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Old 01-16-2009, 03:33 PM   #1
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MobileRead Book Club: Future books

Hi All,

The "official" book schedule would have us pick a book for Feb:

February
MobileRead Contemporary (can be any genre, but must be contemporary and must be available in our library)

I was wondering what people thought about rather than doing more nomination/vote threads we just picked the top 3 (non-winner) voted books from December and January votes and just slotted them in for the next 6 months. The books would be:

Feb:
"The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells (This was actually top three in both votes)

Mar
Three Men In A Boat - Jerome K Jerome

Apr
"1632" by Eric Flint

May
The Man Who Was Thursday - G. K. Chesterton

Jun
"Snow Crash" by Neal Stephenson

Jul
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Of course, order isn't important. Just let me know what you think. If most don't agree to this I would be happy to start a nomination thread for Feb book next Monday.

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Old 01-16-2009, 03:42 PM   #2
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That sounds like a good idea to me.
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:31 PM   #3
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The Time Machine isn't contemporary and thus, doesn't fit in.

Personally, I'd rather go with nominating and voting like we have been. That seems to work best.
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:36 PM   #4
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The Time Machine isn't contemporary and thus, doesn't fit in.
Well yea. That's part of why I was asking... I know these books don't (may not) fit into the previously established categories.

We could move 1623 up to Feb. It is contemporary.

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Personally, I'd rather go with nominating and voting like we have been. That seems to work best.
Ok.

Hmm... maybe I should have made this topic a poll.

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Old 01-16-2009, 05:01 PM   #5
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Hmm... maybe I should have made this topic a poll.

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Personally, I think whatever you decide would be okay. These are all great books, and they deserve to be read, or re-read.

The mantle of responsibility rests heavy, doesn't it??
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:44 PM   #6
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The mantle of responsibility rests heavy, doesn't it??
You guys are the navigators. I'm just driving the bus. Tell me where to turn, and I'll do it... (as long as it's not into a lake).

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Old 01-16-2009, 05:59 PM   #7
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Looks like all the books in the original post won't actually work given what's to go for what months.

February
MobileRead Contemporary (can be any genre, but must be contemporary and must be available in our library)

March
Nonfiction (can be from anywhere, including our library)

April
MobileRead Author (must be a book from an author who frequents MobileRead)

May
Horror (can be from anywhere, including our library)

June
MobileRead Classic

July
Humor (can be from anywhere, including our library)

August
MobileRead Contemporary

September
Mystery (can be from anywhere, including our library)

October
MobileRead Author
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:23 PM   #8
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I don't know, I like the fact that the book club will get me into new genres.
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:43 AM   #9
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I enjoy following the nomination process - seeing what books get nominated, and the little flurries of discussion that ensue, is very informative.
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Old 01-17-2009, 04:20 AM   #10
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I am very much in favour of sticking with the original "plan". There's nothing to stop anyone opening a discussion thread on their favourite book even if it didn't "win" a poll.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:57 AM   #11
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Is there a simple way to identify "MobileRead Contemporary" books in the upload section? Searching for creative commons is the best I could come up with.

If an ebook has been released under creative commons presumably it could be uploaded here if this has not yet been done.
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:31 PM   #12
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I'd rather stay with nominating and voting.
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