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Dez. 15, 2017, 11:37am

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Dez. 15, 2017, 12:08pm

Reviews and conversation is still ongoing on Club Read 2017 until the end of the year.

Dez. 27, 2017, 9:35am

If you are putting down roots here in 2018, don't forget to go to the "Introduce Yourself" thread and, well, introduce yourself!

Dez. 30, 2017, 4:06pm

Thanks for taking over the group, Lois.

Jan. 3, 2018, 9:24am

You're welcome, Joyce!

Mrz. 22, 2018, 1:07pm

The quarterly "best of" thread is now up:

Mrz. 22, 2018, 1:36pm

Funny, I was just looking at this thread yesterday wondering if I should post something to bring it back up from the abyss....

Mai 4, 2018, 4:44pm

I have a ticket to see Jesmyn Ward speak next week, at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Thursday. I noticed that Laura from the 75 Books group will also see her speak next week, in Philadelphia, so I suspected that she may be on a book tour this month, and that is the case. Next week she'll be in Cambridge on Monday, Brooklyn on Tuesday (at St Francis College), Philadelphia and Washington on Wednesday, and Atlanta on Thursday. After that she'll go to Chicago, Austin, Houston, New Orleans and Pass Christian in the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Here's a link to her schedule, with more details:

My ticket cost a little more than $18, but it does include a signed copy of the paperback edition of Sing, Unburied, Sing.

Mai 27, 2018, 6:25pm

Curbed has a series out now Celebrating the 300th anniversary of New Orleans with several interesting short and longer form pieces.

Mai 27, 2018, 7:23pm

>9 janemarieprice: Oh cool, thanks! I'm going to be in New Orleans in June—it'll be a work trip, but hopefully I'll have a little time to explore. I haven't been there since 1984, which I think is a long time in New Orleans years.

Mai 27, 2018, 8:42pm

>9 janemarieprice: Sweet. Thanks, Jane! NOLA was my home for three years in the late 70s and early 80s, so I'll definitely read these pieces.

Jun. 1, 2018, 9:56pm

Did anybody see this on pbs?
I really enjoyed watching this and testing to see how many on the list I read. :)

Jun. 3, 2018, 11:56pm

>12 avidmom: Dang! The quiz is no longer available.

There is a list, though. There are some I wish I had NOT read--A Confederacy of Dunces and Game of Thrones (though I confess I made it through only the first two of George R.R. Martin's series.).

Mostly a good list, though I wish Shogun had been in there. I remember enjoying that a lot.

Bearbeitet: Jun. 6, 2018, 9:37am

>13 nohrt4me2: I just went to the website, and the quiz is there (although it took me a second to figure out how to submit the thing and get my score!). I've read 44 out of 100.

Some rather odd choices on there, though, if you ask me.

Jun. 6, 2018, 2:08pm

>14 bragan: OK, yes, quiz there now. Maybe my tablet didn't want to take me there. Agree some odd choices--Flowers in the Attic was puzzling. And some works left off--where were Hawthorne, Poe, Auster, Roth, and Willa Cather?

I sometimes think that they should quiz you on which authors you've read rather than on specific works.

Jun. 6, 2018, 2:29pm

> Only 38 for me though it felt like I clicked more. And a lot on there actually that I'll never read so... Totally agree with you about authors read though.

Bearbeitet: Jul. 11, 2018, 10:22am

Best Reads for the 2nd quarter thread is up HERE. Please join us, if you haven't already, in listing your faves of the last 3 months (whether it's just one book or a dozen).

*thanks to Sassylassy for putting the thread up.

Aug. 12, 2018, 10:39am

For those in the UK, Penguin have a 99p offer on Amazon for today only across quite a few modern classic titles:

Sept. 16, 2018, 6:36pm

Q3 is almost over. Come and tell us what reading stood out for you here:

Okt. 18, 2018, 8:06am

The Reading Globally fourth quarter deals with Tradition and Change. However, there is so much written by English language authors on the subject, that I thought I would start a thread for their works on Club Read. If you are interested in the topic, have a look and add your thoughts:

Nov. 30, 2018, 6:05pm

It's that time of year - suggestion time that is. Come on over to Reading Globally and make suggestions for next year's reading. Old, new, all suggestions welcome:

Dez. 4, 2018, 2:31pm

Yes, it is nearing the end of 2018:

I am happy to set up the 2019 Club Read page again, but I'd like to also inquire if any of the other veterans of the group might like to take it on for 2019? (our 11th year!)

