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View Poll Results: Which free-for-all shall we read for July's discussion?
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (Translator) 8 42.11%
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach 5 26.32%
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly 9 47.37%
Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body by Sara Pascoe 4 21.05%
Socrates Cafe: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy by Christopher Phillips 6 31.58%
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Old 07-03-2017, 03:43 PM   #31
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Old 07-04-2017, 05:51 PM   #32
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Because posting one immediately following the vote seemed to be the will of the people (see the Book Club discussion), I have started a discussion thread for Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:26 PM   #33
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Thanks, Tom. I'm already well into the book and will be glad of a place to start to put my thoughts down.
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:50 AM   #34
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Jon ~ you may find this morning's email link from Delancey Place to be interesting. Just this one segment put this book on my must read list.

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Old 07-13-2017, 01:58 PM   #35
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When is the next month that Bonk can be nominated? I'm all for it.
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If we keep the same categories, next June would be the next time Bonk fits a category and can be nominated. If we change categories, then February would be the earliest, assuming it fits whatever category is selected. Gulp will be in the runner's up vote for January too.
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If we keep the same categories, next June would be the next time Bonk fits a category and can be nominated. If we change categories, then February would be the earliest, assuming it fits whatever category is selected. Gulp will be in the runner's up vote for January too.
I just had a look at the categories for 2017 and Bonk would be suitable for September, October, & November.

It's a classic in science books about sex so that's September.
Mary Roach writes with a humorous slant, so that's October.
It also deals with some history, so that's November.

So I can nominate Bonk up to three times this year.
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I just had a look at the categories for 2017 and Bonk would be suitable for September, October, & November.

It's a classic in science books about sex so that's September.
Mary Roach writes with a humorous slant, so that's October.
It also deals with some history, so that's November.

So I can nominate Bonk up to three times this year.
No, it can't be nominated for 6 months since it was fully nominated for July. So, technically, the earliest it could be re-nominated is January but based on previous conversations January will remain "second chance"/"runners-up" even if we do change categories next year, so that is why I said February.

I guess, if you lobby to get rid of the 6 month rule, maybe it could be nominated this year but I am fairly certain that won't get much support. This is exactly the type of thing that the rule was made for...

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Aside: A book that is less than 10 years old is a "classic"? That's stretching the definition more than you usually do. It is (likely) an excellent book but a classic? Just because a book is good doesn't make it a classic. Maybe in a couple more decades.
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I can still nominate other Mary Roach books.
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I will still read it. Roach is a good writer who knows how to make cutting edge research accessible and interesting for the average reader.
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I will still read it. Roach is a good writer who knows how to make cutting edge research accessible and interesting for the average reader.
Completely agree on that. I haven't read Bonk but I did read Gulp after it was nominated. Grunt is also very good.
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