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The end?
Well, can't believe it's all over and that Monsters of Men was the winner (especially as I must confess that it was the only one I hadn't read! My excuse is that I wanted to read parts 1 & 2 first. Going straight to part 3 would have been too radical and upsetting for a methodical librarian type person like me!) Anyway, I've really enjoyed Tuesday book groups and talking about these books and others with you. You all had your own well thought out opinions on the books you had read and I thought that was excellent. Right, I'm off to tackle Part 1 of The Chaos Walking trilogy....anyone else?
Posted on: 30 Jun 2011

Meeting update fails
So I gave myself the role of updating each meeting on the blog, but the last two kind of went awol due to lack of inspiration and lack of computer technology. SO, in the last two weeks - we all informed each other politely of our views on the books we had recently read, ate, checked out the site and posted reviews, ate, and 'socialized'. Today, there are hardly anyone due to teeth problems, jazz problems and unknown problems. We've designed some covers for the shortlisted books and are going to take over a display board in the library. Au revoir for now.
Posted on: 14 Jun 2011

The Bride's Farewell
When I read a book I expect it to be good all the way through, not just drib drab. The Bride's Farewell was boring all the way, except maybe for a paragraph or two! I admit I enjoyed parts of the book but it wasn't worth the read just for those. The writing was good but not the plot!
Posted on: 08 Jun 2011

The Bride's Farewell (by Jasmine)
I totally disagree! Okay, yes part of it lacks a bit of excitement, but that's part of the story! I've read loads of really good books with a few dodgy bits, but you read them especially for the good bits!!!
Posted on: 18 May 2011

Bride's Farewell
I have nearly finished this but am finding it a bit tedious, the writing is good but it lacks excitment and adventure!
Posted on: 18 May 2011

Oh deer!!!
I can only assume that the deer topic has arisen from the description of Dogman's hunting in the Brides Farewell, "Deer were rarely taken due to their size and the danger of being caught, but fox pelts fetched a good price....(chap 29)." Nice animated discussion but let's try and link the blog a bit more with the books we're reading. Next week - foxes ( I'm joking!)
Posted on: 17 May 2011

Jasmine's Answer To The Big Question
I agree with Um (Eden) because it would be pretty odd, but then again, Japanese people call the green traffic light blue so who knows?
Posted on: 17 May 2011

Eden's answer to The Big Question......
I'm not sure what to say about this, it sounds like it could be true but I couldn't find any evidence. Emilia says her Gran who is very clever? said that they do. But maybe she was just having a joke and Emilia didn't realise?
Posted on: 17 May 2011

Meeting Number 3. Music repertoire
Yay!!! We've got 2 new awesome members. Jasmine, a clarinetist. And Evie, a pianist and ukulelist. I think we're starting a music band as well - which would be pretty wacky. The Bride's Farewell - a classical symphony. Prisoner of the Inquisition - dark and mysterious tango. The Death Defying Pepper Roux - Mysterious and wacky, The White Crow - depressing gothic folk. Out of Shadows - a Beethoven concerto. Monsters of Men - Heavy bass. Welcome to the Carnegie Award Orchestra concert!
Posted on: 17 May 2011

the big question answer - josie
i don't know but it dosn't sound very likely sorry emilia.
Posted on: 17 May 2011

Jack's answer to the big question
It do not know but Emilia your probably right!
Posted on: 17 May 2011

Emilia's Answer to The Big Question......
I can not be totally sure if this true because it is only a fact I was told and I can not back it up with evidence from the internet. I think it is true....they are a good source of calcium and it would be a waste not to. If the deer fails to eat (if the fact is true) I can back up the fact the small rodents eat old deer antlers. I know it's somthing humans would really contimplate doing - eating hair or fingernails but that could partly be because they do not contain vitamins and minerals. Corinne's point ab out the internet thing... I agree that we probably would have found something but prehaps it's a fact that not many people know or we were looking in the wrong places. I don't think jsut because we didn't find anything on deers eating thier antlers, doesn't mean that they don't. And anyway we didn't reseach for very long. I was told this fact from my grandmother who is very reliable and I would never doubt her as she is very clever and volenteers at London Zoo. I think it is quite possible that some types of deer eat thier antlers! Anyway do I win if we find out that deer only eat the fur of their antler. Plus teeth are sharp and if you had just lost a tooth you wouldn't really be able to chew it.
Posted on: 16 May 2011

Corinne's Answer to The Big Question
NO! Firstly, we actually went out of our way while researching about rockets to research about deers. On the internet, we could not find one single evidence that any type of deers eat their own antlers. With numerous animal researchers and internet resources, surely - if it was true - there would be some site offering information. Its also quite an interesting fact - IF IT WAS TRUE - so it should be quite easy to come across. Secondly, who eats their own parts? Sure, we bite our nails, BUT we don't exactly go out of our way to eat them for the nutrition. Do we eat our own hair? Maybe some (weirdos) do. Thirdly, Emilia seems to think this is true and she happens to be the only one that knows about it.Thats as realistic as me saying penguins eat their own feet but no one knows about it and its not on the internet - but its true just because I say so. Fourthly, teeth has calcium - LETS EAT OUR TEETH - get real Emilia. So my conclusion is, no, deers do NOT eat their own antlers when its shed. Perhaps one or two weird deers do, like some people might eat their own hair. But really? There is no proof to back the opposing argument.
Posted on: 16 May 2011

The Big Question. (Bride's Farewell)
Do deers eat their antlers after its shed?Emilia & Corinne
Posted on: 16 May 2011

Our second meeting.... Raisins and Tea
Well could it get any cosier?We had a cup of tea each, except for Josie because she insists on being stubborn, and all knawed in to Emilia's bird food. It was pretty epic. We all discussed the books we read in unbelievable depth, and took some group photos. Those pics were simply stunning, but how could it not be when it included us. Welcome Jack Griffiths, who really seems to have stumbled in and does not know whats happening. But he's passionate about reading (?) so it will be fine. Corinne
Posted on: 10 May 2011

We're off...!
Today's our first meeting. Chosen our books and explored and updated our page on the website.
Posted on: 03 May 2011