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View Poll Results: June 2010 Mobile Read Book Club Vote
Thin Blood by MR member author Vicki Tyley 7 10.14%
Shutter Island by Dennis LeHane 14 20.29%
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan 20 28.99%
Last Man Standing by David Baldacci 3 4.35%
Resurrection by Gabriel May 5 7.25%
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane 2 2.90%
Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell 4 5.80%
Casino Royale (1953) by Ian Fleming 6 8.70%
Killing Floor by Lee Child 2 2.90%
Dead(ish) by by MR member author Naomi Kramer 6 8.70%
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:09 PM   #16
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Er, what? When have the James Bond novels ever been out of print? Or am I missing something?

I voted for Casino Royale. The movies are good, but the books are better.
You can't help but wonder if the copyright owners are pulling a Disney; keeping certain items "in the vault" in the hopes of larger sales during those time when they are on sale "before they go back into the vault forever."

"Forever" as in "next time."
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You can't help but wonder if the copyright owners are pulling a Disney; keeping certain items "in the vault" in the hopes of larger sales during those time when they are on sale "before they go back into the vault forever."

"Forever" as in "next time."
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I voted for The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan for two reasons:

1) I really do want to read it.
2) The paperback edition is only 160 pages, and some of the monster length books we've been reading has been cutting into some other books I want to read.


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I totally agree with that...

Wait... what just happened?

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This, I believe, is the first sign of the Apocalypse!

Head for the hills, everybody!
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:23 PM   #19
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Right you are!

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Old 05-29-2010, 01:09 AM   #20
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I made a few links to this month's choices. Please check prices and availability in your country.

Thin Blood by MR member author Vicki Tyley @ Inkmesh search @ AddALL search

Shutter Island by Dennis LeHane @ Inkmesh search @ AddAll search

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan @ feedbooks @ MR in the Richard Hannay Omnibus uploaded by HarryT - lrf - mobi / prc @ MR in single book lrf format uploaded by starfish

Last Man Standing by David Baldacci @ Inkmesh search @ AddALL search

Resurrection by Gabriel May (MR author chkngreez?) @ Inkmesh search @ AddALL search

Mystic River by Dennis Lehane @ Inkmesh search @ AddALL search

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell @ Inkmesh search @ AddALL search

Casino Royale (1953) by Ian Fleming @ Inkmesh search @ AddALL search

Killing Floor by Lee Child @ Inkmesh search @ AddALL search

Dead(ish) by MR author Naomi Kramer @ Inkmesh search @ AddALL search
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Don't choose a book just because the author is an indie or logs on to MR. Choose a book because you want to read it.
Definitely!

I voted for Killing Floor by Lee Child.
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Thanks for your efforts, dreams. Your post indicates that The Thirty-Nine Steps is the only one available for free.

That's pretty unusual for these Book Club votes, isn't it? Aren't there usually quite a number of public domain selections to choose from?
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Thanks for your efforts, dreams. Your post indicates that The Thirty-Nine Steps is the only one available for free.

That's pretty unusual for these Book Club votes, isn't it? Aren't there usually quite a number of public domain selections to choose from?
You are welcome. Due to the variety of formats and pricing (a couple are free, the rest are for purchase) , I decided to use the search engine results for members to begin checking if it is even available for purchase in their country and to check pricing. I found the same book could have a range of prices.

Dead (ish) by MR author Naomi Kramer is free also.

I don't know about the number of PD selections in each month's voting, as I am pretty new to actively participating. I think it depends on what the members nominate for each month's category.

I think it would be a good idea if each nomination had availability and price range included with the book blurb. I think one of the nominated books was only showing at 2 UK bookstores.
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I would vote for Shutter Island, but I have a $5 limit on ebook spending and I won't be paying $10 for it. Bugga!

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Once again, dreams come through with something that's of benefit to all.

Kudos, and , dreams!
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Vote for Shutter Island! I have never chosen the winning book before and really want to have something chosen this month that I'll want to read
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Shutter Island. 336 pages. $9.99 at Amazon.
The Thirty-Nine Steps. 160 pages. Free here at MobileRead.

Some folks haven't finished last month's selection, to say nothing of Gone With The Wind.

The Thirty-Nine Steps!
Half the length of Shutter Island, and it's FREE!
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Shutter Island. 336 pages. $9.99 at Amazon.
The Thirty-Nine Steps. 160 pages. Free here at MobileRead.

Some folks haven't finished last month's selection, to say nothing of Gone With The Wind.

The Thirty-Nine Steps!
Half the length of Shutter Island, and it's FREE!
That's me you're talkin' about buddy....
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Vote for Shutter Island! I have never chosen the winning book before and really want to have something chosen this month that I'll want to read
But if you vote for Last Man Standing, you will vote for a book that's more a thriller and less a horror book.
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