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message 1: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (TNBBC) | 9277 comments Mod
Please read the rules for nominating BEFORE you create your post!! And check our bookshelves to be sure you are not nominating something we have already read as a group!

We will have two catagories this month:
Cat1- Regular Fiction/Non-Fiction
Cat2- Love Story / Romance theme

*Cat 2 does not have to be a bodice-ripper! It can be any contemporary or classic novel that revolves around love - and it doesn't have to be happy love either....

Only ONE nomination per person.
If you nominate a book for catagory 1, you CANNOT nominate a book for catagory 2, and visa versa.

Please be sure to post the title, author, and the catagory it belongs to.

If your post does not have those three things, it will not be counted.

Are you ready?

I will accept nominations through Wednesday afternoon. If we get tons of nominations, I may pull the plug on it a little early, so get them in as soon as you can!

Once I close nominations I will create the polls and let you know when it is time to vote!

Hit us with your best noms!


message 2: by Carol (last edited Jan 15, 2011 03:40PM) (new)

Carol Category 2. Pavilion of Women-Pearl S. Buck


message 3: by Tina (new)

Tina Category 1: Great House by Nicole Krauss


message 4: by Paul (new)

Paul Hollis | 194 comments category 1: Black Girl,White Girl by Joyce Carol Oates


message 5: by Erika (new)


message 8: by Rita (new)

Rita Lott (carvalhomeritunuedu) | 30 comments Cat 2 - Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte


message 9: by Ned (new)

Ned (HoosierReader) | 29 comments Cat 2 - The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady by my wife, Elizabeth Stuckey-French


Her Royal Orangeness (OnlyOrangery) I second the vote for Black Girl/White Girl.


message 11: by Catie (new)

Catie (nematome) Cat 2 - The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan


message 12: by Amanda (new)

Amanda My favorite book of all time!

Category 2: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene


message 13: by Chris (new)

Chris Wallace (Chrispwallace) | 80 comments The Good Earth The Good Earth


message 15: by Sarazen (last edited Jan 16, 2011 04:06PM) (new)


message 16: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (TNBBC) | 9277 comments Mod
Her Royal Orangeness wrote: "I second the vote for Black Girl/White Girl."

No need to second a nomination. One nomination gets it into the polls to be voted on.


message 18: by Sheila (new)

Sheila | 35 comments Cat 2: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater


message 19: by Dionisia (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 332 comments Cat 1: Stitches by David Small


message 21: by Dani (last edited Jan 17, 2011 11:21AM) (new)

Dani (The Pluviophile Reader) (PluviophileReader) | 237 comments Troll: A Love Story by Johanna Sinisalo for Cat1- Regular Fiction/Non-Fiction
Troll A Love Story by Johanna Sinisalo


message 23: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (TNBBC) | 9277 comments Mod
Ooh Lisa... what a great choice :)

Seriously guys, this is a really great looking list!


message 26: by Lisa (last edited Jan 18, 2011 12:19PM) (new)

Lisa Tipescu we are going to end up with a 10 way tie, there are so many good choices.


message 27: by Petra (new)

Petra Catagory 1: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson


message 28: by Rosanna (new)

Rosanna (RosannaBell) | 121 comments Cat 2: The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights: Volume 1 (Penguin Classic, Author anonymous


message 29: by Alaina (last edited Jan 18, 2011 10:44PM) (new)

Alaina Category 1: The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein


message 30: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (TNBBC) | 9277 comments Mod
Ok, here is the list:

Cat1
Great House - Nicole Krauss
Black Girl,White Girl - Joyce Carol Oates
The Physician - Noah Gordon
Day Out of Days: Stories - Sam Shepard
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China - Jung Chang
Captains Courageous - Rudyard Kipling
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet - David Mitchell
Stitches - David Small
Troll: A Love Story - Johanna Sinisalo
Russian Winter - Daphne Kalotay
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming - Joshilyn Jackson
The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein


Cat2
Pavilion of Women - Pearl S. Buck
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady - Elizabeth Stuckey-French
The Lover's Dictionary - David Levithan
The End of the Affair - Graham Greene
She's Gone Country - Jane Porter
Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater
Far from the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
Baltasar and Blimunda - José Saramago
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights: Volume 1 (Penguin Classic, Author anonymous)

nominations are closed. Polls will go up shortly. I will post where when it's time to start voting. Voting will through Saturday night... Winners announced Sunday!


message 31: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (TNBBC) | 9277 comments Mod
Ok, Polls are up!!! One vote per category, open until Saturday night....

