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And our loved-up February Book of the Month is...THE ENCHANTED APRIL by Elizabeth Von Arnim (discussion Tuesday 24 February)

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TillyBookClub Wed 21-Jan-09 10:26:04

We'll be chatting about our Book of the Month, THE ENCHANTED APRIL by Elizabeth Von Arnim, a witty, escapist classic, here on Tuesday 24 February from 8-10pm.

Don't forget you can order your copy here

Keen to know how the votes turned out? Have a snoop at the results here

And, for anyone who missed them first time round, here were February's passion-filled book choices

Cocodrillo Wed 21-Jan-09 11:50:41

Have ordered my copy! Looking forward to it smile

Cocodrillo Wed 21-Jan-09 14:18:17

Though have just realized I will probably be in hospital on that date recovering from a c-section - d'oh. Not in denial at all, me. Never mind, will read anyway!!

twinsetandpearls Wed 21-Jan-09 22:54:00

I am going to try and read this and join in as it will be a good way of having me time.

TillyBookClub Thu 22-Jan-09 11:22:05

coco, I didn't realise you were having a baby - is this number 2/3/4? How are you feeling (apart from being in denial)?

Twinset, this book is perfect me-time fodder. And given the weather right now, the Italian Riviera seems the place to be, even if just in the mind.

Cocodrillo Thu 22-Jan-09 17:01:45

This will be no 3. Feeling not too bad, thanks Tilly, though sleeping's a problem. It helps that my eldest has just started school. People keep coming up to me and saying oh, you're going to be one of those women, with 3 kids under the age of 5 hmm. To which I've been saying well, you know, not permanently!

Psychobabble Thu 22-Jan-09 20:08:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TillyBookClub Thu 22-Jan-09 21:29:56

Parcels of books arriving at the door always a cheery sight.

Coco, I say lets hear it for close-together kids. Hectic, yes, but very fun and we will cross over into those sun-filled, nappy-free lands that much sooner.

Spice1 Thu 22-Jan-09 21:39:02

This will be the first time that I have joined in with the monthly book club and am very much looking forward to it. A break from reality is much needed!

Tatties Thu 22-Jan-09 22:45:38

I have never joined in this before - always see the thread and think ooooh that sounds nice but I won't have time to the book. I might just do it this time!

Tatties Fri 23-Jan-09 21:44:40

I got the book from the library today so I guess I'm in!

jacx40 Sat 24-Jan-09 01:01:51

Just got back from my Local Book Club 'Girls Nite in' to watch DVD of our choice this month - something very satisfying about sharing a good read so count me in!!

Ahwishahwuramermaid Sat 24-Jan-09 21:54:30

I wanted to read this and join in, the book sounds so interesting, so off I went today, plus DP and children, to Waterstone's and they had none sad

The lady behind the counter had read it though and I told her it was the Mumsnet book for Feb so they are going to order more in grin

TillyBookClub Mon 26-Jan-09 11:07:28

Welcome all - looking forward to this one, I think it will be just the thing for this dreary month. Hope you've got the date in your diary - Tuesday 24 February, 8-10pm...

And if you're around tomorrow evening, we'll be talking about I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, come along if you're free...

flake Mon 26-Jan-09 11:23:12

That looks like a great book i'm going to see if i can get it today and join in on feb 24th thanks!

cilitbang Wed 28-Jan-09 09:22:01

Download for free it to your ereader from here smile

CRAZYHAIRALWAYS Fri 30-Jan-09 21:37:29

I'm reading "The Enchanted April" at the moment and absolutely loving it - total escapism. Looking forward to joining the chat on the 24th Feb.

dylsmum1998 Sun 01-Feb-09 21:41:43

oh, can i join in please??
just checked my library website and they have the book, so just need to get down there and get it smile

spursmummy Tue 03-Feb-09 21:49:37

I've been wanting to join a book club for ages but due to working full time and commuting as well as having cute but demanding toddler I don't have much spare time and can't make local ones, so this is perfect for me. I've just ordered the book, and I've made a note in my diary that it's the 24th as I've got a terrible memory {smile]

dylsmum1998 Wed 04-Feb-09 21:30:17

i got the book yesterday and am over half way through all ready. tis very good, i couldnt sleep last night so read for hours instead.

i want to do this for similar reasons as you spursmummy mumsnet solces so many little probs LOL grin

morningpaper Thu 05-Feb-09 16:22:42

I am reading this too - I'm enjoying it, although I keep going off into fantasies about escaping somewhere hot and forrin which is distracting

dazmum Sat 07-Feb-09 11:38:36

I have always wanted to be part of a book club, enjoying the book and looking forward to the discussion - how does it work please?

dazmum Sat 07-Feb-09 11:39:51

PS anyone who can't get a copy in a bookshop, I got a very good condition used one for a couple of quid from Amazon, and its like new!

Mip Sun 08-Feb-09 21:01:26

Just saw that you had a book club. So exciting! Was part of a 'real' one before I had my son and I miss it (even though the book club has become a mummy group as we all had babies at the same time!). Am ordering the book today. Really hope I remember (and baby sleeps) on the 24th.

coconutice Mon 09-Feb-09 21:47:31

Modern I really enjoyed Joanne Harris' Five Quarters of the Orange for a classic I do love P&P but that's everyones fav... so perhaps I'd say Lord of the Flies, William Golding.

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