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  • Kurt Vonnegut. Sirens of Titan

    2 8.00%
  • Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer

    1 4.00%
  • Michael Crichton. Jurassic Park

    5 20.00%
  • Salinger. The Catcher In The Rye

    4 16.00%
  • Christopher Moore. Lamb

    2 8.00%
  • Kerouac. Dharma Bums

    2 8.00%
  • George Orwell. 1984

    1 4.00%
  • Ray Bradbury. Something Wicked This Way Comes

    6 24.00%
  • H.G.Wells. The Time Machine

    2 8.00%
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    well i agree with the stephen king thing actually. they do all get discussed elsewhere. i never really thought of that.

    and how is firestarter still getting seconded, thirded and whatevered when i withdrew my nomination?


    ETA: ves seconded lamb so jean you're actually thirding it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlesong View Post
    well i agree with the stephen king thing actually. they do all get discussed elsewhere. i never really thought of that.
    Yes, maybe I'll remove those nominations, if nobody offers very serious arguments against it.

    and how is firestarter still getting seconded, thirded and whatevered when i withdrew my nomination?
    I thought since it has already been seconded and thirded, it would be unfair to remove it. But if we agree on discussing only non-King books, it will be immaterial anyway.

    ETA: ves seconded lamb so jean you're actually thirding it.
    I know, - I didn't update the list yet. I actually said "seconded" not to violate the language another time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post

    ETA: ves seconded lamb so jean you're actually thirding it.
    I know, - I didn't update the list yet. I actually said "seconded" not to violate the language another time.
    but, but. . .

    don't we get beam bucks for subsequently posting said violation of the language in the eats, shoots and leaves thread?

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    I agree about the Sai King books. We all usually read those, regardless. I like that this Club is introducing some books to people. Plus, yes, the SK books are discussed elsewhere.
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    I nominate 1984 by George Orwell

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    Jean is there any reason why my nomination of Joe Haldeman's Forever Peace was left off the list you posted?

    Never mind, I see you took my suggestion of Rising Sun instead, sorry.
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    probably just an oversight I'm sure he'll get it.
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    This is such an exciting & ecclectic mix of books! And every single one of them is one I have only read a little of or not at all! Very excited!
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    I am really surprised to not see any more modern literature than we are seeing though. Most of the books that are being nominated were written in the early part of the 20th century or earlier. Not saying that I don't read early fiction, I do. I'm just surprised.
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    I would like to clarify that I didn't intend to niminate Rising Sun, I was simply saying I thought it was better than Jurassic Park. I would like to nominate Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman if I may, say thankya.
    Margaret Emmie Mackey Catoe, you are, have been, and always will be my soulmate, and I love you.
    Con todo mi corazon, por todo de mis dias. And I always will, in this life and into the next.

    August 2, 1947 - September 24, 2010

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    yes, I got it, I will do everything tomorrow morning Moscow time

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    Nominated and seconded (thirded etc):

    Kurt Vonnegut. Sirens of Titan 3

    Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer 2

    Michael Crichton. Jurassic Park 4

    Steinbeck. Grapes of Wrath 1

    Salinger. The Catcher In The Rye 2

    Christopher Moore. Lamb 3

    Kerouac. Dharma Bums 3

    Bel Kaufman. Up the Down Staircase 1

    George Orwell. 1984 1

    Joe Haldeman. Forever Peace 1


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    How long before January 1st do you think we should start voting? Two weeks should be enough, but Xmas and New Year get in the way, so maybe earlier?

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    fourth Vonnegut, third Twain, third Salinger, fourth Keroac, second Orwell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    How long before January 1st do you think we should start voting? Two weeks should be enough, but Xmas and New Year get in the way, so maybe earlier?

    I think we could give nominations just a few more days and the begin voting immediately.
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    I would like to nominate "Something Wicked This Way Comes"
    I would also like to read The Catcher in the Rye or Sirens of Titan

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    second Something Wicked

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    enthsiastically thirding Something Wicked.
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    Second Stienbeck--Grapes of Wrath...

    As for the noms--I suppose maybe Monday could be a good time to end the nominations & move on to voting?? Especially if we end up with a longer volume.
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    Nominated and seconded (thirded etc):

    Kurt Vonnegut. Sirens of Titan 5

    Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer 3

    Michael Crichton. Jurassic Park 4

    Steinbeck. Grapes of Wrath 2

    Salinger. The Catcher In The Rye 4

    Christopher Moore. Lamb 3

    Kerouac. Dharma Bums 4

    Bel Kaufman. Up the Down Staircase 1

    George Orwell. 1984 2

    Joe Haldeman. Forever Peace 1

    Ray Bradbury. Something Wicked This Way Comes 3


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    Since i've never taken part in a book club this may sound crazy,but are you nominating books you've read before and know are a good read or books you've always meant to read but never got around to.
    Anyway i nominate 1984 by george orwell or the catcher in the rye,i've read neither but always meant to so i may now get a chance.

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    1984 has already been nominated and seconded. So i guess that would be a third, and Catcher in the Rye is you nomination?
    Beyond the scope of light, beyond the reach of Dark. . . what could possibly await us?
    And yet, we seek it, insatiably. Such is our fate. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3 DOORS DOWN View Post
    Since i've never taken part in a book club this may sound crazy,but are you nominating books you've read before and know are a good read or books you've always meant to read but never got around to.
    Anyway i nominate 1984 by george orwell or the catcher in the rye,i've read neither but always meant to so i may now get a chance.
    I think the nominations are a little of both! The main idea, I think, is to have a book you know is widely circulated in book stores and libraries so everyone has an opportunity to take part.

    To reiterate Jean's post about rules though, we are limiting members to one nomination, but you can second ,third, fourth, etc. anything you like.
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    The Catcher has also been nominated; 3 DOORS DOWN - you still have your nomination, you can use it till Monday, the sooner the better. To be on the safe side, I will start the poll Tuesday morning Moscow time, but don't forget only seconded etc. books will make it to the poll.

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    I'll fourth Something Wicked, my favourite Bradbury story of all time.

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