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Old 08-12-2004, 09:30 AM   #16
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Unlocking Chapters 8-26 for Discussion

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Anybody up for discussion chat tomorrow night? 8:00 CST?

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Old 08-12-2004, 09:34 AM   #17
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Great feedback and insight ladies.

I think I am going to start back at the beginning with new a fresh start.

I'll be back. I really want this book club to work.
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Old 08-12-2004, 02:36 PM   #18
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I really want to do chat but my sister and BIL are coming into town Friday to visit us for the weekend, so I won't be able to do it this weekend. The next one scheduled though, I'll be at for sure! 8:00 sounds good to me!
I've made it through book I so far and I've found it very interesting. Especially the references she makes to what it's like living in Iran at that time. I'm into history, so I like that kind of stuff. I think I have finally gotten the girls straight for the most part, but I was wondering about the Magician too. It seems like they are just good friends, but I'm not super far in yet. I do like how she summarizes parts of the books they're reading because I've never read any Nobokov, so it's helpful to be able to relate it to the real-life things she's talking about.
I'll be back when I've read more!
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Old 08-12-2004, 03:02 PM   #19
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Sorry, but I am one that just can't seem to get into this book...
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Old 08-12-2004, 03:05 PM   #20
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Do you mean tonight (Thurs.)? I teach water aerobics tonight, so I can't be on the computer. Have fun with it, though! :D
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Old 08-12-2004, 05:59 PM   #21
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Love the book so far!

I'm actually having a hard time with discussion because I've almost finished the second part of the book. When I pick it up to read, I don't want to stop. I've already got my MIL interested and she wants to read it when I finish.

I can't go to chat tomorrow night because SIL is visiting from Maine so I will be at inlaws tomorrow night. Well, enjoy chat and if anything interesting comes up please put up on the boards.

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Old 08-12-2004, 06:49 PM   #22
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It's awesome to hear your replies! You all don't know how excited I am that this thing is working out so well!

The difference in responses is neat to see... I enjoy history and am very interested in women in Middle Eastern countries. I like to learn about them so I can better understand how lucky I am to live where I do. I do understand how some would have a hard time with it because it isn't a particularly gripping story until you give yourself to it fully. Once I get into it and have read a chunk of pages it is almost like I feel involved with their book group. That is the same reason that I like how she puts chunks about the book that they are reading, because I feel like one of her girls.

minnie - Tomorrow night, Friday. Hope you are outta the pool by then! (I wish I could do water aerobics, maybe when I move back home... it sounds like so much fun!)

Have a fun weekend, everybody, and keep right on reading!

By the way, what does everybody think of the pace? I think that the 50 pgs/3 days works out pretty well and is quite manageable to work with. Let's hear what you think!

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I think the pace is good. Once I finally got the book, 50 pages in three days was easy!
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Old 08-13-2004, 08:54 AM   #24
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I, too, am having a hard time getting into this book. I find myself skipping over the parts where she talks about Nabokov and other author's works to get to where she talks about her class.

I went back to where Azar talked about The Magician to Yassi. It says that, though she didn't tell Yassi, he is a real person. It's on page 34 at the bottom. They are apparently friends and see each other often.

I'm only on page 58. It's interesting reading about how different their life is over there.

I'm watching the Olympics opening ceremony tonight and will be glued to the tube for the next two weeks. I've never done chat before so I'll only respond here for awhile.
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Old 08-13-2004, 07:00 PM   #25
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Anybody joining me in chat tonight?

8:00 CST... One hour from NOW!

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Old 08-13-2004, 08:02 PM   #26
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Chat will be in Room 3 tonight...

If I am not there, it is because I am sneaking a peek at the Olympiads...

I'll check in often!

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I was just curious, did anyone go to the chat room? I was not able to go. I am behind in my reading. I do like this book. I lived over in the middle east for a few years and this books reminds me of what women go through over there. I once again appreciate my freedoms that I have in the US!

MY sister is having surgery, so I will be going up to be with her for a week or so. I will not be able to post until I get back. Hopefully I will be able to discuss the book with everyone.
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Old 08-15-2004, 09:42 AM   #28
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Unlocking Chapters 26-18 (in book III) for Discussion

Alright, let's hear it!!!

Nobody was in chat on Friday, which was fine with me.... Those opening ceremonies were breathtaking to watch! I love seeing the faces of the Olympians as they come in, so happy and fresh and well... They look so different and their expressions are all the same smiling and almost awestruck faces. I am not good at expressing myself about these things, but I just feel that it almost feels like such a peaceful world. Anybody else feel these emotions?

Anybody notice how far those Middle Eastern countries are coming along now? Women in the Olympics from both Afghanistan and Iran. Reading this book and hearing that news was eye-opening and made me very hopeful for the future.

Anybody up for Chat on Wednesday? 8:00 CST? Let me know.

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I'm up for chat on Wednesday, although I am busily reading trying to catch up to where I should be. Right now I'm on page 113. But I should have a couple good chunks of time to read in the next couple days to get close to where I should be.
Still liking it alot, especially now in the Gatsby section how she is describing what is going on in the early years of her working at the university after the revolution. It's so interesting how people were so sure they were getting a better deal with the Ayatollah than the Shah and then once all the arrests and executions starting happening you just got into "a routine" as she says and just went about your business and tried not to cause any problems. I'm sure this is how alot of people survive under dictatorships.
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Are we still doing chat tonight?
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