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Thread: Week 1: Room by Emma Donaghue

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    Week 1: Room by Emma Donaghue

    This is the first book chosen.

    This book could be triggering...

    Jack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don't have the key.

    Jack and Ma are prisoners.

    Room by Emma Donoghue is an extraordinarily powerful story of a mother and child kept in isolation, and the desire for, and price of, freedom.


    Today I aim to be the best person I can be.
    That mean that yesterday or tomorrow I might be a better person,
    but today's best is more than good enough for today.

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    Intro thread started - this is my thoughts hence double posting!

    Have a copy on it's way to me which should be here by mid/end next week. Am looking forward to starting it. Looks gripping!

    Anyone else joining in with this one?
    Today I aim to be the best person I can be.
    That mean that yesterday or tomorrow I might be a better person,
    but today's best is more than good enough for today.

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    I am, and have started to reread it to remind myself of the nitty gritty. Shall I collate some book club questions to discuss?
    Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.

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    OO yes please
    Today I aim to be the best person I can be.
    That mean that yesterday or tomorrow I might be a better person,
    but today's best is more than good enough for today.

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    I've asked Gerry to have a look online for me. I'd love to read this one.

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    I got my copy from amazon magie
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    Collating now we're getting technical

    I've a copy of Rooms on order from a big online retailer (guess who) it should arrive on Tuesday 6.47 inc P&P not sure if it's my sort of book not being a bookworm but I'll give it a try.
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    I love that so many are going to join in whether it's your type of book or not! Hooray!
    Today I aim to be the best person I can be.
    That mean that yesterday or tomorrow I might be a better person,
    but today's best is more than good enough for today.

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    I'm up to page 17 and I like the style of writing, mum and Jack don't appear to leave the room (if so why?) yet they must get food from somewhere and they have TV, I suppose it'll become clear later. I'm trying not to give away the plot here, do I even know the plot!
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    Keep reading Mike. It will soon become clear
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