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Time for a Change

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 boswellbaxter » Tue September 27th, 2011, 8:23 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Would historical thrillers be a good one to discuss?[/quote]

That's fine--just pick a month. January's open, as is everything after May.
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Post by Vanessa » Tue September 27th, 2011, 9:52 pm

I'll choose June, then.
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Post by Madeleine » Wed September 28th, 2011, 9:09 am

Family saga?
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Post by Ludmilla » Wed September 28th, 2011, 12:40 pm

Is there an interest in discussing celebrations and feasts in literature for December?

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed September 28th, 2011, 1:18 pm

Madeline and Ludmilla, those both sound good. Madeline, just pick a month (January and July through November are open; I'll save December for Ludmilla).
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Post by Madeleine » Wed September 28th, 2011, 2:34 pm

I'll go for July then, thank you.
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Post by Matt Phillips » Tue October 18th, 2011, 9:07 pm

How about, for August and summer blockbuster season, historical fiction in Hollywood? Comparing/contrasting movie adaptations of historical novels or treatments of a given historical figure in novels and movies. Or is that too broad?

What does proposing one of these entail? Kicking-off and guiding discussion, or just participating?

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Post by rebecca » Wed October 19th, 2011, 12:39 am

[quote=""Matt Phillips""]How about, for August and summer blockbuster season, historical fiction in Hollywood? Comparing/contrasting movie adaptations of historical novels or treatments of a given historical figure in novels and movies. Or is that too broad?

What does proposing one of these entail? Kicking-off and guiding discussion, or just participating?[/quote]

I think that's a good idea but does it have to be Hollywood? Can it also incorporate TV adaptations based in England?

As an example I watched North and South and loved it and so went and read the book by E. Gaskell.

Bec :)

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Post by Ash » Wed October 19th, 2011, 1:21 am

In another online forum Im on, we have a thread for nothing but movie adaptations of novels. Its wonderful - I can see spending a month comparing books and movies, and perhaps comparing adaptations. For example, reading Jane Eyre and watching all the adaptations, or more recent, reading Girl with Dragon Tatoo, and comparing the Swedish and American adaptations.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed October 19th, 2011, 1:50 am

Sorry, Matt and others, I missed these posts. We'll make August Adaptation month.

Ideally, whoever chose the theme for the month would sort of get the thread rolling--listing some suggested reads, talking about some of their own favorites, throwing out questions for discussion, putting up polls, etc.--and then keep participating in it.

That leaves us with January and September-November open.
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