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View Poll Results: December 2011 MobileRead Book Club Vote (Classics)
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 4 5.06%
The Iliad by Homer 7 8.86%
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 13 16.46%
The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie 9 11.39%
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton 2 2.53%
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence 2 2.53%
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 12 15.19%
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 10 12.66%
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 11 13.92%
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf 9 11.39%
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Old 11-24-2011, 04:26 PM   #76
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I've long wanted to read The Iliad but have found it intimidating. I'd happily participate in a group effort. (Like you, I voted for a different book in the current poll. The Iliad seemed a bit too much for December.)
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who feels a bit intimidated by The Iliad. I've read parts of it before, but have not taken the time to read it all the way through. I could see reading it as part of an open ongoing group, giving everyone as much time as they need to read it; I just do not know if it would work as a 21 day book club selection. Although, it might be a perfect time to read it for the Literary Club (can not mange a link using my phone), seeing as there is extra time this month, with the dates being moved.
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:45 PM   #77
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It is a shame that Dragonflight isn't part of this vote given Anne's untimely death.
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Old 11-25-2011, 12:07 AM   #78
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I've long wanted to read The Iliad but have found it intimidating. I'd happily participate in a group effort. (Like you, I voted for a different book in the current poll. The Iliad seemed a bit too much for December.)
Great! I'll float the suggestion sometime after the new year. Perhaps it will help kill the winter doldrums. Those in the Antipodes can read it on the beach.

I've cast my vote for To the Lighthouse.
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I've cast my vote for To the Lighthouse.
I wouldn't be upset if that won. I've never read Woolf before, and I did add that to my collection as a possible sampler of her work.
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It is a shame that Dragonflight isn't part of this vote given Anne's untimely death.
I did love the Pern books a long time ago. I admit I've never considered re-reading them or reading any of the newer additions to the series.
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I did love the Pern books a long time ago. I admit I've never considered re-reading them or reading any of the newer additions to the series.
Eventually, I do want to reread the series so I can also then read all the newer books since I last read any of them.
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The suspense for the results begin.
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Kinda fun, isn't it?
More fun to watch a horse race live than to read the results in the paper afterwards.
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I voted for Lolita. Not that I've read all of the others, but this one left a lasting dent in my mind.
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Had to go for the seasonal one. Would be lovely to revisit A Christmas Carol again.
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Although it's boring as hell if there's a clear lead from start to finish .
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Anybody want to take a guess at what the winner will be since there's not long left?

I hope it's the one I voted for, To The Lighthouse, but among the others my random guess is the most votes will be A Christmas Carol, and if not that, then either The Murder of Roger Ackroyd or Heart of Darkness.
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Yeah because of the month probably "A Christmas Carol" I think this time I'll stay with the book club votes, usually I'll read the book (or not) and then totally forget about the discussion that goes with the book.
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