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I overlooked the new book club until I read about it in another thread. I still think this is a great idea and regardless of the book chosen, reading is continuous education for each and everyone of us. Is Drinking Culturas still the book to read? If so, I would suggest giving us another week to get the book and once everyone gets it, mention it here and then set a start date to begin reading and announce a date for the discussion.
I think each member of the group should suggest one book, whether it be the classics to culture orientated and in turn we form a list from those suggestions this way each member gets to contribute to our reading group. I really think, this club just needs a bit of organizing and re-grouping to get it off the ground and to get more to participate.
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This is entirely my fault. I was so hyped about getting it started and then i was hit with personel stuff that i completely shund the responsibility of the book club.

I would still very much like to do it though. so cuss me out all you want, but give a man a second chance.
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Stuff happens and I'm sure we're all understanding to that.
I just ordered the book and even if you change your mind about that selection, it still looks good. You are the leader, just let us know when you're ready. I'm sure we all want to see this idea grow to its fullest potential.
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Old 10-24-2004
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Well, I finally received my book - and its great I am half way thru already and its very interesting - I've learned alot of things and its brought back many memories and made me laugh out loud -

So, when do we discuss this???
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ive been reading the book all over again........its good to refresh my memory on it.
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Old 10-26-2004
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So, whats up with the club Suave?

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Well, I finished the book yesterday
Wonderful book

Lets discuss it
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Old 12-13-2004
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Here is a listing of the top 50 classic novels of all time. I suggest we start with this list, vote on one, and take it from there.

1. Don Quixote Miguel De Cervantes
2. Pilgrim's Progress John Bunyan
3. Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe
4. Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift
5. Tom Jones Henry Fielding
6. Clarissa Samuel Richardson
7. Tristram Shandy Laurence Sterne
8. Dangerous Liaisons Pierre Choderlos De Laclos
9. Emma Jane Austen
10. Frankenstein Mary Shelley
11. Nightmare Abbey Thomas Love Peacock
12. The Black Sheep Honore De Balzac
13. The Charterhouse of Parma Stendhal
14. The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas
15. Sybil Benjamin Disraeli
16. David Copperfield Charles Dickens
17. Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
18. Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
19. Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray
20. The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
21. Moby-Dick Herman Melville
22. Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
23. The Woman in White Wilkie Collins
24. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland Lewis Carroll
25. Little Women Louisa M. Alcott
26. The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope
27. Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
28. Daniel Deronda George Eliot
29. The Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoevsky
30. The Portrait of a Lady Henry James
31. Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
32. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
33. Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Jerome
34. The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
35. The Diary of a Nobody George Grossmith
36. Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy
37. The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers
38. The Call of the Wild Jack London
39. Nostromo Joseph Conrad
40. The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
41. In Search of Lost Time Marcel Proust
42. The Rainbow D. H. Lawrence
43. The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
44. The Thirty-Nine Steps John Buchan
45. Ulysses James Joyce
46. Mrs Dalloway Virginia Woolf
47. A Passage to India E. M. Forster
48. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
49. The Trial Franz Kafka
50. Men Without Women Ernest Hemingway


i nominate this one: "37. The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers.", the tittle is intriguing!
cool, but fuck the clasicos... we need shit like Corky Gonzales, and shit like that!
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Here is a listing of the top 50 classic novels of all time. I suggest we start with this list, vote on one, and take it from there.

1. Don Quixote Miguel De Cervantes
2. Pilgrim's Progress John Bunyan
3. Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe
4. Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift
5. Tom Jones Henry Fielding
6. Clarissa Samuel Richardson
7. Tristram Shandy Laurence Sterne
8. Dangerous Liaisons Pierre Choderlos De Laclos
9. Emma Jane Austen
10. Frankenstein Mary Shelley
11. Nightmare Abbey Thomas Love Peacock
12. The Black Sheep Honore De Balzac
13. The Charterhouse of Parma Stendhal
14. The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas
15. Sybil Benjamin Disraeli
16. David Copperfield Charles Dickens
17. Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
18. Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
19. Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray
20. The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
21. Moby-Dick Herman Melville
22. Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
23. The Woman in White Wilkie Collins
24. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland Lewis Carroll
25. Little Women Louisa M. Alcott
26. The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope
27. Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
28. Daniel Deronda George Eliot
29. The Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoevsky
30. The Portrait of a Lady Henry James
31. Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
32. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
33. Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Jerome
34. The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
35. The Diary of a Nobody George Grossmith
36. Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy
37. The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers
38. The Call of the Wild Jack London
39. Nostromo Joseph Conrad
40. The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
41. In Search of Lost Time Marcel Proust
42. The Rainbow D. H. Lawrence
43. The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
44. The Thirty-Nine Steps John Buchan
45. Ulysses James Joyce
46. Mrs Dalloway Virginia Woolf
47. A Passage to India E. M. Forster
48. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
49. The Trial Franz Kafka
50. Men Without Women Ernest Hemingway


