Vote for Feb's Picks

Discussion in 'Book Club' started by dwndrgn, Feb 1, 2005.

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What's your pick?

  1. Prospero's Children, Jan Siegel

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  2. Lord Valentine's Castle, Robert Silverberg

    4 vote(s)
    13.8%
  3. The Amulet of Samarkand, Jonathan Stroud

    4 vote(s)
    13.8%
  4. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles, Haruki Murakami

    2 vote(s)
    6.9%
  5. The Once and Future King, T. H. White

    7 vote(s)
    24.1%
  6. Sirius, Olaf Stapledon

    2 vote(s)
    6.9%
  7. Grendel, John Gardner

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  8. Children of the Dust, Louise Lawrence

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  9. Salt, Adam Roberts

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  10. The Knight, Gene Wolf

    2 vote(s)
    6.9%
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    dwndrgn

    dwndrgn Fierce Vowelless One Staff Member

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    We have another long list of choices for February's Book Club selection. You can easily see a synopsis of each book at any of your favorite online booksellers so you can make an informed choice.
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    Leto

    Leto Outside

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    Picked from my bookshelf and because it could reconcialite fantasy and SFF lovers, Lord Valentin's castle. Also because the author just turned 70 lately and started yet another novel.
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    Preston

    Preston Find My Door Into Summer

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    Picked The Knight, Gene Wolf after reading the first chapter on Amazon.com
    Within those few first pages I was drawn into the story, and want to read the rest of it. It kind of reminded me of my childhood.
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    Princess Ivy

    Princess Ivy Damsel in this dress

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    prosperos children of course.
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    dwndrgn

    dwndrgn Fierce Vowelless One Staff Member

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    VOTE people!!
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    Lacedaemonian

    Lacedaemonian A Plume of Smoke

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    Okay... but the choice is huge and I haven't heard of most of them. :)
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    littlemissattitude

    littlemissattitude Super Moderator

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    Okay. I voted. I'm going to try to participate this month - at least read the book even if I don't have the time to participate much in the discussion.
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    hodor

    hodor Erikson is GOD > period

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    well so far it looks as if my suggestion is in the lead... oh jeez.
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    Lidora

    Lidora of the Pirate Isles

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    i've wanted to read once and future king for awhile, i read it when i was young, but i doubt i fully appreciated it.

    i hope i'll actually find the time between classes to read the choice for this month. i'd really liked to be involved with the discussion.
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    Seth God Of Chaos

    Seth God Of Chaos A God In My Own World

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    I always did love beowulf so i picked grendel, but quite naturally its not about beowulf is it.

    And now i look like a moron
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    Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    No, not really, Seth. It IS about Beowulf's Grendel.
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    Winters_Sorrow

    Winters_Sorrow Unreg. Mutant Moderator Staff Member

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    Voted for Salt for the pure and simple reason as its the only book on the list I've;
    a) read
    b) own

    Of course, if you read the synopsis then I suppose you've read the book.....essentially.....erm... :)
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    Lacedaemonian

    Lacedaemonian A Plume of Smoke

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    I voted for the Wind Up Bird Chronicles. TH White's Once and Future King is rubbish. I attempted to read it years ago and found it to be very poor. I distinctly remember Arthurian legend being mixed with Robin Hood and could not buy it. Perhaps I should try again, if only I had not given the book away.
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    clareabella

    clareabella Lead guitar

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    Um...hello all!

    I've announced my return (again! Sorry, work reasons mean that it's 50/50 whether I get a computer or not!) by voting for:

    The Once and Future King, T. H. White

    As I think my mum's got a copy!
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    Princess Ivy

    Princess Ivy Damsel in this dress

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    um, sorry to push, but its the 11th and i need to get my order in to the library?
    can we call it for the Once and Future King?
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    dwndrgn

    dwndrgn Fierce Vowelless One Staff Member

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    Yes. Please push. I've been sick for the past week and not paying too much attention. The winner is The Once and Future King. Get it and read...
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    Princess Ivy

    Princess Ivy Damsel in this dress

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    i'm sorry babe, hope you feel better soon. I've been fighting this bout of flu on and off since november. i want to get well or die.
    Will order from the library tommorow:)

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