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MobileRead MobileRead Book Club: Future books
#1  pilotbob 01-16-2009, 04:33 PM
Hi All,

The "official" book schedule would have us pick a book for Feb:

February
MobileRead Contemporary (can be any genre, but must be contemporary and must be available in our library)

I was wondering what people thought about rather than doing more nomination/vote threads we just picked the top 3 (non-winner) voted books from December and January votes and just slotted them in for the next 6 months. The books would be:

Feb:
"The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells (This was actually top three in both votes)

Mar
Three Men In A Boat - Jerome K Jerome

Apr
"1632" by Eric Flint

May
The Man Who Was Thursday - G. K. Chesterton

Jun
"Snow Crash" by Neal Stephenson

Jul
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Of course, order isn't important. Just let me know what you think. If most don't agree to this I would be happy to start a nomination thread for Feb book next Monday.

BOb
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#2  Fledchen 01-16-2009, 04:42 PM
That sounds like a good idea to me.
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#3  JSWolf 01-16-2009, 05:31 PM
The Time Machine isn't contemporary and thus, doesn't fit in.

Personally, I'd rather go with nominating and voting like we have been. That seems to work best.
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#4  pilotbob 01-16-2009, 05:36 PM
Quote JSWolf
The Time Machine isn't contemporary and thus, doesn't fit in.
Well yea. That's part of why I was asking... I know these books don't (may not) fit into the previously established categories.

We could move 1623 up to Feb. It is contemporary.

Quote JSWolf
Personally, I'd rather go with nominating and voting like we have been. That seems to work best.
Ok.

Hmm... maybe I should have made this topic a poll.

BOb
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#5  desertgrandma 01-16-2009, 06:01 PM
Quote pilotbob

Hmm... maybe I should have made this topic a poll.

BOb
Personally, I think whatever you decide would be okay. These are all great books, and they deserve to be read, or re-read.

The mantle of responsibility rests heavy, doesn't it??
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#6  pilotbob 01-16-2009, 06:44 PM
Quote desertgrandma
The mantle of responsibility rests heavy, doesn't it??
You guys are the navigators. I'm just driving the bus. Tell me where to turn, and I'll do it... (as long as it's not into a lake).

BOb
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#7  JSWolf 01-16-2009, 06:59 PM
Looks like all the books in the original post won't actually work given what's to go for what months.

February
MobileRead Contemporary (can be any genre, but must be contemporary and must be available in our library)

March
Nonfiction (can be from anywhere, including our library)

April
MobileRead Author (must be a book from an author who frequents MobileRead)

May
Horror (can be from anywhere, including our library)

June
MobileRead Classic

July
Humor (can be from anywhere, including our library)

August
MobileRead Contemporary

September
Mystery (can be from anywhere, including our library)

October
MobileRead Author
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#8  lilac_jive 01-16-2009, 09:23 PM
I don't know, I like the fact that the book club will get me into new genres.
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#9  Sparrow 01-17-2009, 04:43 AM
I enjoy following the nomination process - seeing what books get nominated, and the little flurries of discussion that ensue, is very informative.
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#10  HarryT 01-17-2009, 05:20 AM
I am very much in favour of sticking with the original "plan". There's nothing to stop anyone opening a discussion thread on their favourite book even if it didn't "win" a poll.
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