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View Poll Results: Which books would you prefer for the December 2013 MobileRead Book Club selection?
Dubliners by James Joyce 17 43.59%
The Mysterious Mr. Quin by Agatha Christie 13 33.33%
The Unreal and the Real, Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin Vol. 2 by Ursula K. Le Guin 5 12.82%
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 9 23.08%
The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury 10 25.64%
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling 12 30.77%
Tales From the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald 11 28.21%
10 Wonderful Short Stories to Read For Free Online by various authors 9 23.08%
Limits by Larry Niven 6 15.38%
Shifu, You'll Do Anything for a Laugh by Mo Yan 6 15.38%
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:17 AM   #16
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Dubliners is the one book in the list I refuse to read.
Maybe you'll have time for a reread of Ethan Frome or Lolita?
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:21 AM   #17
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:31 AM   #19
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What? In twenty days?

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Old 12-01-2013, 08:55 AM   #20
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I voted for Dubliners so I'll definitely be reading it, but I'm pretty surprised it won so easily. Was it the only free one or something?

Anyway - will catch you all back here after the 20th.
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Maybe you'll have time for a reread of Ethan Frome or Lolita?
I read Ethan Frome when I was in school. Awful book. And as for Lolita, I won't be reading it because I am not a pedophile.
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I voted for Dubliners so I'll definitely be reading it, but I'm pretty surprised it won so easily. Was it the only free one or something?

Anyway - will catch you all back here after the 20th.
No, Sherlock Holmes and Jungle Book were both available for free right here at MR. I am actually surprised that Dubliners won, I thought for sure it would have been one of those two. Available for free and just the sort of books that people settle on.
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I read Ethan Frome when I was in school. Awful book. And as for Lolita, I won't be reading it because I am not a pedophile.
Maybe you give re-reading Ethan Frome; everyone else seemed to like it. But, to each his/her own.

I don't believe there is any MR club requirement that you be a pedophile to read Lolita. So read away.
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Maybe you give re-reading Ethan Frome; everyone else seemed to like it. But, to each his/her own.

I don't believe there is any MR club requirement that you be a pedophile to read Lolita. So read away.
You can't go against your principles and actually read a book you think should be banned. Think of the awkwardness of discovering that you had been ranting against one of the great books of the 20th century.
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What? In twenty days?

With the book club the discussion starts on the 20th of the month so that everyone has a chance to finish the book at their own pace before discussion begins. It just means that those who read faster should wait before beginning the book and those who read slower can start right away.
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Maybe you give re-reading Ethan Frome; everyone else seemed to like it. But, to each his/her own.
Awful book. Not even worth the first read.

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I don't believe there is any MR club requirement that you be a pedophile to read Lolita. So read away.
There's no requirement, but I do think there may be some tendencies if it's enjoyed.

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There's no requirement, but I do think there may be some tendencies if it's enjoyed.

As you haven't read "Lolita", how can you possibly make such a judgement? And by the way, it is possible to admire and be moved by a book without necessarily "enjoying" it in the sense you are presumably suggesting.

I suggest you save your comments on books for ones that you have actually read.
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As you haven't read "Lolita", how can you possibly make such a judgement? And by the way, it is possible to admire and be moved by a book without necessarily "enjoying" it in the sense you are presumably suggesting.

I suggest you save your comments on books for ones that you have actually read.
It is possible to know that the subject of a book is one that should be left very much alone without having to have read the book.
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