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Which of these should our first book choice be?
Girl with a Pearl Earring
20%
 20%  [ 3 ]
The Da Vinci Code
6%
 6%  [ 1 ]
Salem Falls
6%
 6%  [ 1 ]
The Hound of the Baskervilles
6%
 6%  [ 1 ]
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
6%
 6%  [ 1 ]
The Alienist
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
The Angel of Darkness
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
The Language of Baklava: A Memoir
20%
 20%  [ 3 ]
The Life of Pi
33%
 33%  [ 5 ]
The Well of Lost Plots
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 15

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simona



Joined: 11 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MS, I voted for the Baklava. I love Baklava. Hope I'll like the book. I have to order it.

No more war, more Baklava
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Lakritz



Joined: 07 Jun 2005
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Location: Birmingham, UK (via Essen, Germany)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay book clubbers,

it's Thursday morning here, and I'm off for a three day music festival come the afternoon (I told you, I'm still a hippie), and when we come back I'll have to pack for a family holiday (I think we're going to Normandy and Britanny).

-- So, before I go:

1) the result of the vote is pretty straight forward:

Book # 1 is The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

(Barbara voted for 'The well of lost plots', which didn't register.)

2) I'm going to be bossy now, and say:

Starting date for discussions and dish/menu suggestions: September, 21st

And even though I get the impression that those of you 15 (16) who voted don't need any instructions/advice, I'm going to start a new link and add a list of questions. Personally, I like to go through those after reading a book, but as you know, I'm German, I have to do things in an ordered, systematic way. Wink You'll probably find that my dish suggestions are going to be rather 'linear' , too. ("Okay, they're on a raft in the ocean, so it's got to be sea food..."). Hopefully, you will be a lot more lateral and imaginative!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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madameshawshank



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

whatever the result...it will be fun...I so enjoyed reading it the first time...I really didn't know much about it..so as the tale was woven I was woven as well..in a way..

and oh my..the joy of the food link...this is going to be such fun..

and a WONDERful idea..merci
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swan



Joined: 23 Nov 2004
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Location: a Dutchie in HongKong

PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't vote, 'cause I'm one if those who cannot choose... Confused However, i will (try to )participate in the discussion afterwards. I've read Pi, and still I'm not sure wether I like it very much. Maybe the 'talk it over'might give me some new views...

Enjoy reading alll!
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carsondyle



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, very cool. Looking forward to the discussion!
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madameshawshank



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Location: Penrith (where jacarandas remind me of change), New South Wales, Australia

PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my daughter found this on a blog...re readers..
(methinks I'm a 3!)

The Five Levels of Reading


Level 1: These are the people who read just to be able to survive, eg. menus, street signs, phone books, train timetables, etc. Their reading is only to fulfill a certain function.

Level 2: These are the people who read at a popular level. They don't normally read (unless it's a newspaper like The Daily Telegraph) and they will only pick up a book if it's hugely popular, eg. The Da Vinci Code, Harry Potter, The Horse Whisperer.

Level 3: These are my kind of readers. They are total bibliophiles—they love buying books and owning books. They read for pleasure.

Level 4: Students (more up the postgraduate end of the spectrum)—the kind who go do research in the library, photocopy journal articles and go combing through databases to find the elusive piece by some prominent thinker in the obscure field of their choosing.

Level 5: Academics. These people have read everything there is to read in their field of expertise.
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jenjen



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I clicked - but nothinz...
Girl With The Pearl Earing is my vote....
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madameshawshank



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jenjen..the poll has closed.."The Life of Pi" will be our first book ...whether you've read it or not, I hope you'll be a part of the discussion...

loved the peart book
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jenjen



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will do my best to get a copy madam vegie.....

In fact I would do anything (within reason) for a Sydneysider! Laughing
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Rainey



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked up a copy of LofP yesterday. I've been meaning to read it for ages. Now I just need to find some time to sit down and read. Wink
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