Book 12: Vote or a ninja will decapitate an African Violet.

VOTING ENDS: 8 August at 10PM (BST)

I wish Giovanni would kiss me.
Oh, but there are so many reasons this would be a terrible idea.”

Matthew the Magician leaned against a wrought iron lamp post on 42nd Street, idly picking at the edges of his ten iron rings and listening to his city breathe into the warm September night.”

When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.”

“In 1972 I was sixteen – young, my father said, to be travelling with him on his dilpomatic missions

Book the Eleventh Vote or your Kettle will fill with Algae

“Mae Mobley was born on a early Sunday morning in August, 1960.  A church baby we like to call it.  Taking a care of white babies, that’s what I do…”

“They were supposed to stay at the beach a week, but neither of them had the heart for it and they decided to come home early.  “

“I still remember the day my father took me to the cemetery of forgotten books for the first time.”

“Aside from a soft click-clack from the needles, knitting is mostly a silent medium.

Book the Tenth: vote or gerbils will nibble your toes

VOTING ENDS: Friday, April 16th at 10PM (BST)

If a conspiracy is defined as two or more people getting together to plot an illegal, secret or immoral action, then we can all agree that there are plenty of conspiracies.”

“It was a quarter to ten. I was sipping coffee but by then my body was making its own caffeine.  I still couldn’t allow myself to believe. Finally, at 9:47, the call came. ‘I want you to be my Secretary of State.’

So why did you get married if you didn’t want kids?” asked the new dad, the husband of one of my friends.Huh? “Love . . . companionship,” I blurted.”

“The Truth will prevail.” Jan Hus, fifteenth-century Bohemian religious reformer

“It was my belief that the truth would prevail, but I did not expect it to prevail unaided.” Edvard Benes, Czechoslovak foreign minister and president

Book the Ninth: We have a winner!

Get your reading lamps ready, we have a winner!

With 6 votes, The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver.

Sad losers are:

The Disappeared by Kim Echlin (4 votes)
The Women: A Novel by TC Boyle (4 votes)
Ravens by George Dawes Green (0 votes)

You have 10 days to get the book.

Reading begins on the the 25th of February.

You have two weeks to read.

Discussion begins on the 11th of March.

If you read fast you might want to consider waiting for a while to start.

Here come the rules again:

  • Discussion of the book before the official thread is forbidden (us Bookettes will be watching you and our needles are sharp).
  • If you haven’t finished the book by the discussion please don’t go to the thread in case of spoilers.

Sign ups for Chooser for Book the Tenth are coming up soon!

Happy reading, Stitch and Bookers.

Book the Ninth: Vote or you’ll drop the conditioner bottle on your toe!

VOTING ENDS:  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH at 10PM (BST)

The ocean has one taste and it is salt. I believed your body but I knew the words were untrue.

On the day he met Olga…Frank Lloyd Wright was feeling optimistic, buoyant, even.”

Romeo was driving down from the Blue Ridge Mountains in the baffling twilight, going too fast, when a racoon or possum ran in front of the car.”

In the beginning were the howlers.

Book the Eighth: we have a winner

Prepare to be unamused by brain-hungry zombies…

With 11 votes

Sad losers are:
The Colorful Apocalypse: Journeys in Outsider Art 3 votes
Sense and Sensibilty and Sea Monsters 6 votes
No One Belongs Here More Than You 9 votes

You have 10 days to get the book.

You have two weeks to read.

DISCUSSION OPENS ON 10th January on Stitch and Book on Ravelry.

If you read fast you might want to consider waiting for a while to start.

Here come the rules again:

  • Discussion of the book before the official thread is forbidden (us Bookettes will be watching you and our needles are sharp).
  • If you haven’t finished the book by the discussion please don’t go to the thread in case of spoilers.

Sign ups for Chooser for Book the Ninth are coming at ya soon…
Happy reading, Stitch and Bookers. :D

Book the Eighth: vote or we’ll torch your stash

 

VOTING ENDS: FRIDAY 25th November at 10PM (BST) (Scroll to end for poll)

“Missionary Mary had a vision of my father,” says Beverly Finster.”

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“The family of Dashwood had been settled in Sussex since before the Alteration, when the waters of the world grew cold and hateful to the sons of man, and darkness moved on the face of the deep.”

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“It still counts, even though it happened when he was unconscious.”

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“She loved her country. She hated zombies.”


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