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So…did we like TTW? 12/2/06 November 29, 2006

Filed under: Time Travelers Wife — antof9 @ 9:48 pm

Last Saturday saw us at Aviano, where Joel got to see latte art, and more attendees hadn’t read the book than had.  Shanda showed up as usual with typed notes, ready to discuss the book.  Having finished the book before the previous week’s BBC, Ant gave a weak attempt at continued discussion.  As is often the case, we were again confronted with the question of “should I finish this?” by members who weren’t quite current on the reading.  Consensus?  Well, it depends how invested you already are in the book.  And if you care that the entire ending was given away in this week’s meeting.  No one gave it a hearty recommendation.

We did come to the realization that we’re reading a lot of debut novels, and briefly (as in maybe 3 sentences total) talked about how wishy-washy we might be feeling about some of these books.

Onward and upward!

We begin The Thirteenth Tale (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780743298025&itm=1 ) (only available in hardback — whose recommendation was this again?!) this week, and it was suggested that since it’s about 400 pages, we read 100 each week.

Either that, or this could be a “bye” week, to give us all a chance to acquire a copy, and we could start TTT on December 9.  We’re meeting this week at The House of Commons (save room for some of their yummy scones) at 10:30 http://www.houseofcommonstea.com/

To assist you with future planning, the December 16 BBC will be meeting at Kelly’s house (details to come), and there may be some sort of holiday theme.

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7 Responses to “So…did we like TTW? 12/2/06”

  1. April Says:

    I don’t know what a bye week is, but I’m in favor of that- in fact I’ll be more likely to come… I get back from Japan the day before and I haven’t bought the book, yet.

    Peace out.

  2. April Says:

    P.S. I’m disappointed that people didn’t like TTW.

  3. Kelly Says:

    I’d be up for a bye week!! Because yes it is my pick (and it was made clear that it was new and only in hard back and people still voted for it) and I’m already going to be behind.

  4. Shanda Says:

    I’m voting for a bye week too…it will give me a chance to re-present my typed out thoughts from TTW:) Also, I’m way behind on the library book I’m reading right now, The Audacity of Hope.

    New Rule: NEVER read a book with a face on it in public. I can never actually get to reading it because people (friends & passersby) see me reading it & want to talk about Obama…which is hard for me to do because I haven’t read the book.

  5. April Says:

    You could always make a book cover. ; )

  6. M Says:

    April — I loved the first half 🙂

    a “bye” week is a sports expression. It means you have a week off.

    I’m voting for a bye week, too. I ordered mine from Amazon (along with a new, cool blender I can stick straight into a soup pot), and it’s still not here!

    It’s a plan, then? We meet at House of Commons, just for fun (and Shanda’s recap of TTW). No reading is “due”.

    Shanda — I’m emailing you a Chicago friend’s Obama comments.

  7. Kylle Says:

    I wish that I would have been more awake when I read the post because I didn’t see the “bye” comments and am read up to where we were supposed to be. Of course I haven’t been ahead of schedule for BC in about 6 months.

    Hurray for me 🙂


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