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06-07-2009, 12:05 PM
Alright, I figured it may be wise to begin discussion on the next book in the series. I noticed that we've been sticking to classics, and thought it would be an interesting idea, for us to stick to a common theme for a time. We could stick to classics, or try going more mainstream. Or pick a certain genre! discuss, and keep this in mind and post your nominees for book #4

As always, the previous books are still up for review and voting. If you wish to change your old nomination, please post it here:

Returning Nominations
Kurt Vonnegut. Sirens of Titan 5 ------ valtr0n

Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer 3 --------- maerlyn

Michael Crichton. Jurassic Park 4 --------- razz

Steinbeck. Grapes of Wrath 2 ---------- jhanic

Christopher Moore. Lamb 3 ---------- turtlesong

Kerouac. Dharma Bums 4 -------------- Ves'Ka Gan

Bel Kaufman. Up the Down Staircase 1 ------------ Jean

George Orwell. 1984 3 ------------ Míchéal

Chuck Palahniuk. Survivor 2 ----------- flaggwalkstheline

H.G.Wells. The Time Machine 3 ------------- 3 DOORS DOWN

New Nominations
Shirley Jackson. The Haunting of Hill House------ BROWNING'S CHILDE

06-07-2009, 12:30 PM
razz, you're tops! http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k291/mishemplushem/Facilitation/bear_thumb.gifhttp://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k291/mishemplushem/Facilitation/bear_thumb.gifhttp://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k291/mishemplushem/Facilitation/bear_thumb.gif

06-07-2009, 01:56 PM
I'm all for anything Kerouac.

06-07-2009, 07:12 PM
I would like to change my nomination, as I believe that "The Turn of the Screw" is too short for these purposes.

Instead, I would like to nominate "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson.

06-07-2009, 07:34 PM
I'm all for anything Kerouac.

What Pam said. :couple:

06-07-2009, 07:35 PM
I'll gladly read any Keruoac for this.

Also, I'm still all for Val's nomination of Sirens of Titan.

06-15-2009, 05:07 PM
I have a suggestion that is basically my boyfriend's suggestion. He had me read 1984 and then Brave New World. I think it would spawn some really interesting discussion. I don't think they have to be read in that order, either.

So I guess my nomination is Brave New World. :)

06-16-2009, 10:51 AM
With our good bear's approval, the poll will be going up for book #4 on July 1st. We will have 2 weeks of voting for the next book. So get your nominations in!
Also, due to the number of nominations, we have, we need books to be seconded or thirded (are those even words?), as we only have 10 slots per poll.

06-16-2009, 11:13 AM
i shall have a think and then get a nomination posted, or a current nomination seconded.
do i take it the above ones have been seconded and thirded?

When do i have to get a nomination in, or will mine go to next months?

hooo so many questions sorry:onfire:

06-16-2009, 11:28 AM
I'm still trying to figure out how to do this while making it go smoothly, so what i did now, is take all the nominations from the book three discussion, as well as their seconds, thrids, etc., and post them here. for now, anything here must have been at least seconded to be in the poll. Those with three or more will be kept in automatically, due to previous interest.

shit, i need to talk to Jean about this.

06-16-2009, 01:56 PM

06-17-2009, 09:27 AM
ha ha piffle indeed!!! no problem razz, you are doing a grand job, just let me know what i need to do, or if you want to go with just the above for book 4 and then start a clean sheet:couple:

06-17-2009, 09:45 AM
no problem razz, you are doing a grand job
totally! http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k291/mishemplushem/Facilitation/bearmood_cheerful.gif

06-17-2009, 10:04 AM
that may actually be a good idea: keep what books we have up now, then after book four start anew. Comments?

06-17-2009, 10:07 AM
i'm all for that - it keeps things simple, and i'm a simple girl:unsure:

06-17-2009, 12:50 PM
Works for the wolf.

06-17-2009, 03:32 PM
I would like to change my nomination, as I believe that "The Turn of the Screw" is too short for these purposes.

Really? I think that one would be a wonderful one to go with. If you don't go back with this one, I might nominate it myself next time.

06-17-2009, 03:45 PM
Well if nobody opposes, Jean, would you kindly put the poll up tomorrow (and change the title)? We'll have the poll run until July 1st, which is pretty close to two weeks.
Hey, I wonder if we could get an announcement banner on the homepage?

06-17-2009, 10:38 PM
we have 11 nominations, two of which single, and ony 10 poll options...

06-17-2009, 11:36 PM
As we have already done one of the books that I nominated, you can delete Haunting of Hill House if you want.

06-18-2009, 12:45 AM
You know, for the sake of consistency, I'll leave out both our nominations this time, keeping only the seconded ones, if it's all right with razz.

Razz, as soon as you okay this decision (or reject it and come up with something better), I'll make the poll.

