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PostSubject: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:00 pm

Let's get this show on the road. I'm starting this thread not because I think it's time to start reading, but rather to give people plenty of time to nominate books. I don't think we'll actually start conversing about titles until after the holidays, which is a particularly busy time of the year, I hear. Wink

Nominate titles that you have either never read, or are very interested in re-reading. I want to try to get people the opportunity to experience new reads. Also, keep your lists relatively small... the bigger the list the harder it is to pick and choose... You can always nominate more later down the line.

To make it fair: If your novel is one that is chosen, you won't be able to nominate another book unti after the next book.

So without further ado, here are my suggestions:

The Talisman (Stephen King/Peter Straub) - Fantasy/Horror
The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradly) - Arthurian Legend
Patriot Games (Tom Clancy) - Political Thriller
I Am Legend (Richard Matheson) - Sci Fi

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:25 pm

Well, you've certainly stolen Calwyn's thunder. Razz

As for books.

Like I mentioned in the thread, instead of voting for books. Just have one person choose a book. And the 'equality' factor will be letting another person choose the next book.

You've got four books up there, I'd throw another four, and perhaps others add another six books. That's 14 books. So then do we vote amongst those books? Do we only let each person nominate one book? etc. Sorry to get all 'attacking', but this isn't the easiest nor fastest way to choose books.

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I have a nomination that would help purify all of you blasphemous sinners...The Qur’an otherwise known as the Koran.

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:57 pm

I'm not stealing Brian's thunder. I'm confiscating it based on eminent domain. Very Happy

We aren't shooting for fast here. I don't think we intend to start until after the new year.

The point is I want people to post some titles, and then we will go from there.

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:23 pm

Well, If we are starting with suggestions:

The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
The Fellowship of the Ring - JRR Tolkien
The Third Magic - Welwyn Wilton Katz

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:25 am

I wouldn't mind another read through of the LOTR saga, not so sure about the Hobbit though. It was a good book, just dont feel like reading through it Razz

My nominations...

Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
A Game of Thrones by GRRM

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:13 am

I might as well throw in some books that I've bought but haven't worked up to reading right? Though I don't think i'd mind reading the LotR books. I haven't done that.


The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
Black Company by Glen Cook

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:23 am

Well that makes twelve titles nominated already... are we going to vote on them or something?

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:33 pm

Since I have this book and have yet to read it, I'll nominate The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King. I would nominate Harry Potter but I know it won't get chosen and rainshadow would refuse to read it Razz

I own most of the books on this list so that's good.
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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:30 pm

A Game of Thrones, but I already know that's a divisive book... so:
1 The Fifth Profession - David Morrell (Highest recommendation goes here!!) - Spy/International Thriller
2 Lies of Locke Lamora - Stephen Lynch - Urban Fantasy
3 The Prestige - Christopher Priest - Science Fiction
4 Across the Nightingale Floor - Lian Hearn - Historical Fiction/Fantasy

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:04 pm

Actually, I would read GRRM.

I would not read Harry. Good call Beth. I do have my pride. Razz

I would say the most likely contributers have made contributions (I love redundancy... LMAO). The next step should make it fun.

Look at the list of folks to have suggested a book. Pick one book from each person who has nominated titles, but not one of your own:

My short list:

Prof X: The Third Magic
Calwyn: A Game of Thrones
talonnolan: The Sword of Shannara
Nicci: Eye of the Dragon
Pyro: The Prestige

Just noticed that lilab has yet to nominate. I'll adjust my post accordingly.

Two of the five I chose because I'm interested in reading them. One I chose because I'm willing to give it anoher crack. The other two I chose because I had not heard of them but I'm more than willing to try something new.

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:48 pm

Prof X: The Fellowship of the Ring
Calwyn: A Game of Thrones
talonnolan: The Sword of Shannara
rainshadow: Harry Potter...just kidding....The Tailsman
Pyro: The Fifth Profession
lalib: The Qur’an

I'm personally voting for lalib's nomination if I have to choose Wink

Beth would also like to mention that she really has the hots for lalib. Something about knowing how to make a suicide vest without blowing himself up is a real turn on.
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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:27 pm

rainshadow - The Mists of Avalon
lalib - The Qur'an (Since it is the only one he nominated)
Calwyn - A Game of Thrones
talonnolan - The Sword of Shannara
Nicci - The Eyes of The Dragon (Since it is the only one she nominated)
Pyromancer - A Game of Thrones

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:32 pm

Something tells me that The Eyes of the Dragon and the Quran are going to do really well this round..
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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:39 pm

False statistics!

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:52 pm

Nicci- Eye of the Dragon (read it, it's decent)
Prof. X- The Third Magic
Rainshadow- The Talisman
Calwyn- Game of Thrones (read it, fuckin awesome)
Lalib- Qu'ran
Talonnolan- Black Company (been looking for an excuse to get into this series)

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:07 pm

RS: Mists of Avalon
Steve: Fellowship
Alec: Game of Thrones
Nicci: Harry Potter Razz
Peter: Sword of Shannara

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:49 pm

DuDZiE...you forgot to vote for lalib's. It wouldn't be nice to make him feel left out. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:05 pm

please re-read Nicci's posts. Smile


Rainshadow - I am Legend
Professor X - The Hobbit
talonnolan - The Black Company
Nicci - Eyes of the Dragon
Pyromancer - The Fifth Profession

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:37 am

rainshadow- The Talisman
lalib- I abstain
Professor X- The Fellowship of the Ring
Calwyn- Eye of the World
Nicci- The Eyes of the Dragon
Pyromancer- Across the Nightingale Floor

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:44 am

Nicci wrote:
DuDZiE...you forgot to vote for lalib's. It wouldn't be nice to make him feel left out. Razz

I didn't forget anything, but he only nominated one thing and I didn't want to read it so like Peter I 'abstained'

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:50 am

Arg, I should clarify.

I diidn't nominate anything. Nicci edited my post and in retribution I edited hers. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:49 am

THen, since we cannot trust either of your posts, this is my new nomination list.

rainshadow - The Mists of Avalon
Calwyn - A Game of Thrones
talonnolan - The Sword of Shannara
Pyromancer - A Game of Thrones

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PostSubject: Re: Book Club is a Go! - Nominate Your Titles   Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:40 pm

Your original list was accepted, Steve. Razz

Here is the final tally (listing only those with the most votes for each member).

Steve: Fellowship of the Ring (3 votes)
Peter: The Sword of Shanna (4 votes)
Beth: The Eyes of the Dragon (5 votes)
Alec: The Fifth Profession (2 votes)
Austin: The Talisman (3 votes)
Brian: A Game of Thrones (5 votes)

While A Game of Thrones technically had 5 votes (Alec never officially nominated the title) in the end it got 7 votes (or 8 if I let Steve vote for it twice, which I don't). As the "official" winner of this one, it gets the automatic qualifier. It'll be one of two books you can choose from.

I'm going to set up a poll for the other five titles right now.

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