Barely a Book Club

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Welcome to 2007 January 4, 2007

Filed under: The Thirteenth Tale — antof9 @ 2:27 am

Well we are back and ready for a new year at Barely a Book Club! Hope that everyone had a great Christmas and New Years. We will be meeting at Cafe Europa and finishing up The Thirteeneth Tale. See you at 10:30

http://cafeeuropa.givingtechnology.com/

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6 Responses to “Welcome to 2007”

  1. Ant Says:

    In case anyone’s checking, I’m sleeping in — this will be my first chance since December 16.

  2. Ant Says:

    I just realized I should tell you that I won’t be there the 13th either. So are we starting “In Cold Blood”? If so, I have Joel’s copy, so he should get a “bye” on reading until I can give it to him.

  3. Ant Says:

    I’m admitting defeat here, in public. I’m giving up on Shanda’s Halloween costume book 30 pages from the end. I just can’t do it. Talking about parasites having parasites put me over the edge.

    Here’s my journal entry (on BookCrossing) for the book I didn’t finish: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/4093471

    *hangs head*

  4. Shanda Says:

    I can totally respect your not getting into this book, but you have to read the (less than 10) pages of afterword that she wrote 25 years later. If your book doesn’t have that version, I’ll loan you mine. To me, it’s worth more than the rest of the book:)

  5. Ant Says:

    ooh — fascinating! I do have an “anniversary” copy, so I’ll pick it up … again … out of the “to be released pile”. Only because of you.

  6. the prof Says:

    interesting that annie dillard rears her head again. i don’t remember reading the afterword, and can’t locate my copy. after reading the ant’s book crossing journal and her blog entry i think that she might enjoy dillard’s newest non-fiction masterpiece: “for the time being” more than “pilgrim at tinker’s creek.” it is slightly less focused on nature, and more broad in its subject matter, with all of the beautiful writing that one could expect from such a great writer.

    i think it is fascinating that dillard’s detractors are still impressed by her, and that religious and non-religious people alike respect, love, and enjoy her writing.


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