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    Valentine's Day Reading Nominations

    Would you like to read a book with a theme of llluuuuurrrvvveeee during the Valentine's Day week?

    If yes, please post your nominations by January 25th.

    The voting will take place between January 25th and February 5th.



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    I would like to nominate Lolita by Nabokov.
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    Romeo And Juliet - A romantic read.

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    I nominate Romeo And Juliet.
    I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scheherazade
    I would like to nominate Lolita by Nabokov.
    Hey I have that one!!!

    Can I nominate Absolom Absolom? Is that a love story? ( I just bought it) Or I am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe? (Shopping Spree, I couldn't decide)
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    Quote Originally Posted by papayahed
    Hey I have that one!!!

    Can I nominate Absolom Absolom? Is that a love story? ( I just bought it) Or I am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe? (Shopping Spree, I couldn't decide)
    I haven't read either of them but I got the impression (from the amazon synopsis) that they may not be classified as 'love' stories...

    But you can still vote for Lolita???


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scheherazade
    I haven't read either of them but I got the impression (from the amazon synopsis) that they may not be classified as 'love' stories...

    But you can still vote for Lolita???


    I think you're right. I like both nominations so far....
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    How about A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway? That is a love story with a realistic ending.

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    byucoughs, we are already reading that
    Fine I propose a nice SHORT story by E. P. Roe (any of them really)
    Or one by L. M Alcott?? What was it called A modern cinderella?
    Or lets see hummmmmmmm The day boy and the night girl by George macdonald?

    I thought of another one but somehow it slipped my mind wqhile I was typing.
    Anyway you get the drift Im not nominating anything Im just suggesting SHORT stories
    hint! hint! hint!
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    Oh Or if it really has to be longer Booth Tarkington wrote some lovley books "The Flirt" I excantly really rember "Alice Adams" (but it did win some award or other) its been that long sionce I read them oh and the cannan one.
    Of course we might just drop all of these and go to your local library walk into the romace section close your eyes and stick out a hand, They are all pretty much the same anyway.

    Oh or we could do an Austen?

    Ohh or Charles Reade, or even Pamela , by samuel richardson.
    OR cant we read an adapted fairy tale? Im thinking Robin mckinley

    (ok ok I know Ive nominated nothing sorry scher )
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    oh, I'm not sure if it's out there but perhaps a a short non fiction book about the St. Valentines day Massacre?? Just a suggestion.
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    I vote for Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra". Absolom Absolom is not a love story, nor is it a week's read.
    LET THERE BE LIGHT

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    The gift of the magi written by o.henry.
    I realize it is terribly short, but oh the meaning and love, the sacrifice and honor.
    if not then I humbly ask that we read Virgil's choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scheherazade
    I would like to nominate Lolita by Nabokov.
    Lolita? For St V Day? I'm sure it's a good novel (I haven't read it) but its supposed to be physical attraction (I wouldn't call it love, others perhaps might) between a middle aged man and a twelve year old girl.
    LET THERE BE LIGHT

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    Hi Virgil, Romeo And Juliet - A Perfect Love Story

    You can vote for it.
    I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew.

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    Well i know it opens a whole new world of options ... what about poems? Can I nominate any?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishCanadian
    Well i know it opens a whole new world of options ... what about poems? Can I nominate any?
    Hi Irish, I don't think so that we can nominate poems in Book Forum Club but you can surely nominate a poem on Poems, Poets and Poetry Forum.
    I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew.

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