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message 1: by Bloomin’ChickJo (last edited Mar 17, 2010 09:39AM) (new)

Bloomin’ChickJo (bloominchick) Please post your first and second choices for our Spring 2010 group by Monday 3/8/2010. Please list the title and author of each nomination and No Voting (or "I second") in the thread! (Please save voting for the Poll which will be created for us to vote on after 3/8). The Spring read will begin on Thursday April 1 and run through Sunday 6/20. If you're nomination is chosen, please be prepared to lead the read!

message 2: by Bloomin’ChickJo (last edited Mar 01, 2010 05:11PM) (new)

Bloomin’ChickJo (bloominchick) I'm nominating:
The Scent Trail (link is for the Kindle edition but the description is the same either way)
The Lost Garden: A Novel

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Katerina My nominations are:
The Black Tulip
The Morville Hours

I am looking forward to our next book. Thanks for organizing this.

Bloomin’ChickJo (bloominchick) You're welcome Iris! I'm looking forward to it too. Thank you for your nominations!

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Cheryl S. | 3501 comments I have no suggestions, but definatly want to participate in the group read this time. All of the titles sound intriguing so I'm game for anything.

Bloomin’ChickJo (bloominchick) Glad to have you read with us Cheryl!

message 7: by Bobbi (new)

Bobbi How about The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean.

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Dee | 18 comments I've read The Lost Garden. It was really sad. What about The White Garden about Virginia Woolf? Just a thought.

Bloomin’ChickJo (bloominchick) The Poll is up!

Dee, I added The White Garden: A Novel of Virginia Woolf to the poll but didn't add The Lost Garden since we already have a book with the same title nominated.

message 11: by Dee (new)

Dee | 18 comments Hi Jo, it was the same Lost Garden someone else picked. I read it last year. Very, very sad. Set in WWII. There are so many garden-themed novels this year. We'll read a good one I'm sure. Thanks.

message 12: by Bloomin’ChickJo (last edited Mar 10, 2010 06:52AM) (new)

Bloomin’ChickJo (bloominchick) I'm so glad of all the books, fiction & non, which have gardening in them! They're a joy to read! Thanks for mentioning The White Garden Dee, I've added it to my list! Sounds like my kind of book.

message 13: by Bloomin’ChickJo (last edited Mar 17, 2010 09:39AM) (new)

Bloomin’ChickJo (bloominchick) The White Garden: A Novel of Virginia Woolf is our Spring Group Read! Dee, will you be able to lead the read from 4/1 thru 6/20? Let me know one way or another asap.

message 14: by Dee (new)

Dee | 18 comments How do I do that, Jo?

Bloomin’ChickJo (bloominchick) There are a few ways of leading a read from my experience here on gr's - once I'm back at the computer, I'll post the how-to's. (Easier on the pc than on my cell).

I hope everyone's enjoying their St. Patty's Day!

message 16: by Bloomin’ChickJo (last edited Mar 19, 2010 10:28AM) (new)

Bloomin’ChickJo (bloominchick) Dee, I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you about leading a group read! 2 migraines in one week plus my iv med treatment on Tues have kept me away from the computer (and pretty much everything else) for the majority of the week. (sigh) Thankfully I'm feeling better today and trying to get caught up. (I'm forever playing catch up!)

There are a couple of ways to lead a read. You can divvy up the chapters based on the amount of weeks it will last (4/1-6/20) & have us read so many per week and check in towards the end of each week to ask us questions for discussion & our thoughts on how we're liking (or not liking) the read so far, saving the bulk of the questions for towards the end of the discussion. (Google reading group guide for The White Garden and you'll find discussion Qs and so on that come up from a lot of different sites).

Or~ you can do all of the above without the weekly reading part (we just read at our own pace).

I like starting out the discussion thread with links to info on the author & what not and I put *Spoilers Likely* in the thread title just in case!

And there you have it!

I'm not sure my library is going to have an easy time getting this one though- seems to be only 2 in circulation for the entire county system!

message 17: by Dee (new)

Dee | 18 comments I can definitely do it Jo. I think I'll split the book into sections. Will work on it next week before April 1st.

Bloomin’ChickJo (bloominchick) Fantastic Dee! Sounds like a good plan!

Bloomin’ChickJo (bloominchick) They're still trying to get the book for me at the library.

message 20: by Cheryl S. (new)

Cheryl S. | 3501 comments I ordered a used copy on Amazon. Think it was about $7.00 with shipping.

Bloomin’ChickJo (bloominchick) Good to know Cheryl! I'm going to see what the status is by Sat and then I may end up buying it.

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