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8 Sep
8:03am, 8 Sep 2021
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westmoors
Haven't started Doris yet as I'd just started Dream of the Red Chamber, which could be a very long slog.
8 Sep
8:27am, 8 Sep 2021
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Diogenes
Possibly this should be on the "dreams" thread, but last night I dreamt I was doing a talk at a book group. When I got there I was late and the meeting was already in full-flow. The two millennials running the group took me in to a back room and asked me what my talk was going to be about. It was then that I realised that I hadn't actually prepared anything. On the spot I said that it would be about the Rebus novels by Ian Rankin. "Oh," said one of them, looking contemptuously at me "you like boring books then?" Instead of defending my choice, I wibbled and said I would go off and find something else to cover, and started to head home.

I woke up and then spent half the night thinking through how I would deliver a speech selling the merits of Ian Rankin and explaining why his books were not boring.
8 Sep
8:39am, 8 Sep 2021
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Serendippily
:-) did you convince yourself Dio?
8 Sep
8:49am, 8 Sep 2021
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Diogenes
Absolutely
8 Sep
9:01am, 8 Sep 2021
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Hanneke
:)
8 Sep
9:23am, 8 Sep 2021
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LindsD
Sounds like a stressful dream, but it made me smile.
8 Sep
2:40pm, 8 Sep 2021
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quimby
May have planted a seed there with my mention of Rankin yesterday ;-)
What I'm finding particularly interesting about the one I'm currently reading (Black and Blue) is that it is set Before Mobile Phones. A lot of to-ing and fro-ing leaving messages everywhere. And some use of phone books. :-O
9 Sep
6:20am, 9 Sep 2021
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GregP
Bosch 3 is also all phone boxes and looking up numbers in books - but he has a ‘portable phone’ which he carries in his briefcase. The fist John Sandford is around the same time.

I find novels set in the early 1800s actuales disorientating because the world was completely different, rather than slightly.
16 Sep
12:15pm, 16 Sep 2021
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fetcheveryone
*following this one too, because McG told me to* :-)
16 Sep
12:23pm, 16 Sep 2021
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McGoohan
Good show! :-)

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The Fetch Everyone Book Group

Current chozz

Doris Messing

Phase Five continueth:

September 2021 (Hanneke)
The Golden Notebook (Doris Lessing)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Hive: hive.co.uk
Bookshop.org: uk.bookshop.org
Discussion: fetcheveryone.com/forum/the-golden-notebook---sept-2021-book-group-discussion-thread-62020
Poll: fetcheveryone.com/polls-view.php?id=9200

August 2021 (Night-owl)
Cold Comfort Farm (Stella's Gibbon)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Hive: hive.co.uk
Bookshop.org: uk.bookshop.org
Discussion: fetcheveryone.com/forum/cold-comfort-farm---aug-2021-book-group-discussion-thread-61988
Poll: fetcheveryone.com/polls-view.php?id=9091

July 2021 (Maccers-Gooers)
Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Hive: hive.co.uk
Bookshop.org: uk.bookshop.org
Discussion: fetcheveryone.com/forum/olive-kitteridge---july-2021-book-group-discussion-thread-61963
Poll: fetcheveryone.com/polls-view.php?id=9030

June 2021 (Chrisull)
When We Cease to Understand the World (Benjamín Labatut)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Hive: hive.co.uk
Bookshop.org: uk.bookshop.org
Discussion: fetcheveryone.com/forum/when-we-cease-to-understand-the-world---book-group-june-2021-discussion-thread-61942
Poll: fetcheveryone.com/polls-view.php?id=8968

May 2021 (Serendippily)
The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Mitch Albom)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Hive: hive.co.uk
Bookshop.org: uk.bookshop.org
Discussion: fetcheveryone.com/forum/the-five-people-you-meet-in-heaven---book-group-may-2021-book-61912
Poll: fetcheveryone.com/polls-view.php?id=8856

April 2021 (The Scribbler)
Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Hive: hive.co.uk
Bookshop.org: uk.bookshop.org
Discussion: fetcheveryone.com/forum/homegoing---april-2021-book-group-discussion-thread-61876
Poll: fetcheveryone.com/polls-view.php?id=8798

March 2021 (LindsD)
The Line of Beauty (Alan Hollinghurst)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Hive: hive.co.uk
Bookshop.org: uk.bookshop.org
Discussion: fetcheveryone.com/forum/the-line-of-beauty---march-2021-book-group-discussion-thread-61833
Poll: fetcheveryone.com/polls-view.php?id=8705

February 2021 (Dio)
On The Black Hill (Bruce Chatwin)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Hive: hive.co.uk
Bookshop.org: uk.bookshop.org
Discussion: fetcheveryone.com/forum/on-the-black-hill---feb-2021-book-group-discussion-thread-61801/
Poll: fetcheveryone.com/polls-view.php?id=8635

January 2021 (Little Neemers)
Kindred (Octavia E. Butler)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Hive: hive.co.uk
Bookshop.org: uk.bookshop.org
Discussion: fetcheveryone.com/forum/kindred-by-octavia-e-butler---book-group-choice-for-jan-2021---discussion-thread-61750
Poll: fetcheveryone.com/polls-view.php?id=8529

Phase Four endeth:

December 2020 (A free and fair vote)
A Christmas Party (Georgette Heyer)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Hive: hive.co.uk
Bookshop.org: uk.bookshop.org
Discussion: fetcheveryone.com/forum/a-christmas-party---dec-2020-book-group-discussion-thread-61699
Poll: fetcheveryone.com/polls-view.php?id=8439

November 2020 (McG)
HHhH (Laurent Binet, trans. by Sam Taylor)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Hive: hive.co.uk
Discussion: fetcheveryone.com/forum/hhhh---nov-2020-book-group-discussion-thread-61659
Poll: fetcheveryone.com/polls-view.php?id=8368
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Earlier book choices and discussion threads
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Discussion thread for all those unofficial but almost official books we discuss on the thread:
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