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1001 Group Read Nominations for December and January

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1george1295
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.

2arukiyomi
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?

3jillbone
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.

4nadyaduck
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

5george1295
Nov 8, 2011, 10:14am Top

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

6Deinonychus
Edited: Nov 8, 2011, 11:56am Top

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7Deinonychus
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

8nadyaduck
Nov 8, 2011, 12:11pm Top

I'll second Dead Souls

9Nickelini
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).

10arukiyomi
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.

11wookiebender
Nov 8, 2011, 6:33pm Top

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

Will ponder nominations, if any...

12gypsysmom
Nov 8, 2011, 8:47pm Top

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

13annamorphic
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.

14wookiebender
Nov 8, 2011, 10:52pm Top

I'd like to second Empire of the Sun!

15Deinonychus
Nov 9, 2011, 6:52am Top

I'd like to second Uncle Tom's Cabin

16george1295
Nov 9, 2011, 8:46am Top

Oh!! Middlesex is a wonderful book!

18nadyaduck
Edited: Nov 11, 2011, 4:02am Top

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19billiejean
Nov 13, 2011, 2:27am Top

I would like to nominate:
Siddhartha
Titus Groan

and second Pamela.

20george1295
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.

http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/541331

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

http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/541331/results

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.

21jillbone
Nov 14, 2011, 11:45am Top

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

22george1295
Nov 14, 2011, 1:01pm Top

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

23nadyaduck
Nov 14, 2011, 1:07pm Top

I couldn't find the poll :(

24george1295
Edited: Nov 14, 2011, 1:34pm Top

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

http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/541345

25nadyaduck
Nov 14, 2011, 4:14pm Top

Thanks for that. It's appreciated!

26george1295
Nov 14, 2011, 4:28pm Top

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

27wookiebender
Nov 14, 2011, 7:23pm Top

Thanks for all your work organising these, George!

28chrissybob
Nov 15, 2011, 12:48pm Top

I've voted - thanks George :)

29george1295
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!!

30johnnypies
Nov 21, 2011, 10:25am Top

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

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