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Old 01-05-2019, 05:49 PM   #16
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I like to keep the nomination second-line info somewhat aligned but this month was a challenge. I just gave up trying to use a nicer-looking normal proportional font and went with a monospaced font and plenty of periods, heh (this site does not allow multiple spaces; all but one in a row will just disappear). Anyway, we've ended up with one of our largest slates in a long time and the options look quite interesting!
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Old 01-05-2019, 05:51 PM   #17
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Nominations are closed and voting is now open!

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Old 01-06-2019, 01:01 PM   #18
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I've read samples of all the ones I wasn't already familiar with and really all look interesting to me. There is definitely a big difference in lengths between some of these and I wonder if it may be the biggest variety of lengths we've ever had in a single month. I'm up for any of them though, although with the 1,000+ page Neruda I'm assuming Bookworm_Girl means, similar to the Longfellow, for us to read a sampling of the book of our own choosing rather than the entire book of poems. So with that in mind, my votes are:

-1 to The Taste of Words
-1 to The Poetry of Pablo Neruda
-1 to Goblin Market and Other Poems
-1 to Don Juan
-1 to Idylls of the King
-1 to Rime of the Ancient Mariner
-1 to The Notebook
-1 to Sweet Bean Paste
-1 to A Month in the Country

I'm afraid that leaves Longfellow out to pasture but if that wins I'll be happy too; I just couldn't give a vote to them all. I'm also afraid this means I'm more or less leaving it up to others to choose the selection this month and I'm looking forward to see what wins!
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Old 01-06-2019, 01:20 PM   #19
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I hope I'm doing this right:

The Taste of Words: 2

Selected Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1

Goblin Market and Other Poems by Christina Rossetti 1

Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson 1

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 2

The Notebook by Ágota Kristóf 2
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Old 01-06-2019, 01:52 PM   #20
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Sweet Bean Paste - 4 votes

Goblin Market - 4 votes

Idylls of the King - 1 vote
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Old 01-06-2019, 05:45 PM   #21
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I hope I'm doing this right:

The Taste of Words: 2

Selected Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1

Goblin Market and Other Poems by Christina Rossetti 1

Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson 1

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 2

The Notebook by Ágota Kristóf 2
Yep, looks good and you've now used up all your votes for the month.

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Sweet Bean Paste - 4 votes

Goblin Market - 4 votes

Idylls of the King - 1 vote
astrangerhere, it happens to the best of us but you can only give up to two votes per nomination, so the counted votes in your post are 2 for Sweet Bean Paste, 2 for Goblin Market and 1 for Idylls of the King, leaving you with four more votes available this month should you want to use them.
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Old 01-06-2019, 06:01 PM   #22
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Yep, looks good and you've now used up all your votes for the month.



astrangerhere, it happens to the best of us but you can only give up to two votes per nomination, so the counted votes in your post are 2 for Sweet Bean Paste, 2 for Goblin Market and 1 for Idylls of the King, leaving you with four more votes available this month should you want to use them.
My bad! I get fuzzed betwixt the 2 clubs on rules and regs. Will redistribute my other 4 tomorrow.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:39 PM   #23
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I'll give one each to the Longfellow and Byron. I am going to hang on to the last two for a bit longer.
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:07 AM   #24
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2 - Longfellow
2 - Rossetti
1 - Sweet Bean Paste
1 - Tennyson
1 - Byron
1 - Carr
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About seven and a half hours left to go!
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2 to Byron, 2 to Tennyson, 2 to Coleridge, 1 to Carr
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I won’t be able to properly edit the first post for a little while but with initial voting over it looks like we’re starting out the new year with a touch of a tie!

When I get to a computer (and not mobile phone) I’ll put everything in order and start the run-off.
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As mentioned, initial voting is complete and we have a tie! This means we'll have a run-off between:

-Goblin Market and Other Poems by Christina Rossetti
-Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson



Goblin v. King. Whichever wins, one thing is certain- we'll have our first 19th-century selection in well over two years.


Run-off voting is now open!

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Old 01-10-2019, 07:01 AM   #29
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Looking up Goblin Market I see that it contains a poem inspired by a massacre of the British during the 1857 rebellion. At least some of the Urdu poems I have yet to read were inspired by British atrocities carried out in reprisal, so it might be an interesting exercise to read poems from both sides. For that reason, and because we all know that " Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government" I'm giving my runoff vote to Rosetti
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Tossing another in for Rosetti
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