View Poll Results: Please vote for the book you would like to read in June by May 31st.

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  • The Penelopiad

    4 12.90%
  • The Hobbit

    2 6.45%
  • Angle of Repose

    3 9.68%
  • The Beet Queen

    2 6.45%
  • Who Do You Think You Are?

    2 6.45%
  • Empire Falls

    3 9.68%
  • The English Patient

    2 6.45%
  • The Bridge of Sighs

    2 6.45%
  • The Woman Destroyed

    2 6.45%
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    9 29.03%
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Thread: June '10 Reading Poll

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

    Please nominate the books you would like to read in June in this thread.
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    The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood.

    I guess it's The Odyssey, but from Penelope's point of view. Sounds neat. She says a lot about those twelve maid's of Penelope's that Odysseus randomly hangs for some weird reason, too.
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    The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein.
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    Real Men Don't Eat Quiche

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    Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
    This sentence contradicts itself - no actually it doesn't.

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    The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich

    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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    Who Do You Think You Are? by Alice Munro
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    Nominations so far:

    1. The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood.

    2. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein

    3.Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

    4. The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich

    5. Who Do You Think You Are? by Alice Munro


    And I would like to nominate Empire Falls by Richard Russo.
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    I'm thinking of Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient...

    "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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    The Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo

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    Nominations so far:

    1. The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood.

    2. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein

    3.Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

    4. The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich

    5. Who Do You Think You Are? by Alice Munro

    6. Empire Falls by Richard Russo.

    7. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje's[/I]

    8. The Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo



    Last two nomination...
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    The Woman Destroyed - Simone de Beauvoir

    First published in 1967, this book consists of three short novellas on the theme of women's vulnerability -- in the first, to the process of ageing, in the second to loneliness, and, in the third, to the growing indifference of a loved one. THE WOMAN DESTROYED is a collection of three stories, each an exquisite and passionate study of a woman trapped by circumstances, trying to rebuild her life. In the first story, 'The Age of Discretion', a successful scholar fast approaching middle age faces a double shock -- her son's abandonment of the career she has chosen for him and the harsh critical rejection of her latest academic work. 'The Monologue' is an extraordinary New Year's Eve outpouring of invective from a woman consumed with bitterness and loneliness after her son and her husband have left home. Finally, in 'The Woman Destroyed', Simone de Beauvoir tells the story of Monique, trying desperately to resurrect her life after her husband confesses to an affair with a younger woman. Compassionate, lucid, full of wit and knowing, Simone de Beauvoir's rare insight into the inequalities and complexities of women's lives is unsurpassable.
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    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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    We have our 10 nominations:

    1. The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood.

    2. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein

    3.Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

    4. The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich

    5. Who Do You Think You Are? by Alice Munro

    6. Empire Falls by Richard Russo.

    7. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje's

    8. The Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo

    9.The Woman Destroyed - Simone de Beauvoir

    10. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll



    Thank you all! Don't forget to come back and vote for your books in May!
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    Satan: If you are a boy, you get a big fat kiss from this embittered woman for nominating Angle of Repose. I am placing it on wishlist and if it wins I will download it at the end of the month. I have wanted to explore Stegner for some time.

    If you are a girl you get a sister crush hug at waist level!

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    A big fat kiss it is then, Joz. I'll be reading it next month whether it wins or not.
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