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A monthly discussion on varying themes guided by our members. (Book of the Month discussions through December 2011 can be found in this section too.)
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Post by Misfit » Mon March 14th, 2011, 12:58 am

[quote=""LoveHistory""]Not asking for info, Misfit. Just wondering aloud as it were.[/quote]

No worries. It is a rather interesting experience. Some parts more rewarding than others :o
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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon March 21st, 2011, 5:45 am

OK, here's a tentative schedule for the rest of the year. (We'll use the other ideas for 2012.)

June: YA
July: Older historical fiction (pre-1960)
August: open
September: Historical fantasy
October: Classics
November: open
December: Historical fiction that was made into a film
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Post by Ash » Mon March 21st, 2011, 1:53 pm

Historical fiction that was made into a film

There has to be a better way to phrase that - Historic Fiction adapted to film?

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Post by Madeleine » Mon March 21st, 2011, 2:37 pm

Sounds like a good plan!
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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon March 21st, 2011, 4:42 pm

[quote=""Ash""] Historical fiction that was made into a film

There has to be a better way to phrase that - Historic Fiction adapted to film?[/quote]

So sorry, Ash, for not phrasing it better. I was writing in haste at 2 in the morning after dealing with work deadlines and family problems all weekend.
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Post by Divia » Mon March 21st, 2011, 7:46 pm

I'm looking forward to it. Sounds like fun. Have to really knock my head against something to think abotu books made into movies though. Hmmmm.

The classics idea could be cool, if we do something different and not the same old Jane Austen thing. Guess we'll have to wait and see.
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Post by Ash » Tue March 22nd, 2011, 12:52 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]So sorry, Ash, for not phrasing it better. I was writing in haste at 2 in the morning after dealing with work deadlines and family problems all weekend.[/quote]

Oh, no - I was the one who phrased it that way! Not criticizing, just asking you to fix my mess :) My apologies for not being clear.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue March 22nd, 2011, 1:00 am

[quote=""Ash""]Oh, no - I was the one who phrased it that way! Not criticizing, just asking you to fix my mess :) My apologies for not being clear.[/quote]

No problem! I figured December might be a good month for that theme since people might have some more time over the holidays to watch the movies as well as read the books.
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Post by Misfit » Tue March 22nd, 2011, 1:22 am

[quote=""Divia""]I'm looking forward to it. Sounds like fun. Have to really knock my head against something to think abotu books made into movies though. Hmmmm.

The classics idea could be cool, if we do something different and not the same old Jane Austen thing. Guess we'll have to wait and see.[/quote]

Dumas?

I'm looking forward to the classics and hope we can to something besides Austen. There's a whole lot more out there to be explored.

*although I must confess I've only read one Austen book :o
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Post by Divia » Tue March 22nd, 2011, 10:07 am

No Dumas is too typical as well. Lets read something different.


Virginia (Penguin Classics) by Ellen Glasgow or something like it.
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