Please indicate whether or not you would be willing to lead the discussion if your nomination is chosen.

*For a full list of books we have read before please check the master-list: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

(Note: lists sorted by book title, author surname, or date read)

†Authors not to nominate:
Kenneth Grahame (April 2018)
Daphne du Maurier (March 2018)
Gaston Leroux (February 2018)
Ernest Hemingway (January 2018)
Edith Wharton (December 2017)
Elizabeth Gaskell (November 2017)
Grahame Greene (October 2017)
Madeleine L'Engle (September 2017)
Agatha Christie (August 2017)
L.M. Montgomery (July 2017)


The poll will go up on March 10th.

Nominations:

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
World's End by Upton Sinclair
The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton
A Room With A View by EM Forster
The Haunting of Hill House

41817 This is the Spoilers Welcome discussion thread for The Age of Innocence. People participating in the discussion are welcome to post their thoughts here as they read.

You are not required to use spoiler tags, but you can look under "some html is ok" tab above the text book to get information about using spoiler tags.

41817 The Age of Innocence is our December group read. This is the spoiler free discussion thread.

Please feel free to add your spoiler free thoughts about The Age of Innocence.

Oct 16, 2017 07:10AM

41817 The poll is up. Thanks for nominating!

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...

The thread is closed for further nominations.

Oct 16, 2017 07:04AM

41817 Okay, I am posting the poll. Please remember that we ask you to post a Goodreads link for your selection. It's pretty easy. Click on 'add book/author' above the box where you write comments. You can type in the book title and it will provide a link to the book. It makes the moderator's job much easier, and it's facilitates members going to the book and reading about it. This time, I went ahead and add the book titles for the people who didn't post links. Next time, they might not make it on the poll. Thanks!
Oct 10, 2017 09:15AM

41817 Don't forget your Goodreads links. Thanks.
Oct 06, 2017 09:26AM

41817 Hello, Fellow Classics Fans!

It's time to nominate our December group read.

Nomination Rules
1. One nomination per person.
2. Classic books only (over 50 years old).
3. Books can be of any length, but if a book wins and is over 600 pages, we will read it over a two month period.
4. No book we have read before as a group read.*
5. No book from an author who we have read in the last 10 months.†
6. To facilitate poll creation, please use a Goodreads link to add the nomination by clicking on 'add book/author' above the text box.
7. Please indicate whether or not you would be willing to lead the discussion if your nomination is chosen.

*For a full list of books we have read before please check the master-list:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

(Note: lists sorted by book title, author surname, or date read)

†Authors not to nominate:
Elizabeth Gaskell (November 2017)
Grahame Greene (October 2017)
Madeleine L'Engle (September 2017)
Agatha Christie (August 2017)
L.M. Montgomery (July 2017)
Malcolm X (June 2017)
Yevgeny Zamyatin (May 2017)
Victor Hugo (March-April 2017)



You have until October 16th to nominate, when the poll will go up.

41817 I started this a couple of days ago. I'm listening to the audiobook narrated by Hope Davis. I am enjoying this even more as an adult.

I definitely see some Christian themes, but I can also see that it would not fit into a narrow view of Christianity.
41817 Since I'm horrible at coming up with discussion questions, I borrowed some from the Multnomah County Library Page:
https://multcolib.org/wrinkle-time

1. A Wrinkle In Time is very much a novel about good vs. evil. Who in the book represents good? Who represents evil?
2. How does Meg feel about her father and his work?
3. Imagine living in a community that mistrusts and resents you. What is it like for the Murrys to live in a community that doesn't understand them?
4. How is Charles Wallace like Meg? How is he different?
5. How would you describe tesseracting? Would you want to do it?
6.What are Meg's faults? How do they help her in the end?
7.Meg experiences various types of love throughout her adventure. How does her understanding of love develop over the course of the novel?
8. Who is the most courageous character?
9. Would you define this story as fantasy or science fiction? What are the differences between these two genres?
10. If you had the opportunity to time travel, would you? If you could chose the time, what time period would you travel to? The past? The future?
11.Would you recommend this book to others?

Questions I added:

12. What are some other classic or new books you would recommend to readers who enjoyed this one.
13. How does this stand up as science fiction compared to newer stories?

41817 It looks like people are reading and discussing. I downloaded the audiobook file, so I will dive in and post my thoughts when I start listening. This would be a reread for me.

It's actually one of my favorites as a child.
41817 This is the spoiler thread for our A Wrinkle in Time discussion. You may post comments about the book as you read it. You can but are not required to use spoiler tags. You can click on the "some html is ok" tag about the text box for information about posting spoiler tags.

If you would like to post discussion questions for the other participants, feel free.

Here are some discussion questions I found on the Multnomah County Library Page:

https://multcolib.org/wrinkle-time

1. A Wrinkle In Time is very much a novel about good vs. evil. Who in the book represents good? Who represents evil?
2. How does Meg feel about her father and his work?
3. Imagine living in a community that mistrusts and resents you. What is it like for the Murrys to live in a community that doesn't understand them?
4. How is Charles Wallace like Meg? How is he different?
5. How would you describe tesseracting? Would you want to do it?
6.What are Meg's faults? How do they help her in the end?
7.Meg experiences various types of love throughout her adventure. How does her understanding of love develop over the course of the novel?
8. Who is the most courageous character?
9. Would you define this story as fantasy or science fiction? What are the differences between these two genres?
10. If you had the opportunity to time travel, would you? If you could chose the time, what time period would you travel to? The past? The future?
11.Would you recommend this book to others?

Questions I added:

12. What are some other classic or new books you would recommend to readers who enjoyed this one.
13. How does this stand up as science fiction compared to newer stories?

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