The BYC Book Club

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  1. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    I just finished reading 'Gone with the Wind' for the first time, checking it off my bucket list of Classic books. What are you reading right now? What do you plan on reading? What are your favorite genres? Or books in general? Please stop by and share everything!



    My Favorite Genres

    Classics
    Romance
    Historical Fiction
    Mystery
    History
    Fantasy
    Any books about the Civil War, Word War I, or World War II

    Some of My Favorite Books

    The Bible
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Anne of Green Gable series
    The Narnia Chronicles
    The Borrowed House
    Texas Panhandle series
    Pride and Prejudice
    Sense and Sensibility
    The Five Little Pigs
    The Scarlet Pimpernel
    Little Women

    Some of My Favorite Authors

    J.R.R Tolkien
    Lenora Mattingly Weber
    C.S. Lewis
    L.M. Montgomery
    Janet Lambert
    Hilda Van Stockman
    Jane Austen
    Brain Jacques
    Maud Hart Lovelace
    Louisa May Alcott
    Agatha Christie
    Arthur Conan Doyle


    *Every 2 -3 weeks one club member will post one or two books as suggestions for us to read as a group. If you would like to suggest a book please PM and I will give you date to post your suggestion!*
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    I forgot to mention I'm starting 'Les Miserables' by Victor Hugo because I loved the musical production so much.
     
  3. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

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    Frankly my dear I don't .....believe you waited this long to read
    Gone With the Wind.

    (bet you thought I would say something else. But I can't. Not today)

    I liked the book way more than the movie.
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    I never was really interested in the book or the movie until this past year (even though its been on my list longer). I agree with you about the book being better then the movie, although the book definitely was not one of my favorites (I'm not a big fan of endings that aren't complete). Have you read 'Scarlett'? I know it was written by someone else but I was tempted to give it a read.


    *Edited to add something*
     
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    Tried. Didn't like it.


    Favorite book? Probably To Kill A Mockingbird.
     
  6. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    My folks gave me a paperback copy of GWTW as a Christmas present when I was 13; Dad said he'd give me "War and Peace" when I finished it (which I did, a week later). He was kidding, of course. I don't know how many times I have re-read it since then, but the book is getting a bit dog-eared.

    I read "Scarlett" in the Reader's Digest Condensed version and hated it. Absolutely hated it. I felt like Scarlett got turned into a Mary Sue.

    If you like Agatha Christie, you might like Dorothy Sayers.
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    Oh, thanks for the suggestion!
     
  8. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    I have a huge to-be-read list, unfortunately I don't have a whole lot of reading time in my busy schedule, so I listen to a lot of audio books while I do other things. I am currently listening to the memoirs of US Grant. Next up is Oliver Twist.

    @Chicken Girl1 , We have a lot of the same favorite books. [​IMG]
     
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    Audiobooks are great! Especially when you want to read but have to get things done. @mymilliefleur who is your favorite author(s)?
     
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    My favorite authors would probably have to be: C.S. Lewis, L.M. Montgomery, J.R.R Tolkien, Mary Norton, Laura Ingalls Wilder, L.M Alcott, Arthur Conan Doyle, Anna Sewell, Mark Twain, and GA Henty.
     
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