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View Poll Results: What shall be our category for September 2013?
Biography/Memoir 12 41.38%
Mobileread Authors 10 34.48%
Short Stories 11 37.93%
Banned or Challenged Books 17 58.62%
Free-For-All 11 37.93%
Young Adult 8 27.59%
Modern Fiction 6 20.69%
Lottery (version 3) 5 17.24%
Fantasy 8 27.59%
Humor 7 24.14%
Books by Japanese authors 6 20.69%
Historical Fiction 7 24.14%
MobileRead Classic (must be in our Library and at least 50 years old) 10 34.48%
First Book in a Series 5 17.24%
Philosophy 10 34.48%
Foreign (books originally written in a language other than English) 9 31.03%
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:10 PM   #1
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September 2013 *Category* Poll

This poll contains your nominations for the September 2013 category. This visible poll is multiple choice and will be open for 5 days.



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The 2013 MobileRead Book Club Monthly Categories
  • January: Second Chance No nominations this month. The polls will be comprised of selections that either came in second place or tied for second place during the previous 11 months.
  • February Romance
  • March Travel/Adventure
  • April Classics
  • May Mystery/Thriller
  • June Award Winners
  • July Non-Fiction
  • August Science Fiction

For reference and comparison purposes only, here are the 2012 Categories:
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January — RunnerUp (no nominations, a vote of all the runners-up nominations from the last 11 months)
February — Romance
March — Thriller/Suspense
May — Humour
May — Fantasy
June — Classic
July — Mystery/Crime
August — FreeForAll
September — NonFiction
October — Horror
November — Science Fiction
December — Classic

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Old 02-24-2013, 05:37 AM   #2
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Well - the early lead of banned/challenged books isn't exactly a surprise. I wonder if it can hold on to the early lead though. The race is on!
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It looks like a landslide for challenged books. 2/3rds of people are picking it. I know I'll have fun perusing lists of books for one. I had found one, and it's quite possible we could have a challenged/young adult selection since I remember seeing Judy Blume books on one list.
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If banned/challenged books wins, I have the perfect book to nominate. It was a book that a friend (back when I was a teen) had challenged by his mother. That is of course if it is now an eBook.
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We could always read Lolita for this club!
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^Lol, but I'd give up on the clubs if we did that.
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Banned or Challenged Books is clearly in the lead. In theory I think month honoring Banned Book Week is a good idea. In practice, all too many books that have been banned for sexual or political content should have been banned instead for boring their readers.
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Banned or Challenged Books is clearly in the lead. In theory I think month honoring Banned Book Week is a good idea. In practice, all too many books that have been banned for sexual or political content should have been banned instead for boring their readers.
Oh so now we get to be bored by these boring books. Thanks a lot.

I think I am going to interpret challenged books to mean challenging books. At least that way, there's more of a chance for a book that's not old and dull.
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I'll take that as a write-in vote for Joyce.
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I'll take that as a write-in vote for Joyce.
I said challenging, not impossible.
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I said challenging, not impossible.
Here's the first sentence of Joyce's Finnegan's Wake:

"Riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs."

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Here's the first sentence of Joyce's Finnegan's Wake:

"Riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs."

And that gets a very big WTF!
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Here's the first sentence of Joyce's Finnegan's Wake:

"Riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs."

That's actually fairly to-the-point for Joyce.
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What I'd like to know is who the heck actually authorized that crap to be published? All it is is a big flaming heap of dung disguised as a book.
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The addition of challenged books makes this anything but another boring book category. If you look at the most challenged books between 2000-2009 you get titles like the following:

Harry Potter Series
His Dark Materials Series
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Giver
The Lovely Bones
Snow Falling on Cedars

They're slightly more modern in some ways, but you also get authors like Judy Blume, Robert Cormier, Katherine Patterson, Madeleine L'Engle, R. L. Stine, Garth Nix, S. E. Hinton. Some of the titles are classic Young Adult reads.

Start going into other decades and you actually get some titles by Stephen King like Carrie, Cujo and The Dead Zone.

I don't think the exercise has to be a drag. Even The Da Vinci Code has been a banned book in Lebanon. Of course, I might well think that reading The Da Vinci Code is a major drag, but it is in the thriller category.
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