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 Post subject: The New ONBC calendar is here!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:26 pm 
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Autumn is in the air, and it’s time to take a break from raking the leaves and curl up in front of the fire with a favorite ONBC author. Beginning Sunday, October 25, we will feature a weekly Autumn Author. Each Sunday evening through November 22, we will post a piece of writing by a different author to be discussed that week. Who will they be? Drop by and check it out…no purchase required!

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December: Santa may have a chimney but we have a rabbit hole! :hatterspin: Tidbits begin December 7 to kick off the ONBC discussion of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. We will take a one week holiday break during the week of December 20. Tidbits return on January 4 and the discussion on January 11.

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“Here is today (one in the new life of HST): Up at ten-thirty, burst out the door and into the Atlantic for eye-opening swim, then walk up the beach (with bearded bartending next-door neighbor) to San Juan Intercontinental Hotel for breakfast—fresh pineapple, toast and marmalade, and four cups of coffee. See gambling commissioner at two for information on casinos—my next assignment. To La Rada Hotel at four-thirty to discuss newfound assignment. East in Old San Juan at six-thirty, out to pick up mail in Rio Piedras at nine. Read your letter on way over here, take off clothes and go naked down to beach with pipe and glass of brandy. Smoke pipe, drink brandy, swim, come back in for shower and to write this letter. Afterwards, finish c**k-fight feature. Then to bed. No assignments tomorrow. Nothing but water, rum, and sun.” – Excerpt from a letter written by Thompson to Sandy Conklin

Next up will be a trip with Paul Kemp, Sala, Lotterman and Chenault as they take us to the sunny country of Puerto Rico. Originally discussed at ONBC in April and May of 2004, TRD was a favorite ONBC selection. In anticipation of the film, we felt the time was right for a return visit. Exact dates will be announced after the first of the year.



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:38 pm 
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Sounds fun, and I still think Johnny's Mad Hatter looks like a silly Vanessa!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:45 pm 
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Oh yes I can't wait! I've never done the book club before so its sure to lots of fun! Thanks DeppintheHeart of Texas for your posts! :goodvibes:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:46 am 
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deppaura, how much fun he must have had coming up with that character! Those eyebrows alone have a life of their own!

Mariah627, we are looking forward to you joining us!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:34 pm 
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Sounds like a fun fall!! I agree with you deppaura - :hattersmile:


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The good news for me? I just finished reading both books last week..switched back and forth on them...so hopefully I can join in the discussion this time..although in the past I have always just been an ONBC lurker. :biggrin:



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:19 pm 
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Mariah627, :welcome: to ONBC. I look forward to your participation. :bounce:

And :bigwave: johnnybloom. I do hope that you can join us this time. :hope:



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:23 pm 
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The autumn discussions sound interesting! I can hardly wait to see the topics!

And this will hopefully give me some time to work through the Annotated Alice, which is intimidating to say the least. The introductions dealing with Lewis Carroll's life and writing certainly gave me a lot to think about before I even begin the dissection of the story itself. :hatterspin:


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I hear ya, nebraska. :-O Doing his bio will certainly be a challenge for me--but an interesting pursuit, I'm sure.



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Liz wrote:
Mariah627, :welcome: to ONBC. I look forward to your participation. :bounce:

And :bigwave: johnnybloom. I do hope that you can join us this time. :hope:

Thanks Liz..I always say I will then I never do. Just lazy that way I guess. I'll try and get with the program this time. :grin: :lol: :grin:



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No worries, johnnybloom. It's OK to do whatever you are comfortable with. :chill:



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deppaura wrote:
Sounds fun, and I still think Johnny's Mad Hatter looks like a silly Vanessa!


I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks so!! :biglaugh:



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Thank you Liz and DeppintheHeartofTexas!
I am so excited to join! I'm looking forward to joining because I have never read any of Johnny's book adaption films! Except for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! :ok:


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:snoopydances: ooohhhh :loveshower: Sounds lovely! :cloud9:
While it is cold outside, I keep snuggly warm :reader: with a few good books. :angel:
I think it is going to rain :rain: and snow tomorrow in fact. Good reading and baking weather. :applause2:
I was here some of the time during our discussion on John Dillinger :dillingerhat: and loved every lurking bit.
It makes it wonderful that everyone :grouphug: puts in their :twocents: :soapbox:



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nebraska wrote:
The autumn discussions sound interesting! I can hardly wait to see the topics!

And this will hopefully give me some time to work through the Annotated Alice, which is intimidating to say the least. The introductions dealing with Lewis Carroll's life and writing certainly gave me a lot to think about before I even begin the dissection of the story itself. :hatterspin:

Here you go again, being absolutely intriguing. This one is something to maybe look at, this Annotated Alice. To be honest, I have always had a hard time with Alice. Somehow the whole thing just puts me off. The characters, style. And, I usually just love things "British". Maybe not old stuff. But, then I love Dickens. Are they contemporary, Dickens and Carroll? It may be that Carroll just won't appeal to me. However, I will give it a try. I know I will find enlightenment here!!


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