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View Poll Results: Multiple Choice - Which region should we use for nominations this month?
Sub-Saharan Africa 2 18.18%
North Africa & The Middle East 1 9.09%
Southeast Europe 3 27.27%
Portugal, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain & France 1 9.09%
North & Central Europe 1 9.09%
Ireland & The U.K. 1 9.09%
Canada & The U.S.A. 9 81.82%
The South Pacific 2 18.18%
Southeast Asia 4 36.36%
Japan 2 18.18%
The Korean Peninsula, Mongolia & China 2 18.18%
South Asia 2 18.18%
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:59 PM   #31
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uh, nominations already - but just to be clear, is The Unmentionable allowed for this region or not?
As in, starting with "LOL" and ending with "ITA"?. Yes.

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Old 02-02-2013, 02:03 PM   #32
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Nominate Lolita. Yeah, I'm first. Second Catch 22.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:16 PM   #33
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Nominate Lolita. Yeah, I'm first. Second Catch 22.
second Lolita - wonder how long it'll take for it to be fully nominated .

Also nominate The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck - from Goodreads
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Wang Lung, rising from humble Chinese farmer to wealthy landowner, gloried in the soil he worked. He held it above his family, even above his gods. But soon, between Wang Lung and the kindly soil that sustained him, came flood and drought, pestilence and revolution....
Through this one Chinese peasant and his children, Nobel Prize-winner Pearl S. Buck traces the whole cycle of life, its terrors, its passion, its persistent ambitions and its rewards. Her brilliant novel beloved by millions of readers throughout the world is a universal tale of the destiny of men.
As it was published in 1931, I think it should be public domain, still looking for a copy, though.

EDIT: while looking for a copy on Mobileread I stumbled upon the Book Club nomination thread for December - quite a coincidence, i did not know. But if you've already gone through the nomination with this one, glad to withdraw it.

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Old 02-02-2013, 02:29 PM   #34
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I'm shocked, shocked to think that people would want to read that pedophile's handbook.

Third Lolita.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:39 PM   #35
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I'll third Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich by Stephen Leacock. I've always enjoyed his work.

I'll second Catch 22.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:01 PM   #36
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Also nominate The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck - from Goodreads

As it was published in 1931, I think it should be public domain, still looking for a copy, though.
Pearl S. Buck died in 1972, so the book is NOT public domain anywhere.

An ebook version was released last year by Open Road, so you should be able to find it in all the ebookstores. Overdrive has it, so some public libraries should have copies.


Fourth Lolita.

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Old 02-02-2013, 03:07 PM   #37
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I'll fourth Arcadian Adventures.


As I was just now quickly updating the first post with the all the nominations post by post, I noticed as I was updating through the next post that I had accidentally listed supporters of the Nabokov book as - Hamlet53, paola, Lolita.

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I'll second Catch 22.
That's actually a third.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:10 PM   #38
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Fourth Lolita.
Here I was just about to hail the victory of Lolita at least not being the first book fully nominated and then you sneak that in!
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Here I was just about to hail the victory of Lolita at least not being the first book fully nominated and then you sneak that in!
I first thought it was fully nominated, then realized it still needed another nod.

Sorry if you think we are hijacking this month, but Lolita doesn't actually fit in any other categories here except Open. Unless you want to exclude it entirely, Region is the best option.
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Oh my god. I just realised I have made a huge mistake. February was supposed to be Time Period! We were supposed to have Region twice this year, first in November and then again half a year away in May, and like last year have Time Period for February (and the complementary Contemporary category half a year away in September). Somehow I listed November, February and May all as Region on the category list.

As you'll see here, I listed the categories correctly when first announcing the most recent category list in the "Begins" thread. The mistake was made transferring the list to the "The MR Literary Club • Welcome, Information & General Discussion" thread, probably last summer on the very same day I posted the refreshed categories in the "Begins" thread and the mistake has never been noticed until now.

Thank you Synamon because your post alerted me. I was about to post about how Time Period would actually be a perfect category for Lolita, then thought I'd see when we'll have that category, and realised the mistake almost immediately after that.

My apologies. There's no reason to interrupt what we've already started this month so my first instinct is to have February stay as Region and have Time Period in May this year - does that sound good to everyone?
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My apologies. There's no reason to interrupt what we've already started this month so my first instinct is to have February stay as Region and have Time Period in May this year - does that sound good to everyone?
No problem at all, sounds good. Quite the contrary: many thanks for all your efforts with the Literary Club!

But this book seems to be bewitched!
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I'll nominate Old Man and The Sea by Hemingway.
I'll also nominate The Colour Purple by Alice Walker.
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Oh my god. I just realised I have made a huge mistake. February was supposed to be Time Period! We were supposed to have Region twice this year, first in November and then again half a year away in May, and like last year have Time Period for February (and the complementary Contemporary category half a year away in September). Somehow I listed November, February and May all as Region on the category list.
That explains why Region shows up so often, I did wonder why it was every few months.

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Good with me.
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I'll nominate Up From Slavery by Booker T Washington. Here's the Amazon review:

Nineteenth-century African American businessman, activist, and educator Booker Taliaferro Washington's Up from Slavery is one of the greatest American autobiographies ever written. Its mantras of black economic empowerment, land ownership, and self-help inspired generations of black leaders, including Marcus Garvey, Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, and Louis Farrakhan. In rags-to-riches fashion, Washington recounts his ascendance from early life as a mulatto slave in Virginia to a 34-year term as president of the influential, agriculturally based Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. From that position, Washington reigned as the most important leader of his people, with slogans like "cast down your buckets," which emphasized vocational merit rather than the academic and political excellence championed by his contemporary rival W.E.B. Du Bois. Though many considered him too accommodating to segregationists, Washington, as he said in his historic "Atlanta Compromise" speech of 1895, believed that "political agitation alone would not save [the Negro]," and that "property, industry, skill, intelligence, and character" would prove necessary to black Americans' success. The potency of his philosophies are alive today in the nationalist and conservative camps that compose the complex quilt of black American society.

It's in the public domain

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