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Old 18th Jan 2007, 15:52   #21
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I think it would be preferable to print out online texts, personally.
Wouldn't it cost at least as much to print a whole book as it would to buy it?
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Not if you do it at work!

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Not if you do it at work!

Ah, good one... I didn't think of that...

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Old 19th Jan 2007, 18:58   #24
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Of course. But most of these books will also be available for a quid or so if screen reading or printing poses difficulties!

Now, the last list was as follows:

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October 2006 Strangers on a Train
November 2006 Cosmos
December 2006 Sacred Hunger
January 2007 The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
February 2007 I Am Legend
March 2007 Nostrilia
I'm guessing that we should be discussing ...Judith Hearne right now. Do we want to start this list again, with ...Judith Hearne being discussed beginning Feb 1st and so on?

Or shall we compile a new list of books interspersed with free bits and the odd short story or two?
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Here's some examples of freebies we could read:

The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A story or two from Dubliners by James Joyce

Hard Times by Charles Dickens

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Some stories from Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

And, of course, there are gazillions of others...
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Oooo yes, lets start with some of those. A new list for a new start (even though I just bought sacred hunger from amazon, 2nd hand for 44p (a tip for those as poor as I). However, I quite fancy one from Dubliners or Heart of Darkness .
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Oooo yes, lets start with some of those. A new list for a new start
I like the Dubliners suggestion too, bradyguido.
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Fine by me as long as I could buy the book. I write software - I don't want anything near me that reminds me of a computer when I read a book. That would include paper from my printer.

When my face-to-face book club had some members worried about spending money on the books we got a list of multiple-copy titles from the library which seemed fairly extensive, but it only took a few times to get tired of it, and the books from that short period just weren't very inspiring. I am not saying that about your list Wavid - I have no idea. It's worth a try for one or two to see how it goes.
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I'm guessing that we should be discussing ...Judith Hearne right now. Do we want to start this list again, with ...Judith Hearne being discussed beginning Feb 1st and so on?

Or shall we compile a new list of books interspersed with free bits and the odd short story or two?
I think if you consider using this list again, find out first how many people really intend to read a particular book. Cosmos may have been a bad choice because it's nearly impossible to get here in the UK (the correct translation anyway). That is the only one I joined in on, so I don't know how many people read the other two from the list so far.
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That list was just a bunch I thought of off the top of my head last night - please add to it, guys! I acknowledge though that they are all of a certain vintage.

I have started putting them on the Palimpwiki too so they are easily accessible - have done the Conan Doyle so far. If anyone wants to help out, please do so!
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