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Vote: Your February OLOB Preference Ranks

Type: Preset list created by timspalding

Description: What book will be the February 10 "One LibraryThing, One Book" pick?

Rank what you'd like to read. Choose them in the order you want, or drag to reorder your choices on the right, under "Your list." Add explanations if you like, and discuss the options on the discussion thread.

You can also vote on the March 10 pick, and read the blog post.

Members: 176 participating members (show all)

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1
28,313 members, 483 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: samwilson.id.au (1), anotherwise (1), Scorbet (1), gritmonkey (1), StefanieGeeks (1), JoEnglish (1), lizzybeans11 (1), empress8411 (1), Ann_01 (1), BookLizard (1), katemcangus (1)137 more, shearon (1), starfishian (1), iadam (1), CatheTaylor (1), jltaglich (1), libraryman_76021 (1), Asclepius35 (1), MmeRose (1), Iudita (1), tapestry100 (1), TommyElf (1), Katya0133 (1), shabacus (1), LissaJ (1), LucyHermy (1), echosummer (1), pale_fire (1), KimB (1), foggidawn (1), ccookie (1), hemlokgang (1), flips (1), holly_golightly (1), AquariusNat (1), tiddleyboom (1), krazy4katz (1), Megi53 (1), mdesive (1), waitingtoderail (1), ReshiBec (1), Jarandel (1), WildMaggie (1), eembooks (1), luvamystery65 (1), SlonBaton (1), lisa875 (1), janflora (1), bayleaf (1), Tonner1 (1), marjiesmail (1), _Zoe_ (1), EllsieFind (1), goth_marionette (1), Mishker (1), Michael.Rimmer (1), dmsteyn (1), nordie (1), pjjackson (1), myraleen (1), lilywren (1), Marleen_Cloutier (1), fuzzy_patters (1), macnoid (1), Honya451 (1), Devlindusty (1), TooBusyReading (1), SylviaC (1), Myckyee (1), yoyogod (1), SqueakyChu (1), staciec (1), LoisB (1), InfoQuest (1), BeckyJG (1), MonarchVal (1), qebo (1), Collectorator (1), lesmel (1), CrazyKatLady (1), tammy.ahearne (1), mrmapcase (1), lindapanzo (1), cwallen (1), rosalita (1), keristars (1), librabbie (1), staffordcastle (1), aulsmith (1), sryder (1), ablachly (1), conceptDawg (1), matthewmason (1), Luisali (2), monnibo (2), anthroabby (2), katnagel (2), punkypower (2), ljldml (2), whymaggiemay (2), PimPhilipse (2), sduff222 (2), fountainoverflows (2), julie10reads (2), Porua (2), osunale (2), jennybhatt (2), digitalmaven (2), BC.Clement (2), calm (2), legxleg (2), eclecticdodo (2), romyker (2), bookwoman84 (2), booksfordeb (2), Joybee (2), wjohnston (2), hailelib (2), cedargrove (2), mirrani (2), booklover3258 (2), kjgormley (2), Carmenere (2), timspalding (2), mellymel171328 (2), klpm (2), pseudoeden (2), madhoydenish (3), anglemark (3), jen.e.moore (3), LacyEllinwood (3), thelittlematchgirl (3), asm198 (3), southernbooklady (3), dltucker (3), kara.shamy (3), TheoClarke (3), lahochstetler (3), Ling.Lass (3), jeshakespeare (3), jll1976 (3), leahbird (3), Tanya-dogearedcopy (3), Allie64 (3), mahsdad (3), JulieW121 (3), BookDivasReads (3), lorannen (3)

Score: 550.19

Explanations:

Scorbet (1): I've already read the other two fairly recently, but have never read this one.

empress8411 (1): I have never read this, but I've read the other two.

BookLizard (1): I haven't read this before.

ccookie (1): I think I read Dorian Gray a bazillion years ago but remember nothing. I have read the others within the past two years.

krazy4katz (1): This is the only one I am interested in. I have read Frankenstein. I hope I have the time to read it before February 10th.

Megi53 (1): I started this once before, and the decadence put me off -- however, I'm very much in the mood for it now!

mdesive (1): This is the only of the three I haven't read before, so it'll be an excuse to finally read it.

waitingtoderail (1): I've wanted to read this for awhile and this will give me an excuse. I read Frankenstein last year, not interested in a reread. Dracula has never interested me.… (more)

WildMaggie (1): Good length for a quick read.

luvamystery65 (1): I have not read The Picture of Dorian Gray before but it is on my TBR mountain.

janflora (1): I think I skipped through Dorian Gray in high school more than actually read it. Read and studied the others a lot.

_Zoe_ (1): This is the only one I haven't read, and I feel like I should have read it.

EllsieFind (1): This is the only one I haven't read. I remember that, when I was a kid, the 1945 movie creeped me out in a delicious way so it should be fun to read the book.… (more)

Michael.Rimmer (1): The only one of the three that I haven't read yet: ROOT!

myraleen (1): never read this..the story has always fascinated me,

lilywren (1): I have read all 3 of the books in this category but would read any of these again for February.

