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message 1: by Amanda (last edited Jan 25, 2015 12:50PM) (new)

Amanda | 380 comments Okay, see below for team members, shelves and number of books. Remember to pick the number of books chosen, and one for luck ;)

Amanda - 2 books https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Bea - 2 books https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Alex - 2 books https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Lauren - 2 books https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Marie - 3 books https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

Sorry, too tired and flu-ey to embed, but if someone else wants to make it look better, feel free :)


message 2: by Amanda (last edited Jan 25, 2015 01:46AM) (new)

Amanda | 380 comments Marie :

Alice in Wonderland and Pride and Prejudice, because I've read both of those, the first one more than once.
The Finkler Question, because I think I found that on my own shelves yesterday, and enjoyed another book by Howard Jacobson recently.
Lastly, The Secret Garden, because I need to read it also ;)

Alex :

To Kill a Mockingbird, one of my favourite books and films.
Bleak House the only Dickens I have read, and a great tv series.
The Lightning Thief, because I am on the last 100 pages on the first in the Heroes of Olympus series after loving Percy Jackson.

Bea and Lauren, you are harder because I can't see anything I have read on your shelves !

Bea:

John Adams, because I loved the mini series.
Half Broke Horses, because it looked interesting.
The Shadow of the Wind, because a book about a book can't be wrong!

Lauren:

As Darkness Falls because it looks interesting
After I'm Gone, also looks good.
The Memory Collector, just because !


message 3: by Bea (last edited Jan 25, 2015 04:55AM) (new)

Bea | 4511 comments Mod
Amanda:

I gave each of these 5*. I hope you enjoy them also.
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Poisonwood Bible
The Old Man and the Sea
By the way, your list has several duplicates on it.


Alex:

All of these were 5* reads for me. I hope you enjoy them.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Giver
The Things They Carried
Alex, your TBR list contains some books you have read and rated.


Lauren:

Wow! I have only read one book that is on your list!
A Cold Day For Murder - I gave it 4*.
Touch & Go - This one looks good.
Shadow Spell - I like this author.


Marie:

Four to Dawn - highest rated
In Movement There Is Peace - oldest unread book on your list
Pause to Rewind - the newest published book on your list
The Pilgrim's Progress - the oldest published book on your list
Marie, your list also contains books you have already read and rated.


message 4: by Bea (last edited Jan 25, 2015 10:56AM) (new)

Bea | 4511 comments Mod
Amanda wrote: "Okay, see below for team members, shelves and number of books. Remember to pick the number of books chosen, and one for luck ;)...
Marie - 3 books .goodreads.com/review/list/2641352?sh...."


Amanda, I could not get Marie's link to work. I had to go back to the signup thread to get to her list. I am unable to edit your post, so you will need to problem solve that link when you have sleep. Hope you feel better soon.


message 5: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1053 comments Here are your picks everyone:

Amanda - here are three that I've read and enjoyed.

Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Bea - I haven't read any on your shelf so I hope you like these:

Live Wire by Harlen Coben
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Esau by Philip Kerr

Alex - Read and enjoyed these:

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Inferno by Dan Brown

Marie - We only have a couple of books in common so I hope you enjoy these:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Dangerous Waters by Anne Allen
The Color War by Jodi Picoult


message 6: by Amanda (last edited Jan 25, 2015 12:51PM) (new)

Amanda | 380 comments Bea wrote: "Amanda:

I gave each of these 5*. I hope you enjoy them also.
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Poisonwood Bible
The Old Man and the Sea
By the way, your list..."


Thanks Bea. I have The Old Man and the Sea out to read already, so that one is a definite goer !

