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View Poll Results: Which book shall we read for February's discussion?
Portrait of Jennie by Robert Nathan 13 20.63%
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 14 22.22%
Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy 5 7.94%
The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick 8 12.70%
Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold 10 15.87%
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 14 22.22%
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 10 15.87%
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute 24 38.10%
Love Story by Erich Segal 11 17.46%
Stardust by Neil Gaiman 22 34.92%
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:33 AM   #91
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I'm interested in a run-off vote. I'm guessing A Town would win.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:32 AM   #92
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No way I can tell the time here. Please anybody tell me when this will end exactly?
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:35 AM   #93
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Scroll down to the bottom of this page and it will show you the time, which is GMT + 1, and then "The time now is ...." whatever it is when you are reading this message.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:39 AM   #94
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Oh thanks. It was GTM at first and that's why I was so confused. So we have more than 9 hours to go.
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When there are polls I see the correct ending time for my time zone as long as I'm logged in.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:30 AM   #96
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When there are polls I see the correct ending time for my time zone as long as I'm logged in.
Yeah, I've just changed it to my time zone, GTM +7. Thanks!
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I was thinking perhaps that might be it. But with multiple choice voting, what's the point? You can still vote for what you really want to read regardless of any strategic voting decisions.

If you think Outlander might not be able to win and you'd prefer Stardust over A Town Like Alice, why not vote for Outlander and Stardust but omit A Town Like Alice?

Although I really love Stardust, I definitely didn't want it to win, so I definitely didn't vote for it. But everything else that interested me in any way for Feb got a vote.

Maybe not everyone understands the multiple choice voting as it's fairly new?
The voting procedure works fine. I voted for the selection that I would much prefer [Lolita] and what would be my second choice out of all the others [A Town Like Alice].
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With 4 minutes left, it looks like A Town Like Alice is our winner.
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Congratulations, A Town Like Alice! It's early morning here and I finished its very first chapter last night. The language is not too hard for me. Hope I'll finish it before the due day.
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Looking forward to reading A Town Like Alice. It was my first choice and it's next on my reading list.
Will read Stardust as well, but not right now.
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The voting procedure works fine. I voted for the selection that I would much prefer [Lolita] and what would be my second choice out of all the others [A Town Like Alice].
The voting procedure should certainly work fine. I actually think it was a marvellous decision to move to multiple choice voting and I'm certainly not complaining about that. But I'm curious likelihood of suddenly only one of two selections seeming desirable at some point in the voting process.

It doesn't seem probable to me.
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ALICE! You've made up for that time where I voted for On the Beach and it didn't make it. I get to read and discuss Shute. Woohoo!

I've never read him. I hope he isn't dreadful.
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ALICE! You've made up for that time where I voted for On the Beach and it didn't make it. I get to read and discuss Shute. Woohoo!

I've never read him. I hope he isn't dreadful.
He isn't dreadful. It's just that he not an author that can do romance. That's why he should not have won.
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Never mind: those who want to try him out/like him already can read it, and those who don't can get on with their TBR heap and come back next month!
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Stardust is an adventure, so let's nominate it for March. If it does not win, it's a classic tale, so it fits in with April, so again, let's try to get Stardust nominated. Stardust won the Mythpoeic Award for best adult fairy tale. That means it qualifies for June.

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