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Old 10-28-2011, 09:09 AM   #46
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Oh No! Not Explicit Confirmation!
Did I use the word explicit!!?? Eeek. Don't want to be suspended again...
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:27 AM   #47
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:28 AM   #48
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So somehow being available as an ebook in the US would transform a book that only seems to be literary into one that really is literary? Gotcha.
Please see post #28 (and your post it was in reply to).
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I can't help thinking that your issues are related to format and disinterest rather than literary merit.
Think what you like. I did think the book looked interesting. It's not like it was poetry or a play, something that I would be much more likely to skip.

I have 2 criteria for reading a book now, it must pique my interest, and it must be available as an ebook (where I can get it).

I would love to broaden my horizons a little and read some "literary works". There are a ton of "must read" literary books out out there in ebook form, and I'll never have the time to read them all. I'll just take a pass on this one and join in the next month when one is chosen that is in ebook form.

I don't have anything against pbooks; If it was only available as a stone tablet, or papyrus, I'd skip it also.

I hope everyone enjoys this months selection, see you all next month (hopefully).
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:33 AM   #49
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Well in my opinion Spring Snow is definitely literature and I am glad 10 people have expressed agreement. There will always be those who will not agree. If you can't even get the horse up to the water you sure as hell won't be able to get it to drink. Only three people stepped up to offer their name in the lottery. Anyone who meets the criteria (John F.?) well be able to offer there names at the next lottery month. I won't be eligible to participate.

Having a poll set-up for this confirmation process in the future sounds like a pretty good idea actually. Clear about each person's intent, easy to track, and those who want to actually post comments would still be able to do so.
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:56 AM   #50
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JohnF and fantasyfan both explicitly say it's literary and use a form of the word confirm, so I think that's clearcut. And I'd be willing to infer that since orlok plans to read it as the November selection, he thinks it qualifies.

Just my 2¢ in case they don't revisit the thread. And there's no reason why a latecomer couldn't confirm, either.
Just to clear up something for the record:

I intended my post to be a confirmation if allowed. Sun surfer cleared up my problem and so it became a definite confirmation and Issybird is correct in so regarding it.

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Old 10-28-2011, 07:27 PM   #51
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Only three people stepped up to offer their name in the lottery. Anyone who meets the criteria (John F.?) well be able to offer there names at the next lottery month. I won't be eligible to participate.
Yeah sorry - I didn't want to be in the lottery because I didn't want to pick a book.

I was happy to sit back and let someone else pick a book and then see if it interested me.
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:25 AM   #52
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Yeah sorry - I didn't want to be in the lottery because I didn't want to pick a book.
same here - felt bad for having pushed Peer Gynt!
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:03 AM   #53
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I just didn't notice the poll--mainly because I was interested in the election here in Ireland!
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:56 AM   #54
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same here - felt bad for having pushed Peer Gynt!
That's kooky talk. Peer Gynt appealed to a plurality and was chosen freely. Oh-- you weren't sending out threatening PMs, were you?

Next time put your hat in the ring!
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Old 10-29-2011, 01:13 PM   #55
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Oh-- you weren't sending out threatening PMs, were you?
damn, you caught me out
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:58 PM   #56
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Hamlet53, would you like to lead discussion when I start the thread on the 17th? Or would you rather me ask for a volunteer?
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:12 PM   #57
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I'm joining in with this club. Finally, a book club of people really interested in LITERATURE. I have read Mishima before. His book "Confessions of a mask" is amazing. I truly enjoyed it. I haven't read anything else though. This going to be the second approach.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:15 AM   #58
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Hamlet53, would you like to lead discussion when I start the thread on the 17th? Or would you rather me ask for a volunteer?
Why don't you putout a request for a volunteer. If no one else wishes to do so though I have finished this and will be willing to get the discussion going on the date.
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:32 PM   #59
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OK, would anyone like to volunteer to lead the discussion when I start the thread on the 17th?
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OK, would anyone like to volunteer to lead the discussion when I start the thread on the 17th?

Since no one had interest in doing this I will start things off. I spent some time last night organizing my thoughts and will be ready to post something today.
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