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November 08

KNIT ONE READ TOO ON HIATUS!

Discussions are suspended until further notice. Thank you for your interest.

Have a great holiday season!

Thank you.

Posted by Knit One Read Too

October 19

Women Authors Wanted!

Now accepting nominations for November's book - discussion to start November 28th.

Let's try something different - please nominate books written by women! Only women. (Not trying to be sexist here, but we seem to have a glut of men.)

Thanks! Voting soon!
Best,
Cara

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September 14

October Winner!

It was very close, but we have a new read!

 

 

Yellow Jack

by Josh Russell

 



 

The Moviegoer was a close second. I have to say, Yellow Jack was my choice! I can't wait to start. The discussion will begin on October 17th. Happy Reading!

Thank you,
Cara

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    Book Discussions:

    Cloning Around!

    I'm late! And I'm so sorry! And to top it all off I haven't finished the book. I've got about a 100 pages to go, and I promise I will be back to chat.

    To get things started though, I wanted to list some of the links I found:

    Random House author interview.

    Salon review.


    Powell's interview.

    NPR Interview with Ishiguro.

    CBC article.

    Village Voice review.

     

    Ugh! I wish he wasn't revealing everything so slowly! I read a lot of the reviews before I started the book, so I knew the main premise before hand. A conscious decision on my part.

    So far, it's okay for me. I don't think Kathy's as detached as I thought she would be as a narrator, but I find it annoying that she seems to keep repeating herself a lot - I think this is because Ishiguro jumps around timewise.

    I'd like more details that they DO know about in their lives, as opposed to what seems like a lot of speculation. I want more descriptions of their projects. I can't seem to see them in my mind at all and I think they would be a very nice emotional clue to what is going on in their heads.

    Given their situation and how in the dark they are, their relationships seem very typical to me. It's funny - Kathy figures out that the couples are acting like they've seen on TV, but how different is that from what "regular" teenagers see and copy? It got me wondering how much we learn from the media, as opposed to the people we see in front of us everyday. Maybe we're too close to, say, our parents? Or maybe it's kind of an osmosis thing and we don't realize how much we've picked up until years later? Just some questions that popped into my head.

    Of course, the big issue with this book is the ETHICS question. These children have been cloned for the sole purpose of donating their organs. I love the whole sex thing - have it, it's for fun, but don't catch any diseases. Oh yeah, and you can't have any kids.

    Why are they being "educated?" Although I question the eductation their getting? What do you think the role of the teachers are in their lives? (Some of these questions might be answered further on in the book - sorry!)

    What about the Madame and her gallery?

    I hope this is a jumping off point for discussion. Again, I'm sorry I'm being lax, but I promise to be back for a more in depth entry! Please, have fun!

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  • Hideaway

    I just finished the book Hideaway by Hanna Alexander and was amazed that I could not put it down. I finished this long book in a day.
    It is about an ER Doctor who watches as her sister codes on the table in front of her and then has to cope not only with the death of her sister but a wrongful death lawsuit form her brother in law.
    She finds seclusion in a small town in the ozarks and finds that they love of new friends and old friends can help her find the love of christ and bring her healing .

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  • Required Reading Deja Vu!

    After I left College I never imagined I'd again embrace "required reading", but I guess I've matured. (Say it isn't so!) But, I'm very happy to have found this group and look forward to discussing 2 of my great loves - reading and knitting. I'm just coming out of a "Potter Exile". Everything in life stopped while I devoured book 6. And I also just finished "Endurance" by Alfred Lansing. Excellent story! I swear I could *taste* the seal blubber while reading the book.

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    The Infallible Roulette System

    This is one of best roulette books I have ever read. Don Young is far far ahead of everyone in gambling systems. He has taken a game that everyone considers one dimensional and shows how there are several categories that can be combined. Any knowledgable person who has considered gambling systems will recognize and benefit from these breakthroughs. Of course, like all roulette system strategies there are drawbacks and negative aspects to consider.  If you are going to Vegas and are accumtomed to success in your life ---you will appreciate this book. If you visit Vegas several times per year and are tired of losing ---you will appreciate this book. If you want a book that will win huge amounts after fifteen minutes of reading. This is not the book. If you ever find such a book there will be no casinos. This book requires study, practice, and patience. Many people do not possess these abilities in gambling but do in their business life. I have bought many roulette gambling books and I rate this the best. If you have a little time to devote studying the procedures and are patient during hours of potential break even ----you can succeed. This is the only book that I have ever bought that I could understand how it is possible to win. It isn't perfect but it is the best I have found. I feel I have a chance in the casino. Everything considered --from my limited experience---I think the book is worth many times the price. 

          roulette system

    he seems to have definitely has "cracked the code" to the game of roulette. However, don't think for a moment that he is telling all of his secrets in one book that you can buy for $15. I have been to his website where he is selling his "master system" for $10,000 (no joke). This book is only an introduction to this "master system". If you want to fork out 10 grand, I have no doubt that you can beat the game with his system. This introductory book is guaranteed to beat the book of "15,000 real casino spins" from Zumma Publishing. Bottom line, this roulette system really works, but you will find yourself spending hours up on hours in the casino watching the monitor waiting for the best time to buy in. I would not recommend this book for a part-time gambler who expects to play for a couple of hours and walk away with huge stacks of chips. I would recommend this book for the serious roulette player who wants to win over the long run. This has nothing to do with progressions. It is a flat betting system. Don Young explains exactly how to predict which numbers will show. This system will beat the infamous "roulette system tester" book by +498 units. Keep in mind, however, that this is over a period of 15,000 spins. On the other hand, if you are using $25 chips, this would obviously be a huge profit in the long run. This is one of best roulette books I have ever read.