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Old 04-21-2011, 05:58 PM   #61
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I am continuing to update post #21 with nominated books (and put fully nominated books in post #1), please let me know of any errors, changes, or additional information I need to fix/add.


Welcome to MR and thank you for your selections.
As said, 1984 already has 3 nominations.

In order to be eligible, books need to be in the public domain. I also would to have both title and author and would especially like to have at least a link and book blurb to make it easier to post them.

Would you please supply me with more information about your eligible choice? Thank you.
Among Women is available at Smashwords and is copyright 2011.

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Old 04-21-2011, 06:31 PM   #62
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I nominate Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey.

This is another book I have been meaning to read for years.

Here are two quotes from Amazon's webpage: "''Zane Grey epitomized the mythical West that should have been. . . The standout among them is Riders of the Purple Sage.'' --True West Magazine..."RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE has played a significant role in shaping the formula of the popular Western genre. It remains a highly popular story in the cowboy genre to this day."

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http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...ight=Zane+Grey
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If you've thirded The War of the Worlds. can you please rethrid again as it's not been a book of the month before.
my post was about brave new world, i put a link up to the book from the internet archive but removed it when i was told it wasn't public domain.

but i will add a third to war of the worlds to get it to voting
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:19 PM   #64
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Second Age of Innocence

I havenot read any Zane Grey since I used to read it with my PawPaw. Second Riders of the Purple Sage for warm fuzzy reminencense or however you spell it.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:22 PM   #65
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my post was about brave new world, i put a link up to the book from the internet archive but removed it when i was told it wasn't public domain.

but i will add a third to war of the worlds to get it to voting
Thank you very much. I wasn't asking you to do it. Only if PB's post caused you not to.
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I havenot read any Zane Grey since I used to read it with my PawPaw. Second Riders of the Purple Sage for warm fuzzy reminencense or however you spell it.
Thirded. I've not read any Zane Grey and if this wins, would be a good way to get me to do so. Col. Potter loved Zane Grey books.
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question.

i have read the rules and my understanding is i can nominate 1 book, then 2nd or 3rd other books correct?

can i nominate 1 book, then 2nd or third another book and then use one of my other options for a new book to nominate or can i only nominate 1. i'm pretty sure it's the one book but i thought i'd ask to clarify. first time i'm nominating, second time i'm participating in the month read.
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question.

i have read the rules and my understanding is i can nominate 1 book, then 2nd or 3rd other books correct?

can i nominate 1 book, then 2nd or third another book and then use one of my other options for a new book to nominate or can i only nominate 1. i'm pretty sure it's the one book but i thought i'd ask to clarify. first time i'm nominating, second time i'm participating in the month read.
You have 3 slots. You can use those 3 slots anyway you see fit, but, you only have 3.

So in my case I "2nd-ed" 3 books instead of nominating (or "3rding") any.
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question.

i have read the rules and my understanding is i can nominate 1 book, then 2nd or 3rd other books correct?

can i nominate 1 book, then 2nd or third another book and then use one of my other options for a new book to nominate or can i only nominate 1. i'm pretty sure it's the one book but i thought i'd ask to clarify. first time i'm nominating, second time i'm participating in the month read.
Good question. The first post says:
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Each participant has 3 nominations. You can nominate a new book for consideration or nominate (second, third) one that has already been nominated by another person.
So, your nominations or seconds or thirds all count as the same. You just get 3.

1 - nominate 3 books only
2 - nominate 2 books and use your last one for a second or third on another book
3 - nominate 1 book and then use your other two for seconds or thirds on two other books.
4 - use all three for second or thirds on 3 different books.

I hope that helped?

**I just hit preview and saw your post, Nyssa. Thank you.**
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well since i nominated one and thrid-ed another i'll take my last slot and put in this book.
i've never read christie and i purchased one for the kobo but since this one is free why not start there.

i'll nominate

The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie

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he novel is set in England during World War I at Styles Court, an Essex country manor (also the setting of Curtain, Poirot's last case). Upon her husband's death, the wealthy widow, Emily Cavendish, inherited a life estate in Styles as well as the outright inheritance of the larger part of the late Mr. Cavendish's income. Mrs. Cavendish became Mrs. Inglethorp upon her recent remarriage to a much younger man, Alfred Inglethorp. Emily's two stepsons, John and Lawrence Cavendish, as well as John's wife Mary and several other people, also live at Styles. John Cavendish is the vested remainderman of Styles; that is, the property will pass to him automatically upon his stepmother's decease, as per his late father's will. The income left to Mrs Inglethorp by her late husband would be distributed as per Mrs. Inglethorp's own will.[2]

Late one night, the residents of Styles wake to find Emily Inglethorp dying of what proves to be strychnine poisoning. Lieutenant Hastings, a houseguest, enlists the help of his friend Hercule Poirot, who is staying in the nearby village, Styles St. Mary. Poirot pieces together events surrounding the murder. On the day she was killed, Emily Inglethorp was overheard arguing with someone, most likely her husband, Alfred, or her stepson, John. Afterwards, she seemed quite distressed and, apparently, made a new will — which no one can find. She ate little at dinner and retired early to her room with her document case. The case was later forced open by someone and a document removed. Alfred Inglethorp left Styles earlier in the evening and stayed overnight in the nearby village, so was not present when the poisoning occurred. Nobody can explain how or when the strychnine was administered to Mrs. Inglethorp.

At first, Alfred is the prime suspect. He has the most to gain financially from his wife's death, and, since he is so much younger than Emily was, the Cavendishes already suspect him as a fortune hunter. Evelyn Howard, Emily's companion, seems to hate him most of all. His behaviour, too, is suspicious; he openly purchased strychnine in the village before Emily was poisoned, and although he denies it, he refuses to provide an alibi. The police are keen to arrest him, but Poirot intervenes by proving he could not have purchased the poison. Scotland Yard police later arrest Emily Inglethorp’s oldest stepson, John Cavendish. He inherits under the terms of her will, and there is evidence to suggest he also had obtained poison.

Poirot clears Cavendish by proving it was, after all, Alfred Inglethorp who committed the crime, assisted by Evelyn Howard, who turns out to be his kissing cousin,[3] not his enemy. The guilty pair poisoned Emily by adding a precipitating agent, bromide (obtained from Mrs Inglethorp's sleeping powder), to her regular evening medicine, causing its normally innocuous strychnine constituents to sink to the bottom of the bottle where they were finally consumed in a single, lethal dose. Their plan had been for Alfred Inglethorp to incriminate himself with false evidence, which could then be refuted at his trial. Once acquitted, due to double jeopardy, he could not be tried for the crime a second time should any genuine evidence against him be subsequently discovered, hence prompting Poirot to keep him out of prison when he realised that Alfred wanted to be arrested.


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well since i nominated one and thrid-ed another i'll take my last slot and put in this book.
i've never read christie and i purchased one for the kobo but since this one is free why not start there.

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie
That one was already read in September, 2009. So you still have your 1 nomination left.
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That one was already read in September, 2009. So you still have your 1 nomination left.
crap. haha. i'm super new. where do i find books that have been used before?
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crap. haha. i'm super new. where do i find books that have been used before?
Look in the Reading Recommendations forum and look for the threads that start Book Club. You can see what's been nominated, voted on and discussed.
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