Saturday, November 1, 2008

In Lieu of Voting

Before Mrs. Brooke, officially removed herself from this blog. The two of us talked and made an executive decision.

We will not be voting for Decembers book. Instead we have chosen: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
It fits perfectly, not only with the time of year, but also with the era we are reading.

Never fear, though, voting for January's book will be here on Dec. 5th. And I did a lot of research this week on novels for our 2009 scheduled time frame. I have a nifty little list of 38 books to choose from. So this is the only time (at least for a year) that the decision will be made for you.

Discussion for Oct.'s read, Pride and Prejudice, will start (as usual) on the 5th of November. So you have a couple more days to finish up. I can't wait to hear all of your opinions. I have a few myself. And until I "see" you again, work on getting, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens for our next two months.



Anonymous said...

I love your idea of reading A Christmas Carol in December.

Currently, I'm reading The Hobbit aloud to the family. Our read-aloud family books that include Poppa take us a while because Poppa either is working or too tired to really enjoy the story. So, by the time we finish The Hobbit, before starting The Lord of the Rings trilogy, we may read A Christmas Carol aloud.

By the way, I said I would read Tolstoy's War and Peace and I did. I truly enjoyed it though Anna Karenina is still my favorite!

Sharon in KY

Shimmy Mom said...

Wow, I am impressed! War and Peace is HUGE. I own it but I haven't started it yet. But you are the second person to tell me, this week, that it is good. So I'm going to have to go ahead a read it.

Good luck with the Hobbit!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

I am happy with that decision. It's a great Christmas time book.

My mom read us the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings when we were kids, and we loved it, although it did keep us up a bit at night sometimes.