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  posted on 4/21/2008 at 09:08 AM
It seems like we all need a little spiritual inspiration these days. And from what I've heard from many of you here, The Shack might just provide that, along with a great read. So that's our book. Hope you all can go our a pick up a copy this week, if you don't already have one. They are inexpensive and available in paperback. We'll start discussing it next week. Happy Reading!

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Summer break is over. Watcha all reading? Let's get some suggestions for book for us.

Any good summer reading to report?

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LET'S GET THIS BABY GOING AGAIN! I dropped the ball here, sorry. Life got in the way. But lets get back on track and start a book in Sept? Any suggestions? And I need a suggestion for a book to read on the plane and during my Red Rocks vacation.

Hope you all enjoyed our 'summer break'


Please join the HTW Book Club. This is a relaxed setting to leisurely read and discuss a book selected by those participating. ALL ARE WELCOME. As this is a work in progress, we’ve set some guidelines but will modify as required.

-Generally we will read one book per month. We will set weekly goals, which are only meant to dictate the discussions. If you can’t keep up, don’t worry. But understand that some discussions may include material that you haven’t finished.

-We will choose a book based on reader suggestions. (See current posts)

This was our first book:
The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch (non-fiction) A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer http://www.amazon.com/Last-Lecture-Randy-Pausch/dp/1401323251/ref=pd_bbs_sr _1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1208779580&sr=1-1


Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey through His Son's Addiction - David Sheff (non-fiction)
Sheff's story is a first: a teenager's addiction from the parent's point of view—a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the gradual emergence into hope. http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Boy-Fathers-Journey-Addiction/dp/0618683356 /ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1208779648&sr=1-1


Fieldwork - Mischa Berlinski (fiction) Vivid, passionate, funny, deeply researched, and page-turningly plotted, this novel--set in northern Thailand--is a daring, spellbinding tale of anthropologists, missionaries, demon possession, sexual taboos, murder, and an obsessed young reporter named Mischa Berlinski. http://www.amazon.com/Fieldwork-Novel-Mischa-Berlinski/dp/B0013TMNK2/ref=pd _bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1208779962&sr=1-1


A Personal Matter (Paperback)
by Kenzaburo Oë (Author), John Nathan (Translator)
Oe’s most important novel, A Personal Matter, has been called by The New York Times “close to a perfect novel.” In A Personal Matter, Oe has chosen a difficult, complex though universal subject: how does one face and react to the birth of an abnormal child? Bird, the protagonist, is a young man of 27 with antisocial tendencies who more than once in his life, when confronted with a critical problem, has “cast himself adrift on a sea of whisky like a besotted Robinson Crusoe.” But he has never faced a crisis as personal or grave as the prospect of life imprisonment in the cage of his newborn infant-monster. Should he keep it? Dare he kill it? Before he makes his final decision, Bird’s entire past seems to rise up before him, revealing itself to be a nightmare of self-deceit. The relentless honesty with which Oe portrays his hero — or antihero — makes Bird one of the most unforgettable characters in recent fiction.
http://www.amazon.com/Personal-Matter-Kenzaburo-O%C3%AB/dp/0802150616/ref=s r_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1208779243&sr=1-5



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  posted on 4/21/2008 at 10:01 AM
I just picked up "The Last Lecture"

 

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  posted on 4/21/2008 at 05:21 PM
I'm up for anything, Rhonda and Company. Haven't read any of these and they all look interesting. Thanks!

 

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  posted on 4/22/2008 at 09:03 AM
Excellent idea.....I'm up for any of the books. They all sound good to me
 

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  posted on 4/22/2008 at 12:16 PM
I'm not much of a book reader, but it looks like you made some fine choices.
 

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  posted on 4/22/2008 at 12:28 PM
I have 4 for everyone that I have read recently and all 4 are fantastic reads, hard to put down.

The First Patient by Michael Palmer

Fifth Vial by Michael Palmer

The Appeal by John Grisham

The House That Trane Built, The Story of Impulse Records by Ashley Kahn

 

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  posted on 4/22/2008 at 08:34 PM
^Our first book announcement tomorrow^.

Don't worry you can jump in anytime.

 

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  posted on 4/23/2008 at 07:07 AM
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  posted on 4/23/2008 at 07:16 AM
Great Topic .... I'll be stopping by , often

 

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  posted on 4/23/2008 at 07:55 AM
I could see me getting into this I love to read - usually average about a novel a week (if not more). My vote would be for Fieldwork, but whatever everyone wants to read would be cool with me, they all look good. Great idea!!

 

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  posted on 4/23/2008 at 08:46 AM
On your mark, get set, READ! Here it is. I received several PM's voting for this one. I'll pick it up today and set some weekly goals for discussion purposes. If you have already read, feel free to discuss, but kindly don't jump to later parts in the book before the rest of us arrive.

Rhonda

The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch (non-fiction) A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer http://www.amazon.com/Last-Lecture-Randy-Pausch/dp/14013232 51/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1208779580&sr=1-1

 

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  posted on 4/23/2008 at 09:14 AM
If anyone has a Bj's Wholesale around them I got mine for 11 bucks

 

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  posted on 4/23/2008 at 12:58 PM
Picked this up at lunch and already half way thru. Easy reading and a great choice to start this club with.

 

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  posted on 4/24/2008 at 06:32 AM

 

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  posted on 4/24/2008 at 06:38 AM
Picked mine up yesterday, can't wait to start.

 

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  posted on 4/24/2008 at 08:45 AM
Suggested Reading Timeline (although I suspect this will be a fast read):

Pages 1 - 50 by 4/30/08
Pages 51 - 100 by 5/7/08
Pages 101 - 150 by 5/14/08
Pages 151 - 206 by 5/21/08


 

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  posted on 4/24/2008 at 08:47 AM
My favorite thing about book clubs is having the opportunity to read things I may not have chosen for myself. This book is an example. However, I'm only a few pages in and already enjoying it.

 

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  posted on 4/24/2008 at 11:27 AM
Note to self - Barnes and Noble on the way home and get to reading!

 

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My favorite thing about book clubs is having the opportunity to read things I may not have chosen for myself. This book is an example. However, I'm only a few pages in and already enjoying it.


That's part of the reason I was an English minor in college. I read so many things that I never would have picked up otherwise.

 

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quote:
Suggested Reading Timeline (although I suspect this will be a fast read):

Pages 1 - 50 by 4/30/08
Pages 51 - 100 by 5/7/08
Pages 101 - 150 by 5/14/08
Pages 151 - 206 by 5/21/08



Is this the Michael Crichton book? If so it was good, much better than the movie

 

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Deb I could not put it down. Had the book two days and 3/4 thru it. You just want to know everything about him.

 

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quote:
Suggested Reading Timeline (although I suspect this will be a fast read):

Pages 1 - 50 by 4/30/08
Pages 51 - 100 by 5/7/08
Pages 101 - 150 by 5/14/08
Pages 151 - 206 by 5/21/08



Is this the Michael Crichton book? If so it was good, much better than the movie



ooops.....maybe I should have not used capital letters. The 'Timeline' was suggested reading periods for our current book......are we all thoroughly confused now? Sorry!

 

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All I have to say is Chapter 21. Wow

 

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