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message 1: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1608 comments Mod
The winner for the popular vote is...

Absolute Beginners

Kristel will be announcing the lottery winner later today.

Who's reading this one?


message 2: by Tracy (new)

Tracy (tstan) | 559 comments It’s been languishing in my kindle stack for ages, so I’m glad it got chosen!


message 3: by Leni (new)

Leni Iversen (leniverse) | 483 comments Oh yay! Yes, I'll be reading this one.


message 4: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4258 comments Mod
Diane P (the other Diane) is our lottery winner, She will let us know what her choice is soon.


message 5: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4258 comments Mod
Jen wrote: "The winner for the popular vote is...

Absolute Beginners

Kristel will be announcing the lottery winner later today.

Who's reading this one?"
I bought the kindle of Absolute Beginners as it was not very expensive and I thought it might win. So will try to get that read.


message 6: by Hilde (new)

Hilde (hilded) | 355 comments Does anyone know if you should read the first in the series before this one?


message 7: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4258 comments Mod
Hilde wrote: "Does anyone know if you should read the first in the series before this one?"
I would say that it probably is not necessary since the second book is included and not the first book. The first book is set in 1957 and is the emerging black culture in London. This one is a story of the Mod culture. I don't really think it is necessary to read the first but I haven't read it, just guessing. I am not reading the first book.


message 8: by Hilde (new)

Hilde (hilded) | 355 comments Thanks!
My library has this one, but none of the others in the series.


message 9: by Leni (new)

Leni Iversen (leniverse) | 483 comments I'm just guesstimating too, but I think it's just called his London trilogy because it's three books dealing with different London subcultures in the 50s. So not really linked in terms of plot or characters, I think.


message 10: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4258 comments Mod
Jen wrote: "The winner for the popular vote is...

Absolute Beginners

Kristel will be announcing the lottery winner later today.

Who's reading this one?"


Diane P’s choice for the second book is Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year by Carlo Levi


message 11: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1608 comments Mod
Also, I’d like to remind members that you can only use multiple votes IF you have participation points. If you haven’t started a thread to track, you can still do so. Several new members voting that I didn’t recognize and who used more than one vote. I only counted your first free vote. You can’t vote multiples unless you earn those points through participation. Thanks!


message 12: by Diane (new)

Diane  | 2051 comments Hilde wrote: "Does anyone know if you should read the first in the series before this one?"

I read the book earlier in the year not realizing it was part of a series. It did not seem like I was missing anything. It is definitely a stand-alone book.


message 13: by Pip (new)

Pip | 1481 comments I am excited about both these choices.


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 894 comments I haven't read a word in three weeks -- life slammed into me. I hope to be back at it by October, and I will try to read both if it works out.


message 15: by Diane (new)

Diane Zwang | 1315 comments Mod
Kelly wrote: "I haven't read a word in three weeks -- life slammed into me. I hope to be back at it by October, and I will try to read both if it works out."

Oh Kelly, sorry to hear the news. I hope things get better soon, we miss you around here.


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 894 comments Diane wrote: "Kelly wrote: "I haven't read a word in three weeks -- life slammed into me. I hope to be back at it by October, and I will try to read both if it works out."

Oh Kelly, sorry to hear the news. I ho..."


Thanks Diane!


message 17: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4258 comments Mod
Kelly wrote: "I haven't read a word in three weeks -- life slammed into me. I hope to be back at it by October, and I will try to read both if it works out."
Sorry to hear, hope things settle down for you.


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 894 comments Kristel wrote: "Kelly wrote: "I haven't read a word in three weeks -- life slammed into me. I hope to be back at it by October, and I will try to read both if it works out."
Sorry to hear, hope things settle down ..."


Thanks Kristel.


message 19: by George P. (new)

George P. | 538 comments I missed the voting for this month, but Absolute Beginners sounds interesting, and got four-star ratings from a couple of my GR friends, Ian and Diane. Somewhat obscure, but I find I can borrow a copy from the university library here, so I think I will give it a go.


message 20: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4258 comments Mod
Any volunteers for moderator of either our two BOTM for October or our seasonal read, Don Quixote.


message 21: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4258 comments Mod
Still looking for volunteers for our October BOTM.


message 22: by Diane (new)

Diane Zwang | 1315 comments Mod
Kristel wrote: "Still looking for volunteers for our October BOTM."

Kristel, I wish I could help out but work is particularly chaotic right now and my son broke his arm last week and I seem to be having trouble concentrating on reading. Sigh...


message 23: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4258 comments Mod
Diane wrote: "Kristel wrote: "Still looking for volunteers for our October BOTM."

Kristel, I wish I could help out but work is particularly chaotic right now and my son broke his arm last week and I seem to be ..."

It’s okay, you just finished up, time to take care of things on home front. How long for the broken arm to heal?


message 24: by Diane (new)

Diane Zwang | 1315 comments Mod
Kristel wrote: "Diane wrote: "Kristel wrote: "Still looking for volunteers for our October BOTM."

Kristel, I wish I could help out but work is particularly chaotic right now and my son broke his arm last week and..."


We go back in 5 weeks for x-rays. I am assuming it will be the 6-8 weeks before full activity.


message 25: by Book (new)

Book Wormy | 2078 comments Mod
I have read Christ Stopped at Eboli so if we have no other volunteers I will do the discussion :)


message 26: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4258 comments Mod
I think someone might have volunteered for Don Quixote. I need to check my notes.


message 27: by Dianne (new)

Dianne | 197 comments Yep! I’m on for Don Quixote!!


message 28: by George P. (last edited Sep 29, 2018 02:08PM) (new)

George P. | 538 comments I can volunteer for moderating Absolute Beginners, unless someone else is eager to- then I will bow out. I picked up a copy today from the university library here, a somewhat yellowed vintage 1959 edition. I'll start on it tomorrow or today.
I see Thriftbooks.com has 2 copies of it for less than $4 + $1 ship unless you spend $10, then free ship.
While the City and County library systems here have none of MacInnes' books, the university has ten, of which eight seem to be novels.


message 29: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4258 comments Mod
George wrote: "I can volunteer for moderating Absolute Beginners, unless someone else is eager to- then I will bow out. I picked up a copy today from the university library here, a somewhat yellowed vintage 1959 ..."
George you can have Absolute Beginners. We will be setting up folders soon.


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