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Sarasa
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A new thread for a new year.

This is the book group programme so far for 2017.

January - 'Golden Hill' led by Dafyd
February - 'The Rabbit Back Literary Society' led by Fineline
March - 'Boneland' led by Tubbs
April- 'Cotillion' led by Brenda Clough (Is April OK?)
May - 'After Atlas' led by Jane R

If you haven't joined in with the book group before it works like this. Someone leads the group for the month, posting up a thread about the book at the beginning of the month and some questions for discussion on or around the 20th. If you want to discuss wider issues sorrounding the authors work, feel free to do so. We had some interesting discussions about P.G. Wodehosue and Dorothy L. Sayers last year for instance.

January's discussion will be opening shortly, but in the meantime I was wondering about poetry. Have we ever discussed a poetry book and is it soemthing people would be interested in?

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Bumping up so the thread don't sink!

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Sarasa
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Thanks Tree Bee.
Any more suggestions? I'm reading A Wizard of Earthsea at the moment. Have we ever discussed it?

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That one is a classic.

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Have we thought about The Essex Serpent, by Sarah Perry?

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Curiosity killed ...

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Ooh, I'd like an excuse to read The Essex Serpent.

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Sarasa
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Thik I agree about The Essex Serpent . I know nothing about it, but it keeps on popping up as a suggested read on my Kindle.
I was also wondering about Not Forgetting the Whale , a book everyone in my family has enjoyed.

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Trudy Scrumptious

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I think on the old thread I suggested Emma Donoghue's "The Wonder," if anyone is interested. Interesting historical fiction with some intriguing reflection on faith, skepticism, and miracles.

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I just ordered the Feb. book, so hope to join in!
[Smile]

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Sarasa
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Trudy Scrumptious, Apologies for me forgetting about The Wonder. It sounds something that I'd for one would enjoy reading. Are you free to lead on it sometime later in the year?
In other news I've put The Essex Serpent on my to read list. Has anyone read it yet?

BTW the programme for the year so far is as follows:

January - 'Golden Hill' led by Dafyd - open now
February - 'The Rabbit Back Literary Society' led by Fineline
March - 'Boneland' led by Tubbs
April- 'Cotillion' led by Brenda Clough (Is April OK?)
May - 'After Atlas' led by Jane R

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Trudy Scrumptious

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Yes, I'm quite happy to lead a discussion on The Wonder anytime we can fit it into the schedule.

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Sarasa
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How about June for The Wonder, if that's OK?

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Trudy Scrumptious

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Yes, that works for me.

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I am good with April for COTILLION, btw.

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Sarasa
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So the updated programme for the year so far is:

January - 'Golden Hill' led by Dafyd - open now
February - 'The Rabbit Back Literary Society' led by Fineline
March - 'Boneland' led by Tubbs
April- 'Cotillion' led by Brenda Clough
May - 'After Atlas' led by Jane R
June - 'Wonder' led by Trudy Scrumptious.

All the talk of Georgette Heyer set me off on a Georgette Heyer kick btw. With what's hapening in the world at the moment romances set in georgian England seem a pretty good escape

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Sarasa
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Just bumping this up a tad. Any more ideas out there. I've downloaded The Essex Serpent but it hasn't grabbed me so far, anyone else got any thoughts on it?

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Just to clarify that June is The Wonder not Wonder?
I don't mind leading another month- what is the criteria?

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Sarasa
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Thanks for catching out I'd got the title of The Wonder wrong Not Too Bad. Corrected list below

January - 'Golden Hill' led by Dafyd - open now
February - 'The Rabbit Back Literary Society' led by Fineline now open
March - 'Boneland' led by Tubbs
April- 'Cotillion' led by Brenda Clough
May - 'After Atlas' led by Jane R
June - 'The Wonder' led by Trudy Scrumptious.

Leading the group for a month is pretty straightforward. Open a thread at the start of the month, and then post some qustions about the book on or around the 20th. Extra discussions about the author, links to interesting information about the book etc are welocme but not essential.
Do you have a book you fancy discussing?

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Not Too Bad
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I'm currently reading The Buried Giant and would lead on that if it's OK?

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"The Buried Giant" is a book I've been intrigued by for awhile and would probably actually get around to reading if we were doing it for book club.

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Sarasa
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The Buried Giant sounds intriguing, and it would make me read Ishiguro an author I've never gotten to grips with (though I did once spot him in my local bookshop).
Would July suit you Not Too Bad, or would you prefer sometime a bit later in the year?

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July is ideal for me yes! I am looking forward to it!

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I'm glad July is good for you, Not Too Bad. Amended programme below:

January - 'Golden Hill' led by Dafyd - open now
February - 'The Rabbit Back Literary Society' led by Fineline now open
March - 'Boneland' led by Tubbs
April- 'Cotillion' led by Brenda Clough
May - 'After Atlas' led by Jane R
June - 'The Wonder' led by Trudy Scrumptious.
July - 'The Buried Giant' led by Not Too Bad.

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