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View Poll Results: December 2011 MobileRead Book Club Vote (Classics)
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 4 5.06%
The Iliad by Homer 7 8.86%
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 13 16.46%
The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie 9 11.39%
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton 2 2.53%
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence 2 2.53%
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 12 15.19%
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 10 12.66%
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 11 13.92%
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf 9 11.39%
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:38 PM   #61
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With a hidden vote, you are not supposed to say why you didn't vote for what. Nor are you to say what you did vote for. That breaks the reason for having a hidden vote.
Well ...
It is the trend, the result that it is building that matters: I any case, I obliged.
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:54 PM   #62
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It is the trend, the result that it is building that matters: I any case, I obliged.
I appreciated your comments, and it made me consider adding some of the entries to my TBR list.

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With a hidden vote, you are not supposed to say why you didn't vote for what. Nor are you to say what you did vote for. That breaks the reason for having a hidden vote.
Please realize that is just JSWolf's opinion. I don't believe there is any rule against discussing how we vote, promoting a particular book, ...
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:07 PM   #63
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I appreciated your comments, and it made me consider adding some of the entries to my TBR list.



Please realize that is just JSWolf's opinion. I don't believe there is any rule against discussing how we vote, promoting a particular book, ...
Thank you. I am very well aware of what you just wrote.
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:29 PM   #64
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beppe, there are no rules about what is to be discussed during a hidden poll. I read your post before you changed it and it was a good post.
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I wish I hadn't missed beppe's post. I hope he will reconsider and repost.
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:05 PM   #66
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Well my face is scarlet that I voted before I had a chance to view Sun surfer's and Beppe's posts on their selection.
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Here's my take on it: A hidden vote in the Book Club polls is like the secret ballot in a political election. The choice you make is no one's business but yours, but if you want to say what you voted for, and actively campaign for the outcome you feel would be best, that's your right also. And folks who fear that those who campaign the hardest could sway the election just have to keep in mind that those who are the most vocal don't always have the votes to put their candidate into office.
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Well said, Tom!
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Actually there were a few on the list that interested me. I picked a short one though as I've got quite a few things I'm trying to read before Christmas.

Has anyone else read Heart of Darkness before? Last time I tried, I wanted to run screaming from the room after a few pages, but maybe I was just being silly.
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I wish I hadn't missed beppe's post. I hope he will reconsider and repost.
Sorry. I did not keep record, in any case, Jon made me an offer I could not refuse

I can divulge why I did not vote for Nobokov, in spite of him being one of the most elegant, intelligent and talented. Somehow what Stravinski is for music. The chamber one, I mean.

As many here, I am coming of age. As some, my main interest is that one. Well, I am afraid that rereading Lolita would put me on thin ice, and take away some vital enthusiasm.
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With a hidden vote, you are not supposed to say why you didn't vote for what. Nor are you to say what you did vote for. That breaks the reason for having a hidden vote.
Oh please, give it a rest!! You've got what you wanted, hidden poll. If some us wants to share how we voted that has to be up to us, just as it is in political elections.

Half the fun for me is hearing people's reason for choosing one book before another and I have made several additions to my TBR based on that.

This is getting (even more) ridiculous if we also need to have a poll on whether or not we are allowed to discuss our choices!

(And how many months' book discussions are going to be oveshadowed by this (in my opinion silly) non-book.discussion?)

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Here's my take on it: A hidden vote in the Book Club polls is like the secret ballot in a political election. The choice you make is no one's business but yours, but if you want to say what you voted for, and actively campaign for the outcome you feel would be best, that's your right also. And folks who fear that those who campaign the hardest could sway the election just have to keep in mind that those who are the most vocal don't always have the votes to put their candidate into office.
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Oh please, give it a rest!! You've got what you wanted, hidden poll. If some us wants to share how we voted that has to be up to us, just as it is in political elections.

Half the fun for me is hearing people's reason for choosing one book before another and I have made several additions to my TBR based on that.

This is getting (even more) ridiculous if we also need to have a poll on whether or not we are allowed to discuss our choices!
(And how many months' book discussions are going to be oveshadowed by this (in my opinion silly) non-book.discussion?)
I honestly think we can put this particular discussion to rest.

Tom, who is now running the club, has stated that discussion is up to the individual participant. See his post, quoted above.
Many people expressed their displeasure at not being allowed to discuss their choices. So I think it's safe to say that discussions are a wanted and accepted part of the voting process.
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I would be delighted if The Iliad won, although I'll be voting for something I think has more of a shot. If there's interest, perhaps we could have a group discussion sometime after the holidays? That's assuming I'm not proved wrong, of course, and that enough people don't think there's nothing like Homer for the holidays.
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I would be delighted if The Iliad won, although I'll be voting for something I think has more of a shot. If there's interest, perhaps we could have a group discussion sometime after the holidays?
I've long wanted to read The Iliad but have found it intimidating. I'd happily participate in a group effort. (Like you, I voted for a different book in the current poll. The Iliad seemed a bit too much for December.)
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