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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 01-31-2013, 10:29 AM   #166
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I agree also. Presumably there isn't a rule about nominating a book in the Literary Book Club when it has recently been nominated in the regular Club?
I asked that once before and the two clubs are separate. Nomination in one doesn't preclude nomination in the other.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:48 AM   #167
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If Can/US gets picked for region in the lit club for February, we could read it next month.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:09 AM   #168
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If Can/US gets picked for region in the lit club for February, we could read it next month.
Good idea! Since there already seems to be considerable interest in reading it, it would be best to strike while the iron's hot.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:19 PM   #169
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If Can/US gets picked for region in the lit club for February, we could read it next month.
Oh, we will find some more fitting regions, I guess.

I like this idea very much, and I'm glad that the book wouldn't then go under the category "Romance".
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:59 PM   #170
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I'm for any region being chosen for any reason as they're all great choices, but be aware that the criteria is that an author should be from the region chosen.
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I'm for any region being chosen for any reason as they're all great choices, but be aware that the criteria is that an author should be from the region chosen.
Nabokov became an American in 1945, Lolita was written in English and the setting is a trip across the USA. I don't see how by any criterion it could be considered to be anything but an American work. I admit it, some books are hard to slot, but not this one!
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Sounds like a good reason to choose US/Canada for our region then!
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Nabokov became an American in 1945, Lolita was written in English and the setting is a trip across the USA. I don't see how by any criterion it could be considered to be anything but an American work. I admit it, some books are hard to slot, but not this one!
The wording is, "Nominations can be set in any region, but they should be written by an author from that region." It would be up to the group to decide if the author is appropriate during nominations and voting. Do you really think Nabokov would qualify as being from the U.S.?

The thread and one-day region poll will be up soon, by the way.

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Nabokov became an American in 1945, Lolita was written in English and the setting is a trip across the USA. I don't see how by any criterion it could be considered to be anything but an American work. I admit it, some books are hard to slot, but not this one!
You're perfectly right with USA/Canada as a region for this book, of course, I only thought that it would additionally fit the regions Russia and Europe too.
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A quick "Thank You" to those who nominated and/or voted for A Town Like Alice.

I'm half way through...

Now back to work... But I have a lunch break soon.
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I'm half way through...

Now back to work... But I have a lunch break soon.
I was going to say the same thing. Really enjoying it - 52% through .
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I was going to say the same thing. Really enjoying it - 52% through .
54% and impatiently awaiting the "meeting".
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Sounds rather annoying.
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54% and impatiently awaiting the "meeting".
Yes.

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I was a bit put out that Noel Strachan didn't tell Joe Harman that Jean was in Oz looking for him .
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Yes.

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I was a bit put out that Noel Strachan didn't tell Joe Harman that Jean was in Oz looking for him .

I agree with you on that. I felt the same way.
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