May the best books win!


message 32: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Rasmussen | 44 comments CAT 2 Revenge of the Radioactive Lady!!!


message 33: by Heather L (new)

Heather L (WordTrix) | 8176 comments Rebecca: You have to go over to "polls" in the righthand sidebar to vote.


message 34: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Rasmussen | 44 comments Thank you Heather. I just figured that out -- yikes! I am slow :)


message 35: by Dionisia (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 332 comments Rebecca wrote: "CAT 2 Revenge of the Radioactive Lady!!!"

Never heard of it but how could I not vote for a book with that title?! Sounds fun.


message 36: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (TNBBC) | 9277 comments Mod
February's group read winners are:


Cat1:The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

and

Cat2:Wuthering Heights

The group discussion threads will be opened on Feb 1st. Look forward to seeing you there!


message 37: by Kristi (new)

Kristi (KristiCasey) Awesome! I own one and the other is at the library. I don't have to buy any. Woohoo!!

I was worried bc there's so many books coming out this month that I really wanted to buy, and I didn't want to have to choose. Yay, me!


message 38: by Carol (new)

Carol I own both of them. So I will chime in when the discussion gets going .


message 39: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (ThisOilfieldWife) | 134 comments Awesomeness!


message 40: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 606 comments i toruring myself with Wuthering Heights last year...no way am I inflicting that on myself again...I might read the cat. 1 if my library has it though


message 41: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (Newtomato) Yay! I'm excited to read both, but I need to find a way to squeeeeze them in to February.


message 42: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (TNBBC) | 9277 comments Mod
Delicious Dee Challenge Addict wrote: "i toruring myself with Wuthering Heights last year...no way am I inflicting that on myself again...I might read the cat. 1 if my library has it though"

Ha! I read that a few years ago and it was torture for me too! Not touching that one again either.


message 43: by Jereme (new)

Jereme Gray (djgray1200) | 3 comments I originally heard about Jacob De Zoet on NPR and was interested immediately. I've always been into Japanese period stuff, always drawn to Kurosawa, so I'm quite looking forward to this selection.


message 44: by Carol (new)

Carol Deep, dark Wuthering Heights Myahahahahah. Cathyyyyyyy!

It is going to be interesting.


message 45: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (ThisOilfieldWife) | 134 comments I've read Wuthering Heights before, and although grueling, I enjoyed it! Can't wait to read it again and discuss it with you guys! My copy was dropped into the mail today, so it should be here soon!


message 46: by Rita (last edited Jan 30, 2011 04:09AM) (new)

Rita Lott (carvalhomeritunuedu) | 30 comments I CANNOT believe you guys chose WH over Saramago, or Greene...And that's the one who suggested Bronte in the first place saying ...
Anyway, this book brings some weird feelings, i guess it will be fun to re-read it.... So let's do it


Her Royal Orangeness (OnlyOrangery) Hope everyone enjoys Wuthering Heights. I've read it about 25 times; it's one of my favorite books.


message 48: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (TNBBC) | 9277 comments Mod
Ok everyone, the threads are open for this month group reads. Head over the Group Discussions - have fun reading and discussing!!!


message 49: by Diane (new)

Diane (readergirl235) So glad to see Wuthering Heights was chosen! I've been thinking about rereading it, and now I definitely will--starting today!


message 50: by Rosanna (new)

Rosanna (RosannaBell) | 121 comments Jereme wrote: "I originally heard about Jacob De Zoet on NPR and was interested immediately. I've always been into Japanese period stuff, always drawn to Kurosawa, so I'm quite looking forward to this selection."

I also am a huge fan of Kurosawa, as well as Mizoguchi, and Ozu. Do you have a favorite Kurosawa film? I really like Throne of Blood and happened to see the world premiere of Throne of Blood in play format at the Shakespeare festival in Oregon. Have you started the Jacob de Zoet novel yet?


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