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Old 08-21-2013, 03:47 AM   #16
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:32 AM   #17
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Has 'The Catcher in the Rye' been a Mobileread book club selection? If not, I'd like to nominate it.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:50 AM   #18
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Has 'The Catcher in the Rye' been a Mobileread book club selection? If not, I'd like to nominate it.
I believe that the MobileRead Club requires an ebook version to be available. {please correct me if I'm wrong}. There might well be a problem getting an ebook version of Catcher In The Rye. I was thinking of nominating it myself but I couldn't locate any legal electronic version anywhere--not even in the iTunes book store.

I would personally be quite open to using a PB--which is easily obtainable--and if this can be done {as it is in the Literary Club} I would certainly second the nomination. But I think we need a ruling from the moderator on it {and on whether it has been previously nominated}.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:08 AM   #19
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:37 AM   #20
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I believe that the MobileRead Club requires an ebook version to be available. {please correct me if I'm wrong}. There might well be a problem getting an ebook version of Catcher In The Rye. I was thinking of nominating it myself but I couldn't locate any legal electronic version anywhere--not even in the iTunes book store.

I would personally be quite open to using a PB--which is easily obtainable--and if this can be done {as it is in the Literary Club} I would certainly second the nomination. But I think we need a ruling from the moderator on it {and on whether it has been previously nominated}.
I don't recall that we've ever had a prohibition against books that weren't available in e-book format, but I don't think such a book has a chance of winning.

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Has 'The Catcher in the Rye' been a Mobileread book club selection? If not, I'd like to nominate it.
Do you still wish to nominate The Catcher in the Rye?
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:52 AM   #21
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I'll give a nod for Lady Chatterly's Lover.

Surprised noone's mentioned Harry Potter yet (not a nomination from me )

I'm going to nominate Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.

Amazon (US): LINK
Amazon (UK): LINK
B&N (US): LINK
Google Play (AUS): LINK

Looks like Canada and US have Overdrive versions for EPUB and the US also has Kindle versions.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:45 PM   #22
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I'll third Their Eyes Were Watching God. Unable to post link, but currently available at amazon.com for $2.99.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:41 PM   #23
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:12 PM   #24
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I'll third Their Eyes Were Watching God. Unable to post link, but currently available at amazon.com for $2.99.
Thanks for that. I should have posted links, but I was in a rush when I put up my nominations. Here is a list for common sources:




Both ebooks are also available on Overdrive.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:17 PM   #25
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I second Ulysses. It looks like this new category is off to an interesting start with the nominations so far.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:53 AM   #26
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I think the nominations are getting altogether too literary . I'll nominate the crime noir No Orchids for Miss Blandish by James Hadley Chase. Another book I read as a schoolboy, and one that provoked a great deal of controversy in its time.

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Old 08-22-2013, 06:39 AM   #27
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I don't recall that we've ever had a prohibition against books that weren't available in e-book format, but I don't think such a book has a chance of winning.



Do you still wish to nominate The Catcher in the Rye?
Not if an ebook isn't available.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:39 AM   #28
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I'm going to second No Orchids for Miss Blandish. When you've got Greene and Orwell giving it kudos I think it's worth a read.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:21 PM   #29
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:06 PM   #30
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I'll nominate Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov*.

Available at libraries everywhere!

* Yes, I know it was part of the literary club.
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