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Author Topic: Reading club?  (Read 366 times)

milla

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Reading club?
« on: July 01, 2017, 02:33:21 AM »
I know that most of us love reading so may I suggest that we start a ‘reading club’ ? Anyone interested can suggest a book that we all can get hold of easily (for me it will be more of an incentive to use my nearest public library) and we could give ourselves, say,  3 weeks to a month to read it. Then we would all come together and discuss it?

Styyna

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Re: Reading club?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2017, 05:55:08 AM »
I like this idea. I've been away from reading for some time. It will be fun but challenging to work it back into my daily life.

Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia is a book that I'm picking up at the library shortly. A very good friend recommended it to me and I trust her recommendations without question. So, if that's available to others, that would be my suggestion for a book either now or down the road.

I think I can check books out for three weeks so I'm good with either three weeks or a month for reading each book.

Thanks for presenting your idea, Milla!


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milla

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Re: Reading club?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2017, 04:34:46 PM »
I am going to see if I can get it on kindle. If not, I will check the local library.

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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 07:20:32 AM »
The book was checked out at my library so I ordered it for my iPad (using the Kindle app) so that I could take it with me on a knitting retreat last weekend. Unfortunately I didn't find time to read the entire weekend so I'm going to start the book this week. Did you find it either on Kindle or at your library?

If not, or even if you did, I'm also open to reading something else for our first book. Please don't feel that one suggestion means we should start there! I'm flexible!
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milla

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Re: Reading club?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 11:34:07 AM »
I would love to read the book about Gertrude Bell! I love non-fiction. I have been a bit busy lately and I haven’t been able to check the local library, but I will go there tomorrow.

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Re: Reading club?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2017, 02:55:48 AM »
I bought the book for my kindle, and started reading it yesterday on the train, coming home from my son's. So far, so good; it seems very interesting. It is obvious that the author is in awe of G. Bell, but  then again, what an extraordinary woman.

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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 05:23:29 AM »
Oh, I better get back to the book! I started it and then set it aside to attend a knitting retreat and have been a knitting fool ever since. I'm looking forward to digging in.
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2017, 02:23:23 PM »
A quick heads up...I am knitting a baby blanket for my niece who is due in about two weeks and all my available waking moments are going into that. If I keep up the pace I will finish in good time and be able to pick up the book again and devote just as much time to it. But it will probably be a couple of weeks before I finish it at the earliest.
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milla

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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2017, 04:00:51 AM »
Don't worry it will take me ages. I have not been knitting lately, I have two small projects that I should finish before starting a new one. Lately I have been sewing quite a bit, only simple things like skirts and tops. I read  a bit at night before going to sleep.Hope you will show us the baby blanket!

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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2017, 04:08:41 AM »
I confess that I am relieved to read your words! I was feeling pretty rotten that I agreed to read a book on top of my knitting commitment. I don't know what I was thinking but there's no way to finish both in two weeks.

I'll share a pic of the baby blanket when it's finished if you'll share one of your sewing! :)
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milla

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Re: Reading club?
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2017, 12:00:54 PM »
Deal! :wink:

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Re: Reading club?
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2017, 05:06:28 PM »
I hope other people joins this reading club. It really fun!  :) I would but I have three clubs at work I joined. My orchids and youtube and I've decided to do a decluttering of my home. I've done one tiny section and it has take me a day and a bag full of garbage. I hope to be done by Christmas. :)  Oh, yeah, still have the rest of the backyard to finish.  :meditate:
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