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View Poll Results: July 2010 Mobile Read Book Club Vote
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien 17 13.08%
His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik 13 10.00%
The Deed of Paksenarrion: The Sheepfarmer's Daughter (book 1) by Elizabeth Moon 24 18.46%
Magic Kingdom For Sale — Sold! by Terry Brooks 6 4.62%
American Gods by Neil Gaiman 22 16.92%
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 8 6.15%
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift 5 3.85%
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien 8 6.15%
The Princess Bride by William Goldman 11 8.46%
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin 16 12.31%
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:28 AM   #46
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No question....Lord of the Rings...
Yes! I can't remember how many times I've read it, but have enjoyed it every time. If it get's chosen I'll even buy the ePub version - presuming I can find it in Australia.

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Old 06-26-2010, 07:49 AM   #47
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Another tough choice this month. I've actually read (and enjoyed) most of the books in the poll, so I decided to go for something I haven't read - Paksenarrion.
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His Majesty's Dragon is an excellent read. I've read all five books in the series and are waiting for the 6th Tongues of Serpents released July 13th. Since I've already read it I voted for A Game of Thrones.
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:29 AM   #49
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Voted for "American Gods". Would like to read it again anyway, and it could be fun to discuss it.

But who on earth is it that called "His Majesty's Dragon" by Naomi Novik first part of a trilogy? The sixth novel in the series will be released in a few weeks... I can recommend them BTW - lots of good old-fashioned fun and brilliantly drawn characters (esp. the dragons).
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It is an eBook. http://www.webscription.net/p-100-th...senarrion.aspx But we have a problem. The Deed of Paksenarrion is not a single book but an omnibus. So it doesn't count. The listing and the people who seconded/thirded it may not know it's an invalid nomination.

Deed of Paksenarrion
1. The Sheepfarmer's Daughter (1988)
2. Divided Allegiance (1988)
3. Oath of Gold (1988)
The Deed of Paksenarrion (omnibus) (1992)
Isn't LotR a trilogy too? 3 volumes with 2 books each? Then I guess the poll should only mention "The Felowship of the Ring".
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Isn't LotR a trilogy too? 3 volumes with 2 books each? Then I guess the poll should only mention "The Felowship of the Ring".
No, it isn't. Please see:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...9&postcount=21
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:22 AM   #52
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I know this, but the fact is that the novel is published in three books and we are supposed to choose a book. I think there are omnibus versions that include everything in a single volume, though, like the previously mentioned Moon's works. But then, the same principle should be applied to both cases.
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I know this, but the fact is that the novel is published in three books and we are supposed to choose a book. I think there are omnibus versions that include everything in a single volume, though, like the previously mentioned Moon's works. But then, the same principle should be applied to both cases.
If you don't wish to read it all, nobody is forcing you to do so, but the fact that "The Lord of the Rings" is sometimes published in three separate volumes doesn't change the fact that it's a single book. Would you consider "The Encyclopaedia Britannica" to be 30 (or however many it is) separate books, or one book published in 30 volumes?

When LOTR itself says "this is not a trilogy but a single novel", I honestly don't see that there's any valid case to answer .
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If you don't wish to read it all, nobody is forcing you to do so, but the fact that "The Lord of the Rings" is sometimes published in three separate volumes doesn't change the fact that it's a single book. Would you consider "The Encyclopaedia Britannica" to be 30 (or however many it is) separate books, or one book published in 30 volumes?

When LOTR itself says "this is not a trilogy but a single novel", I honestly don't see that there's any valid case to answer .
I can't wait for the next non-fiction month, so I can nominate The Encyclopaedia Britannica!
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The word 'book' is used in different ways. It can refer both to a whole work and to subsections of the work. Think of the Bible, which is spoken of as 'the Good Book' and which consists of several very different books - the Book of Psalms, the Book of Job, the Book of Genesis and so on.

The six books of LOTR recount one single story, with a beginning, a middle, and an end. The end brings to resolution all the different lines of the story in what most readers regard as a satisfactory conclusion. One would not advise anyone to read, say, Book 4 and Book 4 alone. Nor would one be satisfied with reading only the first Book. LOTR is a book made up of several books.
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who on earth is it that called "His Majesty's Dragon" by Naomi Novik first part of a trilogy? The sixth novel in the series will be released in a few weeks
I can understand if someone thought it was a Trilogy since you can by the book: In His Majesty's Service
An omnibus edition of the first three volumes in the Temeraire series, His Majesty's Dragon, Throne of Jade, and Black Powder War.
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hi , first post for mi here , had to post after seeing that paks is almost taken out.
No, there wasn't really a chance of that... even if it wasn't available as an ebook... I really would probably not have changed the poll and disenfranchised the nominations and votes it has received.

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I can't wait for the next non-fiction month, so I can nominate The Encyclopaedia Britannica!
Is that available as an ebook?

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Ok.. I made my choice, Deed of Pak. and if it wins I will be springing for the $6 at webscriptions even though it can be had for free at the Bane CD archive site to support DRM free books and the Author.

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Is that available as an ebook?

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Yes. The 1913 edition of EB is at PG. Not yet complete - it's up to the letter "E" in volume 9.
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Yes. The 1913 edition of EB is at PG.


If it's nominated, I'll vote for it!
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