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by charlasweb (charlasweb)
at June 14th, 2006 (11:40 am)
curious

current mood: curious

So as you pointed out, peppermintgloom some of the lurking monkeys might like to join in on our discussion of the next book.  I thought I'd take a stab at posting some options/suggestions here to see if I get any bites.  (It looks like I'm mixing my metaphors here, but technically monkeys CAN bite - especially pagemonkeys.  I hear they are particularly ferocious.)

You had suggested: Mirror, Mirror - to continue the Maguire kick.

I would also like to put in my two cents for either The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood or Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende.  

I actually read The Penelopiad last weekend and just want to discuss it with someone.  I can't get anyone around here interested, but it ties in a little bit with Wicked because it's the story of the Odyssey told from the point of view of Penelope and the 12 maids Odysseus kills when he returns.  

As for Portraits in Sepia, I've just been wanting to read some Allende, but I can do that on my own if necessary.

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Posted by: charlasweb (charlasweb)
Posted at: June 14th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)

Um, that fox was supposed to look "curious," not comatose. What the hell?

Posted by: PeppermintGloom (peppermintgloom)
Posted at: June 14th, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC)

He's got his ear to the ground, listening for what's going on.

Posted by: charlasweb (charlasweb)
Posted at: June 15th, 2006 01:57 am (UTC)

Ohhhhhh. I see. *headdesk*

Posted by: PeppermintGloom (peppermintgloom)
Posted at: June 15th, 2006 04:15 am (UTC)

Hee! I think I had the same reaction the first time I saw it.

Posted by: PeppermintGloom (peppermintgloom)
Posted at: June 14th, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC)

I'd be interested in the Atwood, but I'd have to buy it; none of the libraries around here have it.

Posted by: charlasweb (charlasweb)
Posted at: June 15th, 2006 01:56 am (UTC)

That's a bummer. It's a "new" book at my library, but I would consider buying it. It think it would be worth the money. I liked it almost as well as _A Handmaid's Tale_, which is saying quite a lot.

If you come across a copy of it, we'll discuss. If not, I'll see if I can wrangle a copy of _Mirror,Mirror_.

Posted by: PeppermintGloom (peppermintgloom)
Posted at: June 15th, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)

It's out in paperback in August. Shall we do it then? Or maybe I'll check Half-Price. I love Atwood, so buying it is not a problem; it's buying it in hardcover during the summer that's giving me pause.

Posted by: charlasweb (charlasweb)
Posted at: June 15th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)

August works just fine for me. I'll be ready to re-read it by then. Sounds like a plan. In the meantime, I'll see if I can track down a copy of Mirror, Mirror. They don't have it at the LC library, but they might have it here at the school library. If not, I could splurge and get a copy. I'm pretty sure it's available in paperback.

Posted by: PeppermintGloom (peppermintgloom)
Posted at: June 16th, 2006 02:37 am (UTC)

Yeah, it's in paperback. It's the Snow White story in Renaissance Italy with the Medicis. I haven't started it yet, but it looks interesting.

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