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Bookclub: The discussion of Jude The Obscure

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Offline smb Reading Jude The Obscure by Thomas Hardy
27 Mar 2013, 03:39 PM | Post: #21

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RE: Bookclub: The discussion of Jude The Obscure

I am struggling with this book but even it takes me the rest of the year I will finish it.
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27 Mar 2013, 03:51 PM | Post: #22

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(27 Mar 2013 03:39 PM)smb Wrote: Wrote:  I am struggling with this book but even it takes me the rest of the year I will finish it.

We'll spur each other on! Wink
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Offline Susanne Reading The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson
27 Mar 2013, 07:15 PM | Post: #23

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RE: Bookclub: The discussion of Jude The Obscure

I've moved onto another more gripping book, but I do want to finish it.
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Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
27 Mar 2013, 08:26 PM | Post: #24

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RE: Bookclub: The discussion of Jude The Obscure

I took a break and went back to it. I might take another break, but I will finish it Big Grin
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Offline B J Burton Reading Complete Works of H P Lovecraft
30 Mar 2013, 09:44 AM | Post: #25

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RE: Bookclub: The discussion of Jude The Obscure

This post was last modified: 30 Mar 2013 09:45 AM by B J Burton.
Now that Susanne has cast off her mod mantle I don't know who will be organising the Book Club.
May I make a suggestion about how it's run? 
No?....Oh.

Well, I will anyway.
Some of our recent choices have proved heavy going and it would be a pity to put anyone off participating when what we want is to increase active membership.
How about selecting two books each month? Members may then read either or both. As long as we don't vote in two by Hardy, Dickens or Trollope the variety might keep more people involved.
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Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
30 Mar 2013, 10:11 AM | Post: #26

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RE: Bookclub: The discussion of Jude The Obscure

I think it might be me Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin
That could work as a trial.
Have 2 categories - classic and contemporary and when you nominate, you state which category it is in.
Then in the voting the top in each section wins.
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Offline B J Burton Reading Complete Works of H P Lovecraft
30 Mar 2013, 11:02 AM | Post: #27

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(30 Mar 2013 10:11 AM)joo Wrote: Wrote:  I think it might be me Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin

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Offline Damien J. Nash Reading Flux by Mark. R. Faulkner
30 Mar 2013, 11:12 AM | Post: #28

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RE: Bookclub: The discussion of Jude The Obscure

I agree. I've tried to participate in the bookclub over the last few months, but the book choices that win the votes tend to be too long or too heavy to read in a few weeks. I'm a busy boy, I want something fun to read and discuss. If I want classics like Dickens and Jude the obscure then I'd go back to English lit class. Big Grin
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30 Mar 2013, 11:14 AM | Post: #29

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This post was last modified: 30 Mar 2013 11:14 AM by Jonathan Hill.
I'd be up for this latest suggestion. Jude is a good book, but you have to be in the right frame of mind and have the time to spare. Sometimes, you just need a fast fun read.
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30 Mar 2013, 11:17 AM | Post: #30

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RE: Bookclub: The discussion of Jude The Obscure

Good points. I do like Dickens, but I am too busy to re-read his fat volumes.

Besides, I have to read so many serious short stories for my job that I want to escape into some good crime fiction in my spare time. So I have voted for a couple of those, and I only participate in the book club discussion if 'my' book wins.
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