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Vote for June's OLOB & Movie Night!

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Edited: May 23, 2018, 3:58pm Top

See the blog post for details.

We're doing our first LT double feature in June, combining OLOB with our next LT Movie Night. LT Staff created a slate of four books, each with a (fairly recent) film adaptation. Cast your votes in the polls below (each poll is in a new post).

Voting continues now through May 31st at 12:00pm EDT.

You can vote for each movie/film pair to express your likes, dislikes, and indifference. We've assigned point values to each of the three vote categories—the book/movie pair with the most points next Thursday will be our picks for June.

Direct links to polls:

All the choices are widely available—in libraries, used bookstores, and in paperback. All are reasonably popular and well-regarded, and if you're a Netflix member in the US*, all movies are available on Netflix.

*Possibly in other countries as well, but we can't verify each one.

May 23, 2018, 3:55pm Top

Vote: Should we read/watch The Price of Salt & Carol?

Current tally: Yes 85, No 75, Undecided 27

May 23, 2018, 3:56pm Top

Vote: Should we read/watch Atonement (film)?

Current tally: Yes 91, No 74, Undecided 27

May 23, 2018, 3:56pm Top

Vote: Should we read/watch Into the Wild (film)?

Current tally: Yes 66, No 105, Undecided 20

May 23, 2018, 3:56pm Top

Vote: Should we read/watch Stardust (film)?

Current tally: Yes 167, No 61, Undecided 14

May 25, 2018, 6:20am Top

This interests me because I haven't read it yet or seen the movie!

May 25, 2018, 6:21am Top

I would like to hear what others think of the movie!

May 25, 2018, 6:48am Top

I've read the book, but haven't seen the movie.

May 25, 2018, 10:21am Top

This interests me because I haven't read it yet or seen the movie!

Edited: May 25, 2018, 11:17am Top

I love Neil Gaiman's work, and *think* I read the book, but it was so long ago, I don't remember & would love to revisit it.

May 25, 2018, 11:47am Top

I've seen the film but never read the book.

May 25, 2018, 12:04pm Top

Stardust is a good one to compare the film and the book. The film honors the book, but goes in different directions.

May 25, 2018, 12:05pm Top

It's completely and totally incoherent in a voting thread like this when you just talk about "the book" and "the movie". We don't have nested replies. Please mention which title you're talking about.

May 25, 2018, 1:25pm Top


Edited: May 26, 2018, 4:33pm Top

General comment: could you please post the title of the book or movie that you're commenting on or asking a question about?

May 25, 2018, 9:49pm Top

Stardust is the only one I would not read nor watch.

Edited: May 25, 2018, 9:57pm Top

Reply format is confusing as it is not placed under message to which one is replying but as a new post at ending of string of posts. So replying to Cariola, yes, I agree, please note title of book/movie when making a comment.

May 25, 2018, 9:59pm Top

If voting is open until June 31st, how can we finish reading the book by June 25th?

May 25, 2018, 10:35pm Top

>18 jmckniff: Voting closes on *May* 31.

May 26, 2018, 4:59am Top

Boy, did I dislike Into the Wild. It probably has little to do with the moviemaking but the utter nihilism of the kid. Ugh

May 26, 2018, 11:31am Top

Stardust is one of very few movies I liked even more than the book. And it's Neil Gaiman!

May 26, 2018, 3:44pm Top

Sadly, Stardust is pretty but shallow. Not much to discuss there if one doesn't want to just squee. I love both the book and the film, but definitely the least interesting pair to discuss.

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May 26, 2018, 4:35pm Top

Personally, I'm not interested at all in reading or watching Stardust, so it looks like I will be sitting out this one.

May 27, 2018, 2:55pm Top

LOVE Neil Gaiman. Haven't read Stardust yet, but it's on my list. "Having to" read it is a great excuse!

May 27, 2018, 8:23pm Top

I have read and enjoyed Stardust and Atonement. The Price of Salt looks interesting.

Edited: May 29, 2018, 3:37am Top

I noted American Gods was selected in March 2014, might be interesting to compare/contrast themes & writing style between that and Stardust. Atonement sounds interesting to me as well.

May 29, 2018, 9:38am Top

If Stardust gets selected, will we be reading the original graphic novel or the text-only adaptation? (Yes, they're different.) I have the graphic novel, and will participate if so, but would sit out the text-only version.

May 29, 2018, 10:48am Top

>28 lorax: Good question. I'm inclined to let members choose and read the edition they prefer. I own (and have already read) the graphic novel, so I'll probably pick up the text-only version if this ends up being our selection.

May 29, 2018, 11:15am Top

>29 lorannen:

Thanks, I'll probably skip it then. Not feeling up for the confusion and nitpicking about clashing versions when half the people are talking about the beautiful art and the other half say "What art???" and half are talking about description and the other half say "What descriptions???" (Goes to change vote.)

May 29, 2018, 11:30am Top

>30 lorax: Fair enough. Maybe we do separate discussion threads depending on edition (along with some that are relevant to both)? Not trying to convince you to change your mind, just want to make sure as many people who want to participate can do so!

May 29, 2018, 4:48pm Top

Is an an email list associated with this so we can stay updated via email?

Edited: May 30, 2018, 8:55am Top

>32 amimariscal: I'm afraid not. Discussion will take place here in this Talk group, though, and you can stay up-to-date by:
  • Joining the group (go to the group page and click the "Join group" link in the upper-right corner). Then, when you visit Talk, you can select "Your groups & posts" from the left-hand menu, to see recently updated threads, new posts in the group, etc.

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May 31, 2018, 11:36am Top

Just a reminder to get your votes in soon! Voting closes at 12pm EDT today (in about 25 min).

May 31, 2018, 12:13pm Top

And it looks like Stardust is our winner, by quite a bit! I'm certainly surprised, but not unpleasantly so. I'm working on getting the announcement blog post and appropriate links in place now.

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