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View Poll Results: Again, what will be our youthful perusal in May?
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 4 44.44%
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 5 55.56%
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Old 04-10-2019, 07:29 AM   #1
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Runoff Vote for May 2019 • You're Never Too Young: Children


This is a runoff vote to select the book we'll read and discuss in May 2019!

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A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle
$11 AU; $14 NZ; $8 CA; $7 US; £2UK
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“Out of this wild night, a strange visitor comes to the Murry house and beckons Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe on a most dangerous and extraordinary adventure - one that will threaten their lives and our universe.

Winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal, A Wrinkle in Time is the first book in Madeleine L'Engle's classic Time Quintet.”
228 pp.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Amazon $8.99
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After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family...
325 pp.
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I won't vote unless there's another tie, but I admit I'm rooting for the new-to-me Graveyard Book.
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Old 04-10-2019, 12:13 PM   #3
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Decisions, decisions. I'm going to have to think on this one -- I voted for both in the original poll, so I'd be happy to read and discuss either. But which one if there's only one? Hard choice.
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Decisions, decisions. I'm going to have to think on this one -- I voted for both in the original poll, so I'd be happy to read and discuss either. But which one if there's only one? Hard choice.
I know. I was pulling for Airman, but at least I can still read it. Participating in the book club seems to increase my TBR list by 4 or 5 new interests each month.
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I know. I was pulling for Airman, but at least I can still read it. Participating in the book club seems to increase my TBR list by 4 or 5 new interests each month.
That has been the experience of many of us. Just thinking about books to nominate usually triggers several "trips" to the library and an increase in my TBR. But then everyone else starts nominating, and my TBR is out of control. Again.
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I'm hoping A Wrinkle In Time wins, as I just bought it anyways. . . .
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I put The Graveyard Book on hold at OverDrive and it just hit my account. I think it's meant.
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After much back and forth, I finally decided to vote for the book I want to read (rather than the book I have read and know I will read again soon even without prompting from here).
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The suspense is killing me! Go Gaiman!
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And, another tie! Which I am duly breaking with my vote for The Graveyard Book and have altered the results to reflect it
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My library has two audiobook versions, one narrated by the author (I tend to avoid author narrations) and the other calling itself a "full-cast" narration (I am not especially fond of audiobooks that have one narrator for the narrative and multiple narrators for dialog). Any opinions?
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My library has two audiobook versions, one narrated by the author (I tend to avoid author narrations) and the other calling itself a "full-cast" narration (I am not especially fond of audiobooks that have one narrator for the narrative and multiple narrators for dialog). Any opinions?
I looked at those two options and decided to go for C; read it. Author narrations are generally dreadful and I'm not fond of full cast recordings unless, y'know, it's a play.
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I looked at those two options and decided to go for C; read it. Author narrations are generally dreadful and I'm not fond of full cast recordings unless, y'know, it's a play.
I'll never get through it without an audiobook--which isn't a commentary on the selection, just a reflection of how infrequently I am willing to read from a screen these days.
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Wow! I’m excited to get a nomination through! It’s not the usual type of book that I read, but I really enjoyed his children’s book Coraline. I also enjoyed Neverwhere. I never would have read that book if it weren’t for the old MR book club selecting it.
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Wow! I’m excited to get a nomination through! It’s not the usual type of book that I read, but I really enjoyed his children’s book Coraline. I also enjoyed Neverwhere. I never would have read that book if it weren’t for the old MR book club selecting it.
I liked Coraline also.
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