CF Book Club - discussion thread

Discussion in 'Chicago, IL' started by ThomSolo, Dec 22, 2002.

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  1. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    You have my condolences, Scott... :( It hurts to lose a family member at any time, but especially now.
  2. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Thank you to all of you who have given sympathies.
  3. Lt_Dak-Ferris Jedi Knight

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    Gina and I are still keeping you in our thoughts Scott . . .

    On a lighter note, I finished The Flamewind of Oseon yesterday . . .

    I like these books. They're fun! I actually think this one was an improvement on the first. The whole scene with Big Bird, Vobah, and Lob Duloff in the office had me cracking up. "Let's have lunch!"

    I'm going to get busy again with grading, but I might be able to read the next one over the weekend of the 13th. We're off after the 19th so I'll then have plenty of time for Rogue Planet.
  4. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Thanks again, everyone. I appreciate your concern.

    If you are curious, here are articles from the Wisconsin State Journal:

    Sunday

    Tuesday
  5. Mos_Eisleian_Radio FanForce CR Secretary Chicago IL US

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    I plan on bringing it up at the meeting, but thought I'd post my idea here first. I was thinking with Survivor's Quest coming out on February 3, we could do the Hand of Thrawn duology: Spectre of the Past in February, Vision of the Future in March. This could be followed by Survivor's Quest in April which takes place about 3 years later.

    Phil
  6. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    That's not a bad thought, Phil. What do the rest of you think? :)
  7. Hawk-Bat Jedi Master

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    Im Pissed since i told work that i couldn't work on saturday and they have me work so i can't come but if i get off early my mom has to go down town at the time if she still has an appointment so i might or might not be able to come im sorry i loved to talk about this book but eh what ever.
  8. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    I just wanted to give the thread a bump and remind everyone that January's book is Shadows of the Empire (by special request from Sithy) and we'll be meeting in the usual spot back in the cafe at B&N.

    Afterwards we'll adjourn to Fuddrucker's and see if any cherries are lost this time...
  9. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh shoot... I need to get to work on this book... (I've already read it twice, but that was several years ago. :p )
  10. Lt_Dak-Ferris Jedi Knight

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    I'm sorry that I missed the book club this weekend. I had two B-Day parties to go to plus a ton of work to get done. I hope that you all had a good time.
  11. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    Currently reading Heir to The Empire. I know this may sound crazy,and you guys probably wont believe me but I am trying to make a book club chicago force meeting. I know I`ve told this to you guys a thousand times before,but I hope to make Febuary's meeting if not March's. I`m going back to read the beginning EU,to carry up a good conversation at a book club meeting.
  12. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    Hope to see you come Drac, but "Heir to the Empire" was almost a year ago, man! :p
  13. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    LOL. Yeah I know. If anyone knows any books that are good to read on facts about EU please PM me. Thanks
  14. Lt_Dak-Ferris Jedi Knight

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    All right, I haven't heard anything about the last book club. Then today I read that someone tried to pick Hawkbat up! I've got to hear what went on at this thing.
  15. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    No, I think you are getting confused with Capricon, when Hazmatt picked up Hawkbat and put him in the ice bin. :D

    But I believe Erica's quest to go to prom with Hawkbat actually started up at the holiday party.
  16. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    You sure? She asked him about it at the SOTE book club.
  17. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    Right, which was in January, and last time I checked January 2004 came after December 2003, and December was when we had the holiday party. See how that works?
    December Holiday Party, Erica asks Hawkbat
    January Book Club Erica asks Hawkbat again.
    Obviously you and Dan were not paying enough attention during the party, or it it that the viewing of the Holiday Special has broken your young mind? (Then again, it could be the beating that you got from the girls.) :)
  18. Bobafemme FF Jedi Council Member, Chicago IL RSA Emeritus

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    You're right, Carrie. I've asked twice, I have no shame when it comes to annoying/pestering/horrifying the youth.
  19. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    Do you have shame about anything else, Erica? ;)

    If I remember correctly, this month's book is "Spectre of the Past", followed by "Vision of the Future" in March and then the new book (which is out now) in April. Is that wrong?

  20. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    <Kosh Voice> Yes </Kosh Voice>
  21. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    Yes, that's wrong? Yes, that's right? Arrrgh! That damned Kosh voice is so frustrating!

    *raising fists to the sky* KHAAAAAAAAAN!!!
  22. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    Muhahahaha!

    I knew you would enjoy that. Yes, you got the order correct.
  23. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    I've located my copy of Spectre of the Past, which is good since that's the one we have to read first. Unfortunately, my copy of Vision of the Future is missing... or else I never bought it, just borrowed it. Damn. I'd hate to buy another copy unneccessarily... good thing there's a library close at hand, huh? ;)

    Oh, wait. That's the bookstore. I always get them confused....
  24. Hawk-Bat Jedi Master

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    if you want i can check out the reused book shop in skokie soft covers are like 3 bucks.
  25. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    Dude, I work in a bookstore. Employee discount? Hello? ;)

    Actually, tonight I'm going to check and see if VOTF is available as a hardcover bargain book. Sometimes those can be ordered, if there were enough of them available...

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