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Columbine
« on: May 25, 2009, 04:00:11 PM »
Welcome all for the book club thread for 'Columbine' by Dave Cullen.  The discussion for the book will begin on June 15 and we will follow the divisions in the book to discuss the separate sections.  This is the schedule for our discussion:

Section I - Female Down - June 15
Section II - After and Before - June 22
Section III - The Downward Spiral - June 29
Section IV - Take Back The School - July 6
Section V - Judgment Day - July 13

If you have general concerns, or would like to post links related to our discussion, please feel free to do this before the discussion begins on June 15th.

I look forward to an interesting conversation.
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Re: Columbine
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2009, 05:11:49 PM »
I will be available to begin discussion on Friday, June 19, but will catch up.  (I have the book, but will be away from my computer until then.)
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Re: Columbine
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2009, 05:17:26 PM »
I will be available to begin discussion on Friday, June 19, but will catch up.  (I have the book, but will be away from my computer until then.)

Glad to know that you'll be here Debbie.
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Re: Columbine
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2009, 01:29:52 AM »
As a parent, I am dying anxious to talk about this book!
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Re: Columbine
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2009, 01:00:28 PM »
I've been reading the book at my son's baseball practices and I have gotten the strangest comments from other parents!  Looking forward to having this discussion!
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2009, 01:07:03 PM »
I just have a feeling that this will be a great discussion.  Hope you all join in!
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Re: Columbine
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2009, 01:39:28 PM »
I'm really excited about this, too, and appreciative of the interest.

I'll be traveling for about 1/3 of the time, but here for 2/3, which is about my schedule these days. I'll try to stay out of the way when I should, so that you guys can discuss it freely, and jump in when you want input from me about why I made certain choices.

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Re: Columbine
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2009, 05:35:06 PM »
I hope to be getting the book in the mail any day now.

Don't know if I'll have any slack time at work to read it, but I'll try.

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Re: Columbine
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2009, 04:38:57 PM »
I'm really excited about this, too, and appreciative of the interest.

I'll be traveling for about 1/3 of the time, but here for 2/3, which is about my schedule these days. I'll try to stay out of the way when I should, so that you guys can discuss it freely, and jump in when you want input from me about why I made certain choices.

Dave I'm interested in knowing if you have any resources you'd suggest we check out related to the book for supplemental reading.  I've come across some that look useful - like this one:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15111438

And there is a list on wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_shooting

Thoughts?
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Re: Columbine
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2009, 04:58:11 PM »
My copy of Columbine arrived in the mail today!

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Re: Columbine
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2009, 05:32:35 PM »
My copy of Columbine arrived in the mail today!

Great news Fritz.  It's pretty absorbing - I finished it in about 2 weeks.
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Re: Columbine
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2009, 04:51:47 PM »
Started reading it today, while I was having my car serviced. But only got a couple of chapters in before the car was ready. Maybe during some spare time this weekend. Absorbing is right!

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Re: Columbine
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2009, 09:44:09 AM »
I'm reading it bits and pieces as the subject matter is a bit too disturbing for me to read straight through (does anybody else feel like that about some books?).   Like some of you, I'm looking at it from a parent's point of view.   
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Re: Columbine
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2009, 09:54:19 AM »
Me too, Desecra.  Especially being the parent of a teenager.
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Re: Columbine
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2009, 10:08:01 AM »
That makes perfect sense Des and Donna.  I'm sure that if I were a parent I would feel the same way.

The good news is that there's no hurry - we've still got two weeks till we begin - so there's no need to rush.
I do my thing, & you do your thing. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other - it is beautiful. If not it can't be helped.

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