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message 1: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4853 comments Mod
February 2016 Short Story group read nominations are now open! Please review the requirements below for book eligibility.

1. Books that have already been featured as group reads and currently on our bookshelf are not eligible to be nominated.

BOOKSHELF: https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

2. Only books up to 130 pages maximum are eligible for nomination. If a story slightly exceeds this number of pages the moderator will decide if the story will pass through to the poll, (probably a coin toss)

3. Only books that were published before 1999 are eligible to be nominated in this section.

4. Only one nomination and one second per member.

5. Nominations will run from today thru the 14th. Polls will open on the 16th and run till the end of the month


message 4: by Emily (new)

Emily | 0 comments I had formally nominated "Sinbad the Sailor", I would like to withdraw that and nominate The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka


message 5: by Nathan (new)

Nathan | 421 comments I nominate a collection of poems, Morning in the Burned House by Margaret Atwood 127p, 1995.

It won a Canadian Literary prize, the Trillium Book Award.


message 6: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)


message 7: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Dec 14, 2015 12:27PM) (new)

Bob | 4853 comments Mod
There is one week left for nominations.


1922, The Case of the Registered Letter by Auguste Groner, 64 pages
Nominated by Lesserknowgems

1915, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, 98 pages
Nominated by Emily

1995, Morning in the Burned House by Margaret Atwood, 127 pages
Nominated by Nathan

1945, Animal Farm by George Orwell, 102 pages
Nominated by Bob-Seconded by Gaby, Graham, Loretta

1871, Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, 108 pages
Nominated by Maarit

1942, The Stranger by Albert Camus, 123 pages
Nominated by Gaby

1894, A Respectable Woman by Kate Chopin, 26 pages
Nominated by Julie

1960, Dreamtigers by Jorge Luis Borges, 96 pages
Nominated by Bat-Cat

1937, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, 103 pages
Nominated by Graham

1912, Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, 96 pages
Nominated by Quanjun

1952, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, 109 pages
Nominated by Miikka

1936, Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, 115 pages
Nominated by Janet


message 8: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4853 comments Mod
Rachid,
Jane Austen Juvenilia and Short Stories: Lady Suzan, The Watsons, Sandition, Plan of a Novel, Sir Charles Grandison and Juvenilia in Three Volumes, looks to be only available on Kindle which not all members have, and is listed at 484 pages, this makes it ineligible as a short story read.


message 9: by Julie (new)

Julie | 632 comments Bob wrote: "Rachid,
Jane Austen Juvenilia and Short Stories: Lady Suzan, The Watsons, Sandition, Plan of a Novel, Sir Charles Grandison and Juvenilia in Three Volumes, looks to be only availabl..."


Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon is also available in a small penguin book (which I own) and is definately less than 130 pages


message 10: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4853 comments Mod
Even the selection you selected lists 211 pages. Checking other additions, far more were listed at much higher page numbers that the rule allows. Sorry still going to keep this one on the sideline, it can be nominated in Old School


message 11: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Bob wrote: "Last day for nominations..."

Last day? Have I missed something Bob?


message 12: by Julie (new)

Julie | 632 comments Bob wrote: "Even the selection you selected lists 211 pages. Checking other additions, far more were listed at much higher page numbers that the rule allows. Sorry still going to keep this one on the sideline,..."

Well yes, but it's three stories at 211 pages, so whoever nominated it just needs to pick one of them... I don't see how it differs from other short story collections...


message 13: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Lady Susan on it's own would work well, or Sandition or The Watsons but I think just one would need to be picked, as altogether they would be too long. Some collections are shorter as a whole, with stories of 10-20 pages each for instance. It looks like these are 80+ pages each, though it's hard to get an exact page count from all the different editions.

Rachid, is there one story in particular you wanted to read?


message 14: by Maarit (new)

Maarit | 285 comments I nominate Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (108 pages, 1871).


message 15: by Gaby (new)

Gaby (gabypen) I'd like to nominate The Stranger by Albert Camus, and I second Animal Farm by George Orwell.


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message 17: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1300 comments I would like to nominate Dreamtigers by Jorge Luis Borges and second Animal Farm.


message 18: by Graham (new)

Graham Wilhauk (megamanchieffan) | 153 comments I didn't see this in the bookshelf or in this thread. Correct me if you guys HAVE read this.

I nominate Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

I also second Animal Farm


message 19: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2668 comments I also second Animal Farm.


message 20: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Graham wrote: "I didn't see this in the bookshelf or in this thread. Correct me if you guys HAVE read this.

I nominate Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck"....


No, this doesn't appear to be on our bookshelf, I can hardly believe it!


message 21: by Miikka (last edited Dec 07, 2015 08:39PM) (new)

Miikka (nurmis) | 50 comments Nominating Waiting for Godot as no one has nominated it yet. We will win the poll sometime! No matter how long it takes!


message 22: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments I will nominate Double Indemnity by James M. Cain again.


message 23: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Jan 02, 2016 07:34AM) (new)

Bob | 4853 comments Mod
The nominations are now closed. Polls will open on the 16th and run till the 31st.


1922, The Case of the Registered Letter by Auguste Groner, 64 pages
Nominated by Lesserknowgems

1915, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, 98 pages
Nominated by Emily

1995, Morning in the Burned House by Margaret Atwood, 127 pages
Nominated by Nathan

1945, Animal Farm by George Orwell, 102 pages
Nominated by Bob-Seconded by Gaby, Graham, Loretta

1871, Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, 108 pages
Nominated by Maarit

Nominated by Gaby

1894, A Respectable Woman by Kate Chopin, 26 pages
Nominated by Julie

1942, The Stranger by Albert Camus, 123 pages

1960, Dreamtigers by Jorge Luis Borges, 96 pages
Nominated by Bat-Cat

1937, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, 103 pages
Nominated by Graham

1912, Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, 96 pages
Nominated by Quanjun

1952, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, 109 pages
Nominated by Miikka

1936, Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, 115 pages
Nominated by Janet

Link to Polls Click to Vote

The Winner of our February 2016 short Story Read is:
1942, The Stranger by Albert Camus, 123 pages


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