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View Poll Results: Which eBook do you want the Book Club read for March?
The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death 6 12.24%
Against Intellectual Monopoly 2 4.08%
The Origin of Species 9 18.37%
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking 2 4.08%
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference 6 12.24%
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary 13 26.53%
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains 11 22.45%
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:24 AM   #16
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Single votes however make it very easy to see how many people are voting.

And we need The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death to get more votes. That's the one that sounds the most fun to read out of all the choices.
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Single votes however make it very easy to see how many people are voting.
Well, dividing by two isn't to hard. But, you ran the nominations this month, so I have no problem with only one vote. And seeing as there are 7 selections is not a problem.

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Single votes however make it very easy to see how many people are voting.

And we need The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death to get more votes. That's the one that sounds the most fun to read out of all the choices.
It was a lot of fun. I think I'm going to pick up another one of her books.
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Ok... finally made my decision and placed my vote.

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Single votes however make it very easy to see how many people are voting.

And we need The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death to get more votes. That's the one that sounds the most fun to read out of all the choices.
Personally, I think Professor and The Madman needs more votes
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I'm just hoping that the Rocky Mountain book does not win. it seems (IMHO) to be rather dull. And after reading A Passage to India, I'm not looking for any books that are going to be dull.
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I'm just hoping that the Rocky Mountain book does not win. it seems (IMHO) to be rather dull. And after reading A Passage to India, I'm not looking for any books that are going to be dull.
Jon, you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.

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Seeing as Origin of The Species is out, I say everyone go for professor and the madman
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Jon, you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.

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Sometimes that's all we have for judging a book.

But seriously, if it wins, I'm going to redo the LRF edition because of the footnotes. And I will give it a read and hope I am wrong out it being boring.
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True... but ebooks don't have covers.

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I'm just hoping that the Rocky Mountain book does not win. it seems (IMHO) to be rather dull. And after reading A Passage to India, I'm not looking for any books that are going to be dull.
I just finished it last night, and it isn't dull at all. However, given that I have just read it, I hope the 'Professor and the madman' could get a few more votes. It was on my reading list anyway

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I went for the Rocky Mountain book, sounds very interesting (although I could be totally wrong, which I often am).
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True... but ebooks don't have covers.

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Well some do and Simon & Schuster eBooks don't.

The last two Star Trek eBooks I have purchased have both come without a cover. I've had to add in the cover when I've converted to LRF.
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Is anyone else of the opinion that Fiction can make better fodder for discussion than Nonfiction? Not always though of course, and there are some nice choices there. Technical or reference type books may be a bit of a downer, a book like Origin of Species will go for pages and pages to deliver the conclusion of a species deriving from a common ancestor.
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Is anyone else of the opinion that Fiction can make better fodder for discussion than Nonfiction? Not always though of course, and there are some nice choices there. Technical or reference type books may be a bit of a downer, a book like Origin of Species will go for pages and pages to deliver the conclusion of a species deriving from a common ancestor.
I've only just started it, but have skimmed as well - I can assure you that The Origin of Species is very different from technical books. It's not a text book, but about exploration. It's written for an educated, general reader.
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