i nominate this one: "37. The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers.", the tittle is intriguing!
cool, but fuck the clasicos... we need shit like Corky Gonzales, and shit like that!
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Well Nezahualcoyotl suggest a book - lets get on with it - I am reading a book now but i can read another also -
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Well Nezahualcoyotl suggest a book - lets get on with it - I am reading a book now but i can read another also -
100 years of solitude... , a place to stand (very inspiring), Soldados - Chicano in Viet Nam, I've got a whole library at home of must read chicano books... =)

I want to open up a Coffee Shop here in Phoeinx that sells Mayan Coffee, Raza Wear and can be a study center for little chicanitos with a decked out library of must read material..
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Did you know when you do a google search online there are hardly any Chicano bookclubs?
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So, can anyone give me any info. on what's going on with the book club?Gracias
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I don't know what's going on with this thread but I must say that I started to read Drink Cultura this weekend and I like it lots. It's humerous & thought provoking. This book really adds to my appreciation for my culture.
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This book really adds to my appreciation for my culture.
It's a good book. I'll have to read it again this week.
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It's a very short & sweet book. Most likely I'll be done with it tommorrow.
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when will the next book be picked to read??
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The next book to read - will be when someone picks one and announces it So com'on people jump up to the plate and suggest another Chicano author, with a good book that is available to everyone.


Recommended by Gigglez916, with her review:

Lupita Manana, by Patricia Beatty.
I cried in this book. I read this book in the 7th grade. This was the book that opened my eyes for the first time about what was going on with our people. It was very impacting, I was stuck on it, the kind of book you just can't put down. Lupita goes through so much, at moments you just feel terrified for her, and you feel her heart break. It's just so impacting, this one's a must.
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well it tookme liek 25 mins to read everything here pero it got interesting i've done my reading for today lol but here's an idea umm someone already posted 50 name titles of books but how about making a list of chicano authors and books remeber chicano if u want another list of classical so on so on make it lol but main theme chicano author books that way the people that really don't have time to keep up with the reading with everyone that is joining this club can take a peek and choose one or read teh same one everyone els eis reading btu at their pace how about it ehh i would love to catch up on some reading iwas readign a book called THE QUIXOTE CULT but i never finished it cuz of my work i ran out of tiem so i have to return it i might end up checkign it out again it was kinda good i didnt get a chance to get the hole point of view but yea laters
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Let their spirits dance - Stella Pope Duarte

Agua Santa - Holy Water by Pat Mora

Caramelo - Sandra Cisneros (luv this one!!!)

So far from God - Ana Castillo


These are all book on my "to read" list, Ive already read Caramelo a few times, and I like it a lot. So, just some ideas......
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Let's read:

Caramelo - Sandra Cisneros

There have been some people who have recommended her writings here in Soy.

Does anybody have any objections?
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Let's read:

Caramelo - Sandra Cisneros
Personally I think its a good choice, but why aren't there more replys to this thread?????????
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i noticed this thread has been dead for a while..

but anyways...i'd love to join this book club...


i think...

"Always Running" by Luis J. Rodriguez...


would be a good choice...

i've only read the first couple of chapters...



but yeah... anyone still interested?..

if not with the book i'm reading...

i'm willing for suggestions...


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Suave, you haven't had a good idea since you've created this thread.

I'm thinking people might be interested in trying this Soy book club again...



*attempts to resurrect the dead thread*
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