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Persuasion by Jane Austen 15 39.47%
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott 23 60.53%
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:04 AM   #1
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June 2012 Run-Off Vote

June 2012 Mobile Read Book Club Run-Off Vote

Help us choose a book as the June 2012 eBook for the Mobile Read Book Club. This is the run-off poll for June. It will be open for 3 days. The winner determines the book we will read for June. The vote this month will be hidden.


We will start the discussion thread for this book on June 20th. Select from the following Two* Choices:

Persuasion by Jane Austen
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Description: From Content: "Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one; there his faculties were roused into admiration and respect, by contemplating the limited remnant of the earliest patents; there any unwelcome sensations, arising from domestic affairs changed naturally into pity and contempt as he turned over the almost endless creations of the last century; and there, if every other leaf were powerless, he could read his own history with an interest which never failed. This was the page at which the favourite volume always opened: "ELLIOT OF KELLYNCH HALL. "Walter Elliot, born March 1, 1760, married, July 15, 1784, Elizabeth, daughter of James Stevenson, Esq. of South Park, in the county of Gloucester, by which lady (who died 1800) he has issue Elizabeth, born June 1, 1785; Anne, born August 9, 1787; a still-born son, November 5, 1789; Mary, born November 20, 1791." Precisely such had the paragraph originally stood from the printer's hands; but Sir Walter had improved it by adding, for the information of himself and his family, these words, after the date of Mary's birth--"Married, December 16, 1810, Charles, son and heir of Charles Musgrove, Esq. of Uppercross, in the county of Somerset," and by inserting most accurately the day of the month on which he had lost his wife. Then followed the history and rise of the ancient and respectable family, in the usual terms; how it had been first settled in Cheshire; how mentioned in Dugdale, serving the office of high sheriff, representing a borough in three successive parliaments, exertions of loyalty, and dignity of baronet, in the first year of Charles II, with all the Marys and Elizabeths they had married; forming altogether two handsome duodecimo pages, and concluding with the arms and motto:--"Principal seat, Kellynch Hall, in the county of Somerset," and Sir Walter's handwriting again in this finale:-- "Heir presumptive, William Walter Elliot, Esq., great grandson of the second Sir Walter." Vanity was the beginning and the end of Sir Walter Elliot's character; vanity of person and of situation. He had been remarkably handsome in his youth; and, at fifty-four, was still a very fine man. Few women could think more of their personal appearance than he did, nor could the valet of any new made lord be more delighted with the place he held in society. He considered the blessing of beauty as inferior only to the blessing of a baronetcy; and the Sir Walter Elliot, who united these gifts, was the constant object of his warmest respect and devotion. His good looks and his rank had one fair claim on his attachment; since to them he must have owed a wife of very superior character to any thing deserved by his own. Lady Elliot had been an excellent woman, sensible and amiable; whose judgement and conduct, if they might be pardoned the youthful infatuation which made her Lady Elliot, had never required indulgence afterwards.--She had humoured, or softened, or concealed his failings, and promoted his real respectability for seventeen years; and though not the very happiest being in the world herself, had found enough in her duties, her friends, and her children, to attach her to life, and make it no matter of indifference to her when she was called on to quit them.--Three girls, the two eldest sixteen and fourteen, was an awful legacy for a mother to bequeath, an awful charge rather, to confide to the authority and guidance of a conceited, silly father." (from CyberRead)


Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
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As knights battle to the death, the fate of England hangs in the balance.

England is in turmoil--torn by fierce and bitter hatreds between Norman and Saxon. Rival claimants to the throne have plunged into bloody civil war. Price John--taking advantage of Richard's absence while fighting in the Crusades--plots to make himself crowned king. Richard returns and vows to take his revenge on John.

But he will need a courageous and able warrior on his side--a warrior like Wilfred of Ivanhoe.

Disinherited by his father, disowned and dishonored, Wilfred allies himself with Richard. In many adventures he will battle knights in deadly tournaments, scale castle walls, be wounded, captured, and rescued by the infamous Robin Hood, and find true love with the fiery Rowena.

In what has become Sir Walter Scott's most beloved and rousing adventure, Wilfred helps Richard I foil John's plot. More importantly, Wilfred of Ivanhoe reclaims his good name.
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Hi all! I did cast a vote, hoping the membership for the group is open. Looking forward to the discussion!
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Yes, membership is open. Welcome to the MRBC.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:31 AM   #4
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Absolutely the membership is open! Welcome to the MobileRead Book Club. Your membership fees have already been automatically deducted from your Credit Card!
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:47 PM   #5
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Glad to have to you here, Bookatarian!

I've cast my vote as well, for my M.A. thesis supervisor's favourite book, which he has been trying to get me to read for a while!
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I'm going to sit this one out. I have so many books on my TBR list, and quite a few I want to read more than either of these, so see you next month .
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Naturally I voted for my nomination, but Ivanhoe is excellent too.
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Naturally I voted for my nomination, but Ivanhoe is excellent too.
And I voted for my nomination, but I'm good with either title.
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I'd be more interested in reading Ivanhoe.
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Wow! This should be an interesting outcome.
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I'm voting for Persuasion. Although I do want to read Ivanhoe, I leaned towards the one with the lesser page count.

It's a bit cowardly, but I'm yet to even start my Dostoyevsky nomination from a previous Literary bookclub vote so I'm several shades of embarrassed at the moment.
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I kept with my first vote Persuasion but wouldn't mind reading Ivanhoe, too, which I plan to read anyway this year. It's more a case of that I am a little bit more interested in reading a discussion about Persuasion than about Ivanhoe.
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I hope more people will be persuaded to vote for Persuasion than Ivanhoe, but as it is a classic romance novel month it would seem either is fine with me.
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I voted for Ivanhoe. The spoiler makes it sound very compelling, and I don't want to read Persuasion again.
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