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Re: Sarah Waters: Books & Movies Discussion
« Reply #170 on: May 01, 2009, 01:28:14 pm »
Hi Milli,

I like the idea of reading it together. :)  I think I'll probably just run to a bookstore and buy it once it's released on the 30th.  I'll keep you posted.

A,

The Little Stranger is already available on Amazon.com.
I'll have to wait another week or so before I can order it on amazon.ca.  :)
Will let you know when I get my copy!


~M


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Re: Sarah Waters: Books & Movies Discussion
« Reply #171 on: May 01, 2009, 01:31:44 pm »
A,

The Little Stranger is already available on Amazon.com.
I'll have to wait another week or so before I can order it on amazon.ca.  :)
Will let you know when I get my copy!


~M

:)

I'm planning on stopping by a few bookshops this weekend, so hopefully I'll be able to pick up a copy in the next day or so.

I'll wait to start reading it until you get your copy.  I probably won't start reading it until after the NYC Brokie event next weekend.



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Re: Sarah Waters: Books & Movies Discussion
« Reply #172 on: May 01, 2009, 01:36:50 pm »
:)
I'm planning on stopping by a few bookshops this weekend, so hopefully I'll be able to pick up a copy in the next day or so.

I'll wait to start reading it until you get your copy.  I probably won't start reading it until after the NYC Brokie event next weekend.


Sounds like a deal, Amanda.  :)


Gotta dash.  Have a good weekend, bud.

~M


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Re: Sarah Waters: Books & Movies Discussion
« Reply #173 on: May 02, 2009, 09:55:00 pm »

Heya Milli!!  :D

I'm here to report that I bought my copy of The Little Stranger today! :)  Just looking at the cover of this book makes me have a huge urge to re-read The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. LOL, also this title keeps reminding me of The Little Friend by Donna Tartt (she's one of my favorite authors too).

Like I said, I'll hold off on starting The Little Stranger until you get your copy... so we can begin at the same time.

Also, in other news... I watched Fingersmith again last night! :)  Good times.  The more I watch that movie the more I'm struck by what a clever story that is.  I remember being genuinely surprised and totally caught off guard by the big twist in the middle when I read the book for the first time.





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Re: Sarah Waters: Books & Movies Discussion
« Reply #174 on: May 05, 2009, 04:05:07 pm »

Also, in other news... I watched Fingersmith again last night! :)  Good times.  The more I watch that movie the more I'm struck by what a clever story that is.  I remember being genuinely surprised and totally caught off guard by the big twist in the middle when I read the book for the first time.


I watched Tipping the last 2 nights.  It had been months since my last viewing.
I lent all 3 SW dvds to a friend who wanted to watch them for the longest time.
She had them for over three months and still didnt find the time to watch a single one. 
Anyway, got them back recently and decided to watch all 3 over again, starting with TTV.

Some of my favorite scenes in the movie are of Nan & Flo, especially...

..this one: Flo out of sight & watching quietly as Nan sings to baby Cyril..



and..



and..



and especially...  :)




Love them all.. but this one always stays with me..



I understand what she is feeling here.  An absolutely poignant moment in the film.



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Re: Sarah Waters: Books & Movies Discussion
« Reply #175 on: May 05, 2009, 04:07:46 pm »

Like I said, I'll hold off on starting The Little Stranger until you get your copy... so we can begin at the same time.


I better get a move on, then.  :)
Will report back when I have my copy in hand. 

I have read some great reviews of this latest SW novel.  Can't wait.


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Re: Sarah Waters: Books & Movies Discussion
« Reply #176 on: May 12, 2009, 04:12:56 pm »

It has finally arrived, Amanda!  :)
Love the hardcover (wish my other SW novels were not paperback).  Anyway...

When shall we begin?


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Re: Sarah Waters: Books & Movies Discussion
« Reply #177 on: May 12, 2009, 04:43:58 pm »
It has finally arrived, Amanda!  :)
Love the hardcover (wish my other SW novels were not paperback).  Anyway...

When shall we begin?

Yeehaw!! 8) 

Yes, it is nice to have hardcover.  My copy of Nightwatch is hardcover, but the others are paperback.  Yeah,  I wish I had nicer copies of Fingersmith and Tipping the Velvet.

Well, I can begin reading tonight if you're up for it! 8)

I'm in the midst of reading another book right now (non-BBM and non-lesbian related)... but I don't mind reading two things at once.





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Re: Sarah Waters: Books & Movies Discussion
« Reply #178 on: May 12, 2009, 04:58:44 pm »
Okay.  Tonight is good.

So how do we set up this little book club of ours, bud?
Should we convene here after we have read a set number of chapters..
Or should we just leave whatever comments we might have?
I think it would be more fun to discuss chapters we have both covered...that's for sure.

Methinks we can 'get together' after chapter one and go from there.. :)
Thoughts?

~M


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Re: Sarah Waters: Books & Movies Discussion
« Reply #179 on: May 12, 2009, 05:13:27 pm »
Okay.  Tonight is good.

So how do we set up this little book club of ours, bud?
Should we convene here after we have read a set number of chapters..
Or should we just leave whatever comments we might have?
I think it would be more fun to discuss chapters we have both covered...that's for sure.

Methinks we can 'get together' after chapter one and go from there.. :)
Thoughts?

~M

OK, I like the idea of being a little disciplined about it.  This way we can be sure that we're not posting spoilers.

Sure, for this first round we can just discuss Chapter 1.  I didn't look yet to see how long the chapters are in this book.  We may adjust the reading schedule once we get into the book some more.

For this session, yeah, we can read the first chapter and give our initial impressions.  :)

I'll post tomorrow about it for sure.

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