Friday, March 9, 2012

Making a comeback with The Big Year


Myles moved to Germany. Brandon moved 2 miles away. But that's no reason to quit! Are we not manly manly readers of books?

I propose that we go with Thursday March 29 to discuss "The Big Year" by Mark Obmascik. It's a quick read and better than the movie. I may get a few first-timers to show (one co-worker, one new neighbor, and one college buddy).

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  1. I'm sitting here trying to figure out how I could participate... If I download the book onto the Kindle, then wake up at 2AM... Too bad.

    It looks like it could be a fun read. I thought it was interesting to see this review on Amazon:

    "...I know one of the characters, Greg Miller,... So perhaps my enthusiasm is a little overblown, but not by much. ... Greg Miller's story is especially compelling. He has the smallest budget, the least free time,and is out of shape physically and emotionally... A fun read for birders and non birders too. "

    I wonder if they're still on speaking terms. :)

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  2. I'm in! I read it in four days and rather enjoyed it. Plus I've rather missed the book club (not to mention your input Myles....how are things going in Germany?)

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    1. We're doing well. Sorry for the slow reply...

      We're feeling integrated in the ward. It's small, even for a foreign ward, so there's a lot to be done. Christie taught her first lesson and has given a couple of talks in German. She's been a good sport.

      I love coming home with something different every time I visit the store. The last time it was Danish soft cheese with "red rind and white mold" Somehow that sounds less disgusting in German :) My girls aren't usually as fond of trying the "fun" things I bring home, but they've been good about at least taking a bite. There have been things they've liked, too.

      Work/school is good. I'm juggling more projects and working with more people. It's good for me. I share an office with a Frenchman, so I speak mostly English at work. My girls' pronunciation is much more native-sounding than mine is. They've done really well.

      I got a really blank look from someone who told me he liked to read when I asked if he was interested in a book club. Oh well. I guess I'll have to wait 'til I'm back :)

      Until then I'll just lurk and live vicariously through the blog.

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