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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 02-12-2011, 10:48 PM   #61
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E. M. Forster is not awful at all, and I'd also say there is no question whether he's a good author or not, he is very widely considered a great author, but he's also a literary author and his works are about 100 years old - it can't be to the taste of everyone.
We will just have to agree to disagree.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:07 PM   #62
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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.
Then I think you would love "Outlander". I'll re-read it and discuss it with you, if you need incentive to try it. It's a much more modern book and definitely a romance. I agree with you about "nothing but fun reading!"
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Then I think you would love "Outlander". I'll re-read it and discuss it with you, if you need incentive to try it. It's a much more modern book and definitely a romance. I agree with you about "nothing but fun reading!"
That's a fun book! Recommended
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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.
the mindless pursuit of shallow fun is the plague of our days. It's like some cocaine addict having a hell of a time for literally nothing...
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the mindless pursuit of shallow fun is the plague of our days. It's like some cocaine addict having a hell of a time for literally nothing...
Agreed. Why does something that requires some work automatically equate to not being pleasurable? Its work for me to read translated works or older works of fiction, but the knowledge and perspective I gain make them extremely pleasurable.

After all, there are other more, er, adult pursuits a number of us participate in, and putting a little work into those is never looked down on... Clearly this is a generational or someting-ational gap I'll just never get.
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Then I think you would love "Outlander". I'll re-read it and discuss it with you, if you need incentive to try it. It's a much more modern book and definitely a romance. I agree with you about "nothing but fun reading!"
Actually, I think DixieGal would dislike Outlander. This is of course based on what I've seen posted about books she likes and dislikes.
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It's the 21st - so, BOb, where's the discussion thread?

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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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I think it's time for the nomination thread for March.
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