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ONBC Calendar ~ Revised January 22

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:16 am

Liz and I are happy to announce our new calendar! :dance: We hope you will join us for all of our upcoming events. :welcome:

Our first discussion of the New Year is...

The People’s Act of Love by James Meek

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This is what Johnny had to say about the book from lemuriabooks.com (Thanks to DeepInDepp for the link.)

http://www.lemuriabooks.com/index.php?show=book&isbn=WFES957305

"As with any great work, James Meeks’ The People’s Act of Love is bound to raise comparisons – and as in almost all cases, being wrangled into that snare is a trap that should be avoided at all costs. This incredible book should and will rest on its own laurels as a treatise on the complicated nature of love and humanity. The author has himself earned every brilliant word, sentence and chapter of this divine masterpiece."

We hope you are reading away! The discussion begins Thursday, February 1!

We are pleased to announce our next read will be What's Eating Gilbert Grape! Tidbits will begin after our current discussion of The People's Act of Love and the discussion will start in early April. We hope you will be there with the Grape family in Endora!

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JOIN US!!! :bounce:
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Unread postby Parlez » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:36 am

Huzzar! Count me in!! And thanks for offering "Happy Days"
for starters. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, and here's to another great
year of in-depp reading! :disco:
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Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:22 am

Well I've already got and read Happy Days :cool: not sure about the other one

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Unread postby Betty Sue » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:27 am

Sounds wonderful! :cloud9: (Especially the "It's not a long book...)
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:52 am

Thanks, Parlez! Glad you will be joining us!

GG, I think The People's Act of Love is going to be an excellent discussion!

Betty Sue, we thought a short book to finish out this time of year would be a good idea. We all get so busy!
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Unread postby Liz » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:07 am

Parlez, looking forward to you joining us.

GG, glad you've already read it. Don't you love it when that happens?

Betty Sue, I like the short ones too.
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Unread postby Endora » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:55 am

Lookimng forward to reading Happy Days. I read People's Act recently and was very impressed. And if you are buying in the UK I saw it in Tesco this weekend at half price.
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Unread postby lumineuse » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:06 am

I loved that book!!! :bounce:
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Unread postby Depputante » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:32 am

I searched my Vancouver Canada (Frazer Valley Regional Library) which is online and consists of about 16 libraries... No Happy Days. :bawl: Shall have to search around for it. Do you have an ISBN number? or are there various versions?

But they do have People's act of love. :cool: How long is it? I might get a head start.

I'm enjoying ONBC. Gives me a chance to use my brain ! :giddy:
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Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:38 am

Depputante wrote:I searched my Vancouver Canada (Frazer Valley Regional Library) which is online and consists of about 16 libraries... No Happy Days. :bawl: Shall have to search around for it. Do you have an ISBN number? or are there various versions?

But they do have People's act of love. :cool: How long is it? I might get a head start.

I'm enjoying ONBC. Gives me a chance to use my brain ! :giddy:


Happy Days ISBN: 0786712821

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:45 am

Thanks for the ISBN, GG. :cool:

Depputante, The People's Act of Love is around 400 pages.
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Unread postby Raven » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:57 am

Sounds great DITHOT and Liz!! (insert dancing banana here) :bounce:
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Unread postby Depputante » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:31 pm

I think these are great, and timely book suggestions.
THanks for the ISBN on Happy Days.
I'll check my local book store.
I might have ended up with The Fonze TV version without the ISBN !

Also, The people's act at 400 pages, sounds ok. My kids are old enough for that. When my little ones were little (twins), I read Lord of the Rings...at 2-3 pages at a time. Took me 9 months for the first book. Then I kept on.. read all three.
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Unread postby Lucky13 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:52 pm

I would love to join everyone -- Border's has my copy on hold !
Very glad it's a short book ... Agreed -- they're aren't enough hours in the day around the Holidays.
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:55 pm

Glad you all are up for it! :cool:

Depputante, wouldn't you have been surprised when there were no Fonzie questions! :lol:
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