TooBusyReading (1): This is the only one of the three I haven't read, and I probably wouldn't get around to it otherwise.

yoyogod (1): This is thee only one on this list that I haven't read, so if it wins I'll probably actually participate

SqueakyChu (1): pbadeer gave this book to me, but I haven't read it yet.

Collectorator (1): I have no idea what it's about.

lesmel (1): Haven't read PDG.

matthewmason (1): A few years ago I read this on my own, but didn't discuss it with anyone in a structured setting. I would to pry into some of the moral quandaries presented by Wilde.… (more)

Porua (2): I have never read this. I have wanted to for a long time, though. I'm curious.

calm (2): I read this most recently of the three but I would be willing to read it again.

Carmenere (2): I saw the movie version years ago and am only slightly interested in reading the book

timspalding (2): I never read it. (Read but didn't finish long ago.) So I'm game.

anglemark (3): It's been ages since I read it, but I'm not that interested in rereading it.

jeshakespeare (3): I have already read this as evidenced by my library. So, I would like a different choice if possible.

lorannen (3): This has been on my list for a long, long time, so I'll definitely read it if it wins. However, the same could be said for Frankenstein, and, of the two, I've got a slight preference for reading that in a book club setting, rather than Dorian Gray.… (more)

2
29,424 members, 529 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: cpg (1), madhoydenish (1), Valari2 (1), anglemark (1), monnibo (1), DeborahThiessen (1), katnagel (1), bookmuse56 (1), thelittlematchgirl (1), RidgewayGirl (1), asm198 (1)110 more, PimPhilipse (1), sduff222 (1), blackdove07 (1), pbirch01 (1), fountainoverflows (1), julie10reads (1), jennybhatt (1), charl08 (1), digitalmaven (1), BC.Clement (1), poetontheone (1), brewergirl (1), calm (1), legxleg (1), .Monkey. (1), TheoClarke (1), eclecticdodo (1), romyker (1), Ling.Lass (1), booksfordeb (1), wjohnston (1), leahbird (1), Allie64 (1), hailelib (1), cedargrove (1), auntieknickers (1), mahsdad (1), mirrani (1), JulieW121 (1), BookDivasReads (1), Carmenere (1), jillmwo (1), klpm (1), pseudoeden (1), lorannen (1), miketopper (1), kjgormley (1), jjmcgaffey (2), gritmonkey (2), Ann_01 (2), jen.e.moore (2), CatheTaylor (2), LacyEllinwood (2), Asclepius35 (2), MmeRose (2), southernbooklady (2), KimB (2), JacobsBeloved (2), holly_golightly (2), mdesive (2), dltucker (2), lisa875 (2), janflora (2), goth_marionette (2), kara.shamy (2), dmsteyn (2), nordie (2), pjjackson (2), fuzzy_patters (2), lahochstetler (2), SylviaC (2), jeshakespeare (2), jll1976 (2), BeckyJG (2), Collectorator (2), Tanya-dogearedcopy (2), CrazyKatLady (2), mrmapcase (2), librabbie (2), lottpoet (2), ablachly (2), matthewmason (2), Scorbet (3), lizzybeans11 (3), BookLizard (3), anthroabby (3), jltaglich (3), libraryman_76021 (3), punkypower (3), ljldml (3), Iudita (3), tapestry100 (3), TommyElf (3), shabacus (3), LucyHermy (3), echosummer (3), pale_fire (3), Porua (3), ReshiBec (3), Jarandel (3), WildMaggie (3), eembooks (3), Tonner1 (3), EllsieFind (3), lilywren (3), Marleen_Cloutier (3), macnoid (3), Honya451 (3), bookwoman84 (3), TooBusyReading (3), Joybee (3), yoyogod (3), staciec (3), InfoQuest (3), tammy.ahearne (3), booklover3258 (3), cwallen (3), rosalita (3), mellymel171328 (3), timspalding (3)

Score: 425.22

Explanations:

anglemark (1): I have wanted to read Frankenstein for many years now.

calm (1): It is a very long time since I read this but I think it could promote a lot of discussion.

.Monkey. (1): I'm planning on reading it this year. I've read the other two, so I'd participate in those, but wouldn't be reading with the group & they wouldn't be as fresh in mind.… (more)

leahbird (1): I loved this book so much more than I thought I would because of the Monster's thoughts on humanity. Love to read it again with a big group to discuss with.… (more)

Carmenere (1): I was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed Dracula last year and hope to have the same reaction for Frankenstein

lorannen (1): I've somehow never gotten around to reading Frankenstein, despite it being on my list for at least 10 years now. This seems like a good excuse to push myself to read it finally! I've also had Dracula and Dorian Gray on my TBR list for years, but for some reason, I think Frankenstein would make a better book club selection than either of the others.… (more)

mdesive (2): Ranked this #2 because I haven't read it in a long time - would be nice for a refresher.

jeshakespeare (2): I have read this one but it was awhile ago.

Collectorator (2): I know a little about this one.