06-18-2009, 07:06 AM
actually, I'd suggest Lamb and Dharma Bums be removed this time. While they both did great in nominations, neither of them got any votes during the last poll. I would like to seee if there is more interest in either your books :)

06-19-2009, 07:05 AM
bears did as you suggested! http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k291/mishemplushem/Facilitation/bearmood_carnaval.gif

06-19-2009, 10:36 AM
:huglove:thank you jean and razz, i was just going to go ahead and vote for 1984, as i have read this before and would be interested in peoples views. however i am going to think about this and then vote

**sigh** i love this site, it brings out the geek in me:grouphug:

well i voted, - tom sawyer as i have never read it but have heard a lot about it.
now i shall sit and wait patiently

06-26-2009, 05:22 AM
Don't forget to vote, Ladies and Gentlemen!
I went with 1984, I've been meanign to read it :)

06-27-2009, 01:17 AM
bumpity bump

06-28-2009, 05:20 PM
Voted! I'm excited to see what comes out on top... although it might already be apparent...?

06-28-2009, 09:15 PM
gr gr gr

I so don't want to reread Survivor...

07-01-2009, 06:17 PM
Did you not like it?

07-01-2009, 08:34 PM
Only to an extent. Palahniuk in large doses bores me, he is way too monotonous. I was going to reread any of his novels (talking only about novels now, his short stories are nice) no sooner than a few years after the first read.

07-03-2009, 11:32 AM
is that it now:panic: are we ready to read yet?

looks like it is survivor - which does not bode well, although i have not read this book i do tend to agree with jean on most things:huglove:

i shall wait for the official personage to tell me the results before i go ahead and order the book though

**hums softly to self**

07-04-2009, 04:19 PM
**hums along with Candy**

07-09-2009, 10:27 AM
**cough cough**

07-09-2009, 10:30 AM
if nothing happens by tomorrow, I'll post tie-breaker poll

07-09-2009, 10:32 AM
thank you jean - i wasn't being impatient honest:couple:

i'm just a geek who gets excited easily:excited:

07-09-2009, 10:44 AM
1984 is available in an online version for folks who can't afford another purchase at this time.

1984 (first link) (http://www.george-orwell.org/1984)
1984 (second link) (http://www.mondopolitico.com/library/1984/1984.htm)

John Blaze
07-09-2009, 11:24 AM
once again i'd like to remind everyone of project gutenberg.

hre's a list of the top 100 downloads, you'll be surprised at some of the books available.


07-09-2009, 12:17 PM
once again i'd like to remind everyone of project gutenberg.

hre's a list of the top 100 downloads, you'll be surprised at some of the books available.


You know I use that place a lot just to peruse for fun, but I can never think of it when I'm looking for something particular. Must be some mental block.

Thanks for the reminder JohnBlaze. :couple: *wolfkiss*

John Blaze
07-09-2009, 02:04 PM
:wub: my pleasure, woofer.

07-09-2009, 04:11 PM
Do you think it's up on librivox? I'll have to go check it out.

07-10-2009, 03:10 AM
looks like no tiebreaker is needed, Orwell has won. I can't do anything until razz is here, so we wait for him to come back; we can already start our reading/rereading

07-10-2009, 04:38 AM
JEAN! *random wolftackle hug*

07-10-2009, 10:20 AM
:huglove::grouphug::huglove:candy hugs everyone with excitement:grouphug::grouphug:

07-10-2009, 03:13 PM
oh, and I was really hoping for Survivor so that I could participate this time.
We'll see, if I can find an audio copy of 1984 maybe I'll join in.

07-10-2009, 08:32 PM
bears hope that you will!

does it have to be an audio copy?


07-12-2009, 11:26 AM
Well I'm in the middle of reading another book now, and I've got some others lined up so I won't be able to get to it anytime soon. If I can track down an audio version I should be able to get thru it pretty quickly. I've got a long commute to work, so I can usually get through them within a week or two depending on the length.

07-13-2009, 07:18 AM
Well it seems like the winner of this Month is Orwell's 1984!
I hope it's a good as I hear

07-13-2009, 07:49 AM
I'm a huge fan of Vonnegut and I think his books are the funnest to discuss...

07-13-2009, 10:44 AM
maybe next time it will be Vonnegut, stick around and don't miss the nominations for the next season http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k291/mishemplushem/Facilitation/0134-bear.gif

07-15-2009, 12:50 PM
Well, I've chosen to read this book over summer for my AP English class.

I'd love to discuss with you guys, and I've heard a lot of good about this book. I think it will share a tone with my favorite book, Fahrenheit 451. :drool:

07-15-2009, 04:07 PM
1984 huh.... well, Ive gotten good reviews and bad, we'll see who was right.....both I suspect.

07-15-2009, 05:01 PM
Well I got ahold of the audiobook, which just so happens to be narrated by Frank Muller, who I love. I was excited to start it, but honestly I'm really not enjoying it. I will try to finish it though. When does discussion on the book start?

07-15-2009, 05:14 PM
Soon as someone who is willing to post questions about the book finishes the book or cares to run the thread.
If nobody does so, I'll start the thread when i finish and scrape up a few questions :)

10-13-2009, 12:23 AM
So has this book club thing officially died? I tried to keep it going with discussion threads for "Something Wicked" and "1984". I really liked the idea of a book club. Is noone still interested?

10-13-2009, 12:56 AM
I am

I hope someone else is, too.

(I know I promised to post about 1984, but I can't get around to rereading it now.)

Where is razz? he is our President.

10-13-2009, 05:12 AM
I are here, just struck by the same affliction of being unable to read it >.<

10-13-2009, 04:01 PM
I think 1984 has run its course, best to just move on. May breathe new life and interest with new nominations/poll?