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Old 06-21-2013, 05:09 PM   #46
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A continuing story:
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Only one of those votes counted. The other two books already had thirds.
I thought: well, one out of three....what a score
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I thirded Stories from Rwanda in post 36 (same post where I thirded "What Jane Austen Ate...") so I think none of desertblues' mentions in that post count and she still has all her nominations?
no, no, I had one vote right....
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You're right; I missed that. Looks like she still has all her votes.
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I'll go sit in a corner and reflect on things.....
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:53 PM   #47
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Inconceivable!

Yes, you're right, I should've thirded it; I edited my post to reflect that. I missed Bookpossum's second; I must've thought that Philip Gourevitch was the author of the Chelsea Handler book.
I am mortified!

My fault - I was being lazy about typing out the long title.
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I'm not really a non-fiction kind of guy. But I have to admit, some of these selections look pretty good.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:59 AM   #49
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It would be very nice to get a second and a third on the Chelsea Handler book.
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:44 AM   #50
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I'll 3rd (or is it 4th) "A night to remember."
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:04 AM   #51
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I'd like to nominate Gulp by Mary Roach.


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The alimentary canal—the much-maligned tube from mouth to rear—is as taboo, in its way, as the cadavers in Stiff, and as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. In Gulp we meet the scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks—or has the courage—to ask. How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? Can wine tasters really tell a $10 bottle from a $100 bottle? Why is crunchy food so appealing? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? We go on location to a pet food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal.

Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of—or has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. With Roach at our side, we travel the world, meeting murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have occasionally administered holy water rectally), rabbis and terrorists—who, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tracts.

Like all of Roach's books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:46 AM   #52
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I'll use my last vote to second that, Jon.
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:01 AM   #53
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I'll 3rd (or is it 4th) "A night to remember."
A Night to Remember is already fully nominated. You still have that vote.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:17 AM   #54
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I will nominate Faust in Copenhagen by Gino Segrè

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A physicist himself, Gino Segrè writes about what scientists do?and why they do it?with intimacy, clarity, and passion. In Faust in Copenhagen, he evokes the fleeting, magical moment when physics?and the world?was about to lose its innocence forever. Known by physicists as the miracle year, 1932 saw the discovery of the neutron and antimatter, as well as the first artificially induced nuclear transmutations. However, while scientists celebrated these momentous discoveries?which presaged the nuclear era and the emergence of big science?during a meeting at Niels Bohr?s Copenhagen Institute, Europe was moving inexorably toward totalitarianism and war. (from Amazon)


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Old 06-22-2013, 09:54 AM   #55
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I'll second Faust in Copenhagen.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:05 AM   #56
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I will nominate Faust in Copenhagen by Gino Segrè

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A physicist himself, Gino Segrè writes about what scientists do?and why they do it?with intimacy, clarity, and passion. In Faust in Copenhagen, he evokes the fleeting, magical moment when physics?and the world?was about to lose its innocence forever. Known by physicists as the miracle year, 1932 saw the discovery of the neutron and antimatter, as well as the first artificially induced nuclear transmutations. However, while scientists celebrated these momentous discoveries?which presaged the nuclear era and the emergence of big science?during a meeting at Niels Bohr?s Copenhagen Institute, Europe was moving inexorably toward totalitarianism and war. (from Amazon)


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Please remove the spoiler. Also, your Overdrive link needs to go because you posted a time limted link and it's time has expired. Thanks.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:13 AM   #57
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In order to move things along, Gulp & Bossypants both need one more nod and we will only need one more book before it's onto the vote.

Just a quick note. I read Stiff by Mary Roach and I really enjoyed it. She's the author of Gulp. So I do think that will be an excellent read.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:29 AM   #58
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I'd like to nominate Fanny and Stella: The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian England by Neil McKenna.

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28th April 1870. The flamboyantly dressed Miss Fanny Park and Miss Stella Boulton are causing a stir in the Strand Theatre. All eyes are riveted upon their lascivious oglings of the gentlemen in the stalls. Moments later they are led away by the police. What followed was a scandal that shocked and titillated Victorian England in equal measure. It turned out that the alluring Miss Fanny Park and Miss Stella Boulton were no ordinary young women. Far from it. In fact, they were young men who liked to dress as women. When the Metropolitan Police launched a secret campaign to bring about their downfall, they were arrested and subjected to a sensational show trial in Westminster Hall. As the trial of 'the Young Men in Women's Clothes' unfolded, Fanny and Stella's extraordinary lives as wives and daughters, actresses and whores were revealed to an incredulous public. With a cast of peers, politicians and prostitutes, drag queens, doctors and detectives, "Fanny and Stella" is a Victorian peepshow, exposing the startling underbelly of nineteenth-century London. By turns tragic and comic, meticulously researched and dazzlingly written, "Fanny and Stella" is an enthralling tour-de-force.
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I'd like to third this nomination, if I could. (I've already seconded Escape From Camp 14, and I'm not entirely certain of the protocol here.) The human body is a fascinating place.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:59 AM   #60
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Melpomene, you have three votes and you can use them either to nominate books or to support nominations by others. Welcome to the book club, have fun here!

I third Faust in Copenhagen and second Fanny and Stella.
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