LibriVox Book Club: Schedule and Suggestions NEW THREAD

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Post by Kristingj » January 23rd, 2012, 2:51 am

This is a new thread for the LibriVox Book Club. The LibriVox Book Club runs monthly, starting on or around the first Sunday of the month. Each month a LibriVox audiobook is chosen and you have four weeks to listen to the book and then post your thoughts in the discussion thread. Each book will have it's own thread, simply click on the name in the schedule. Some books may run longer than one month, due to the lenght of the book.

You don’t have to join in every month, just scan the schedule for something that interests you and join in those months. If you don't see anything that appeals to you, suggest something that does!

Feel free to suggest books for the schedule. Go here to see what has allready been read.

Schedule:

september-oktober: Gruach by Gordon Bottomley

Books allready read

-March: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnet Thread
March-April: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure by John Cleland. Thread
April-June: Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie CollinsThread
June-July: South! The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917 by Ernest Shackleton Thread
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Post by Lucy_k_p » January 23rd, 2012, 5:49 am

Excellent - I look forward to discussing some of these books with you.
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Post by jollyrogered » January 23rd, 2012, 7:56 am

Oh much cleaner now! Very much looking forward to this!
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Post by Nullifidian » February 1st, 2012, 2:27 pm

I'd like to suggest South! The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917 by Ernest Shackleton (nonfiction, adventure; 15.5 hrs).

It's a story of the determined and heroic struggle for survival after the HMS Endurance got caught and crushed in the pack ice off of Antarctic waters, including an open boat journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia Island that is one of the most remarkable feats of navigation ever achieved. I'm a big fan of real life sea stories, and this one is an excellent read. I find the group reading perfectly adequate and enjoyable. :)

http://librivox.org/south-by-ernest-shackleton/

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Post by Kristingj » February 1st, 2012, 3:02 pm

Nullifidian wrote:I'd like to suggest South! The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917 by Ernest Shackleton (nonfiction, adventure; 15.5 hrs).

It's a story of the determined and heroic struggle for survival after the HMS Endurance got caught and crushed in the pack ice off of Antarctic waters, including an open boat journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia Island that is one of the most remarkable feats of navigation ever achieved. I'm a big fan of real life sea stories, and this one is an excellent read. I find the group reading perfectly adequate and enjoyable. :)

http://librivox.org/south-by-ernest-shackleton/
Sounds good, we need some real life stories in here too :D

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Post by Kristingj » March 9th, 2012, 10:55 pm

A new thread is up for the next book:)

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Post by jollyrogered » April 20th, 2012, 9:06 am

Are we reading Jezebel's Daughter now?
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Post by Kristingj » April 21st, 2012, 3:39 am

jollyrogered wrote:Are we reading Jezebel's Daughter now?
Oh my God! I kept thinking two months... so sorry, yes, we are reading Jezebel's Daughter, but as I have been sloppy, we are prolonging it until the first sunday of june.
New thread up any minute

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Post by jollyrogered » April 21st, 2012, 5:27 am

Works for me :) I love Wilkie Collins!
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Post by Kristingj » June 3rd, 2012, 5:30 am

The Thread for South! The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917 by Ernest Shackleton is posted:)

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Post by catrose » July 7th, 2012, 2:56 pm

Is there a book for this month yet? Are you still open to suggestions?
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Post by Kristingj » July 8th, 2012, 11:36 am

catrose wrote:Is there a book for this month yet? Are you still open to suggestions?
Hi, there is no book yet, and as I have been on a vacation where there was no internet, I couldn't start a new one. Always open to suggestions, I'll set up a new one tomorrow:)

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Post by catrose » July 8th, 2012, 11:57 am

Kristingj wrote:
catrose wrote:Is there a book for this month yet? Are you still open to suggestions?
Hi, there is no book yet, and as I have been on a vacation where there was no internet, I couldn't start a new one. Always open to suggestions, I'll set up a new one tomorrow:)
Brilliant! Hope you had a good vacation :D
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Post by catrose » August 9th, 2012, 3:15 pm

Can I suggest Gruach? Sorry, I can't remember who wrote it. It's the prequal to Macbeth. :)
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Post by Kristingj » August 9th, 2012, 11:30 pm

catrose wrote:Can I suggest Gruach? Sorry, I can't remember who wrote it. It's the prequal to Macbeth. :)
Yup:) I decided that I would "pause" this during summer vacation, so that's a good start in september:)

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