Tanya-dogearedcopy (2): I recently re-read Frankenstein and learned that it yields something different with each reading. This time, I would go with an audio edition.

matthewmason (2): A better traditional warning tale about 19th century Enlightenment there is not. I've read this short novel on 5 occasions (only the first time out of my own free will), however, and for that somewhat selfish reason, I'm placing it secondly. We just finished a cautionary tale, too (though that might actually spur discussion).… (more)

BookLizard (3): I could reread it - it's been several years since I last read it.

EllsieFind (3): My 3rd choice only because I read this in a science fiction/fantasy class and, although that was 20 years ago, the details have stuck with me.

TooBusyReading (3): I've also read this one and wasn't especially impressed but think it could lead to good discussions.

timspalding (3): I read it in college, but would be glad to read it again in a group.

3
24,470 members, 488 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: jjmcgaffey (1), SethAndrew (1), Luisali (1), jen.e.moore (1), anthroabby (1), LacyEllinwood (1), punkypower (1), ljldml (1), graceatblb (1), whymaggiemay (1), xymon81 (1)107 more, southernbooklady (1), ReluctantMessiah (1), papyri (1), Porua (1), osunale (1), jennybhatt (1), JacobsBeloved (1), Lman (1), dltucker (1), LolaWalser (1), Nicole_VanK (1), kara.shamy (1), andyl (1), rarm (1), bookwoman84 (1), lahochstetler (1), jeshakespeare (1), Joybee (1), jll1976 (1), cgooderhamcampbell (1), Tanya-dogearedcopy (1), booklover3258 (1), mellymel171328 (1), lottpoet (1), timspalding (1), madhoydenish (2), Scorbet (2), anglemark (2), lizzybeans11 (2), BookLizard (2), jltaglich (2), libraryman_76021 (2), thelittlematchgirl (2), Iudita (2), asm198 (2), tapestry100 (2), TommyElf (2), Katya0133 (2), shabacus (2), LissaJ (2), LucyHermy (2), echosummer (2), pale_fire (2), ReshiBec (2), Jarandel (2), WildMaggie (2), eembooks (2), brewergirl (2), bayleaf (2), Tonner1 (2), EllsieFind (2), .Monkey. (2), TheoClarke (2), lilywren (2), Marleen_Cloutier (2), macnoid (2), Honya451 (2), TooBusyReading (2), Ling.Lass (2), yoyogod (2), staciec (2), InfoQuest (2), leahbird (2), Allie64 (2), mahsdad (2), tammy.ahearne (2), JulieW121 (2), BookDivasReads (2), cwallen (2), rosalita (2), staffordcastle (2), lorannen (2), gritmonkey (3), Ann_01 (3), monnibo (3), katnagel (3), CatheTaylor (3), Asclepius35 (3), MmeRose (3), sduff222 (3), KimB (3), fountainoverflows (3), julie10reads (3), holly_golightly (3), digitalmaven (3), mdesive (3), BC.Clement (3), lisa875 (3), janflora (3), legxleg (3), dmsteyn (3), eclecticdodo (3), nordie (3), romyker (3), booksfordeb (3), wjohnston (3), Collectorator (3), hailelib (3), cedargrove (3), mirrani (3), CrazyKatLady (3), kjgormley (3), mrmapcase (3), librabbie (3), klpm (3), ablachly (3), matthewmason (3)

Score: 408.47

Explanations:

Porua (1): One of the best horror novels I've ever read. I've re-read it quite a few times and it never gets old. But the last re-read was three years ago. Time for a re-read!… (more)

JacobsBeloved (1): I'm not really a fan of horror, but I've read Dorian Gray and I'd prefer this over Frankenstein.

Lman (1): The only one of these three I really want to read - or in this case...re-read. :) I think it will generate some vibrant discussion too.

jeshakespeare (1): I have never read this one.

jll1976 (1): This has been sitting on my book shelf for sooooo long- this will force me to finally read it. LOL

Tanya-dogearedcopy (1): I already own this and it's already on my reading list for this year so having the LT community discuss would be great. It would be a re-read for me, but I think there's much to be gained by re-visiting it.… (more)

timspalding (1): I love Dracula to pieces. I am, however, worried it's a little long.

anglemark (2): I loved Dracula and have long wanted to reread it. Great book.

BookLizard (2): Love it and want to reread it.

EllsieFind (2): My second choice because, although I've read it, I don't remember the details as thoroughly as I remember the details of Frankenstein.

.Monkey. (2): I've read it, but if it were chosen I might be motivated to read my huge annotated version now. Maybe.

TooBusyReading (2): I read this one maybe three (?) years ago and didn't especially like it but am willing to give it another try.

lorannen (2): I'm definitely interested in reading Dracula eventually, but just don't really think I'd enjoy reading it in a book club-type group.

mdesive (3): While I like this one, I just re-read it not long ago, so I ranked it #3

Collectorator (3): I think vampire stuff is stupid.

matthewmason (3): I could see Dracula yielding extended discussion on the psychology of the its genre and its continued persistence since the 19th century.

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