(If you haven't voted, then sorry. You are too late! Muahahaha.)
BOOKS TO READ THIS SCHOOL YEAR (08): In order...
1. The Thirteenth Tale
by Diane Setterfield
You can purchase it from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Thirteenth-Tale-Novel-Diane-Setterfield/dp/0743298020
Or borrow it from a public library, a friend, or the bargain bin at your favorite used book store.
Or, if there is a movie version out - get that. Slackers.
(August 8th - October 8th)
2. The Hunting of the Snark
by Lewis Carroll
I have two copies (one of which no man may borrow!), but usually you can find it in any Alice anthology. Or buy it - it is small, and you'll probably want to keep it. (If for nothing else than the illustrations.)
http://www.amazon.com/Annotated-Hunting-Snark-Lewis-Carroll/dp/0393062422/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1217941997&sr=1-1 - Amazon link.
(October 13th - October 31st)
by John Gardner
http://www.amazon.com/Grendel-John-Gardner/dp/0679723110 - here's the Amazon link.
This one you can probably find in high school libraries - or if you have a teaching buddy, they might be able to help you get your hands on one. As always, look in the libraries - it's free!!!
(November 4th - December 24th)
4. How the Irish Saved Civilization
by Thomas Cahill
Here is the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Irish-Saved-Civilization-Hinges-History/dp/0385418493/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1217942190&sr=1-1
This one shouldn't be too hard to find. (You can always ask for it as a Christmas present.)
(January 8th - March 8th) St. Patrick's Day Celebration!
5. One Hundred Years of Solitude (Cien Anos de Soledad)
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Gregory Rabassa - translation)
http://www.amazon.com/One-Hundred-Years-Solitude-P-S/dp/0060883286/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1217942300&sr=1-1 - This is a link to the English version on Amazon.
That's the Spanish version.
Feel free to read both, either, just read at least one of them.
(March 19th - April 25th)
And those are our pics for Fall/Winter/Spring of 08-09. And if we last that long, we'll have another round. In the meantime, if you have the time, try picking a few of the books on our list that weren't chosen. Read them and write a review for us here on the blogg (I've already put one up for Twilight as an example at the bottom of the page.)
Closer to time, I will start organizing where and when we will have our first meeting. Probably at my house. Ok, if you have problems with any of this, let me know.
Let me know what you all think! Ciao.