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The @NormsBookClub Library
Friday, 31 August 2012
Anna Karenina update! Read this please!
Hey everyone!  I know I'm a bit behind and have some stuff I need to post, but for now, the most important news is that the Anna Karenina discussion WILL take place.  Norm informed me recently that the discussion will start September 8, 2012.  I hope you'll be there to take part in the discussion.

Posted by tvgirl at 3:07 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, 31 August 2012 3:10 AM EDT
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
The Monster by Stephen Crane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Monster by Stephen Crane is next short story.  Discussion starts July 2nd.  I have found various places to read it online, but the two best sites I've seen are http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/CraMons.html and http://crane.classicauthors.net/THEMONSTER/THEMONSTER1.html. In addtion, you can also download the book in several different formats at http://manybooks.net/titles/craneste3118931189.html(Select a format from the pull-down menu) or you can get it from Google Books at http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Monster_and_Other_Stories_Mobi_Class.html?id=khas-waEr3AC.


Posted by tvgirl at 4:59 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 27 June 2012 5:11 PM EDT
Sunday, 10 June 2012
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norm has announced that the next book we will be reading is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Besides an actual book, this can be found on Kindle, but it's a bit pricy.  You can also read it online at http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/f/fitzgerald/f_scott/gatsby  or at: http://www.publicbookshelf.com/fiction/great-gatsby.


Posted by tvgirl at 12:43 AM EDT
Friday, 8 June 2012
A&P by John Updike and Split Cherry Tree

 

 

 

 

The Anna Karenina discussion has been postponed for a while.  This week, we read the short story A&P by John Updike and the short story Split Cherry Tree by Jesse Stuart. You can read A&P at http://www.tiger-town.com/whatnot/updike/ and Split Cherry Tree at http://www.americanliterature.com/Stuart/SS/SplitCherryTree.html. Discussion for Split Cherry Tree starts June 18, 2012. I will keep you updated on the Anna Karenina discussion schedule.


Posted by tvgirl at 2:32 AM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 9 June 2012 12:56 PM EDT
Monday, 14 May 2012
May 13. 2012 In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norm tweeted tonight asking if we wanted to read another short story before his show in Ohio.  Some of the regulars posted yes, so he decided on In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka.  You can find it to read online here: http://www.kafka-online.info/in-the-penal-colony.html


Posted by tvgirl at 5:21 AM EDT
Updated: Monday, 14 May 2012 11:40 AM EDT
Sunday, 13 May 2012
The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber by Ernest Hemingway was a short story we read at the end of March.  The discussion began on April 2, 2012.  I apologize for just posting it now, but I was sick at the time we read and discussed it. I, myself, am just getting around to reading it.  This is the first time I have read Hemingway. The best link I found to read it online is http://members.multimania.co.uk/shortstories/hemingwaymacomber.html.  Please be advised there are several links on this page.  DO NOT click on any of the ads as they have nothing to do with the story. This is your only warning.  They are spyware/malware and nothing else.

 

 


Posted by tvgirl at 2:19 AM EDT
Updated: Monday, 14 May 2012 11:43 AM EDT
Friday, 4 May 2012
The Use of Force by William Carlos Williams

 

The Use of Force by William Carlos Williams is the latest short story we read.  Norm announced this book on May 4 and said discussion would start the following Monday.  Book club members seemed split on this one.  Some thought the doctor's actions were perfectly fine.  Others found this story to be very disturbing.  Read it and draw your own conclusions.  If you want to read it online, the best link I found was http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/force.html.

 


Posted by tvgirl at 5:02 AM EDT
Updated: Monday, 14 May 2012 6:00 AM EDT
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Winesburg,Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norm added another book to our reading list.  The next book is a collection of short stories titled Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson.  Discussion begins May 17.  I found a great link with links to each individual story at http://www.bartleby.com/156.  If you prefer a PDF version you can find it at http://www.electronpress.com/freebooks2/winesburg_ohio.pdf.


Posted by tvgirl at 7:09 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 8 May 2012 2:07 PM EDT
Monday, 16 April 2012
A Dark Brown Dog by Stephen Crane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have some updated info.  The Anna Karenina discussion has been changed to TBA to give the members of the club more time to finish.  Until then, the next book is the short story, A Dark Brown Dog by Stephen Crane. Discussion begins April 23.  If you would like to read it online, the link is:  http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/1506.


Posted by tvgirl at 6:32 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 8 May 2012 2:07 PM EDT
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Something Happened by Joseph Heller and Meneseteung by Alice Munro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those who already read Anna Karenina, Norm added two stories as alternate material to read.  One was the novel Something Happened By Joseph Heller. The second was the short story, Meneseteung by Alice Munro. However, upon learning that some club members were paying as high as $6 for Meneseteung, he added Boys and Girls by Alice Munro after a club member tweeted a link to the story online. Discussion of these stories began February 29, 2012.  Here are some links you might find useful:  

Boys and Girls: http://womeninlit.tripod.com/alicemunro.htm

Meneseteung: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6FGCds-h18tMTFiNDE0ZmYtNjYyYy00YjQxLWJkNTYtM2RhNDUyNzgwODU2/edit?pli=1

Something Happened: Google Books has this online at: http://books.google.com/books?id=b2AiWB98p5sC&printsec=frontcover&dq=inauthor:%22Joseph+Heller%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=4UapT-zmA-e16AHt2Z2vBA&ved=0CFEQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=inauthor%3A%22Joseph%20Heller%22&f=false


Posted by tvgirl at 8:20 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 8 May 2012 2:16 PM EDT

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