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Re: Our Next Book...

Unread postby Baxendale Guitar » Mon May 04, 2009 12:12 pm

thatgirl wrote:Guess what I was in my mailbox yesterday? :applause2:

I'm on chapter 3 already. Can't wait for the discussion!

:yahoo: I too received my copy on Saturday. I am going to get my work done and then go outside and get some sun with my book. :bounce: :applause2:
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Re: Our Next Book...

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Mon May 04, 2009 9:34 pm

:guitar: Rock on, thatgirl and BG! :bounce:
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Re: Our Next Book...

Unread postby gemini » Tue May 12, 2009 6:43 pm

Linda M wrote:As a newbie to the ONBC, is there any special preparation I need to consider while reading the book?
Should I take notes, is there a list of topic discussions available before reading, or should I just sit back and 'enjoy the ride'?
Sorry for all the questions but I just want to get the most out of the experience and be able to contribute in a somewhat meaningful way.
Thanks for the already warm welcome. I am looking forward to reading about such an interesting man. Somehow, I have a feeling I'll be putting our Johnny's face on Dillinger as I read, anybody else feel the same way? :grin:

Hi Linda M
I use to just read and enjoy but lately I have started making a list of characters and their descriptions, looks and personality wise as I run across them in the story. Sometimes I have trouble with remembering all the characters if there are several. It helps if they end up in a question later or if you want to cast actors to the parts later. I also highlight or take notes on things that I find interesting in case they come up later.
When I read PE I pictured Dillinger as himself and even when I read "Dillinger the untold story" the first time but since I watched the trailers ( especially chocolats) I see Johnny has Dillinger down flat and I will be seeing him and Marion Cotillard from now on. I still am having trouble with Christian Bale as Purvis though. If taking notes is not your thing, just relax and read because you can always go back and reread something to discuss a question. Sometime I do it just to refresh my memory which sometimes only absorbs what I like instead of what is really there.
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Re: Our Next Book...

Unread postby ladylinn » Tue May 12, 2009 8:09 pm

Linda M - don't make it hard for yourself. Enjoy reading and take notes if you feel comfortable doing that. Alot of times I have to go back and reread passages. I am rather new to ONBC too and I find everyone is quite friendly and everyone enjoys the different views on the topics. :goodvibes: Welcome and look forward to your opinions - as our leaders tell us - there is no wrong answer!!! Isn't that great?? :bounce:

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Re: Our Next Book...

Unread postby Liz » Tue May 12, 2009 9:13 pm

ladylinn wrote:as our leaders tell us - there is no wrong answer!!! Isn't that great?? :bounce:

Right you are, ladylinn. I have to go back and re-read the passages too, during the discussion. One thing that has really helped me is Amazon’s “search inside this book" feature, where even if they don’t always allow you to see the page, you do get to read the first few words and give you the page number. I think if I were to give you any advice……don’t take the book back to the library until the discussion is over. If you’ve read it months before, check it out again for the discussion. Linda M, I look forward to your participation. :bounce:
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Re: Our Next Book...

Unread postby donnamatrix » Tue May 12, 2009 10:21 pm

If anyone is still looking for a copy I just listed mine on Amazon for $ 6.95.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/025321 ... e=&seller=

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