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Are Purple Cooers still interested in having a book club?

Hi to all Purple book worms. As so few of the Purple Cooers have read the Purple Coo Book Club Spring read, I just want to check that the book club is still wanted. I am happy to keep it going but it seems from the response this time that, apart from myself, only 3 other people have had time to read the book and of those, only one has commented after the deadline for comments.
If you still want me to continue please let me know, or if you have any suggestions to how it can be improved, that would be helpful too. If not I will gracefully retire and just make the occasional suggestion if I come across a book I think we'll all enjoy. Whatever the response.Happy Read ing,
love Lampie (The somewhat lonely Purple Book Prefect)

Posted at 12th May 2010 - 12:25PM   Posted by Lampworkbeader   Are Purple Cooers still interested in having a book club? Comments: 15

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Fennie's Avatar Ahhhh! But I can sympathise. I was looking forward to a lively discussion. There's much more that I can say but I was hoping to bring this out as the discussion developed. It is an excellent book and does make you think, but it is also very readable and you want to rush on to see what happens next. The author Rose Tremain has a very perceptive eye and there are so many scenes - some happy, some sad, some comic, that are just so beautifully observed. So do read it if you haven't!Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 12th May 2010 at 12:41PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar Terribly sorry, Lampie, I have been busy and have to admit that I forgot to comment. I loved the book and found it difficult to put down. I read it rather early on, so have forgotten the detail. A brave subject and well crafted. I liked the way all the unhappiness and hurt was under-played but written so that you knew it was there. Should be putting this in the right place, shouldn't I? Sorry again. Will do that.
Didn't know there was a cut off point for comments.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 12th May 2010 at 01:32PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar Forgot to say, could we have further books? For me, I would like the same number a year, but less time to read it. This would not suit others though, I am sure.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 12th May 2010 at 01:39PM

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Preseli Mags's Avatar One of the reasons I haven't joined in so far is that I cannot afford to buy the books every time. The library van comes every three weeks, so it would take a while to order the book and for it to arrive - but it might work. I made a note to get the Rose Tremain book - then missed the van and subsequently forgot. I must (and will) try harder!

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 12th May 2010 at 01:49PM

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Cait's Avatar Oh Lampie, I should be top of the list to apologise as I am meant to be your helper. I have been so busy lately and unwell this last couple of weeks though that is no excuse. I run a library book club and sometimes it is difficult to fit everything in so if anyone else wants to take over I would not mind. I must admit I did not have time to read the latest book and had so enjoyed The Road Home by Tremain that I felt it couldn't be beaten. I would hate the Book Club to cease and will do my best to get more involved.

The late spring weather has had us all outside catching up etc and I think it affects the whole site participation..... what do others think?

Posted by: Cait on 12th May 2010 at 01:58PM

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Frances's Avatar Lampie, I also have not yet read the book choice, but do plan to do so. (I did just read another Rose Tremaine book, Tresspass, and very much liked the treatment of characters and story lines.)

My schedule has been pretty intense, and I have not been able to spend as much time in general at our Coo neighborhood as I would like.

I would want the book club to continue. xo

Posted by: Frances on 12th May 2010 at 02:05PM

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Jane's Avatar So far I am enjoying the book - my time is limited for reading - but I am finding that with this book when a spare moment comes up I am thinking where is my book - just to grab a few more pages - I love books and as a new member the book forum is a chance to explore other reads away from my usual choice - so I for one hope that it continues a while longer

Posted by: Jane on 12th May 2010 at 02:31PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar For my sins I'm not much of a fiction reader...I do try but never get very far.
My only great sucesses in fiction(i.e. those I actually finished)
seem to mostly have been about animals...Like Watership Down and the Duncton Wood trilogy.
Hang on in there Lampie maybe the PC readers were just busy for a while.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 12th May 2010 at 02:35PM

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Preseli Mags's Avatar Having done research - I've read the book club posts and discovered that I could have got the book for a penny (plus p&p) on Amazon - I'm now feeling a total idiot. Sorry Lampie. I WILL be joining in next time. Please count me in as a book club member.

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 12th May 2010 at 02:36PM

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Cait's Avatar PS
What I would also be happy to do is recommend good reads as obviously in my job I get a lot of feedback and recommendations in the library. Not specifically for our club choice but a general booky thread. Reading does drop off a bit in the summer (summer, what summer?)Smile

Posted by: Cait on 12th May 2010 at 03:41PM

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar I apologise too. As the person who suggested this book I should have been the first to comment. I read it several months ago and enjoyed it very much but could not remember enough detail to comment intelligently about it. I am a quick reader and read several books a month - reading is one of my passions so I would be unhappy if you gave up the Book Club as I am always interested to hear of books that other people have read and enjoyed.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 12th May 2010 at 04:47PM

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Inthemud's Avatar I'm such a slow reader that I find I get stuck reading a non book club book and by time I get around to the book club one you've moved on to the next, even though you give us plenty of time.
I read only 10-15 mins when I go to bed unless i'm staying at my mum's for a visit, then I can read a book in few days!

Don't give it up lampie unless interest is so low. I love suggesting choices and voting on options, it does give great ideas for what to read. Don't know what the answer is though.

Thanks for all you have done with book club.

Posted by: Inthemud on 12th May 2010 at 04:56PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar I would agree that Purplecoo can generally go quieter in the summer - although of late it has been very busy - so please don't be down hearted - we have had the Purplecoo Book Club for over three years and I for one would hate to lose it.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 12th May 2010 at 07:32PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar Part of my reason for liking the book club is the ideas for books to read. I know some get dotted about the whole Book Club area, but the suggestions for the Read are all together, so easier to study. Do make your own Topic, Cait and keep is up-dated with ideas.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 12th May 2010 at 08:58PM

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Camilla's Avatar I think the Book Club is an excellent idea Lampie, jush wish I could spend more time in reading, adore books but things seem to get in the way here at home. Always keep a pile of books on bedside table though, but I am such a slow reader takes me ages to finish a whole book.

Thank you Lampie for doing all you do for the book club.

Posted by: Camilla on 13th May 2010 at 01:56AM

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