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Re: [May] - Suggestions for May's Group Read
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2011, 07:53:34 PM »
I wouldn't mind revisiting Pratchett... It's been a long time and Carpe Jugulum WAS very funny.
Mind you, I am so utterly engrossed in re-reading GRRM at the moment that it might be impossible  :D

Can I vote for A Clash of Kings?

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Re: [May] - Suggestions for May's Group Read
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2011, 09:39:45 PM »
Read sword of Albion few months back its a good book wouldn't mind giving it re read.

how stand alone are the witches books only read them in series so far and only got as far as 7 or 8 in?

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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2011, 02:46:25 AM »
No offense, but could we get a book with a *ahem* female protagonist? The boys with swords thing...we've done it!
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Re: [May] - Suggestions for May's Group Read
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2011, 04:39:31 AM »
Carpe Jugulum has three female protagonists and not a sword in sight. With discworld you can start anywhere. Just Light Fantastic should be read after Colour of Magic, and Making Money after Going Postal.
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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2011, 05:27:21 AM »
I will certainly cast a vote for Carpe Jugulum. I seem to remember enjoying it, but it has been at least 7 years since I read it! Time for a re-read.
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Re: [May] - Suggestions for May's Group Read
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2011, 06:56:51 AM »
So all the Pratchett voters are behind 'Carpe Jugulum' then?  Which means no need for any other Pratchett books in the poll, giving 'Carpe Jugulum' a straight fight with 'Soulless' and 'Swords of Albion'?
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Re: [May] - Suggestions for May's Group Read
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2011, 08:20:32 AM »
I've read all of the Discworld books, so any of them are fine by me. I was just saying we've had a lot of male protagonists (Kvothe, Locke, etc.) and I was hoping for a female protagonist. Don't much care WHAT book we read (and since Granny Weatherwax is one of my favorite characters...) beyond that.
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Re: [May] - Suggestions for May's Group Read
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2011, 09:00:09 AM »
Soulless would be a very good change of pace. Plus, a quick read and lots to discuss there...

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« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2011, 09:57:18 AM »
I'm behind Discworld suggestions, but I also like the ides of Soulless (as I've read the first chapter or two and it's in my to-be-read pile already)

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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2011, 03:42:33 PM »
Why not have a themes/genres/authors for these monthly reads? It would focus me and help me decide if I wanted to join in ;)
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« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2011, 04:35:44 PM »
Why not have a themes/genres/authors for these monthly reads? It would focus me and help me decide if I wanted to join in ;)

There are some groups on Goodreads that do this and I'm not really a huge fan. It can certainly work if we chose an author like Pratchett, but what if we chose, say, Robert Jordan? To the best of my knowledge he only really has the Wheel of Time series, and since we can't jump into the middle that doesn't leave much choice.

Themes can work, but how many are there that people want to read from? Some themes are probably a bit too obscure and particular to individual tastes.
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Re: [May] - Suggestions for May's Group Read
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2011, 04:41:11 PM »
Maybe to get a book included in the poll, rather than just randomly typing titles, we have to give a sales pitch.it will give more info for people to go on and will spark way more interest. 
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« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2011, 07:02:34 PM »
I'd like something a bit different this month, so I'd second Feed, Boneshaker and Soulless.   ;D

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