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    Book Club 3.4 - Two Steps Forward, by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist

    I hope a few people are still around the forum reading room. The fourth and last book in our current fiction series is Two Steps Forward, by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist. I thought it was the best of the lot – I found it in the Romance section of my library, which worried me a little, but it...
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    Book Club 3.3 - The Roland Medals by Maureen Cashman.

    [Moderator note: Since the forum "book club" (such as it is ;)) currently happens to be reading this book, this independent thread is being renamed and included in the book club. Other comments on this book are welcome on this thread.]...
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    Book Club Planning - Round 3, continued

    Things have been quiet here at the Book Club! I've consulted with a couple of active participants to consider book selection, and we've made some executive decisions. All the books suggested below are available as both e-books and as paper versions. We have had two books of fiction and propose...
  4. TrvlDad1

    Book Club 3.2, Fiction - Atlas of Places that Could or Should have Existed on the Camino de Santiago

    ATLAS of Places that Could or Should have existed on the Camino de Santiago is the second of our Book Club fiction selections. The author, Jeffery Barrera, is a Camino guide and Forum member who characterizes ATLAS as "...fiction and fantasy; perhaps the two traits that have humanized best our...
  5. TrvlDad1

    Book Club 3.1, Fiction - Merchant's List

    OK, we've skewered some hard-writing memoir authors from east to west, north to south, and to the end of the world. So how about a fiction break. I found a few fiction books about the Camino on David Tallan's bibliography, ordered a couple and think there are some worth reading and critiquing...
  6. David Tallan

    Forum Book Club - 2.3: The Man with the Camino Tattoo (Dermot Breen)

    This time, on time, I'm starting the thread for the third book in this "Not the Camino Frances" trio of books: The Man with the Camino Tattoo by Dermot Breen (ISBN 978-1-910044-17-9) - Camino del Norte "In 2016, Dermot Breen decided to undertake a gruelling 1,000 kilometre pilgrimage along the...
  7. David Tallan

    Forum Book Club - 2.2: Northbound (Paul McGranaghan)

    "Better late than never," they say. It's easy to lose track of time and date while on Camino. Apparently, even a virtual one. But here it is, a thread to discuss Northbound: 30 days on the Camino Portugues (and onwards to Finisterre) by Paul McGranaghan. The book is available as an e-book (I...
  8. David Tallan

    Forum Book Club - 2.1: Sinning Across Spain (Ailsa Piper)

    Here we are, starting round two of the Forum Book Club series, with its first book, as outlined on this thread. If you are still reading one of the previous books - feel free to comment on those threads anytime. The theme for this second round is memoirs of Caminos other than the Camino...
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    Forum book club - Planning and book selection for Round 2

    We are currently discussing the 4th book in our first round of the Book Club - The Great Westward Walk. I'm still reading it (but for the second time) and I expect others of you are, too. Maybe we've tried to keep up too fast a pace, but there's no reason you have to keep up. The comment threads...
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    Forum Book Club - 1.4 - The Great Westward Walk (Antxon González Gabarain)

    The Great Westward Walk, by Antxon González Gabarain ("Bolitx") is a camino memoir that is different - in a number of good ways. It was published in Spanish in 2012, as El Gran Caminante, and was subsequently translated to English by our forum member @Rebekah Scott. I haven't read the book in...
  11. David Tallan

    Camino Bibliography

    For what it's worth, I've compiled a bibliography of something over 200 Camino-related books in English (either originally or in translation). You can find it in the Resources section: https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/resources/camino-de-santiago-bibliography.785/ If you want me to...
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    Forum Book Club - 1.3 - Walk in a Relaxed Manner (Joyce Rupp)

    Here we are, starting the third book in the Forum Book Club series, as outlined on this thread. If you are still reading one of the previous books - feel free to comment on those threads anytime. The third book is Walk in a Relaxed Manner by Joyce Rupp. I enjoyed it in a mild way and would...
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    Forum Book Club - 1.2 - To the Field of Stars (Kevin Codd)

    Here is the book chosen from our list to be the next one for discussion - To the Field of Stars: A pilgrim's journey to Santiago de Compostela, by Kevin A. Codd. Kevin Codd is a Roman Catholic priest who describes his 2003 Camino from SJPP to Santiago. He is an American, but resident in Belgium...
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    Forum Book Club - 1.1 - The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago (Gitlitz and Davidson)

    Since it will take a bit of time to select a book by voting (here) and then give people some time to get that book and start reading, let's start a thread with a book that is recognized as a classic Camino source. It is a book that most people seem to use as a reference, rather than reading...
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    Forum Book Club - Planning for Round 1...

    REVISED AGAIN 2021-03-24 - Round 1 of the book club is being completed. The next round is being planned here. Here is what we did in Round 1: We voted for the books to be featured in a Forum Book Club thread. The 10 options are listed in alphabetical order by author surname, and were selected...
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    Forum Book Club - Getting started, with book nominations

    Some great ideas for a Forum Book Club were suggested on a Zoom call today. I'm outlining a simple approach below, and let's see how it goes. Here is the plan :): Develop a list of candidate books. People suggest books in the thread below, and I update the list in post #2. At intervals, we...
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