View Poll Results: Please vote for the book you would like to read in May by April 30th.

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  • The Mysteries of Udolpho

    2 9.52%
  • Angels And Demons

    1 4.76%
  • America is in the Heart

    1 4.76%
  • Independent People

    1 4.76%
  • The Stone Diaries

    2 9.52%
  • The Golden Notebook

    0 0%
  • Snow

    1 4.76%
  • Invisible Man

    3 14.29%
  • Black Rain

    3 14.29%
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

    7 33.33%
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Thread: May '10 Reading Poll

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    Pièce de Résistance Scheherazade's Avatar
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    May '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 May in this thread by March 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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    I have to nominate The Mysteries of Udolpho, by Ann Radcliffe becasue I have been wanting to read it for a while and recently was able to pick up a copy of it and now I don't want to wait to read it.

    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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    Angels And Demons by Dan Brown.
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    America is in the Heart- Carlos Bulosan
    a potential read for an American Literature class

    "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise."

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    Independent People by Halldor Laxness.
    This sentence contradicts itself - no actually it doesn't.

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    Satan - that's a fantastic choice and if I hadn't just read Independent People in January I'd be with you reading that one. It's a brilliant book; long, dense, amusing and sad with an ironic sense of humour and some interesting political slants. If you don't come away from it both loving and being bemused by Bjartur of Summerhouses there's something wrong! One of the best books I've ever read.

    However, as I have read that already, and I'm still trawling through the very excellent literary output from Japan I'd like to nominate Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse.
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    My nomination is "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison. (Don’t confuse the novel with “The Invisible Man” by H.G. Wells, the science fiction novella published in 1897)
    I'm so determined to read this book. It would be wonderful to read it with forum. I just hope...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Muse View Post
    I have to nominate The Mysteries of Udolpho, by Ann Radcliffe becasue I have been wanting to read it for a while and recently was able to pick up a copy of it and now I don't want to wait to read it.
    oh, that's Catherine Morland's favorite gothic novel. I read 'Northanger Abbey' fairly recently, wouldn't mind reading this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caspian View Post
    My nomination is "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison. (Don’t confuse the novel with “The Invisible Man” by H.G. Wells, the science fiction novella published in 1897)
    I'm so determined to read this book. It would be wonderful to read it with forum. I just hope...


    oh, that's Catherine Morland's favorite gothic novel. I read 'Northanger Abbey' fairly recently, wouldn't mind reading this one.
    LOL ironic, becasue I thought the same thing about your nomination, that I would quite like to read it, in fact I nominated it back in February.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Muse View Post
    LOL ironic, becasue I thought the same thing about your nomination, that I would quite like to read it, in fact I nominated it back in February.
    Are you going to vote for it, Dark Muse? I think I will. Infact I'm not nominating anything this month, I'm just going to vote for that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilgee View Post
    Are you going to vote for it, Dark Muse? I think I will. Infact I'm not nominating anything this month, I'm just going to vote for that one.
    I am on the fence right now if I am going to vote for it or my own nomination.

    LOL maybe this time I acutally want to be one of the first to vote but wait it out to see which of the two looks like they may have more of a chance of winning.

    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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    The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

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    I would like to nominate The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields.
    Thanks!
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    May might be a good month for me to re-engage with the club. I am deflating a little on April, and some of these selections are interesting. Invisible Man is one of the greatest modern novels of all time, but I am not ready to reread it, as it is a powerful narrative--if it wins I may add commentary, but I will not redo it.

    If I have not miscounted, let me add one:

    Snow, by Orhan Pamuk

    I should be ready for something relatively fresh and contemporary by then, and eventually I'd like to get to this title.
    Last edited by Jozanny; 03-04-2010 at 08:54 AM. Reason: added nomination

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    Pièce de Résistance Scheherazade's Avatar
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    Nominations so far:

    1. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

    2. Angels And Demons by Dan Brown

    3. America is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan

    4. Independent People by Halldor Laxness

    5. Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse

    6. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

    7. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

    8. The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

    9.Snow, by Orhan Pamuk


    And I would like to nominate The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon so that we have a Pulitzer winner in the selection

    Which means we have 10 nominations.
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    Dark Muse, I bought "The Mysteries of Udolpho" last year but I haven't delved into it yet. I got interested when I heard it mentioned in Northanger Abbey. I also have seen the cover art in a film about Mary Shelly. At anyrate, it looks like a good read, but then so does "The Invisible Man".
    "It's so mysterious, the land of tears."

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