View Poll Results: Please vote for the book you would like to read in March by February 28th.

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  • Far from the Madding Crowd

    2 10.00%
  • The Lost Girl

    0 0%
  • Dubliners

    2 10.00%
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

    2 10.00%
  • One of Ours

    3 15.00%
  • Song of Solomon

    1 5.00%
  • Steppenwolf

    6 30.00%
  • Three Kingdoms

    1 5.00%
  • The Reader

    3 15.00%
  • The Lovely Bones

    0 0%
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Thread: March '10 Reading Poll

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    Pièce de Résistance Scheherazade's Avatar
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    March '10 Reading Poll

    In 2010, we are going back to "random" book nominations for our readings.

    Please nominate the novel you would like to read in March in this thread by January 31st.

    Please remember that:

    - Only those members with 50+ posts can nominate.

    - One nomination per member.

    - Only the first 10 nominations will be included in the poll.


    The Book Club readings are for those who would like to read and discuss books together with other members.

    If you are not able to take part or unwilling to (re)read your own nominations, please refrain from taking part in the process.



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    Cool I've read this book before, but it's been ....

    4 decades so I want to read it again: Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy.

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    dfloyd, I love that book; love all the Hardy novels...they are excellent. A few of us on Litnet were just discussing maybe reading a Hardy novel soon. 4 decades - whoa...you are giving away your age dfloyd! ....hahah...I only joke because this could be me saying this very statement, but actually I got started on Hardy late.
    "It's so mysterious, the land of tears."

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    This was a tough choice. LOL the random nominations makes it so much harder, but I finally was able to pick one.

    The Lost Girl by D.H. Lawrence

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    Dubliners by James Joyce

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    Nominations so far:

    1. Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

    2. The Lost Girl by D.H. Lawrence

    3. Dubliners by James Joyce

    And I would like to nominate The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon.

    Hoping someone would nominate One of Ours again as well!
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    I read "The Lost Girl", too...not one of Lawrence's well known books, but I really enjoyed it; glad you nominated it, Dark Muse.

    "Dubliners" seems to get on every list, but I loved the book...actually the collection of short stories....for that same reason, I am usually confused, as to why it is so often nominated for the monthly book read.

    Ok, Scher...then I hereby nominate "One of Ours" by Willa Cather, an author I am very fond of.
    "It's so mysterious, the land of tears."

    Chapter 7, The Little Prince ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janine View Post
    I read "The Lost Girl", too...not one of Lawrence's well known books, but I really enjoyed it; glad you nominated it, Dark Muse.
    Haha yeah I never even heard of it until I happend upon it at a booksale and thought it sounded interesing. I will look forward to reading this one, whether it wins or not.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Muse View Post
    Haha yeah I never even heard of it until I happend upon it at a booksale and thought it sounded interesing. I will look forward to reading this one, whether it wins or not.
    Same here; I came across it one day in the basement and it was even missing the cover; I made my own; I think it could have been one of my father's books. I didn't even know he ever read Lawrence or even heard of him. Out of curiosity I thought I would read the book and I liked it. I think you would enjoy it. It involves a young woman trying to find herself and eventually meets a young gyspy man, who she is drawn to; a vagabond traveling theater gro figures in prominently, if my memory serves me correctly. Here's an interesting commentary on the book I just found online...

    http://classiclit.about.com/od/lostg...a_lostgirl.htm

    I didn't really see it's resemblance to "The Rainbow" myself, but what he points out in this article seems to be pretty interesting.

    Good find at a booksale, DM...I think this novel is a hard one to come by.

    Edit: well I was dead wrong about my last statement...it's listed several times on Amazon...here is one of the available additions. It's the only book that Lawrence won an award for...interesting to know...
    http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Girl-D-H-...2666902&sr=1-1
    Last edited by Janine; 01-05-2010 at 12:53 AM.
    "It's so mysterious, the land of tears."

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    I nominate Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. Her best book in my opinion.
    What are regrets? Just lessons we haven't learned yet - Beth Orton

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilgee View Post
    I nominate Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. Her best book in my opinion.
    Even though I was not that wild about Beloved I would not mind reading that, and well I happend to pick up a copy of it prior to my reading of Beloved.

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    Steppenwolf - Hermann Hesse
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    Three Kingdoms, attributed to Luo Guanzhong volume 1 tr. Moss Roberts http://www.amazon.ca/Three-Kingdoms-...2682346&sr=8-1 Not too pricey a book, and definitely a powerful, and essential read.

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    Nominations so far:

    1. Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

    2. The Lost Girl by D.H. Lawrence

    3. Dubliners by James Joyce

    4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon.

    5. One of Ours by Willa Cather

    6. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

    7. Steppenwolf - Hermann Hesse

    8. Three Kingdoms attributed to Luo Guanzhong volume 1 tr. Moss Roberts


    Last two nominations up for grabs!
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    The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

    Thank you... happy new year!
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