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message 1: by Agathafrye (new)

Agathafrye | 751 comments Mod
There are 315 books on the Oly Reads bookshelf! It's starting to look impressive. How many of the books that were recommended in book group have you gone on to read? Anything that somebody recommended that you loved or didn't like?

message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

I definitely refer back to it after we meet in order to note which books I found interesting. I have to say that I haven't gotten to the point of love vs didn't like, but I definitely use it for ideas.

I was perusing the bookshelf, recently, along with Brian's neat little app for checking the library's catalog and really appreciate that he created that. I'm thinking about reading something by Nick Cave, now. Of course, it will be a few months before I finish and recover from 2666.

message 3: by Agathafrye (new)

Agathafrye | 751 comments Mod
Yes, Brian's handy little app is resulting in me getting a little out of control with my hold list again. I'm hovering closer and closer to 25...

I can't believe how many of you want to read Nick Cave books after the glowing reviews I gave them. Y'all are a bunch of sadists. :)

message 4: by Ruby (new)

Ruby Re-Usable | 15 comments I finished (and returned) The Death of Bunny Munro, and did not find it the most depressing book of fiction I ever read (not sure what is) ... I still want to read "and the ass saw the angel," but that one was more difficult, the style of Bunny Munro makes it easier to read (and I love Nick Caves way with words, even if Bunny Munro is a despicable character).

message 5: by Agathafrye (new)

Agathafrye | 751 comments Mod
Well, there you go! Isn't it cool how we're all different? :)

message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

I've requested The Death of Bunny Munro. Maybe we'll have to have a book group discussion on that book alone

message 7: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Nelson (epersonae) | 34 comments This reminded me to go request The Cats' House. :)

message 8: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Nelson (epersonae) | 34 comments Oh, and while I didn't get the Mouse Guard game book because of Raina's sharing the original book -- it was a gift from someone who had no idea! -- I was excited about it because of that.

message 9: by Agathafrye (new)

Agathafrye | 751 comments Mod
Another outcome of our book group- I've recommended lots of kids and teen and even adult books based on people's book talks during our meetings without having actually read the books. Not sure if that's good or bad, but it's an interesting thing to think about. I usually preface my recommendation with "I just heard about this book from a friend..."

message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

I'm currently reading The Death of Bunny Munro (book group discussion) and I have to say it makes me not want to overindulge with alcohol or cigarettes! Ugghh, I can feel the sick body feeling.

message 11: by Agathafrye (new)

Agathafrye | 751 comments Mod
Brian, I showed Cleo the Dissection book, and she immediately checked it out. She's a strange girl.

message 12: by Brian (new)

Brian (nerdbrarian) Ha, that's awesome.

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