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Sat October 21 2017

MobileRead Week in Review: 10/14 - 10/21

06:00 AM by Alexander Turcic in Miscellaneous | Week in Review

There's been a whole heck of a lot of stuff happening this week. Purvey the below for your pleasure.

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Fri October 20 2017

November 2017 Book Club Nominations

12:08 AM by WT Sharpe in Reading Recommendations | Book Clubs

MobileRead Book Club
November 2017 Nominations

Help us select the next book that the MobileRead Book Club will read for November, 2017.

The nominations will run through midnight EST October 26 or until 10 books have made the list. The poll will then be posted and will remain open for five days.

The book selection category for November is History.

In order for a book to be included in the poll it needs THREE NOMINATIONS (original nomination, a second and a third).

How Does This Work?
The Mobile Read Book Club (MRBC) is an informal club that requires nothing of you. Each month a book is selected by polling. On the last week of that month a discussion thread is started for the book. If you want to participate feel free. There is no need to "join" or sign up. All are welcome.

How Does a Book Get Selected?
Each book that is nominated will be listed in a poll at the end of the nomination period. The book that polls the most votes will be the official selection.

How Many Nominations Can I Make?
Each participant has 3 nominations. You can nominate a new book for consideration or nominate (second, third) one that has already been nominated by another person.

How Do I Nominate a Book?
Please just post a message with your nomination. If you are the FIRST to nominate a book, please try to provide an abstract to the book so others may consider their level of interest.

How Do I Know What Has Been Nominated?
Just follow the thread. This message will be updated with the status of the nominations as often as I can. If one is missed, please just post a message with a multi-quote of the 3 nominations and it will be added to the list ASAP.

When is the Poll?
The poll thread will open at the end of the nomination period, or once there have been 10 books with 3 nominations each. At that time a link to the initial poll thread will be posted here and this thread will be closed.

The floor is open to nominations. Please comment if you discover a nomination is not available as an ebook in your area.


Official choices with three nominations each:

(1) The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945 by Ian Kershaw
Goodreads | Amazon US / Kobo
Print Length: 596 pages

Spoiler:
From Goodreads:

From the preeminent Hitler biographer, a fascinating and original exploration of how the Third Reich was willing and able to fight to the bitter end of World War II

Countless books have been written about why Nazi Germany lost the Second World War, yet remarkably little attention has been paid to the equally vital questions of how and why the Third Reich did not surrender until Germany had been left in ruins and almost completely occupied. Drawing on prodigious new research, Ian Kershaw, an award-winning historian and the author of Fateful Choices, explores these fascinating questions in a gripping and focused narrative that begins with the failed bomb plot in July 1944 and ends with the death of Adolf Hitler and the German capitulation in 1945. The End paints a harrowing yet enthralling portrait of the Third Reich in its last desperate gasps.

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Sat October 14 2017

MobileRead Week in Review: 10/07 - 10/14

06:00 AM by Alexander Turcic in Miscellaneous | Week in Review

Is it really Sunday again? Hoorah! Time to dig in to another digest of MobileRead delectables

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Wed October 11 2017

Amazon announces new 7" waterproof Oasis with 32GB storage option

03:05 PM by Josieb1 in E-Book Readers | Amazon Kindle

It's out in the US

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XD5YCKX?th=1

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Sun October 08 2017

The Gathering by Anne Enright

11:35 AM by sun surfer in Reading Recommendations | Book Clubs

'Anne Enright is a dazzling writer of international stature and one of Ireland’s most singular voices. Now she delivers The Gathering, a moving, evocative portrait of a large Irish family and a shot of fresh blood into the Irish literary tradition, combining the lyricism of the old with the shock of the new.

The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan are gathering in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother, Liam, drowned in the sea. His sister, Veronica, collects the body and keeps the dead man company, guarding the secret she shares with him—something that happened in their grandmother’s house in the winter of 1968. As Enright traces the line of betrayal and redemption through three generations her distinctive intelligence twists the world a fraction and gives it back to us in a new and unforgettable light. The Gathering is a daring, witty, and insightful family epic, clarified through Anne Enright’s unblinking eye. It is a novel about love and disappointment, about how memories warp and secrets fester, and how fate is written in the body, not in the stars.'

The Gathering is the winner of the 2007 Man Booker Prize and was chosen unanimously by the jury.


This is the MR Literary Club selection for October 2017. Whether you've already read it or would like to, feel free to start or join in the conversation at any time, and guests are always welcome! So, what are your thoughts on it?

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Sat October 07 2017

MobileRead Week in Review: 09/30 - 10/07

06:00 AM by Alexander Turcic in Miscellaneous | Week in Review

Ok kids, time for the weekly roundup of what we've covered this week:

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Mon October 02 2017

Bookworm_Girl Vote • October 2017

09:01 PM by sun surfer in Reading Recommendations | Book Clubs

Help us select what the MR Literary Club will read in October 2017!

The options this month are courtesy of our rotating nominator, Bookworm_Girl.


Voting will run for four days. The vote will close exactly four days from this ; even if the final tally doesn't occur immediately after voting closes, no votes made after that time will count.

Votes will be made by post. Each person has SEVEN votes to use.

You may give each nominee one or two (or no) votes. You may vote all at once in one or vote in separate at different times, so long as you have more votes remaining to cast. You may use any number of your possible votes up to the maximum. Any extraneous votes per person (past their maximum or more than two for one nominee) won't count. Votes cannot be changed once they are cast.

The rotating nominator may not vote. Once voting is complete, the count will be tallied and a winner declared. In the event of a tie, there will be a one-day run-off vote, also in this thread. If the run-off also ends in a tie, then the tie will be resolved by the nominator.

We hope that you will read the selection with the club and join in the discussion.


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Initial voting is closed. Run-off voting is closed. Final results-

  • Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
    Post / Goodreads / 259 Pages / Votes- 4 / Run-off- 1

  • The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
    Post / Goodreads / 386 Pages / Votes- 3

  • Arthur & George by Julian Barnes
    Post / Goodreads / 445 Pages / Votes- 4 / Run-off- 1

  • The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
    Post / Goodreads / 374 Pages / Votes- 0

  • The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain
    Post / Goodreads / 241 Pages / Votes- 0

  • The Gathering by Anne Enright
    Post / Goodreads / 261 Pages / Votes- 4 / Run-off- 2

  • Transatlantic by Colum McCann
    Post / Goodreads / 304 Pages / Votes- 2

  • Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
    Post / Goodreads / 344 Pages / Votes- 3

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Sat September 23 2017

MobileRead Week in Review: 09/16 - 09/23

06:00 AM by Alexander Turcic in Miscellaneous | Week in Review

It's time again for our roundup on all the stuff we posted on our frontpage this past week.

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