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View Poll Results: Choose from one of the following books:
The Ginger Man by J. P. Donleavy 4 9.76%
The Night Life of the Gods by Thorne Smith 5 12.20%
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock 4 9.76%
The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady by Elizabeth Stuckey-French 3 7.32%
Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern 3 7.32%
Mission Earth 1: The Invaders Plan by L. Ron Hubbard 3 7.32%
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole and Walker Percy 3 7.32%
The Princess Bride by William Goldman 9 21.95%
Idle Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow by Jerome K. Jerome 6 14.63%
Expecting Someone Taller by Tom Holt 1 2.44%
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:53 PM   #16
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I put in a request for The Princess Bride at my local library. I'll be reading it regardless (or is that irregardless).
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:33 PM   #17
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Wait a second, according to the schedule, April is supposed to be visible.
I was thinking of this being March. Oh well, since the voting's already started, I'll make the next month (May) visible to get us back on schedule.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:09 PM   #18
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Ginger Man it is.

Just as an FYI, there are 40% off coupons at Kobo right now which knock the price down to five bucks and change.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:09 PM   #19
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I put in a request for The Princess Bride at my local library. I'll be reading it regardless (or is that irregardless).
"Irreguardless" is NOT a word! *shudder*
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This month really runs the gamut from sounding really interesting to...um, really not sounding interesting at all.

I voted for The Ginger Man. Never heard of it before but the description sounds great to me.
ditto - no coupons here in the UK, but this version is £4.49
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:42 PM   #21
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"Irreguardless" is NOT a word! *shudder*
Yup.
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I voted for the Thorne Smith in part because it's free!

I want to read it for sure, but Shutter Island cost money, and the last humor selection Hal Spacejock cost money, so I'm in the mood to read one that's free this time.
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Ginger Man it is.

Just as an FYI, there are 40% off coupons at Kobo right now which knock the price down to five bucks and change.
Same with The Princess bride, $6.51 taxes included with c4auto40

Hard choice this time, but I've been waiting until April to read The Princess Bride. So that's what I went with. But I'll be happy with almost all of the above.

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Thanks for the information about the Kobo coupon. I went ahead and purchased Confederacy of Dunces for just $5.21 that way. I've wanted that in ebook for along time, and it is also what I voted for here. I'll be happy to read 7 out of 9 of the other possible choices though. It's just if what ends up being selected is not free as an ebook I'll go the paper book route from my local library. I actually just read The Nightlife of the Gods in March, so if that is selected it will free up my time for some other book.
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There are some good ones. Especially The Invaders Plan, it just oozes satire.
It oozes yes. Satire no.
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I was thinking of this being March. Oh well, since the voting's already started, I'll make the next month (May) visible to get us back on schedule.
Sounds like a plan!
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I became a fan of Leacock after I read his essay "A, B,And CーThe Human Element in Mathematics" which is hilarious. Sunshine Sketches sounds very promisingーthough there are lots of other excellent choices in the list.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:09 AM   #28
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I probably shouldn't be sharing this, but the voting so far has totally surprised me: None of the books nominated are in the lead. Instead, most members have been doing a write-in for this.
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No Kindle here! I'll have to sit out this month, alas.
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I admit I voted for it, but I couldn't resist. It was the "super giggles" part that really intrigued me.
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