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View Poll Results: February 2011 Mobile Read Book Club Vote
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 7 7.87%
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë 8 8.99%
Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence 6 6.74%
Lady Chatterly's Lover by D.H. Lawrence 4 4.49%
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 4 4.49%
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro 9 10.11%
A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold 8 8.99%
A Room With A View by E. M. Forster 21 23.60%
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 15 16.85%
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway 7 7.87%
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:42 PM   #31
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There's only a couple I haven't read, though most of them it's been 45 years or so. The Bujold and the Gabaldon I've re-read recently. I don't think I'm up for either Lawrence or Austin right now, so hopefully another will do well. I've not actually read the Forster, so this would be good incentive to read it.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:18 PM   #32
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Just 2 more days of voting! When do we "officially" start reading the winning book, the 29th (right after voting closes) or the 1st of February?
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:57 PM   #33
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I will probably read it as soon as I finish "Tick Tock". It's a pretty silly book so far. Not fun silly. Things keep blowing up, but the main character is a bit whimsy.
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I think Room with a View might have it, so I'll slot it in my Kindle to start reading once I've finished my current book. Hope it's good.

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Just 2 more days of voting! When do we "officially" start reading the winning book, the 29th (right after voting closes) or the 1st of February?
you can read it whenever you'd like. We "officially" open the discussion thread on the 20th. But, you can avoid it until you have finished the book if you'd like... or join in.... but watch out for spoilers.

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Old 01-27-2011, 07:18 PM   #36
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you can read it whenever you'd like. We "officially" open the discussion thread on the 20th. But, you can avoid it until you have finished the book if you'd like... or join in.... but watch out for spoilers.

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Got it!

Hmm, my peeking at the discussion thread will depend on how impatient I am in wanting information. I've never been one to read the back of the book to see how things turn out, but I have read reviews, trolling for glimpses into the "future". Either way, I may actually start using the "Highlight" option on the Kindle to keep track of any discussion points.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:03 PM   #37
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A Room With A View it is! I have just downloaded it from this site - my first time downloading from this site.
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:06 AM   #38
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I'm glad Forster won as he is one of my favourites - but also a bit surprised of the book, as I wouldn't quite call it a romance.

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I'm wondering how anyone can vote for the author of one of the worst books ever written. E. M. Forster wrote A Passage to India. It was and is one of the worst books I've ever read. So reading another book by Forster would be akin to having cut one ear off and then going to cut the other off.
It's because you have no taste that you don't like it, Jon. I think Forster is too subtle for you
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I'm glad Forster won as he is one of my favourites - but also a bit surprised of the book, as I wouldn't quite call it a romance.


It's because you have no taste that you don't like it, Jon. I think Forster is too subtle for you
Nah! He just happened to write one of the top 10 worst books of all time. How it came to be called a classic, I have no idea. It's not a classic at all.
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so it's my first time joining this discussion, where do I download the book from? It will be fun to re read Room w/ A View
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tponzo, you can get the free ePub download right here on MobileRead, uploaded by weatherwax. Have fun joining in the discussion.
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I've just started really. I always have a bit of a challenge with "quaint" language where meaning is only ever hinted at.

I do have a favourite quote so far though:

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"How can he be unhappy when he is strong and alive? What more is one to give him? And think how he has been brought up - free from all the supersition and ignorance that lead men to hate one another in the name of God."
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I smiled when I read that.

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Caleb, that was probably the only good passage in this stinker of a book. Unfortunately, the unbearable and intolerant little twit quickly goes right back to her prejudices. I equated Lucy with a Paris Hilton type.

Is this mess of a book supposed to be satire as well as social commentary? Where is the romance?
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Caleb, that was probably the only good passage in this stinker of a book. Unfortunately, the unbearable and intolerant little twit quickly goes right back to her prejudices. I equated Lucy with a Paris Hilton type.Is this mess of a book supposed to be satire as well as social commentary? Where is the romance?
I think the point is that she changes.

I agree with you that it's not a romance. But I enjoyed the book and thought it a fine piece of literature.
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Maybe that's the problem. I gave up reading "literature" the day after graduation. Nothing but fun reading for the rest of my life. I think it ws that last semester when I had to do a last Victorian lit course that pushed me over the edge. My dislike for all things Jane Austen turned to hate. And this book struck a lot of those same nerves.
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