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Group Reads - Literature

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1scarper
Edited: Oct 3, 2010, 5:28pm Top

Hi folks

October is upon us and i thought i'd kick off the nominations for our next two potential reads. And so:

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

2dmsteyn
Oct 3, 2010, 6:32pm Top

I nominate

Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
The Manuscript Found in Saragossa by Jan Potocki

I'll also second Tender is the Night. I've read Heart of Darkness way too many times the last few years to go for that.

3Cecilturtle
Edited: Oct 3, 2010, 7:13pm Top

I second The Manuscript found in Saragossa and nominate The Golden Bowl by Henry James and Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.

4george1295
Oct 5, 2010, 10:27am Top

Scarper, thanks for booting this off.

I nominate The Portrait of a Lady and A Hero of our Times.

Also, I will second Dead Souls. Sounds interesting.

5christiguc
Edited: Oct 6, 2010, 11:18am Top

Apparently I'm too late to nominate or second The Manuscript found in Saragossa--but I'll add my support by "third"ing. :)

My nominations are:

The Kalevala by Elias Lönnrot

Three Trapped Tigers by G. Cabrera Infante

6christiguc
Oct 6, 2010, 11:17am Top

And I'll second A Hero of our Times, as it looks like an interesting book and I've never heard of it before!

7christiguc
Oct 7, 2010, 2:30pm Top

Or we could read Conversation in the Cathedral by Llosa to read the new Nobel laureate.

8jfetting
Oct 7, 2010, 3:19pm Top

9billiejean
Oct 10, 2010, 7:35pm Top

I would like to nominate:

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally

I would like to second:
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
--BJ

10technodiabla
Oct 10, 2010, 11:35pm Top

I'm back after a hiatus. I'll second Dead Souls and nominate again Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. If I'm not to late...

11scarper
Oct 12, 2010, 9:42am Top

Shall we close nominations tomorrow and set up a poll?
At the moment the nominated and seconded books are:

Tender is the Night
Dead Souls
The Manuscript Found in Saragossa
A Hero of Our Times
Northanger Abbey
Conversation in the Cathedral
Heart of Darkness

12scarper
Oct 19, 2010, 8:49am Top

Hi folks, i'll take that as a yes!

Vote in the poll at:
http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/505350

View results at:
http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/505350/results

Polling is due to close on 24 October.

13Cecilturtle
Oct 20, 2010, 12:59pm Top

Thanks for setting up the poll! My vote is in!

14scarper
Oct 25, 2010, 10:47am Top

It looks like the winners are:
Conversation in the Cathedral (6 votes) and Heart of Darkness (5 votes).
I suggest we read Heart of Darkness first...simply because i have it!

15billiejean
Oct 25, 2010, 11:53am Top

Thanks for putting together the poll!
--BJ

16rosemeria
Oct 25, 2010, 5:40pm Top

Oh-boy I missed the voting by one day!
But... this marvelous group selected two books that I wish to read. Good job to all that nominated and voted!!
I have just finished Madame Bovary and will be posting my thoughts today. I like scarper(#14) - have Heart of Darkness and will have to order Conversation in the Cathedral. So I will place a vote for us to start with Conrad's book too.

17alans
Nov 9, 2010, 3:59pm Top

Has the book after Heart of Darkness been chosen and if so, when does the discussion begin?

18christiguc
Nov 9, 2010, 4:13pm Top

>17 alans: Yes, I think it is Conversation in the Cathedral (see message 14).

I don't know when we are due to start, but I have it on my shelf, just waiting for a word from the group so that I can start it! :)

19scarper
Nov 10, 2010, 4:32am Top

We've started Heart of Darkness and a "final thoughts" (it's a short book!) thread is here http://www.librarything.com/topic/101446

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