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April 2011 Book of the Month: Poll

What Will Be Our April 2011 Book of the Month?

Poll ended at Mon February 28th, 2011, 2:09 pm

Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
10
71%
Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
1
7%
Land of the Painted Caves by Jean Auel
1
7%
The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman
2
14%
 
Total votes: 14

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Vanessa
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Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
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Post by Vanessa » Thu March 10th, 2011, 9:34 am

You're not going to be persuaded to read it, are you, Divia? :D I'm in two minds whether to download a copy onto my Kindle as I find I read faster with it!!
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Post by Divia » Thu March 10th, 2011, 11:07 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]You're not going to be persuaded to read it, are you, Divia? :D I'm in two minds whether to download a copy onto my Kindle as I find I read faster with it!![/quote]

You are correct. ;)
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Post by Ash » Thu March 10th, 2011, 1:42 pm

Flowery? No, Victorian poetry is flowery. GWTW is, well, a story with memorable characters, incredibly written scenes, and a view that is very much of its time (aka, not balanced, with no 20/20 hindsight) It will be difficult I think not to reread this without the movie images flashing in my head, but I'll give it a good try.

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Post by Michy » Thu March 10th, 2011, 3:14 pm

Divia -- I'm puzzled how you could love the movie but find the book flowery, when the movie is based on the book - ? But, oh well, if you don't want to read it that's your choice. :)

[quote=""Ash""] It will be difficult I think not to reread this without the movie images flashing in my head, but I'll give it a good try.[/quote] That is one reason why I'm glad I've never seen the movie (except for little bits and pieces, and lots of the photos, of course). :)
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Post by Divia » Thu March 10th, 2011, 9:40 pm

Ash, I'm not doubting its a good book. :rolleyes:

My god, I think I stepped on some toes. Holy shit. Obviously this book has a lot of diehard fans, but that doesnt mean I have to love it.

Its a romantic version of what happened. And I know that. I'm really not into that sort of book. And, the page count is too much. I can't read LARGE books. Here's a deep dark secret about me. I read poorly. I have trouble doing it. I have a masters, I am a librarian, but reading takes a lot of time. I don't waste my time on those type of books. Anything over 400 pages is a problem.
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Post by Michy » Fri March 11th, 2011, 1:43 am

You didn't step on my toes, and I doubt that you stepped on anyone else's, either. There are books other people love that I won't read, so I understand. No one's trying to make you love GWTW; to each his/her own. Happy reading.

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Post by LoveHistory » Fri March 11th, 2011, 3:32 am

My toes are fine. :)

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