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The Trial by Franz Kafka 15 20.27%
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky 8 10.81%
Persuasion by Jane Austen 4 5.41%
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 8 10.81%
The Picture (or Portrait) of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 12 16.22%
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne 11 14.86%
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edward Abbott 6 8.11%
Orlando by Virginia Woolf 6 8.11%
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo 4 5.41%
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:01 PM   #31
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Part of what I said is debatable, but it is not debatable that the method in use makes it highly likely that the winner is going to be a book most people did NOT vote for. This means that fewer people are likely to participate in the actual reading.

Kafka is my all-time favorite author, or in the top few, and I'm always happy to read The Trial again, but I would have been happier with The Castle or Amerika. Everything Kafka wrote is fantastic.

I'm sorry if you don't agree, but I'm just stating my opinion. Do what you like, have fun.

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Old 10-25-2009, 10:14 PM   #32
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Part of what I said is debatable, but it is not debatable that the method in use makes it highly likely that the winner is going to be a book most people did NOT vote for. This means that fewer people are likely to participate in the actual reading.
Yes, it's quite possible with this many books nominated. However, I guarantee you the book with the most votes will win.

The idea is that you read the book that gets the most votes... to expand your horizons. If you just want to read any other book of course there is nothing keeping you from that.

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No worries. Your opinion is certainly welcome.

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Part of what I said is debatable, but it is not debatable that the method in use makes it highly likely that the winner is going to be a book most people did NOT vote for. This means that fewer people are likely to participate in the actual reading.
I hear what you're saying and can only speak for myself, but so far the books I vote for don't seem to win, but I still read the winner. For me part of the 'fun' is possibly reading something I might not otherwise read.
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For me part of the 'fun' is possibly reading something I might not otherwise read.
Yes, that's the big attraction for me too.
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Kafka is my all-time favorite author, or in the top few, and I'm always happy to read The Trial again, but I would have been happier with The Castle or Amerika. Everything Kafka wrote is fantastic.
As an aside from someone who just found mobileread this week, it sounds like the nominating process might be at fault, not the voting process. Perhaps a short period of open comments on potential noms, before they go to a vote, would satisfy?

For example, had I been leaning towards nominating The Trial (perhaps because it is the only Kafka I vaguely remember from high school) then the comment above would have easily swayed me towards nominating The Castle instead.
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As an aside from someone who just found mobileread this week, it sounds like the nominating process might be at fault, not the voting process. Perhaps a short period of open comments on potential noms, before they go to a vote, would satisfy?
Isn't that really what the nomination thread is for. To discuss the nominations and why each book must get three nominations to be added to the vote?

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Old 10-28-2009, 01:00 PM   #37
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Hey.. Whatever wins, I'll probably join along. It will probably be slow going for me as I tend to have multiple books going at the same time. Currently actively reading 4 books on my Kindle right now, with "Truman" getting the most time.
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Hey.. Whatever wins, I'll probably join along. It will probably be slow going for me as I tend to have multiple books going at the same time. Currently actively reading 4 books on my Kindle right now, with "Truman" getting the most time.
Truman as in Turman Capote or Harry S. ??

A biography?
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Biography.. Harry S. "Truman" by David McCullough

I'm more and more impressed with Truman the more I read.
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And did you know that Truman's middle name is just S. ?
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No I did not know that.

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AnemicOak: Thanks for the "sticker"! Had my nose stuck in a book for a few days. Besides having to go to work So, that's what took me so long to notice!

I don't mind the voting process. Joining in the Book Club reminds me of books I read long ago and may want to read again. It also introduces me to new ones. I selected a new one (to me anyway) as it sounded interesting to me. My selection was not based on what others were voting for. Reminds me of elementary school. We had to nominate someone for something (can't remember what), same type of process as this. Then everyone voted. There was no, uh, process of elimination, I guess you would call it.
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So what is The Place to download The Trial in mobi?

Edit: Feedbooks has it free here for all formats.

Since I paid $1 for an Agatha Christie book at Amazon, I always look at Feedbooks when the prices are low at Amazon. You all probably knew better already.

I guess it's time to wrap up Verdant Skies so I can get to this one...

Edit2: Did you guys know this book was unfinished by Kafka? Darn. Just like Mozart's Requiem, it may be a great work, but it is unfortunate to have to wonder which parts are original and which parts aren't.

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So what is The Place to download The Trial in mobi?
It is in our own library uploaded by Patricia in Mobi format

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...ighlight=Trial

so I am sure it is brilliantly formatted.

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