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1001 Group Read Nominations for December and January

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Nov 7, 2011, 3:24pm Top

Happy holidays!!! It's time for the December and January group read nominations!

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, Sunday, November 13th. Have fun and enjoy.

I'll nominate two from my TBR pile--The Inheritance of Loss and Pamela.

I'm looking forward to your nominations.

Also, be sure to check out the string for the 1001 November Group Read, Schindler's Ark.

Edited: Nov 7, 2011, 5:12pm Top

I'm going to nominate some works a little off the beaten track:

A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul
The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West

and a question: are we going to read this book over a two month period (i.e. Dec and January) instead of the usual month?

Nov 7, 2011, 5:20pm Top

I'm going to nominate two off my current TBR pile:

The Double by Jose Saramago
The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte

Can't wait for voting.

Edited: Nov 8, 2011, 7:47am Top

I'm going to nominate:
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
and Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey

Nov 8, 2011, 10:14am Top

I'll second Oscar and Lucinda. Sounds like an interesting read.

Edited: Nov 8, 2011, 11:56am Top

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Nov 8, 2011, 11:56am Top

I'll second Midnight's Children and The Inheritance of Loss

I'll nominate:
Dead Souls - Nikolai Gogol
What Maisie Knew - Henry James

Nov 8, 2011, 12:11pm Top

I'll second Dead Souls

Nov 8, 2011, 1:13pm Top

I've already read Return of the Soldier, but I'm speaking up to say it's one of the best books I've read in the last five years. I read it at university, and everyone in my class liked it (I think there were about 40 of us).

Nov 8, 2011, 5:22pm Top

I can second Oscar and Lucinda. If I want to join the group reads, I'm a bit limited here to what I've got in terms of nominations or seconds. No way to get books in the middle of the Highlands of Papua New Guinea... well not without difficulty or expense that I'd rather do without.

Nov 8, 2011, 6:33pm Top

I'm going to second Return of the Soldier and The Club Dumas.

Will ponder nominations, if any...

Nov 8, 2011, 8:47pm Top

I'll second The Inheritance of Loss and I'll nominate Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.

Nov 8, 2011, 9:52pm Top

I'd like to nominate Uncle Tom's Cabin and Empire of the Sun. And I'll second A Bend in the River.

Nov 8, 2011, 10:52pm Top

I'd like to second Empire of the Sun!

Nov 9, 2011, 6:52am Top

I'd like to second Uncle Tom's Cabin

Nov 9, 2011, 8:46am Top

Oh!! Middlesex is a wonderful book!

Edited: Nov 11, 2011, 4:02am Top

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Nov 13, 2011, 2:27am Top

I would like to nominate:
Titus Groan

and second Pamela.

Edited: Nov 14, 2011, 11:11am Top

Nominations for this group read are now closed. To vote for the books that were seconded during this process, click on the URL below.


To view results of the poll, click on the following URL.


Please vote for as many books as you like, but vote only once. Thanks for participating in the group read. I hope your favorite gets selected.

I failed to mention previously that the poll will close as of midnight Monday, November 21st.

Nov 14, 2011, 11:45am Top

>20 george1295: I went to vote but it says the poll is closed

Nov 14, 2011, 1:01pm Top

Jill, I am assuming that you clicked on the link?

Nov 14, 2011, 1:07pm Top

I couldn't find the poll :(

Edited: Nov 14, 2011, 1:34pm Top

OK. Try this one. I never realized reading could make you pull your hair out!!


Nov 14, 2011, 4:14pm Top

Thanks for that. It's appreciated!

Nov 14, 2011, 4:28pm Top

I would read your message of appreciation, but I shot myself! ;)

Nov 14, 2011, 7:23pm Top

Thanks for all your work organising these, George!

Nov 15, 2011, 12:48pm Top

I've voted - thanks George :)

Nov 21, 2011, 9:51am Top

The poll is over and the winners are Empire of the Sun and The Inheritance of Loss. Since Empire of the Sun got the most votes, I will put up a thread for that book on December 1st. Thanks for participating in the 1001 Group Read process. If your favorite didn't win, there will be more group reads in the future. Happy reading!!

Nov 21, 2011, 10:25am Top

As ever, many thanks for organising, George. :)

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