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1avaland
Editado: Mar 11, 2009, 1:34pm

Besides the obvious new novel that will be coming out this year, do we want to do another group read?

To review, here's her fiction list (includes her short fiction collections). Titles struck are those we have done as group reads.

FICTION
The Edible Woman (1969)
Surfacing (1972) *DONE!
Lady Oracle (1976)
Dancing Girls (1977)
Life Before Man (1979)
Bodily Harm (1981)
Murder in the Dark (1983)
Bluebeard's Egg (1983)
The Handmaid's Tale (1985) * DONE!
Cat's Eye (1988)
Wilderness Tips (1991)
Good Bones (1992)
The Robber Bride (1993)
Alias Grace (1996)
The Blind Assassin (2000)
Oryx and Crake (2003) * DONE!
The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (2005)
The Tent (2006)
Moral Disorder (2006)
The Year of the Flood (forthcoming, Sept. 8, 2009)

I believe The Robber Bride was the runner-up in the last discussion about this - when we did Surfacing. Anyone still interested in this? I'm up for most anything as long as we have several months to read/reread the book. Can someone remind me again when the new novel is due out?

2Nickelini
Mar 10, 2009, 12:16pm

I'll do The Blind Assassin, The Robber Bride, Cat's Eye or Bodily Harm if we read it between April and August.

3sqdancer
Editado: Mar 10, 2009, 12:37pm

Can someone remind me again when the new novel is due out?

September 8th

It's called The Year Of The Flood.

(edited to add title)

4avaland
Mar 11, 2009, 1:33pm

>3 sqdancer: Thank you.

5torontoc
Mar 16, 2009, 11:38pm

I'd like to reread The Robber Bride- I know that I read it and I had the book-which disappeared- so I am getting another copy through bookmooch.

6avaland
Mar 20, 2009, 8:52am

well, that's three of us! :-) I can't take it up until after April, maybe not until mid-May at the earliest. Suggestions for scheduling discussion?

7janeajones
Mar 20, 2009, 10:51am

I could join in in May or June -- I'm sure I must have The Robber Bride at some point, but I don't remember it, so I'm up for a reread.

8avaland
Mar 22, 2009, 9:18pm

OK, so how about we read it May-June and start discussing around July? Sound doable?

9Nickelini
Mar 23, 2009, 12:11pm

works for me.

10torontoc
Mar 23, 2009, 10:49pm

that's good for me.

11avaland
Mar 24, 2009, 9:19am

I'll ink it in;-)

12sqdancer
Mar 24, 2009, 11:05am

Hmm, I'll try to get in on this one, if I can carve out the time. :)

13jhedlund
Abr 3, 2009, 9:25pm

I'm not an "official" member of this group, but I just finished The Blind Assassin for another LT group read and loved it, so I'll join a group read on The Robber Bride.

14Nickelini
Abr 4, 2009, 12:29am

Jhedlund - Official-schmishial! Read the book, tell us what you think, join the conversation. The more the merrier!

15neverlistless
Abr 6, 2009, 2:33pm

Sounds good to me - I'm in!

16avaland
Abr 6, 2009, 7:46pm

Cool.

17inkspot
Abr 9, 2009, 1:00pm

Hi everyone, I joined this group fairly recently and I'm glad to see the The Robber Bride is up for discussion. I read it a few years ago but I've been meaning to re-read it and this is a good opportunity :)

When do discussions start?

18avaland
Abr 11, 2009, 9:25pm

>17 inkspot: Looks like we'll be aiming for July discussion. Although, oftentimes we set up a discussion thread and people can post their thread after they read the book (whenever that may be), but it has the effect of making the discussion feel less like a discussion and more like a series of postings. Still, one tends to want to post while everything is fresh in one's mind...

19Nickelini
Abr 11, 2009, 10:39pm

I don't think a series of postings is so bad, especially when the original posters are still hanging around LT.

j

20judylou
Maio 5, 2009, 6:58am

Count me in. I have been lurking around this group but I have been wanting to read The Robber Bride for ever, so this is my chance.

21avaland
Maio 15, 2009, 10:21am

>20 judylou: thanks for reminding me, judylou. *off to pull out The Robber Bride and put it on the top of the TBR pile*

22neverlistless
Maio 20, 2009, 11:28am

I started it last night! Only about 20 pages into it but am already amused about how much these people hate Zenia!

23inkspot
Maio 20, 2009, 11:54am

22: With good reason :)

If anyone has a copy of Bones and Murder, check out the piece called 'Unpopular Girls'. It's about female villains, and is an illuminating piece for this novel, I think.

I love the last paragraph:
"You can wipe your feet on me, twist my motives around all you like, you can dump millstones on my head and drown me in the river, but you can't get me out of the story. I'm the plot babe, and don't ever forget it."