« Mansfield Park -- Jane Austen Chapter Two tweets. | Main | One-minute Weird Tales. »

22 October 2008

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8345169e469e2010535a65423970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Planning for The Big Read IV.:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

TadMack

Dude: we said light reading, remember? FUNNY? I'm thinking The Lottery and Ivanhoe might not be high on the scale of amusing. However. Ivanhoe. Huh. I missed that one in school.

Okay, okay, thinking.

TadMack

(Although if we're doing not funny, we can do one of C.S. Lewis' SF novels, or Virginia Woolf's Orlando.)

TadMack

(Ooh! Ooh! Once we said we'd do that L.M. Montgomery... um... The Blue something... Wait, let me find it...)

Nic Dempsey

The Blue Castle

Shayera

Oh! Can I second The Blue Castle? I love that book so much!

Elizabeth

The Blue Castle sounds pretty good, though I am not an AOGG fan. I've never read Candide or Lucky Jim, but I hear they're funny. And I can ALWAYS re-read Cold Comfort Farm. My list vote is Ivanhoe. Please, please not The Lottery.

Leila

Oops. I forgot about that light reading thing. Ivanhoe is light! And also rad. For reals. And The Lottery has 25 stories in it, which works out to about one a weekday for the month of November. Titus Groan, I have no real defense for, other than that I've wanted to read it for a really long time.

I want to read The Blue Castle, too, but is it the sort of book that lends itself to a longterm Big Read? Is it one for which we should maybe do a shorter week-long Mini Read? (I haven't read it*, so that's a serious question.)

I read Cold Comfort Farm pretty recently, but that would have been a great choice for a comic novel. A patron took Lucky Jim out a while back and he said it was supposed to be hilarious. I wasn't there when he brought it back, though, so I don't know what his verdict was. It did turn up on that Cracked list, though.
_____________________________________________________________________

*I know, I know.

TadMack

Ivanhoe is light? For serious?
...okay, then...

I don't know how long The Blue Castle is, either...

Electric Landlady

The Blue Castle goes pretty quickly. And I luuurves it. (I have read it about 5 times, though, so maybe not the most appropriate Big Read for me...)

Kaylen

The Eragon series!!! LOVE these books--they might be in the young adult section, but-um, they are 700 pages each (about) and written as well as any other book I've ever read. EVER.

vanessa

uhh well we could do light yet dignified and read vanity fair. Thats a really good book and I found that not everything goes right over your head in it... just a suggestion. Otherwise Ivanhoe could be good, I did see the movie when I was in the 8th grade.

cc

Titus Groan! Titus Groan!

(I hated Lucky Jim. It's from the humiliation school of humor and I just can't deal with that. Also, I'm a reluctant academic, so . . . you know, a lot of the satire isn't actually satire.)

jess

The Blue Castle! I don't think it would count as a mini-read, but definitely quicker than A Tale of Two Cities.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Support My Habit

Index-o-rama.

GA

Blog powered by Typepad