1001 Group Read Nominations for October & November
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It's time to gather nominations for the next two months of group read. So, nominations are now open.
Remember the rules:
1) Nominate up to 2 books that you would like to read.
2) Second as many books as you like.
3) All books that receive a second will go into the voting. The web site for voting will be posted on this string when the nominations are over. You can vote for as many books as you like in the poll. If necessary, we will have an elimination poll of the books that get the most votes.
Nominations for books will take place for the next week and will close at midnight, Saturday, September 10th.
Have fun and enjoy.
I'll nominate two very painful ones that a group can suffer through together---Testament of Youth and Finnegans Wake.
I'm looking forward to your nominations.
Also, be sure to check out the string for the 1001 September Group Read, Sons and Lovers.
I've read Dracula. It's very well done. So, I'll second Birdsong. It sounds really interesting. I like WWI novels and novels that span a broad period of time. Good choice.
I've read Birdsong - fantastic book so would be interesting to see what you all think of it.
I'd like to nominate a couple of books I have in my tbr pile which I keep putting off - hoping that the added incentive of a group read will get me through them!!
Firstly The Golden Notebook - picked this up a while ago and put it down after a few pages or The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Dste, would you like to nominate a second book? You can nominate two if you would like too.
Why should Testament of Youth be painful? The movie (or BBC adaptation?) was great. I'll second or third that. Need to think about my nominations; I have such a stack of 1001-ers waiting for me.
I'm going to nominate Orhan Pamuk, Snow and Gunter Grass, The Tin Drum. Both big, Nobel Prize winners that will be fairly hard to get through (especially the Grass, I'm afraid) but thought-provoking and good for discussion. I'm really keen to read Snow which seems very relevant to where the world is today.
Maryjane, I am assuming that you are seconding Snow. Is that correct?
I thought of two books to nominate last night; as of today, one of the titles has fallen right out of my head. Argh.
I'd like to nominate Catch-22. It's the 50th anniversary of this fabulous book being published, which makes me think I really should re-read it. (Especially since I last read it when I was a teenager, oh help!)
I would like to second Life of Pi. I have been meaning to read that for a while.
The poll is available for voting. We have ten great books to choose from. Click on the URL below, which will take you directly to the poll. The poll will be open until mid-night October 18. Thanks to everyone for your participation.
George, you seem to have supplied the wrong URL. Can you repost it, please. Thanks!
#25--Hmm, when I click on the URL, it takes me to the poll. What do you get when you click on it?
A login screen, it's going to admin/polls, not a particular poll.
Is anyone else having issues, or is it just me?
OK. I must have shot mr. poll. My bad. Try this one and I sure hope it works. Also I moved the voting time out another day. I should end as of midnight on Monday, Sept. 19th.
I started over. (Sigh). I think I got it right this time. At least I hope so. Let me know if you continue to have trouble and thanks for your patience. Just be sure you use the top 1001 Group Read poll.
Well done, the link works (at least for me) now. As ever George, many thanks for organising - much appreciated.
Thanks George - my vote is done. So many books to choose from was a tough decision.
Thanks for sorting out the link, George. I appreciate it. (And yay! I've voted! And damn! What I voted for is not in the lead! Oh well, plenty of time yet. :)
Just want to remind all that the poll will close in a little over 24 hours.
It looks like we have a definite winner for October--Picture of Dorian Grey.
We had a tie for our second book between Catch 22 and Schindler's Ark. There is a run-off poll posted at MisterPoll. The URL is below and the close of the poll is listed for midnight Sept. 27. You will be voting for only one of these two books as our November group read.
Glad to see PoDG come out on top - I tried and failed to read it a year ago so it will be good to have others reading it at the same time to keep the willpower going. I should also have a bit more time in October so looking forward to sitting down with it and seeing what everyone thinks.
Aaah. I've read Dorian Gray & Catch-22 (both excellent in my opinion) so hopefully I'll be joining you for Schindler's Ark in November!
What a good selection of books, though.
It appears that the book we will be reading in November is Schindler's Ark. This is another excellent choice. This book as you are all probably aware lead to the movie Schindler's List. I'm looking forward to reading this. I will open separate strings for the October and November reads.
Thanks for participating in the nominations and the poll.
can't wait - made a start on Dorian Gray and so far so good :)
Good choices everyone!
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