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View Poll Results: Which of these two books should we read for August?
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon 20 55.56%
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain 16 44.44%
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:20 PM   #16
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The United Kingdom refers to Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Emgland and some offshore islands. Great Britain refers to the island of Britain and includes England, Scotland, and Wales. England is the political entity of the island of Britain excluding Scotland and Wales. This may change if Scotland declares complete national independence from the Crown--as it may do in the future--though that is by no means a certainty.

The Republic of Ireland comprises the 26 counties of the four provinces excluding the 6 counties in Ulster which are part of the United Kingdom. Particularly since the recent visit of the Queen to Ireland relations between the two countries have been exceptionally friendly and the Government of the Republic recognizes the entity of Northern Ireland and also allows any of its population to use an Irish passport if they so desire. Citizens of the Republic do not need a passport to travel to Great Britain and vice-versa.
If I may, I'll add that the province of Ulster has nine counties, three of which are part of the republic. At partition, only the counties of Ulster with a majority Protestant population remained in the UK.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:44 AM   #17
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I voted for Quiet as I have already read Shadow.

And with close ancestors from both Ireland and the United Kingdom, I say none of it matters. We are all citizens of Earth .

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With Australia is seems much simpler. Although the politicians here do seem to be from another planet.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:48 AM   #19
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Yesterday I was about to go ahead and buy Shadow, but I see this is turning into a race again. We've had a lot of close votes lately.
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Just spoke with my daughter who's read a couple of Zafon books in Spanish. She's the only living person who knows me inside out and knows my taste in absolutely everything and she assured me that Shadow of the Wind would be for me! So even though I voted for Quiet I'll be excited whichever wins! Probably won't get either of the books in time to finish it before discussion starts, but still...
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:16 AM   #21
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Shadow appears to have stalled momentarily and Quiet appears to be moving up fast on the inside lane. A couple of days ago it looked like it would be Shadow by a landslide.

How's that for mixing metaphors?
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Just spoke with my daughter who's read a couple of Zafon books in Spanish. She's the only living person who knows me inside out and knows my taste in absolutely everything and she assured me that Shadow of the Wind would be for me! So even though I voted for Quiet I'll be excited whichever wins! Probably won't get either of the books in time to finish it before discussion starts, but still...
Should have listened to your daughter.
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Shadow appears to have stalled momentarily and Quiet appears to be moving up fast on the inside lane. A couple of days ago it looked like it would be Shadow by a landslide.

How's that for mixing metaphors?
OK, how many accounts do I need to create to get Shadow of the Wind unstalled?
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:34 AM   #24
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Should have listened to your daughter.
I'm pretty sure she'd say Quiet would be for me as well.
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Shadow of the Wind can be found for free at some libraries in their Overdrive section.
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But that wasn't supposed to be known.
I don't think this thread will be solely responsible for the leak. Overdrive at my library has 23 people on the waiting list for Quiet.
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63 on the wait list for Quiet (12 copies)
8 on the wait list for Shadow of the Wind (3 copies)

I wouldn't use popularity as an argument though since 5o shades of Grey has 903 people on the wait list (35 copies)
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I bought Shadow yesterday and actually changed my vote from Quiet. I suppose it okay to be fickle. Don't care which one wins since I plan to read both. Seems that most of my friends have read Quiet and liked it.
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Glad Shadow won. There were many great possibilities this month but that seemed like one of the most interesting to me.
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Does anyone have a paper edition of Shadow of the Wind?

The first sentence of chapter 19 seems to have an error in it and I cannot figure out the correction. If you do, please post the first sentence. Thanks.
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Does anyone have a paper edition of Shadow of the Wind?

The first sentence of chapter 19 seems to have an error in it and I cannot figure out the correction. If you do, please post the first sentence. Thanks.
Here it is:

"Imagine the scene," Don Anacleto concluded to everyone's dismay.
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