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23 August 2010 @ 11:20 pm

We are ready to go. Let's hop on over :)
23 August 2010 @ 08:32 pm
It seems you all liked "Reading in Wonderland". It is beautiful! I want to thank Amanda for coming up with it, and I want to thank all of you for taking the time to vote. I am already working on the new page (I'm actually almost done) so I'll post the link on this community tomorrow morning, so check back one more time.
Lots of love!
22 August 2010 @ 05:19 pm
Hey all!

I realize that we're about to switch to a new community, but I figure I can re-post these questions there if necessary. I found some great discussion questions online about this book which might facilitate some interesting conversation.
Warning there may be SPOILERSCollapse )
22 August 2010 @ 08:05 pm

Choose your Favorite Name for the New Community!

I'll leave the poll open until tomorrow, Monday, night and once we have the results I'll get to work on creating the new page for us. Everything should be up and running by Tuesday afternoon and we can then figure out the list for rereads and vote for our book selections for next month.
Very exciting!
22 August 2010 @ 09:20 am
Alright, there's been a few questions as to what we should do about this community. All and any feedback is welcome and encouraged.
Do you guys want to set up a new community? I can do that easily and let you all know. Or, we could continue with this one.
Whatever you want.
21 August 2010 @ 04:06 pm
If you ladies , the few of us still here, want to continue with a book a month and maybe a reread, I'd be completely willing to put together a poll. If you post some book suggestion I'll put together a list, we can vote on them and decide what we want to do.

Let me know what you guys want :)
21 August 2010 @ 12:31 pm
Just out of curiousity, is anyone going to read "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress"? I found a copy and want to read it for the first time, but was just wondering if anyone wanted to chat about it (when I've finished what I'm currently on - 'Remarkable Creatures' by Tracy Chevalier and then the book itself)?

Also, are we gonna try to have another book for next month? Perhaps a book a month is a bit too ambitious as there's only a few of us. Perhaps we could have a new book every 6 weeks or something to allow for discussion and reading? I don't know how others feel about it so feedback is very welcome! 8)
20 August 2010 @ 02:54 pm
This page is for the people who have already finished the book and are dying to comment on many, many things. If you haven't finished, no peeking! :)
14 August 2010 @ 08:16 pm
Hey everyone! If you've started reading the book,  regardless of what's going on in the site like I have, then I think we should have a discussion. We can continue this book club, or we can start another one, depending on what happens in the future, if it becomes and remains active.
So I have the first question:
When I first started reading I wasn't sure I could really take seriously the idea of a professor attempting to teach a dog to speak, but as I continued reading I became more and more sure that he might succeed. Has the same happened to you? And if so, why?

For me, the way it was written, with Paul so methodically and scientifically going about the task of teaching Lorelei to speak, something so ridiculous sounding for most of us, gave it a sense of truth. It did not feel forced or desperate, although obviously it is. For Paul it seemed like the most logical solution to the question of what happened to Lexy.  It really did not take a lot of thinking on his part before he came to the conclusion of what he must do. Grief leads us to crazy things.
What do you all think?