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Old 04-22-2008, 07:13 PM
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I can't believe - today I just got Princess Margaret - A Life Unravelled! That was only 8 days after I ordered it! I got it through Amazon.com used books link and I picked a seller near me.

So if anyone else is looking to get these books rather quickly at a reasonable price, I suggest checking half.com for King Kaiser Tsar and amazom.com used books to get your copy.
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:30 PM
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You can read them ahead of time if you want to - please don't drive yourself demented on that account!

It's just that we're restricting discussion to certain chapters per week. Doesn't matter if you read the chapters the day before or the month before. The only thing we want to avoid is having people discuss chapters they've read in advance but aren't supposed to be discussing yet, because that's not fair on the people who are choosing to read the weekly chapters each week.

I've finished the Margaret book and am over halfway through King Kaiser Tsar. I read the Masako book last year.
Thanks for saving me from lots of nail biting, teeth gnashing and drnking!

I am almost done with KKT and it is quite an interesting read. Can't wait to discuss it and get everyone's input and perpective.

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Old 04-23-2008, 11:11 AM
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:36 PM
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There's nothing I hate more than having to skim back through a book for discussion points. I totally suck at comprehensive test and this will undoubtfully feel the same if I actually read the whole book and had to discuss it chapter by chapter. I would be stuck. I have to follow the guidlines set in place!
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:48 PM
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There's nothing I hate more than having to skim back through a book for discussion points. I totally suck at comprehensive test and this will undoubtfully feel the same if I actually read the whole book and had to discuss it chapter by chapter. I would be stuck. I have to follow the guidlines set in place!
Yeah, me too.

I've been contenting myself with looking up some of the reviews of the books. King, Kaiser, Tsar got good reviews though the history experts warn its for beginners. I'm fine with that. The Princess Margaret book didn't get good reviews but I think that was because people are not used to liking a book where they don't like the main character.

I like to read success stories but occasionally I like to read a biography of a 'life gone wrong' so the overall failure of Margaret's life doesn't bother me that much and I'm looking forward to reading it.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:46 PM
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I must say I wasn't as impressed with the Margaret book as I was expecting to be.
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:57 PM
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Well don't spoil the surprise!

I just started KKT and trying to get through to chapter 6 before this Sunday.

I don't think I could have held off any longer.
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:01 PM
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Just finished it today. Interesting book!
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:37 PM
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I must say I wasn't as impressed with the Margaret book as I was expecting to be.

Okay, now I have no interest in reading it. If there are more mediocre reviews, I might just skip this one.
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:20 AM
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Well, I didn't say it wasn't good. I was just expecting something fairly exceptional because the author had access to the Windsor archives, and I'd have to say it wasn't exceptional (at least in my opinion). It's a good biography of her if you haven't read one already, though. You could try getting it from the library or something if you don't want to pay for a hardback copy.
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:59 AM
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King, Kaiser, Tsar

I am Australian, Polly, but most of the books on the schedule are in my local library! I've ordered this and I hope that it comes in very soon. I'm looking forward to reading it very much.

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Hooray! Tomorrow is the Day! Can't wait to hear what everyone thinks of the first 6 chapters of KKT!!

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Sorry guys, I won't be able to participate in this chat. We have a rep from Ohio National coming in (sorry Y, your competitor! ) So it's house cleaning and cooking the brisket and ribs over a slooooow heat. . . . Keep me informed though!!
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Old 05-04-2008, 03:27 AM
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Russo, when the thread is opened, it's going to stay open. There'll be an hour of facilitated discussion and then people can have a free-form discussion of the chapters for the rest of the week until next Sunday's facilitated discussion. So assuming you have a bit of time sometime this coming week, you're welcome to go and participate. The live chat won't be happening until the end of the month anyway.

You can see the schedule in post 2 of the book thread.
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:34 AM
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i'm soooo exited about the reading, the books are very interesting!
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Russo, when the thread is opened, it's going to stay open. There'll be an hour of facilitated discussion and then people can have a free-form discussion of the chapters for the rest of the week until next Sunday's facilitated discussion. So assuming you have a bit of time sometime this coming week, you're welcome to go and participate. The live chat won't be happening until the end of the month anyway.

You can see the schedule in post 2 of the book thread.
Oh that's terrific! Thanks!
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I've got the Princess Margaret book, got notice that the Marlbourough set is in the mail, and have just ordered the Masako book. I should be all set until August, then.
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I've got the Princess Margaret book, got notice that the Marlbourough set is in the mail, and have just ordered the Masako book. I should be all set until August, then.
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I finally received the Margaret book today (). That will do me some good after the poetry collection I had to go through for a stupid exam .
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omg the daaash to the bookstores are on! i hope everyone gets there on time. omg just found out the bookclub is on i hope they have a link to where the titles are easily accessable and what month they are on at the start of the links otherwise this could get "confusing" . looks like our small bulging library is going to be on the overflow level. The beaches are going to be crowded with all the bookworms this year, just don't forget the suntan oil. For all of us bookworms out here read on!
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