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Old 02-25-2010, 09:20 AM   #61
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I don't think you should nominate/vote if you already read it
I disagree. We want a selection that is worth reading and worth discussing. Someone who has actually read a book has a better chance of suggesting a good choice than someone who is relying on a brief description.

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I have listened to the audio version of The World Without Us, which I nominated. If chosen, I expect to read it or relisten to it. I have not read Charlatan, which I seconded. I have read The Origin of Species, which I am thinking about seconding. If it is chosen, I expect to reread it.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:24 AM   #62
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No doubt there should be input, but the point here is for the group, the club, to choose, read and discuss a book together. Just seems disingenuous for someone to nominate or vote for a book they've already read.

It's okay, certainly allowed, just seems strange to me when a big part of the point is to read books we might not read otherwise.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:40 AM   #63
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No doubt there should be input, but the point here is for the group, the club, to choose, read and discuss a book together. Just seems disingenuous for someone to nominate or vote for a book they've already read.
That strikes me as a slightly curious idea. How do you know whether or not a book is worth reading unless you've read it? I'd never nominate a book that I hadn't read.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:31 AM   #64
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That strikes me as a slightly curious idea. How do you know whether or not a book is worth reading unless you've read it? I'd never nominate a book that I hadn't read.
What? That's what doesn't make sense. I'd never nominate or vote for a book I had already read for the book reading club. The point (for me at least) is to read new things. The books I recommend or vote for are based on reviews etc. just as my To-Be-Read list is....

I might recommend or comment on it for the edification of the other members, but would never nominate it, nor would I likely re-read it as part of the club.

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Old 02-25-2010, 10:37 AM   #65
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I'll go either way.

I'll nom a book I've read and admired, or that I think would be interesting to discuss (I would feel obliged to reread it if it won the vote).

Or I'll also nominate a book I haven't read, but that I would like to at some point.

While I'm here, I'll nominate "A History of Western Philosophy" by Bertrand Russell. I have read it before, but would happily read it again.

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I'd never nominate a book that I hadn't read.
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I'd never nominate or vote for a book I had already read for the book reading club.
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I'll go either way.
So, perhaps we could let poeple nominate whatever they like rather than attempting to impose our rules? As Churchill said
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:14 AM   #67
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:36 AM   #68
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I don't think you should nominate/vote if you already read it
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Just seems disingenuous for someone to nominate or vote for a book they've already read.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:47 AM   #69
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I hereby nominate The First 100,000 Prime Numbers.

It's a real page turner.
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:20 PM   #70
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I hereby nominate The First 100,000 Prime Numbers.

It's a real page turner.
No, seriously... is this prose or just a listing of the prime numbers?

Can we get some real nominations going here?

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No, seriously... is this prose or just a listing of the prime numbers?

Can we get some real nominations going here?

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Hey I thought Ben just said we could nominate anything we wanted.

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Hey I thought Ben just said we could nominate anything we wanted.

Sure, but... I'm not gonna put a book that is a list of 100k numbers in the poll. Move along... nothing to see.

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Sure, but... I'm not gonna put a book that is a list of 100k numbers in the poll. Move along... nothing to see.

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But it is non-fiction and fits the subject for this month.
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But it is non-fiction and fits the subject for this month.
I'm with JSWolf - if it gets three votes, it should go in the poll, and if it wins the vote, we should discuss it.

These aren't just any old numbers - they're prime quality. They deserve our undivided attention. No other factors are at play here, beyond primes and the need for unity.
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