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Old 01-22-2009, 06:54 PM   #76
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I realize that, (DOH!) just seemed like we were gradually whirlpooling into aimless arguments....
There's nothing wrong with a discussion; an argument, however is something else.

It seems to me that in discussing the possible books and their potential for placement, a natural ougrowth of that decision is to define what we mean so that good decisions can be made. To me, this is a natural organic process, whereby the Community decides what is appropriate for certain terms. To my way of thinking, this is not only a natural process (as mentioned), but a healthy process as well.


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Old 01-22-2009, 06:58 PM   #77
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There's nothing wrong with a discussion; an argument, however is something else.

It seems to me, that in discussing the possible books and their potential for placement, that a natural discussion that helps to define the characteristics for the January book is a natural outcome of those decisions that Readers make in choosing that which the community feels is appropriate.


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Old 01-22-2009, 07:06 PM   #78
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Let me emphasize that that was my personal opinion and not as a Moderator. (I apologize for not making that clear.)

...so anyone can certainly feel free to disagree with me.


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Let me emphasize that that was my personal opinion and not as a Moderator. (I apologize for not making that clear.)

...so anyone can certainly feel free to disagree with me.


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Oh we will

I think let's just nominate what we want and if someone has a case against it they can post what they have to say

Which pretty much reiterates exactly what you just said...
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:20 PM   #80
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...ok...

Now, let me try to "sell" you Prague, by Arthur Phillips. One more vote is needed to put him on the ballot.

He won The Los Angeles Times/Art Seidenbaum Award for Best First Fiction for Prague in 2003.

You may know him if you watched Jeopardy in 1997, as he was a five-time champion then.

A wonderful book by him is The Egyptologist.

Vote for Arthur Phillips, and I'll never assemble again a book on cabbages and cauliflowers. You have been warned....

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...ok...

Now, let me try to "sell" you Prague, by Arthur Phillips. One more vote is needed to put him on the ballot.

He won The Los Angeles Times/Art Seidenbaum Award for Best First Fiction for Prague in 2003.

You may know him if you watched Jeopardy in 1997, as he was a five-time champion then.

A wonderful book by him is The Egyptologist.

Vote for Arthur Phillips, and I'll never assemble again a book on cabbages and cauliflowers. You have been warned....

Don

So now we're at two, and I REALLY want to read it
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That's an incentive NOT to vote for him
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:20 PM   #83
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Let me emphasize that that was my personal opinion and not as a Moderator. (I apologize for not making that clear.)

...so anyone can certainly feel free to disagree with me.


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oh, sure, and the next thing you know, your karma is at a minus level! I've heard all about the powers you "Mods" have.........

Which is another reason "Down and out in the Magic Kingdom should be read......the Karma thing. Awesome, and wish it could be implemented.......
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=X= has kindly contacted me to tell me about this thread -- sorry I have been neglecting MR of late, but I have been overwhelmed with work and various other stuff.

In my reply to him I said: "Obviously I can't enforce any payment at all for my ebooks. The usual deal is as you know -- people are asked to pay only if they enjoy them. In the case of the MR reading group, I'll happily waive that condition for anyone who reads Refuge just for the purposes of the group. Who knows, if they like that book they might try the others!"

I won't nominate this book myself, of course, and will come back tomorrow (it's nearly midnight now in England) to read the thread in full and maybe make a nomination myself.
I'll second Refuge. I already have it downloaded and in my Current reading collection.
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I'll second Refuge. I already have it downloaded and in my Current reading collection.
Actually, that is a 4th or 5th. It is already on the list. See message 1 in this thread.

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Which is another reason "Down and out in the Magic Kingdom should be read......the Karma thing. Awesome, and wish it could be implemented.......
Isn't it SF? I thought we'd said "no SF or fantasy" for this month?
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I'm keen to read Prague -- so I will 'third' it.
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Prague, by Arthur Phillips, now has the necessary three votes.


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Prague, by Arthur Phillips, now has the necessary three votes.
Anyone have a good abstract?

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Isn't it SF? I thought we'd said "no SF or fantasy" for this month?
Opps... I guess it could be put in that Genre. I think this could also be called Cyberpunk. But, since its in we'll leave it. They story is contemporary enough.

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