Mobileread
New Leaf Nominations for February 2019 • Let's Make a Deal: Trade Secrets
#31  Victoria 01-04-2019, 11:54 AM
Great - thank you!
Reply 

#32  stuartjmz 01-04-2019, 03:34 PM
Quote Catlady
I'll third Emma. (Sorry, stuartjmz.)
No apologies necessary - my forum title is simple truth, no mere whim
Reply 

#33  Bookpossum 01-04-2019, 04:40 PM
Quote issybird
I see it's only £3.99 in the UK, or roughly five bucks US.
Ah, that makes a difference - and my library has it also. So I second The Seventh Cross.

And welcome to the Club, Victoria.
Reply 

#34  stuartjmz 01-04-2019, 08:07 PM
The Seventh Cross is $16.99 at Kobo NZ, $5NZ cheaper than the $13.99US Amazon is asking. But I'd happily trade that for escaping Emma!

On a tangential note, while checking Overdrive to see if my local libraries had The Seventh Cross (they don't), Overdrive suggested some other Anna Seghers works for me to ask my library to purchase. The title of one of them really grabbed me: Der Ausflug der Toten Mädchen. The book itself would be well beyond my German now, but this was a great example of the value and importance of a strong title. I'm very curious about the book now, just on the strength of that intriguing title.
Reply 

#35  Bookpossum 01-04-2019, 08:55 PM
Quote stuartjmz
The Seventh Cross is $16.99 at Kobo NZ, $5NZ cheaper than the $13.99US Amazon is asking. But I'd happily trade that for escaping Emma!
stuartjmz, you may not be aware of the rules concerning protocol within the nomination thread. The relevant section is below:

Quote
We want the book club to be a friendly and positive forum for everyone who would like to participate. With that in mind, all posts must meet the MR guidelines and should follow these additional guidelines for the book club:

* No wrangling about nominations, unless a book is clearly ineligible (see eligibility requirements) all nominations are accepted. That does not mean all nominations will be seconded/thirded.
* Electioneering is fine but please keep it civil and respectful. Please avoid disparaging a nomination and judgmental words in general. No negative campaigning.
In other words, no negative comments (especially more than once) about a particular nomination.
Reply 

#36  stuartjmz 01-04-2019, 09:57 PM
My apologies, Bookpossum. I was genuinely not aware that anything I'd said breached any of those protocols. All I ever expressed was my personal reaction to the book, clearly stressed as such. I made no negative comments about the book at all, and did praise the author for her skill. Nevertheless,now that I know that purely personal reactions ARE considered to be negative comments here, I shall be more careful in future. Thanks for the clarification, it's an interesting restriction of expression that will require some careful consideration.
Reply 

#37  Bookpossum 01-04-2019, 10:44 PM
It applies during the nomination and voting stages. Once the book which is chosen is up for discussion, everyone is free to say what they think about it, subject always to MR guidelines in terms of language etc.

The rules were agreed when the Club was created because of the damage done to the old original MobileRead Book Club because of derogatory comments and arguments over nominations and during the voting process.
Reply 

#38  stuartjmz 01-04-2019, 10:56 PM
No problem. The number of books to which I reacted strongly enough to pose any threat of a repeat infraction is vanishingly small, which will make compliance easier
Reply 

#39  CRussel 01-05-2019, 01:17 AM
Quote Bookpossum
It applies during the nomination and voting stages. Once the book which is chosen is up for discussion, everyone is free to say what they think about it, subject always to MR guidelines in terms of language etc.

The rules were agreed when the Club was created because of the damage done to the old original MobileRead Book Club because of derogatory comments and arguments over nominations and during the voting process.
Yes, I think we all just wanted a much more collegial atmosphere. I know I'd reached my limit of the behaviour in the old club. And worse, it tended to bring out my own bad behaviour, which I did not like in myself.
Reply 

#40  CRussel 01-05-2019, 04:00 PM
Well, I've never read a book by David Baldacci, but it looks like I can get a copy from the library in plenty of time to read it, so I'll second The Winner.
Reply 

 « First  « Prev Next »  Last »  (4/5)
Today's Posts | Search this Thread | Login | Register