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YOu guys pick. I've never read any of the old Greek stuff, but I'm game


PS Visit is going okay, so far so good
I"ve messed with her cell phone so that she can hear it better, and added MY numbers into it. Can you imagine, my mother did not have my phone number in her her cell phone pouty face

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The Greek and Roman stuff gets pretty dry. They're epic poems, and I don't know about you guys, but reading a hundred page poem would feel more like work than fun.

Since SDL already bought it, and I never got around to reading it for my real life book club, how about The Handmaid's Tale?

Synopsis: From Library Journal
In a startling departure from her previous novels ( Lady Oracle , Surfacing ), respected Canadian poet and novelist Atwood presents here a fable of the near future. In the Republic of Gilead, formerly the United States, far-right Schlafly/Falwell-type ideals have been carried to extremes in the monotheocratic government. The resulting society is a feminist's nightmare: women are strictly controlled, unable to have jobs or money and assigned to various classes: the chaste, childless Wives; the housekeeping Marthas; and the reproductive Handmaids, who turn their offspring over to the "morally fit" Wives. The tale is told by Offred (read: "of Fred"), a Handmaid who recalls the past and tells how the chilling society came to be. This powerful, memorable novel is highly recommended for most libraries.

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It doesn't have to be this one, though. if no one else is interested.

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I have it, so it might actually inspire me to read it if y'all do, too....

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I own and I've read it, but I love to read good books more than once and that is one that is worth a reread!

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O.K., let's go with it!

I'll go bug Jinzy about making us a book club section. I think we should take it out of the RV, since not everyone comes in here.


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I asked for this section to be named Sawyer's Book Club because he's always reading a new book, but Jinzy's addition under the section title reminded me that the Others actually have a book club. Should we change it to The Others' Book Club? Or do you really not even care?

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I'll go get the Handmaids Tale. I haven't read it as yet. I don't think.

I like that it is called Sawyers Book Club. We do not want Ben in here.

'Cess- Wrinkle in Time was one of my favorite of favorites as a child.

I am supposed to be reading Atlas Shrugged, but I am having the wordt time getting started.

There is always time to read- I can do almost everything one handed :brows:
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Atlas Shrugged that is a heavy book in more ways than one!

Thanks for moving the library to this spot.

I'll start Handmaid's Tale after Harry Potter, when I get home. Still on the road!

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Before I forget to suggest it. I just finished one that I found very interesting. It's by Eric Van Lustbader Called The Testament.

It's a fictional account of an Order of Gnostic Observatines and Knights of St. Clement, one of whom is guarding, and one of whom is trying to gain control of an actual Testament of Christ and other Relics. It is based on historical fact, and the author has done some good research, and is interesting if you, as I do, figure that the Vatican has a lot of things that if shared with the rest of the world would set christianity on it's ear. Especially catholocism. It's also got a good love story and action in it!

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So let's just share what each of us is reading.



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