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Old 01-19-2010, 12:11 AM   #31
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Me too, but I hate to nominate a book (TTTW) whose author refuses to allow it to be released as an e-book.

It is a good book, though, and I'd be pleased if it were selected.
Only books that can legally be obtained as ebooks are eligible for nomination. So, unless you can show me otherwise that disqualifies Time Traveler's Wife.

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Old 01-19-2010, 12:41 AM   #32
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How are we defining "Romance"? I'm going to go on a stretch and nominate Anaïs Nin's Delta of Venus (Penguin Classics ebook) primarily because I've bought it but haven't yet gotten around to reading it!

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In Delta of Venus Anaïs Nin conjures up a glittering cascade of sexual encounters. Creating her own 'language of the senses', she explores an area that was previously the domain of male writers and brings to it her own unique perceptions. Her vibrant and impassioned prose evokes the essence of female sexuality in a world where only love has meaning.

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Old 01-19-2010, 01:20 AM   #33
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Not legal to download in many countries, unfortunately.
Gone With the Wind was pre-loaded into my reader... So... surely... I can read it?
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:29 AM   #34
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I'll nominate (along with another person) Gone with the Wind! I have watched the movie several times, but never read the book
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:36 AM   #35
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Gone with the Wind doesn't come in ebook either, but I'd be willing to overlook it for that and Possession.
http://www.ereader.com/ebooks/b52074/?si=59

I will also nominate GWTW. I just rewatched the movie this weekend and am wanting to reread the book again.

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Old 01-19-2010, 01:49 AM   #36
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Only books that can legally be obtained as ebooks are eligible for nomination. So, unless you can show me otherwise that disqualifies Time Traveler's Wife.

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Oh, well. It would have been a good choice, but since the author feels that e-books make a mockery out of the reading experience in a way that big budget Hollywood movies don't, I guess we have to respect her wishes.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:09 AM   #37
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This sounds like it would appeal to both sexes, an adventure and romance (plus it's free).


It Happened In Egypt

by Charles Norris Williamson (1859-1920) and Alice Muriel Williamson (1869-1933)

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Lord Ernest Borrow and Captain Anthony Fenton think they know a secret – a secret that could make them both rich. En route, they are sidetracked by Sir Marcus Antonius Lark, a woman who thinks she’s Cleopatra reincarnate, a Gilded Rose of an American Heiress, and Mrs. Jones, a mysterious Irish woman with a past. Will they find the secret? Or will the trip up the Nile on the Enchantress Isis net them another discovery altogether? (summary by Sibella Denton)
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The exciting part began in Cairo; but perhaps I ought to go back to what happened on the Laconia, between Naples and Alexandria. Luckily no one can expect a man who actually rejoices in his nickname of “Duffer” to know how or where a true story should begin.
The huge ship was passing swiftly out of the Bay of Naples, and already we were in the strait between Capri and the mainland. I had come on deck from the smoking-room for a last look at poor Vesuvius, who lost her lovely head in the last eruption.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:20 AM   #38
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This sounds like it would appeal to both sexes, an adventure and romance (plus it's free).


It Happened In Egypt

by Charles Norris Williamson (1859-1920) and Alice Muriel Williamson (1869-1933)

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I second Dreams choice as the book sounds interesting - if not voted for I"ll read it anyway

Uuuuh - please please not GWTW - I read the book and fell asleep with it. Was hardcover and dropped on my nose - so not very happy memories there. But in the spirit of this year of course I would try and read it again
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:34 AM   #39
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Is there actually a good romance book that a real man will enjoy?
My thoughts too Jon. I'll follow along here but odds are I won't read...it's possible though.

So in the spirit....how about "Princess of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs it's a romance of sorts.

I read "The accidental tourist" some time back. and enjoyed it. Gone With the Wind sounds like a great choice and I've never read it.

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Old 01-19-2010, 08:17 AM   #40
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:41 AM   #41
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May I suggest Eleanor of Aquitane: A Biography? It has romance and courtly love for the girls, and history and war for the boys. This version by Marion Meade is the best I've read http://www.amazon.com/Eleanor-Aquita...3381/ref=pd_64



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Old 01-19-2010, 10:10 AM   #42
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OH! OH! Here's my recommendation for February's book: His Robot Girlfriend by MobileRead's own Wesley Allison (HistoryWes). As a bonus, the e-book is free at Smashwords.
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OH! OH! Here's my recommendation for February's book: His Robot Girlfriend by MobileRead's own Wesley Allison (HistoryWes). As a bonus, the e-book is free at Smashwords.
In addition, I think folks who have read it will agree that the sci-fi takes a back seat to the romantic element in this book.
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I'll nominate (along with another person) Gone with the Wind! I have watched the movie several times, but never read the book
As was pointed out, Gone with the Wind is not legally available in the US. So that should disqualify it.
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I will second that nomination.
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