08 May 2009

And the Gauntlet is Down

Hear ye, hear ye. It has come to my attention that a surprising number of people - you know who you are - haven't read the much lauded Broken Wing (Judith James) [I thought I was the only perpetrator..]. We should be ashamed! Kristie (J) has been championing this book and we have left it languishing on our TBR piles for too long! 'No more' I say, 'no more'. To that end, and because this might be the only thing that saves us...ur...me (since I somehow seem to be at the front of the queue facing the wrath *turns around and looks at everyone hiding behind*), I think we need to show genuine remorse for our heinous crime (of not yet reading Broken Wing)...and demonstrate a willingness to change (in other word: READ IT!).

*throws down gauntlet*

I challenge YOU (and you know who you are) and anyone else who has not yet done so to read Broken Wing by the end of June (although perhaps July might be permissible...*looks anxiously over shoulder for signs of storm clouds*). And perhaps we *looking specifically at Aymless, azteclady & Renee* could act on Kerry's suggestion and combine our thoughts on the book?

Will you accept the challenge?
Edited for the THIRD time! Note to self - stop 'fixing' the post!

17 comments:

  1. *looks around wildly for something/someone else to hide behind*

    Uh...


    Err...


    You go Orannia!!!!


    *still seeking cover*

    *now hunting for Broken Wing in TBR*

    *hold book in front for protection*

    Got it right here *waves book like white flag of surrender*

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  2. *trying to become invisible in the background*

    *not working*

    rats.




    End of June? *checks seven hundred and twenty three lists* lemme see...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    Well, I think that is actually doable for me...




    (but wouldn't kick anyone if they needed more time)

    *gulp*

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  3. *singing and dancing*

    'No where to run to baby, no where to hide.'

    Sorry - it popped into my head and won't leave :)

    azteclady - maybe we could make it end of July. That gives us almost 3 months. Aymless? End of July work for you?

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  4. LOL. You crack me up!

    OK, I'm game. I've got to get it back from my friend, though. She was looking for some historicals to read, and since it was just sitting there on my shelf all lonely, I lent it to her. June or July is doable.

    :-)

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  5. Well...... umm...... actually......

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  6. *grabbing Christine by the neck*

    Yes, you too, missy!

    Hey, orannia, add her name to the list, please?

    So, what's the consensus, June or July? and do we do individual reviews, or a group discussion, or two groups, or...?







    *note to self: need another list*

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  7. *glares threateningly at Christine* *nods*

    June or July works for me too!

    I'm thinking we should individually review then come here for group discussion.

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  8. *shuffles paper*

    *clears throat*

    So the list is:

    orannia (Not quite sure why I'm at the top :)
    Aymless
    azteclady
    Renee
    Christine

    Anyone else keen?

    And I think we should make it end of July..to allow for any issues that arise...

    And I like your idea Aymless - individual reviews followed by a group discussion :)

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  9. Kristie is going to be SO proud! Y'all will like it, promise!

    If it helps, I read it in about a day or so. It's a fast and deeply entertaining read. Err, or at least, that's what my review said. ;o)

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  10. July works for me as it is usually my most productive reading month! =)

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  11. ROTFLMAO!!!! Oh Orannia - I'm going to be laughing for a long time over this post!
    Way to throw down the gauntlet and get all those slackers reading. I'm thinking a lot of you will be glad that she's challenged you!! It's not every book that takes five readings for me to get past.

    Now mates - charge on over to Lea's blog http://lea-closetwriter.blogspot.com/) and make her walk the plank - er - read the book (I JUST finished watching the 1935 movie Captain Blood with a sexy young Errol Flynn so I'm still in pirate mode) Tell her Kristie sent you!! Plus you can vote for round 2 in her best kiss contest.

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  12. I've owned this for a while. Haven't read it yet.

    **Hangs head in shame**

    I will do my best to fit it in before the end of June!

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  13. My copy is on order, so I'll do my best!

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  14. I have a copy on order too. Kristie conned, umm, I mean convinced me too. I'm game. :)

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  15. Oh yay, I already read it, so the pressure is off LOL. I think you guys will like it a lot. It's just one of many reasons to give Kristie a big ole hug; she's a top-notch bookpimp!

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  16. Stacy~, I agree completely.

    Psst, orannia! Add those two slackers to the list.






    wait...

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  17. Thank you Kati! YAH Christine!

    And welcome to the challenge Marg, sarah & Kris *scribble names* *clears throat*

    So the list is:
    orannia
    Aymless
    azteclady
    Renee
    Christine
    Marg
    Sarah
    Kris

    Hmmm, perhaps I should re-post so that everyone is clear on the details? And I get to use Aymless' shiny icon :)

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