Now to clean up the duplicates (how much time do I spend cleaning up duplicates! ) - Tried "Find Duplicates" and nothing came up on that list, or my overall list :( VEry strange.


message 7: by Amanda (last edited Jan 25, 2015 12:52PM) (new)

Amanda | 380 comments Bea wrote: "Amanda wrote: "Okay, see below for team members, shelves and number of books. Remember to pick the number of books chosen, and one for luck ;)...
Marie - 3 books .goodreads.com/review/list/2641352?..."


really weird as I used the link last night, but now it isn't working. Will fix now. - Should be fixed.

Feeling mostly better, throat not sore anymore. I really hate Summer flu!


message 8: by Amanda (last edited Jan 25, 2015 12:56PM) (new)

Amanda | 380 comments Lauren wrote: "Here are your picks everyone:

Amanda - here are three that I've read and enjoyed.

Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Hunger Games

Thanks Lauren, I have both The Handmaid's Tale and Beloved put aside for a challenge at the moment, so either is a possibility :)



message 9: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4511 comments Mod
I love planning and have been waiting patiently (well, patiently for me) for Marie and Alex to post their picks for me.

This game starts on Sunday, so I will start with The Shadow of the Wind if I can get it from the library. Otherwise, I have Esau at home, so I can start with it.


message 10: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 561 comments AMANDA - i pick
The Midwich Cuckoos
The Kite Runner
The Hunger Games

I enjoyed all these and i think they are sufficiently different from each other for you to read

BEA
Djibouti
Great House
The Shadow of the Wind

we have little in common on our book lists but the first 2 sound really interesting and i would love to hear your views. I have read the 3rd but before i joined goodreads

ALEX
To Kill a Mockingbird
Cat's Cradle
Life After Life

i enjoyed all of these and again are a variety of genres

LAUREN
After I'm Gone
Would-Be Witch
Sleepwalker

again i am not familiar with many of the books on your list but these look interesting


message 11: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 561 comments Bea wrote: "Amanda:

I gave each of these 5*. I hope you enjoy them also.
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Poisonwood Bible
The Old Man and the Sea
By the way, your list..."


thanks for pointing this out i forget to take them off the own and unread shelf but think i have sorted it now


message 12: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 561 comments I will start with Alice in Wonderland when do we have to have read by?


message 13: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4511 comments Mod
Marie wrote: "I will start with Alice in Wonderland when do we have to have read by?"

We have to complete the number of books we committed to by 3/31/15 - 2 months for reading.


message 14: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4511 comments Mod
I just checked The Shadow of the Wind out of the library today, so I am ready to start.


message 15: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 561 comments I have completed Alice in Wonderland it has to make you think that Lewis Carrol was on LSD or speed. The characters and the action paired with the fact that Alice only finds things a little strange and constantly goes withe the flow all make it a fabulous book


message 16: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4511 comments Mod
Bea wrote: "I just checked The Shadow of the Wind out of the library today, so I am ready to start."

Haven't started yet. I have a couple of library books due in a few days. But it is next on my plan.


message 17: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 380 comments Trying to balance Reader's Pursuit with this. Will probably finish my RP book today, so will start The Old Man and the Sea tonight.

Have just seen Marie's selections, so I might try to slip The Midwich Cuckoos in as well. Must try to get some library books read also. Have a few out for Moving Mountains and Lost right now.

Can I quit my job and just read all day, please ? ;)


message 18: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 380 comments Read The Old Man and the Sea last nighty / this morning. Could kind of see what was going to happen, but was also kind of expecting something more as well (thinking of Life of Pi).

My husband told me not to bother with the film, and then came in whilst I was reading to say it had been on in the afternoon and would be on again at 3am. I didn't get up and watch it, already being halfway through the book and agreeing that it would not make a good film. Visually, perhaps, but not enough actual action or dialogue to really hold an audience.

Have started The Midwich Cuckoos, my daughter telling me the cover is very creepy. About 1/5 of the way through, so hoping to finish by Tuesday. Then it is back to Reader's Pursuit, and if I can knock over another couple of those I will come back and read one of Lauren's selections.

