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Old 03-02-2010, 10:24 AM   #151
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I'll third (if they haven't already been so):

The Devil in the White
City by Erik Larson
The greek myths by Robert Graves
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:34 AM   #152
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My three votes are:
  1. Stiff
  2. The Omnivore's Dilemma
  3. The Origin of Species

The first two already have 3 noms... so you can have those 2 back if you want to reuse them.

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Old 03-02-2010, 10:34 AM   #153
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I'll vote for "The Origin of the Species" by Charles Darwin
It already has 3... so if you want you can reuse this nomination.

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Old 03-02-2010, 10:39 AM   #154
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STOP!!

Ok... I'm gonna call it. We usually stop once we have 10... but I wanted to make sure everyones noms got in...

So, we have 12 now.

I am off to create the voting thread.

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Old 03-02-2010, 10:56 AM   #155
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Find the poll here:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75615

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Old 03-02-2010, 02:04 PM   #156
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STOP!!

Ok... I'm gonna call it. We usually stop once we have 10... but I wanted to make sure everyones noms got in...

So, we have 12 now.

I am off to create the voting thread.

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Old 03-02-2010, 02:07 PM   #157
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STOP!!

Ok... I'm gonna call it. We usually stop once we have 10... but I wanted to make sure everyones noms got in...

So, we have 12 now.

I am off to create the voting thread.

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Heh - guess I just made it
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:09 PM   #158
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Heh - guess I just made it
Yep... right under the wire.

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Old 03-02-2010, 03:27 PM   #159
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I've said before on this thread that I am in the UK, and I've bought it. A lot of stuff on Amazon is available via Amazon for PC (but by no means everything, of course).

If we start saying that ebooks must be available everywhere, why not say that they must be readable on any reader? Pretty soon we'd have enough criteria to exclude almost everything. In my view, we're better off proposing whatever we want, people pointing out any shortcomings (like geo restrictions), and then having a vote. I doubt that a book with limited availability will win, because fewer people are likely to vote for it.
I do feel that if someone says a given book is not available as an eBook, then we just drop said book from the list. But only say so if you don't mind reading the pBook version should it win.

As to eBook format, the DRM can be stripped and Calibre used to convert to the format of choice.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:02 PM   #160
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I do feel that if someone says a given book is not available as an eBook, then we just drop said book from the list. But only say so if you don't mind reading the pBook version should it win.

As to eBook format, the DRM can be stripped and Calibre used to convert to the format of choice.
I'd agree that if something isn't available as an ebook at all, it's a funny choice for the mobile read book club. But so long as it can be obtained somewhere, it seems reasonable for someone to propose it.

I've checked all of this months's suggestions from the UK. I can find them all except "Quirkology" and "The World Without Us" - although others may have more luck than I did.
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