Book Club Vote for Sept. Choice

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by rockgor, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    And the nominees are:

    Monkeywrench by P. J. Tracey

    Pocketful of Names by Joe Coomer

    Girl w/ a Pearl Earring by Tracey Chevalier

    Spare Change by Rbt. B. Parket

    Dear Miss Demeanor by Joan Hess

    Golf Monster by Alice Cooper

    For info on these books see the two threads that discussed books for Sept.

    The twins and Mezombie have already voted for Monkeywrench. We seem to have a large number of mystery/thrillers this time.

    Rock (subbing for Ken who is still illish)

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  2. mezombie

    mezombie Member

    I suggested "Girl with a Pearl Earring", and haven't voted yet!

    My vote is for "Girl with a Pearl Earring"!
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Girl w/ a pocketful of monkey wrenches.

  4. mezombie

    mezombie Member

    Hey, why not?
  5. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    I've read Girl with A Pearl Earing - nice book so I will vote for

    Monkey Wrench or Dear Miss Demeanour by Joan Hess - I like 'acerbic wit'

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  6. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    A little Monkeywrenching sounds good to me.
  7. kat2002

    kat2002 New Member

    I have read Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy, and it was excellent. It is the first book in an enjoyable series.

  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Altho we are frequently advised to plan ahead, it is redundant advice. One can hardly plan behind.

    Anyway, looking ahead (One CAN look behind) I checked the Los Angeles library. The computer says it does not have Monkeywrench by P. J. Tracey, however, this does not mean much since the computer system is seriously wacko.

    A year ago the library had a perfectly fine system. Don't tell me they didn't award a computer contract to some relative who took a course on-line about computers. It's like trading in a modern Toyota for a 40s Ford. Why else would this happen?

    I'd check out some other titles, but there is a limit to how much frustration I can stand in one afternoon.

  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, there you go. That's why they changed the title.

  10. mollystwin

    mollystwin New Member

    The second name of the book is "Want to Play". Molly bought it twice too and gave me this copy, so I didn't even have to buy it at all!!!

    I have read the next two in the series as well. Loved them all!!!

  11. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    I managed to reserve my first book from my library online - it came up as -


    Is this the same book??????

  12. mollystwin

    mollystwin New Member

    It's not the same, but maybe it's a good book anyway!!

  13. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    I'll phone library tomorrow and check it out.

  14. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    reserved the book at my library under that title.

    The other one I'd reserved was The Monkey Wrench Gang by Eward somebody......that will teach me to check out the title and the author before reserving.

  15. mollystwin

    mollystwin New Member

    Is the book "Want to Play" ANA "MonkeeWrench"?

  16. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    I'm happy with that

  17. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    what happened to the message I posted in the middle of the night? Maybe I posted it on the I Want to Play board.

    Anyway, the Los Angeles computer claims it does not have the book in question under either name.

    It does have two item titled Want to Play. One is a book by a different author. Can't tell what the other thing is.

    I will look at the Aldine used book store.

  18. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Aldus Manutius (1449/50 - February 6, 1515), the Latin form of Aldo Manuzio (born Teobaldo Mannucci; sometimes called Aldus Manutius, the Elder to distinguish him from his grandson) was an Italian printer, founder of the Aldine Press.

    Got to wondering about the name "Aldine Books". As indicated above, I think it comes from the name of Italy's
    first big publisher.

    James Burke talked about Aldus Manutius in one of his tv documentaries.

    At any rate the store did not have the book in question.

    Just started a book I got at the library book sale y-day for ten cents. It is a comic mystery by Maddy Hunter called "Top O' the Mournin'". The heroine says "Uff-da", a good clue she's from MN, IA, SD, etc. The author lives in WI.

  19. sisland

    sisland New Member

    O,K.? haven't seen or heard from from him for awhile!! hope he's doing ok!,,,,,,,,,Hugs!,,,,,Sis
  20. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Monkeywrench aka Want to Play by P. J. Tracey appears to be the choice for Sept.

    Ken is under the weather. We can only hope he bounces back soon.

    Get well soon, Ken, or God Bedring as the Norskies say. We all miss you.

    Ha det bra


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