Author Archives: Deadly Knitshade

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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Book the Seventh: we have a winner

Get your hankies at the read as we announce the victory of …

With 14 votes

Sad losers are:
Scepticism Inc 11 votes
Lonely Werewolf Girl 7 votes
Wise Children 6 votes

You have 10 days to get the book.

Reading begins on Monday 5th October

You have two weeks to read.

DISCUSSION OPENS ON Monday 19th October 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 Eighth are coming at ya soon…
Happy reading, Stitch and Bookers. 😀

Book the Fifth: we have a winner

The Beekeepers Apprentice

Grab your deer-stalker hat and your pipe! It was elementary, my dear Stitch and Bookers: the winner of the Book the Fifth vote is The Beekeeper’s Apprentice with 21 votes.

Sad losers are:

The Eyre Affair 14 votes
Full Dark House 10 votes
Dead Until Dark 9 votes

You have 10 days to get the book.
Reading begins on Thursday 30 July 2009

You have two weeks to read.
DISCUSSION OPENS on the Stitch and Book group ON Thursday 6 August 2009

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 Sixth are coming at ya soon…

Happy reading, Stitch and Bookers. 😀

Book the Fourth: we have a winner

Take in a bit of fresh Eyre (sorry) with our Book the Fourth winner, Wide Sargassso Sea.

Read it soon. Discussion starts on the Stitch and Book group on the 2nd of July.

Also rans that drowned on the way over were:

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 11 votes
The Damned United 8 votes
The Diamond Age 11 votes

Come and join the discussion. Go on.

Book the Fourth: vote or we release the winged monkeys

Your Stitch and Book the Fourth choices:

VOTING ENDS: THURSDAY 11 June at 10PM (BST) (Scroll to end for poll)

“After the battle and the attack were over at Troy,
The town beaten down to smoking brands and ashes,
That man enmeshed in the nets of treachery – the truest
Of men – was tried for treason; I mean
Aeneas, the high-born, who, with his noble kinsmen,
Conquered many countries and made themselves masters
Of almost all the wealth of the Western Isles.”

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“I see it from the motorway. Through the windscreen. The kids in the back. Fallen off the top of Beeston Hill.”

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“They say when trouble comes close ranks, and so the white people did.”

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“The bells of St. Mark’s were ringing changes up on the mountain when Bud skated over to the mod parlor to upgrade his skull gun.”

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Book the Third: we have a winner

With a rather dashing 26 votes from all over the green and pleasant Stitch and Book globe, Cakes and Ale coasts in with its manner and awkward English silences.

Read it soon. Discussion starts on the Stitch and Book group on the 4th of June.

Not quite posh enough for the gentleman’s club were:

Le Grand Meaulnes 11 votes
A Prayer for Owen Meany 18 votes
Brideshead Revisited 17 votes

Come and join the discussion. Go on.

Book the Third: vote or we’ll beset you with awkward English dramatic pauses

Your Stitch and Book the Third choices:

VOTING ENDS: THURSDAY 14th May at 10PM (BST) (Scroll to end for poll)

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“I have noticed that when someone asks for you on the telephone and, finding you out, leaves a message begging you to call up the moment you come in, as it’s important, the matter is often more important to him than it is to you.”

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“He appeared at our house on a Sunday in 189…”

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“I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice-not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother’s death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.”

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“I have been here before,’ I said; I had been there before; first with Sebastian more than twenty years ago on a cloudless day in June, when the ditches were creamy with meadowsweet and the air heavy with all the scents of summer ; it was a day of peculiar splendour, and though I had been there so often, in so many moods, it was to that first visit that my heart returned on this, my latest.”


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