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    Book Nominations for First GS Book Club Read

    Nominate books here. I would start, but I haven't thought of anything yet! I'll be back for that.

    Once we have some nominations, we will vote.

    (And then someone else will take charge, pretty please????)

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    Donna Tartt-The Goldfinch

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    This one: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...ring_the_World
    Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann, I love dry humor.

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    If we are looking for longer, denser reads, I would love an excuse to re-visit The Chess Garden by Brooks Hansen or The World as I Found It by Bruce Duffy, both of which I read in the '90's and would like to read again.

    Or what about A.S. Byatt's Possession? We could also watch the movie and comment, not that it is a patch on the book, but it was at least okay. Here is a taste from the postscript: There are things that happen and leave no discernible trace, are not spoken or written of, though it would be very wrong to say that subsequent events go on indifferently, all the same, as though such things had never been. Two people met, on a hot May day, and never later mentioned their meeting. This is how it was.

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    I'd like to nominate Wild by Cheryl Strayed. I'm sure most of you have heard of the movie starring Reese Witherspoon.
    http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Found-Pac.../dp/0307476073

    Or for a bit of humor, Lost on Planet China by J Maarten Troost to celebrate the upcoming worlds in China.
    I read it years ago, and it's just a fun read about a guy navigating a new culture. I'd be quite happy to read it again!
    http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Planet-Ch.../dp/0767922018
    Last edited by desertskates; 01-29-2015 at 11:46 AM.

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    Thanks for getting the ball rolling, gang!

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    I'd be happy to take over the book club organizing if someone could walk me through the steps. I is not always so smart but can handle it just find with a clear set of instructions

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskates View Post

    Or for a bit of humor, Lost on Planet China by J Maarten Troost to celebrate the upcoming worlds in China.
    I read it years ago, and it's just a fun read about a guy navigating a new culture. I'd be quite happy to read it again!
    http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Planet-Ch.../dp/0767922018
    I love J. Maarten Troost! I've read The Sex Lives of Cannibals, and I just actually started Getting Stoned With Savages (well, more like I started it over a month ago, then got sidetracked watching too much skating ). Haven't read Lost on Planet China, but I'm sure it would be enjoyable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gallavich View Post
    I love J. Maarten Troost! I've read The Sex Lives of Cannibals, and I just actually started Getting Stoned With Savages (well, more like I started it over a month ago, then got sidetracked watching too much skating ). Haven't read Lost on Planet China, but I'm sure it would be enjoyable.
    I've read all his books and I'm sure you'd love Lost. His books about the South Pacific had me howling :D My reading has dropped off a bit as well over Holiday time and buying a house, and normal life stuff. But I'm excited to dig into a great book!

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    If not Harper Lee, another book I'd like to read is Pioneer Girl, which is the autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, but she wrote it for adults.
    http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-Girl-T.../dp/0984504176

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    If not Harper Lee, another book I'd like to read is Pioneer Girl, which is the autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, but she wrote it for adults.
    http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-Girl-T.../dp/0984504176
    I would be interested in this! She's my favorite writer of all time!

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