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message 1: by LaLaLa Laura (last edited Nov 25, 2013 09:16PM) (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
Happy New Year, everyone!

Please select a book from our Classics Bookshelf and place your nominations here.

Nominations end December 2nd at which point the poll goes up.

Let the nominations begin...


message 2: by Lauri (new)

Lauri I nominate The Call of the Wild.


message 4: by Julia (new)

Julia (juliastrimer) The Diary of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain. Amazon says:

"Written in diary form, The Diary of Adam and Eve is an ingenious, witty, and ultimately delightful retelling of the dawn of human creation with many a grain of truth for today's gender disputes. Master storyteller Mark Twain hilariously recreates the very first days, portraying Adam as something of a recluse, and a man who is ill prepared for the arrival of Eve, a talkative, emotional, and highly charged female. Yet in time, and after many moments of conflict, they begin to learn to live together and come to realize that men and women can, in fact, exist in harmony."


message 5: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
I second Diary of Adam and Eve. it looks funny :)


message 6: by Julia (new)

Julia (juliastrimer) It's such a hoot, Laura--and I'm hungry for something that both makes me laugh and think :-) Twain and Vonnegut do that for me!


message 7: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
Julia wrote: "It's such a hoot, Laura--and I'm hungry for something that both makes me laugh and think :-) Twain and Vonnegut do that for me!"

so it goes, Julia! ;)


message 8: by Julia (last edited Nov 27, 2013 12:20PM) (new)


message 9: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
Nice one Julia!


message 11: by Kristi (new)

Kristi Krumnow | 496 comments Bueno idea Daniel since the World Cup will be in Brazil. I third the Brazilian novel!!!


message 12: by Kristi (new)

Kristi Krumnow | 496 comments Daniel wrote: "I would like to throw my suggestion in here, too.
I would be up to read with everybody Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas.

I second this one!!!!!! :D



message 13: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
haha! I like that you're rallying for your choice! you never know, you may sway someone's decision. I've seen it :)


message 14: by Julia (new)

Julia (juliastrimer) LOL, must I now make pom poms for The Diary of Adam and Eve?!

SIS BOOM BAH! :-)


message 15: by Kristi (new)

Kristi Krumnow | 496 comments go team Brazil!!!!


message 16: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
haha go Julia! go Julia! go go go Julia!


message 17: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
Daniel wrote: "We read for delight
the classics await
January will be bright
with brazilian estate
for we must choose
with great care our muse


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Go cast your vote for [book:Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas|8..."


oh my gosh, Daniel! that is awesome! you are the William Wordsworth of Short & Sweet :)

clap clap clap! take a bow...


message 18: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
I put up a poll asking everyone how frequently do we want to make our book selections. You may write in an answer if you like.

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/9...


message 19: by LaLaLa Laura (last edited Dec 15, 2013 07:14AM) (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
The Diary of Adam and Eve has won as the Short & Sweet Classic for January!

If anyone would like to set up another side classic read in the Side Dishes Folder, you may do so!


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