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    Originally posted by ixcrisxi
    I need to read Jane Eyre for AP English next year, also... It'll really get me prepared and all that. Anyway... here's a list of books that have been mentioned that are on my AP/Honors list:

    Jane Eyre
    Mrs. Dalloway

    So, both of these would help me a ton. I've got to write a synopsis and do an evaluation of the piece, too. So...
    As I mentioned earlier in the thread, I'm going to be reading Jane Eyre in a couple of weeks. I think Dorthy31 wants to read it, too. I'm not trying to undermine the book club. I'm just mentioning that this book is next on my plate so I'd be available to discuss it if you wanted to.
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    Originally posted by hazyshadeof
    I'll try not to bring my degree into play when discussing it
    See, I think you already brought it into play just by mentioning it.
    When you're ten years old and a car drives by and splashes a puddle of water all over you, it's hard to decide if you should go to school like that or try to go home and change and probably be late. So while he was trying to decide, I drove by and splashed him again. - Jack Handey

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    Originally posted by KylieGrant
    BTW- I hate to nit-pick, but it's driving me crazy......it's "A Prayer For Owen Meany"
    omg, i'm so glad you said something, kylie!

    it's my favorite book and it was killing me! ... yes, my ocd was coming out.

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    One of my faves too, Sher
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    Vote: Poisonwood Bible and Lovely Bones

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    Originally posted by Paulie
    See, I think you already brought it into play just by mentioning it.
    True, smartass.

    OK, I won't get all analytical, I'll try and discuss the book on the surface value.

    There how's that?
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    I think the purpose of a book club is to discuss the book. If you have a unique perspective because of your particular specialty, I think you should share it. It can only enliven the discussion of the text.
    When you're ten years old and a car drives by and splashes a puddle of water all over you, it's hard to decide if you should go to school like that or try to go home and change and probably be late. So while he was trying to decide, I drove by and splashed him again. - Jack Handey

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    Originally posted by Paulie
    I think the purpose of a book club is to discuss the book. If you have a unique perspective because of your particular specialty, I think you should share it. It can only enliven the discussion of the text.
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    Exactly! It's no fun to simply discuss the surface value of a book without delving deeper...

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    9 votes - Alice Sebold - "Lovely Bones"

    6 votes - Barbara Kingsolver "The Poisonwood Bible"

    4 votes - Jonathan Coleman - "Exit the Rainmaker"

    2 votes - John Irving - "A Prayer for Owen Meany"

    1 vote - Russell Banks - "Rule of the Bone"
    1 vote - Anna Quindlen - "Black and Blue"
    1 vote - Jose Saramago - "Blindness"

    So, it looks like we're reading "Lovely Bones." How long should we give people to buy the book?

    If this goes well, maybe we'll read the next book on the list after...

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    Guess I'm going to have to drudge through that Sebold bore again.

    I know someday you'll have a beautiful life, I know you'll be a star in somebody else's eyes... but why... why... why can't it be me?

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