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Peony in Love by Lisa See
21%
 21% [ 3 ]
Titanic's Last Secrets by Brad Matsen
7%
 7% [ 1 ]
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
50%
 50% [ 7 ]
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
21%
 21% [ 3 ]
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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Sat 28 Jul - 11:42

It is supposed to run for one more day. I wasn't sure if everyone had voted or not.

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Sun 29 Jul - 10:12

Looks like we will be reading Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

Warning: This is a book for adults and will cover sensitive topics, such as sex and sexual activity. It is very different from the Broadway musical. I would suggest flipping through the book, first. Here is a Google Books preview of this month's selection. This book will, without question, push the PG-13 limit. It is also 400 pages. I've tried to provide several warnings throughout this process, so hopefully ya'll heeded them and did research before choosing this title.

This book has been out for several years, so you should be able to find a cheap copy at a local used bookstore or your local library. If you don't mind paying shipping, then of course Amazon and Half-Price Books has this available. Go for an older edition, because the only thing that is changing is the cover art. Lol.

If at any time you believe that this book does not comply with the PG-13 rating (which I didn't notice until several days after I put up the poll -.-), then we will choose the next highest voted book (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, which you should be able to find for dirt cheap or free).

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Sun 29 Jul - 10:48

i'm kinda excited to do this <3

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Sun 29 Jul - 11:37

Excited? So am I! study

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Sun 29 Jul - 19:27

So for this we have to keep the talk within the PG-13 limit as well. We will start talking about this on September 29th.

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Sun 29 Jul - 19:38

....wow....that's a long way away....T_T

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Sun 29 Jul - 19:58

@Sailor Venus wrote:
Looks like we will be reading Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

Warning: This is a book for adults and will cover sensitive topics, such as sex and sexual activity. It is very different from the Broadway musical. I would suggest flipping through the book, first. Here is a Google Books preview of this month's selection. This book will, without question, push the PG-13 limit. It is also 400 pages. I've tried to provide several warnings throughout this process, so hopefully ya'll heeded them and did research before choosing this title.

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If at any time you believe that this book does not comply with the PG-13 rating (which I didn't notice until several days after I put up the poll -.-), then we will choose the next highest voted book (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, which you should be able to find for dirt cheap or free).

EWWW sex? I'm not reading that lol jk super excited@ (not for the sex part just to read it LOL) :lolz:

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Mon 30 Jul - 11:26

@Crystalsetsuna wrote:
....wow....that's a long way away....T_T

This is just so that we can all make sure we get the chance to buy and read it.

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Tue 31 Jul - 12:39

Is anyone allowed to join in on this book club? =] It sounds like fun!

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Tue 31 Jul - 17:31

Yes! Welcome!

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Thu 2 Aug - 15:19

What will the rules be about discussing the religious and political themes in Wicked? Isn't discussing religion and politics against forum rules? So how would we handle that? Wicked is a very political book too.
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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Thu 2 Aug - 15:24

We can discuss them without debating them.

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Thu 2 Aug - 15:44

There are also other things we can discuss first. I think some versions of Wicked even have a book club discussion list in the back.

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Thu 2 Aug - 17:02

i checked mine and i couldn't find anything. just previews of the authors other books.

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Thu 2 Aug - 18:06

I'll probably get this on my kindle.

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Tue 7 Aug - 16:25

Really? I have an older edition and there is a book club discussion section. Check before the preview for other works.

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Tue 7 Aug - 20:12

i did. all it had was the ending and the previews...mine may be a newer version.

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Tue 7 Aug - 20:49

Well, I'll pick out some discussion questions for us about a week before September 29th.

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Fri 10 Aug - 15:31

My edition of Wicked also comes with the book club discussion questions. It's the musical tie-in edition that has the questions in it.
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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Fri 10 Aug - 15:56

Mine is a 2000 edition with the pale cover.

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Fri 10 Aug - 19:23

This is the version I have which has the discussion questions: http://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Musical-Tie--Times-Witch/dp/B0006V3Q8Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1344640963&sr=1-1&keywords=Wicked+musical+tie+in
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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Fri 31 Aug - 10:31

so tomorrow is september. so we're gonna start this soon riiight?*hopeful*

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Fri 31 Aug - 10:32

Yup. We can start the discussion tomorrow

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Fri 31 Aug - 10:39

yaaaay!

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Fri 31 Aug - 10:56

What? We said September 29th. I haven't even posted some of the questions yet, because I thought we still had a month. I haven't even gotten past the "Shiz" section of the book. So not ready. -.-

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Sun 2 Sep - 18:51

oh....we're suppost to be reading the book now?

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Mon 3 Sep - 17:44

Sorry Venus that is correct. My bad. So we will discuss this on the 29th.

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Thu 27 Sep - 16:44

Two more days. Are you all ready? :3 *pressurepressure*

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Wed 3 Oct - 23:12

....are we still going to do this?*blink blink*

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club Poll    Thu 4 Oct - 7:29

I really hope so! I just assumed that the people in charge have been busy.

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