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Sat June 24 2017

MobileRead Week in Review: 06/17 - 06/24

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.

E-Book General - Reading Recommendations


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Tue June 20 2017

July 2017 Book Club Nominations

12:47 AM by WT Sharpe in Reading Recommendations | Book Clubs

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

The nominations will run through midnight EST April 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 July is: Free-For-All.

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 Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (Translator)
Goodreads | Amazon US / Overdrive / WorldCat
Print Length: 607 pages

Spoiler:
From Goodreads:

Japan's most highly regarded novelist now vaults into the first ranks of international fiction writers with this heroically imaginative novel, which is at once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets of World War II.

In a Tokyo suburb a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife's missing cat. Soon he finds himself looking for his wife as well in a netherworld that lies beneath the placid surface of Tokyo. As these searches intersect, Okada encounters a bizarre group of allies and antagonists: a psychic prostitute; a malevolent yet mediagenic politician; a cheerfully morbid sixteen-year-old-girl; and an aging war veteran who has been permanently changed by the hideous things he witnessed during Japan's forgotten campaign in Manchuria.

Gripping, prophetic, suffused with comedy and menace, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is a tour de force equal in scope to the masterpieces of Mishima and Pynchon.

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Sat June 17 2017

MobileRead Week in Review: 06/10 - 06/17

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

Another week, another steady stream of e-book goodness here on MobileRead. Our authentic roundup of what's been going on:

E-Book General - News


Wed June 14 2017

University team creates electrowetting E-paper

03:15 AM by tracey1 in E-Book General | News

http://goodereader.com/blog/e-paper/...electrowetting

Same technology Liquavista has developed. Would be great if this put pressure on amazon/Liquavista to speeden up the process of commercializing the technology

[ 8 replies ]


Tue June 13 2017

Eink demos foldable ereader at SID display week

07:19 AM by Dulin's Books in E-Book General | News

Lilliputing has an article with a video from Charbax

https://liliputing.com/2017/06/e-ink...ng-things.html

Charbax video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-kYQ61A-s4

[ 9 replies ]


Sat June 03 2017

Bookpossum Vote • June 2017

07:20 PM by sun surfer in Reading Recommendations | Book Clubs

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

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


Voting will run for four days. The vote will close exactly four days from this post; 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 post or vote in separate posts 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.


The floor is now open!

*

Voting is closed. Final results-

  • Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
    Post / Goodreads / 272 Pages / Votes- 7

  • Possession by A.S. Byatt
    Post / Goodreads / 549 Pages / Votes- 6

  • Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene
    Post / Goodreads / 262 Pages / Votes- 5

  • Le Testament Français by Andreï Makine
    Post / Goodreads / 309 Pages / Votes- 4

  • Dream Stuff by David Malouf
    Post / Goodreads / 215 Pages / Votes- 2

  • Friend of My Youth by Alice Munro
    Post / Goodreads / 280 Pages / Votes- 2

  • The Mystic Masseur by V.S. Naipaul
    Post / Goodreads / 215 Pages / Votes- 6

  • That Old Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx
    Post / Goodreads / 410 Pages / Votes- 1

[ 11 replies ]


Sat May 20 2017

MobileRead Week in Review: 05/13 - 05/20

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

Feast your eyes on some of the discussions from this week at MobileRead...

E-Book General - News

E-Book General - Reading Recommendations


New UK Amazon Prime benefit

05:40 AM by John F in E-Book General | News

"Amazon offers UK Prime members a free, rotating e-book library"

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/18/...ebook-library/

[ 5 replies ]




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