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View Poll Results: Which book shall we read for February's discussion?
Portrait of Jennie by Robert Nathan 13 20.63%
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 14 22.22%
Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy 5 7.94%
The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick 8 12.70%
Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold 10 15.87%
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 14 22.22%
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 10 15.87%
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute 24 38.10%
Love Story by Erich Segal 11 17.46%
Stardust by Neil Gaiman 22 34.92%
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:28 PM   #181
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I was a bit put out that Noel Strachan didn't tell Joe Harman that Jean was in Oz looking for him .
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I agree with you on that. I felt the same way.
I as well, although I understood the reason. I was so sure, however, that once they got to know each other, N.S. would change his mind. Seems, though, he was out for a bit of sport and/or surprise.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:30 PM   #182
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Sounds rather annoying.
But in a good way!

Oh shoot! My lunch time is over.

5 more hours before I can read again.

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Old 02-06-2013, 01:20 PM   #183
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A quick "Thank You" to those who nominated and/or voted for A Town Like Alice.

I'm half way through...

Now back to work... But I have a lunch break soon.
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I was going to say the same thing. Really enjoying it - 52% through .
I read it the day before yesterday in one day and liked it.
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I read it the day before yesterday in one day and liked it.
In one day! I'm lucky if I get much more than half an hour a day reading time. A good day is an hour. Unless I have a train trip, which is rare these days now our company have told us we have to drive everywhere .
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I'm hoping to get some reading time this weekend. and A Town Like Alice is first on my list. Looking forward to it!
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A quick "Thank You" to those who nominated and/or voted for A Town Like Alice.

I'm half way through...

Now back to work... But I have a lunch break soon.
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I read it the day before yesterday in one day and liked it.
You guys best not be lying; I know how to find you! I was going to skip this month, but just bought the book after reading those comments.
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You guys best not be lying; I know how to find you! I was going to skip this month, but just bought the book after reading those comments.
The free version here at MR was not to your taste?

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=172378
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:31 PM   #188
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The free version here at MR was not to your taste?

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It's not in the public domain in the US (or in most other places). Just a guess, but that's why he bought a copy?
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Not when it looks like a reject that not even eReader would accept. Sorry, but it's an awful looking mess (see the recent thread on poor formatting). Everything runs together until chapter 1. The ToC has extra entries that do not belong. The paragraph spaces are large. No indent. Just a mess.
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Not when it looks like a reject that not even eReader would accept. Sorry, but it's an awful looking mess (see the recent thread on poor formatting). Everything runs together until chapter 1. The ToC has extra entries that do not belong. The paragraph spaces are large. No indent. Just a mess.
I'll take your word for that. I really did not look at the details of where it was or was not in copyright closely at all either. I checked a copy out from FLP last night anyway. It's up next when I finish my current read.
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It's not in the public domain in the US (or in most other places). Just a guess, but that's why he bought a copy?
Exactly. The text of the upload even says, "Since Nevil Shute died in 1960, this book is out of copyright only in Canada or other jurisdiction with copyright expiration 50 years after the author's death. This book is courtesy of Project Gutenberg, Canada."
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Another sucker bites the dust
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:55 PM   #193
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Heh. Alice is pretty good entertainment but it's a pretty bad book. I'm not going to reread, but I think I remember my main objections. I'll be interested to see how opinions run.

The tv show is much better; it avoided some (not all) of the worst offenses.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:00 PM   #194
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54% and impatiently awaiting the "meeting".
At 74% now....
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As happy as I am about their finally "meeting" and moving full speed ahead, if she says his name one more time, I think I'm going to go crazy. I don't think I've ever "heard" someone refer to someone else by name, as many times in a single conversation as she seems to do, with Joe! Is she afraid of forgetting to whom she's speaking, or does she think he'll suddenly think she's talking to someone else?
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I'm already up to page 62 of 255 and I'm not seeing anything romance like. I'm getting more and more convinced that the wrong book (yet again) was picked.

I suggest that when a book is nominated that it's scrutinized to be sure it actually fits with the month's genre. We had a major botch job with Science Fiction and it looks like Romance might be out the window as well.
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