Wonder what has happened to Alex ?


message 19: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4511 comments Mod
Alex seems to have dropped out. I sent her a message prior to Feb 1 but haven't heard from her.


message 20: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 380 comments And I've finished The Midwich Cuckoos, so I've read my 2 books, but will try to read some more by the time the session is up.

4 stars, didn't want to put it down, but I've only found Wyndham disappointing once, and freaky children does seem to be his thing.


message 21: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 561 comments Amanda wrote: "And I've finished The Midwich Cuckoos, so I've read my 2 books, but will try to read some more by the time the session is up.

4 stars, didn't want to put it down, but I've only fou..."


I am so glad you enjoyed the midwich cuckoos i thought it was really cleverly done


message 22: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 561 comments I have just finished In Movement There Is Peace

I really enjoyed it - I have read The Pilgrimage by Paul Coelho ably his journey on the campano de santiago. In movement - is utterly more readable and more likely to drag you in than the Coelho book. I loved the quotes and thoughts that began and ended each chapter. Although there is a great deal of religiosity in the book it does not make it a religious tale. There was lots that made me think of my own travels on the South west coastal Path in England where solitude and oneness with nature alter your perspectives on life. It is a very easy read that take me to the trail the authors follow


message 23: by Alexa (new)

Alexa (alexbm9) I'm terribly sorry. I don't want you to think that I've abandoned you, it's just that I've been busy. I am Languages teacher and thanks to God, I've got work, but time sometimes doesn't seem enough.
So far I've finished Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. It's beautiful and really moving. Loved it.
I'm working through Edge of Apocalypse by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall, very interesting approache to biblical prophecies.
And I'm about to get To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I also recommen On love and other demons by Gabriel García Márquez


message 24: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 380 comments Hi Alex, understand, we all get busy :)

As well as reading, you need to go through everyone's lists and suggest the number of books they have picked, plus an extra one.

I only see To Kill A Mockingbird from the suggestions for you.

If you're not quite sure how the game works, let us know and we can go over it and see if we can make it make sense. :)


message 25: by Bea (last edited Feb 10, 2015 03:04AM) (new)

Bea | 4511 comments Mod
Alex, at the top of this thread is a listing of each of our names along with the shelf we want our picks to come from and the number of books we have each chosen to commit to read. You need to make a post of books you have chosen from each of our shelves. The number of book picks for each of us is the number we chose to read +1. So for me, you would choose 3 books.

Likewise, you need to be reading from the picks we made for you in the early posts. For this game, you only need to read 2 of those books between Feb 1 and March 31. Of the books you names, To Kill a Mockingbird was chosen as one of the picks for you so that book would count in this game. Before the end of March, you would need to read one of the other picks.


message 26: by Alexa (new)

Alexa (alexbm9) Bea wrote: "Alex, at the top of this thread is a listing of each of our names along with the shelf we want our picks to come from and the number of books we have each chosen to commit to read. You need to make..."

Understood.
Thanks Bea


message 27: by Bea (last edited Feb 18, 2015 10:13AM) (new)

Bea | 4511 comments Mod
Starting my first book The Shadow of the Wind

EDIT 2/18/15: Finished the first book. My next read will be Djibouti.


message 28: by Bea (last edited Mar 04, 2015 08:17AM) (new)

Bea | 4511 comments Mod
Finished my second book Djibouti. I am done until the next round.

How is everyone else doing?


message 29: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 380 comments I've done my two, but am looking at trying to squeeze in 3 and 4 if possible, as I have them on other tasks.

The only problem is, I keep ordering more books from the library, which means the books that I own keep getting pushed back because, you know, no return date or fines one those ;)


message 30: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 561 comments i have finished my 3 by reading Lauren's suggestion of Pride and Prejudice i really loved this although it could be hard at times cutting through all the detail. Austen tells the archetypal romance with a hint of humour - i loved Mr Bennet


message 31: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1053 comments I have not done at all well this round *sigh*. Better luck next time.


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