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Old 05-23-2011, 03:15 PM   #61
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Hello, All.

I have gone through all four pages of this thread three times and, unless I'm completely blind, "On The Beach" has only been nominated four times. That won't be a problem as it is one of my favorites.

I nominate "On The Beach"

Here are the current recommendation numbers:

*(5) On The Beach
*(5) Seven Japanse Tales
*(5) A Question Of Upbringing
(4) Unbroken: A WWII Story of Survival, Resillience, and Redemption
(3) The Time Machine
(2) A Heart Of A Dog
(2) After Dark
(2) The Age of Innocence
(2) Feast Of All Saints
(2) Time's Arrow
(1) 1984
(1) Age Of War
(1) The Book Thief
(1) Pride And Prejudice
(1) Scartlet Dreams

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What about Persuasion?
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:30 PM   #62
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I have gone through all four pages of this thread three times and, unless I'm completely blind, "On The Beach" has only been nominated four times. That won't be a problem as it is one of my favorites.
Then you would be the sixth nomination. Don't waste one of yours if you don't have to.

It had five on the very first page. It got a little confusing between caleb, obs20 and myself, but they're all there.

ficbot - original nomination
caleb72 - 2nd nom. (took two posts to verify)
obs20 - 3rd
DiapDealer - 4th
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Vandy - 6th
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:57 PM   #63
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What about Persuasion?
Persuasion has four nominations so far. Personally, I think it is an extraordinarily rewarding novel on a number of levels and an absolute masterpiece, but of course that's just my opinion.

Cost could possibly be a relevant factor in some cases. I think it understandable that some might not want to invest in a volume that would provide a very uncertain return in reading pleasure. But there is the obvious safeguard built into the rules as they seem formatted to date--namely that one could simply opt out of engaging with a book which is clearly not to one's taste.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:19 PM   #64
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I seventh "On the Beach".

Sounds good.
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:21 AM   #65
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I'll fifth The Master and Margerita. This was its fifth nomination and should put it on the list as the fourth fully nominated book.
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:23 AM   #66
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More work is needed for keeping track of nominations, because this is (almost) a mess.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:34 AM   #67
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Hi, All.

I'll be updating the nominations list this morning,,, Stand by...
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:44 AM   #68
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Updated Recommendations for June's Read

Hello, All.

I have sifted through the thread again and, along with other's help, have the new list of recommendations shown below.

I do want to thank those who have "come behind me" and help to point out what I missed in my earlier posts. Thank you for your help.

Here are the recommendations:

*(5) A Question Of Upbringing
*(5) On The Beach
*(5) Persuasion
*(5) The Master and Margarita
*(5) Seven Japanse Tales
(4) Unbroken: A WWII Story of Survival, Resillience, and Redemption
(3) A Heart Of A Dog
(3) The Time Machine
(2) After Dark
(2) The Age of Innocence
(2) Feast Of All Saints
(2) Time's Arrow
(1) 1984
(1) Age Of War
(1) Pride And Prejudice
(1) The Book Thief
(1) Scartlet Dreams

I am going to use my final nomination for Jane Austen's Persuasion. This puts its nominations at five and makes it the fifth book to get five nominations. This also closes the nominating period. Per sun surfer's guidance in Post #1 of this thread, we will start voting on these five choices Saturday, 28 MAY 2011.

Be on the watch for the new voting thread on that day.

Regards,
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Thanks for grabbing the bull by the horns, Vandy!
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Bulgakov. The Master and Margarita. A Masterpiece. Surreal, futuristic. The poet Montale, one of the few Italian Nobel prizes, defined it a miracle.
We will find everything there, including Satan (in disguise) and Behemoth, plus Pontius Pilate.

It is still in fashion in Italy and they keep providing new translations and editions. The Russian have made a 10 episodes TV mini series in 2005.

There I found a new word for poor old dumb me: Menippean satire.

I will reread the book whatever.

This should sixth it.
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Can someone please 5th Unbroken: A WWII Story of Survival, Resillience, and Redemption. Not only is it a 5-star read, but it is also a true story.

See the following thread to see that others also think it's a good book.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=125710
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Can someone please 5th Unbroken: A WWII Story of Survival, Resillience, and Redemption. Not only is it a 5-star read, but it is also a true story.
Five books is the limit and five books have been nominated. This portion of the process is complete.
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Can someone please 5th Unbroken: A WWII Story of Survival, Resillience, and Redemption. Not only is it a 5-star read, but it is also a true story.

See the following thread to see that others also think it's a good book.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=125710
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The nominations will run through May 28 or until FIVE works have made the list.
- we already have five fully nominated books, Jon. Complaining is useless
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Bulgakov. The Master and Margarita. A Masterpiece. Surreal, futuristic. The poet Montale, one of the few Italian Nobel prizes, defined it a miracle.
We will find everything there, including Satan (in disguise) and Behemoth, plus Pontius Pilate.

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I hope there aren't any spoilers in your post.
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Please forgive an old man and his whims...

Hello, Ea.

I hope that Babylon has done a decent job of translating the following:

Hej, Ea. Jeg håber, at du har haft en dejlig dag!

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