On behalf of the group I'd like to thank those who took on the responsibility to create the threads for our regular features (i.e. What Are You Reading Now?, Best Reads of __, and so on) for this year. Thank you!!

This is a good place for any fresh suggestions or improvements for the group for next fire away.


OFFER: If I'm not setting up the group page, I'd be happy to do Questions if SassyLassy would like a break.

SUGGESTION: I think our regular features should be—pretty please—titled in capital letters for easy spotting.

Dez. 19, 2018, 3:30pm

Since there are clearly no takers re#22 above (or no one reads this thread), I will set up Club Read 2019 in the very near future (it will private during the time I am setting it up) and will advise when it is ready for membership.

Dez. 19, 2018, 5:12pm

Thanks Lois. It’s only partially because we’re lazy (er, or busy or ...?? ), but also a lot because we all just really like you running the group.

Dez. 19, 2018, 6:21pm

>24 dchaikin: You've nailed it.

Dez. 20, 2018, 3:59pm

>24 dchaikin: Dan, flattery will get you nowhere :-)

>25 SassyLassy: You, too!

Will make the 2019 group live on the 25th.

Dez. 22, 2018, 6:49am

Many, many thanks to those members who took on the responsibility of setting up the group's regular discussion threads (i.e. Questions for the Avid Reader, Interesting Articles, Quarterly Best of, What Are You Reading Now...etc). Please let us know if you can't continue so someone else can step forward and the traditions can continue.

Dez. 22, 2018, 11:56am

I’ve been mostly missing (posting anyway - I had been reading) the last few months but I can take care of the “what are you reading” threads again next year (unless someone else wants to). :)

Dez. 22, 2018, 12:54pm

I'm happy to continue with the Interesting Articles thread.

Lois, will you continue with the mysteries and crime novels thought spot? I've enjoyed it very much this year. If you don't want to set it up, I'd be glad to.

It might also be fun to have threads for other genres. I know that several people here enjoy science fiction. Would there be interest in a dedicated thread?

Dez. 22, 2018, 3:36pm

>29 RidgewayGirl: You might bring something fresh to the thread. I would certainly contribute (I could do it again, if needed).

re: an SF thread, that's a possibly, if someone feels up to creating it and keeping it going (I don't read enough of it these days, but I'd probably follow it).

>28 AnnieMod: Thanks, Annie. Hope you can also find the time to post your reading.

Dez. 22, 2018, 5:23pm

>30 avaland: I'll go ahead and set it up, then.

Dez. 23, 2018, 7:56am

>23 avaland: - thanks so much -- I missed your message until just now (not that I think I'd have been good at setting it up). I'd had a look through the threads last week for one about next year and didn't look at the message thread, doh. So glad on an eleventh year.

Dez. 23, 2018, 9:38am

>27 avaland: I'm in.

Dez. 25, 2018, 1:15am

>30 avaland:

I was in some weird mood - I've read less than half the usual number of books and most were crime and mystery series ones (which does not make them bad books - I just did not feel like reading anything else - which is weird). Back on track I think - and maybe I will manage to keep up posting this time around. :)

Thread all set up, waiting for the gates to open :) Happy holidays!

Dez. 25, 2018, 12:10pm

Club Read 2019 is now PUBLIC.

Please remember to post your year-end favorites here in 2018 and then copy them to the appropriate thread on 2019 (The best of last year).

Dez. 25, 2018, 3:58pm

>34 AnnieMod:, >35 avaland:

Can you provide a link? I searched and nothing comes up.

Thanks for taking that all on! Happy Christmas and see everyone over there . . .

Dez. 25, 2018, 9:26pm

Thanks, Annie.

Dez. 27, 2018, 2:10pm

The Reading Globally voting thread for 2019 topics is now up here: