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message 1: by Lori, Super Mod (last edited Mar 21, 2009 04:43PM) (new)

Lori | 8300 comments Mod
Nominations are closed for the month.

I have opened the polls for voting. If you look to the right you will see the link to the polls ---->

Have at it!
We have until 3/23 to get the votes in. Once the polls close, I will announce the winners for April!


April (booksandwine) | 954 comments I nominate Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones for Cateogory 1 (fiction/non-fiction).


Becky (Beckyofthe19and9) Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood for category 1.


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Catamorandi (wwwgoodreadscomprofilerandi) | 1046 comments Laughing in the Dark: A Comedian's Journey through Depression - Chonda Pierce - Category 2.


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Fiona (bookcoop) April wrote: "I nominate Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones for Cateogory 1 (fiction/non-fiction)."

:D

Uhm, now that makes my life so much harder.

Err err...

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith in the normal category.


Becky (Beckyofthe19and9) That's a shocker Fiona! ;)


April (booksandwine) | 954 comments Fiona wrote: "April wrote: "I nominate Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones for Cateogory 1 (fiction/non-fiction)."

:D

Uhm, now that makes my life so much harder.

Err err...

[b:I Capture the Castle|3112..."


Awww, I didn't mean to. I just ordered it and figured I might as well nominate it. :-)



Fiona (bookcoop) Becky wrote: "That's a shocker Fiona! ;)"

Full of surprises, me.




message 9: by Rory M. (last edited Mar 16, 2009 03:41PM) (new)

Rory M. (Roar) | 126 comments For regular fiction...
Indigo by Marina Warner


Stephanie (sbranson05) | 556 comments Lori,

Would Smashed, Squashed, Splattered, Chewed, Chunked and Spewed by Lance Carbuncle work for Category 2? If so, that's my nomination, as I bought the book but haven't read it yet. :)


message 11: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori | 8300 comments Mod
Stephanie, heck yeah it would! Its fricken hilarious!


Stephanie (sbranson05) | 556 comments Yay! Then that is my nomination. Thanks!


Jessica | 1000 comments Category 2-Why We Suck by Denis Leary


message 17: by Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (last edited Mar 16, 2009 09:21PM) (new)


Jeane | 4886 comments Already??Still need to start reading angela's ashes for march.
I have a problem here...and maybe won't nominate any book as I think I haven't read many humorous books..really can't think about any for the moment.


Kate | 119 comments Category 2(Humorous) The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams.

Noticed that a lot of people have this on their to-read list. Its definitely worth reading at least once :)


message 20: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori | 8300 comments Mod
Recap of Yesterdays nominations:

Cat1:
Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones
Oryx & Crake - Margaret Atwood
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
Indigo - Marina Warner
Brokedown Palace - Steven Brust
Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel


Cat2:
Laughing in the Dark: A Comedian's Journey through Depression - Chonda Pierce
Smashed, Squashed, Splattered, Chewed, Chunked and Spewed - Lance Carbuncle
Uh-oh - Some Observations From Both Sides Of The Refrigerator Door - Robert Fulghum
Why We Suck - Denis Leary
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

Lookin good! Keep em coming.


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Until I Find You by John Irving - Regular Fiction


Carol (caroldias) | 624 comments Jeane wrote: "Already??Still need to start reading angela's ashes for march.
I have a problem here...and maybe won't nominate any book as I think I haven't read many humorous books..really can't think about any..."


I´m not in the humorous book wagon too.. So I´ll stick with the Cat 1 nomination only lol




message 24: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori | 8300 comments Mod
I was wondering when that was going to be nominated :)


Jackie (TheNightOwl) LOL..I think people were waiting on me since I called it out last month.


Jen B (jennybee618) For Category 1:
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga


message 29: by Jamie (last edited Mar 17, 2009 11:08AM) (new)

Jamie Category 1 - Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn


Fiona (bookcoop) Jeane wrote: "Already??Still need to start reading angela's ashes for march.
I have a problem here...and maybe won't nominate any book as I think I haven't read many humorous books..really can't think about any..."


You can nom a normal one. I can give you a book to nominate if you want...


message 31: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori | 8300 comments Mod
Megha, Fool has already been nominated. Please edit your post and choose another if you like.


Valerie | 21 comments Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris for category #2.


Jill (wanderingrogue) | 329 comments For category 2:

Lea's Book of Rules for the World by comedienne Lea DeLaria. She's the voice of Helga on The Oblongs if you ever watch Adult Swim on Cartoon Network. I've done bits of hers for speech classes before and they've always killed. She discusses everything from her ex-girlfriends to the time that her immaculate knowledge of Judy Garland got her an apartment. A very funny lady.


Allison (sockweasel) | 432 comments I'd like to nominate

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

in Category 1. :)


Morgan P | 173 comments I would like to nominate:

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Category 1)


Joanna Compton-Mys (ColdSnap) | 101 comments I nominate The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde for the fiction portion of category 1: regular fiction/nonfiction.


message 37: by Robin (last edited Mar 18, 2009 09:06PM) (new)


Adam | 37 comments How about A Confederacy of Dunces for category 2.




message 40: by Lori, Super Mod (last edited Mar 18, 2009 04:32AM) (new)

Lori | 8300 comments Mod
Recap of the noms so far:

Cat1:
Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones
Oryx & Crake - Margaret Atwood
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
Indigo - Marina Warner
Brokedown Palace - Steven Brust
Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel
Until I Find You - John Irving
American Wife A Novel - Curtis Sittenfeld
The Friday Night Knitting Club - Kate Jacobs
The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga
Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn
If On a Winter's Night a Traveler - Italo Calvino
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson

Cat2:
Laughing in the Dark: A Comedian's Journey through Depression - Chonda Pierce
Smashed, Squashed, Splattered, Chewed, Chunked and Spewed - Lance Carbuncle
Uh-oh - Some Observations From Both Sides Of The Refrigerator Door - Robert Fulghum
Why We Suck - Denis Leary
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Fool - Christopher Moore
Then We Came to the End - Joshua Ferris
Lea's Book of Rules for the World - Lea DeLaria
Good Omens (The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch) - Neil Gaiman
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole



message 41: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori | 8300 comments Mod
Robin and Adam, please dont forget that the authors name is part of the requirement for the nomination to be accepted!


Joanie | 711 comments You guys have beaten me to the punch on 4 books I was thinking of nominating which is good and bad I guess...good because now I can nominate something else but bad because how am I ever going to make up my mind?!?!

Cat. 2 Are You There Vodka It's Me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler (is that okay or does it have to be fiction?) I'll change it if need be.


message 43: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori | 8300 comments Mod
nope. the second catagory, as long as its humorous or written by a comedian, its ok. So Joanie, you are good!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (SusannaG) | 1732 comments For category 2: My Life and Hard Times, by James Thurber.


Jeane | 4886 comments Fiona wrote: "Jeane wrote: "Already??Still need to start reading angela's ashes for march.
I have a problem here...and maybe won't nominate any book as I think I haven't read many humorous books..really can't th..."


Just whatever book I can nominate?


Fiona (bookcoop) Any normal fiction book - for category 1!




Jeane | 4886 comments Persuasion by jane Austen for category one.


Wendy | 246 comments Cat2 Fool by Christopher Moore gets another vote.


message 49: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori | 8300 comments Mod
Wendy, we are not voting right now. Only nominating. And once something has been nominated, it doesnt need a second or third.

Is there something else you want to nominate that hasnt been nominated yet?


Robin (RobinSullivan) | 1002 comments Lori wrote: "Robin and Adam, please dont forget that the authors name is part of the requirement for the nomination to be accepted!"

Whoops! Sorry boss thanks for reminding me I updated my nomination ;-)




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