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Future BOTM Themes

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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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Tue March 22nd, 2011, 10:15 am

Another bookgroup that I'm in does an occasional themed read based around the time of year eg in October we have a Halloween theme, but we all read a different book.
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Post by LoveHistory » Tue March 22nd, 2011, 4:46 pm

Divia, in all the time I've been a member of HFO we've never picked a Jane Austen novel for BOTM. Though admittedly it's not for lack of trying on my part. ;)

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Post by Brenna » Tue March 22nd, 2011, 5:36 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Another bookgroup that I'm in does an occasional themed read based around the time of year eg in October we have a Halloween theme, but we all read a different book.[/quote]

That would be fun! We could do something in October focused on the Salem Witch Trials or the Templars and then in November something about the American Thanksgiving, etc. As an American, obviously I am more familiar with our holidays, but I would actually enjoy learning more about other histories and holidays through a book theme!
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Post by Margaret » Tue March 22nd, 2011, 5:39 pm

A seasonal theme would be fun to do occasionally - but maybe not every year. As I get older, the years seem to roll around faster and faster, and I'm not sure I would want to read a novel about witches every October. (However, I can suggest some good ones if we do this in the next year or two!)
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Post by Madeleine » Tue March 22nd, 2011, 8:29 pm

Doesn't have to be about witches! Can be anything with a spooky theme - vamps, ghosts or just plain creepy or Gothic.
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Post by Divia » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 12:19 am

[quote=""LoveHistory""]Divia, in all the time I've been a member of HFO we've never picked a Jane Austen novel for BOTM. Though admittedly it's not for lack of trying on my part. ;) [/quote]

Well when people mention Classic novels the typical ones pop into people's minds. Austen, Dickens, etc. etc.

[quote=""Madeleine""]Doesn't have to be about witches! Can be anything with a spooky theme - vamps, ghosts or just plain creepy or Gothic.[/quote]

True. Some creepy gothic stories would be super.
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