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message 1: by Lu (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
The discussion thread for our August BoM. Please avoid spoilers, or use the spoiler tag to hide them: < spoiler> spoiler>


message 2: by Barbara (last edited Sep 21, 2012 12:15PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
I have this one, so I will probably be reading it.
It will be October right? Lu, your message says August.


message 3: by Lu (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
Lol yea October. I think I'll also read this one :)


message 4: by Barbara (last edited Sep 22, 2012 08:29AM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

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I have this edition: Life of Pi by Yann Martel .
Is there a suggestion for a date to start on? Do we start on the first or later?
And do we keep a schedule. I see that there are 100 chapters and 428 pages. Do we divide that or are we just gonna see where the mood takes us?


Lauren Smith OK, I've got a copy from NetGalley so I'll join in.

I'm terrible with schedules, so whether or not we have one, I doubt I'd stick to it. Also, I'm going home at the end of September.


message 6: by Lu (new) - rated it 4 stars

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Hi :)

Also got the Netgalley version.

Not sure when yet, let's get to October first and see :)
We could do 12 chapters a day?


Lauren Smith I might do less. It sounds like the kind of book where I'd make a lot of notes.


message 8: by Lu (new) - rated it 4 stars

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Then maybe we can work on 10 and see how that goes :)


message 9: by Barbara (last edited Sep 23, 2012 12:55AM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

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Exactly what I expected you would say. :)
I know you are bad with schedules, Lauren, but also that Lu would be in favor of one. I think 10 chapters is a good idea. That way you can keep up, Lauren, even if you are at home. If we would read it when you were back in Addis then there could be a problem, because we also agreed to read Contact at the end of October. That is why I brought it up so we could think about how to do this. :)


Lauren Smith Ok, so 10 or 12 chapters a day and I'll try to keep up, but don't worry if I don't :)


message 11: by Lu (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
Good stuff :)


message 12: by Riana (last edited Sep 24, 2012 03:22PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Riana | 397 comments I have been so out of the game lately, we are heading into silly season at work, but I will definately be making time to join in again for a change!


message 13: by Lu (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
Yay :)


Liezel (liezkl) | 736 comments I'm in :)


message 15: by Lu (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
Fantastic!


Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Cool, we are getting a lot of people for this book!
I love it!


Sharle (mizzkruger) | 110 comments Since I'm new to this group, this will be my first BoM. I've had this on my shelf for ages and this is just the kick I need to finally tackle it. I'm so in :)


Riana | 397 comments I am only half way with this book now! Part of it is because I do not really have the time to read as much as I usually do at this time of the year, but I must admit a part is of a lack of interest. There has been a few "a-ha" moments, but I am just not getting into the story line of things. How about the rest of you guys?


message 19: by Lu (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
So far I'm enjoying it. I find religion interesting so reading about it is nice :)


Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
There is a whole discussion going in the spoiler section about this book.

I have finished it but it took some doing. I was pretty much annoyed by the introduction about the zoos and religion and just couldn't less care about Pi. I found it unbelievable and anrelatable. In the end there was a part I liked but that was too little too late.


Nadine May (nadinemay) | 41 comments I read that books years ago and remembered that I enjoyed it. Very different.


message 22: by Lise (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lise | 9 comments I absolutely love this book. I read it years ago and it is one of those that had a real impact on me. I adore books that involve India and I had actually visited Pondicherry before. I found the slight fantasy aspect to be intriguing and sifting through the metaphor was enlightening. Also, Martel's writing is beautiful while being very easy to read. Enjoy!


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