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

Bob | 4766 comments Mod
April 2017 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 or one second per member. Only books that are seconded will move forward to poll.

5. Nominator is responsible to insure that the edition nominated fits the above requirements.

6. When making a nomination, please use "add book/author" link to help others view the book selected.

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


message 3: by Brina (new)

Brina I nominate The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros


message 4: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4766 comments Mod
Brina wrote: "I nominate The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros"

This is not a second just letting folks review the book excerpt-The House on Mango Street


message 5: by Brina (new)

Brina Thank you, Bob. FYI-- April is international women's month so it would be great to have books written by women win in at least 1-2 categories.


message 6: by Wend (new)

Wend (wends) | 74 comments Please may I nominate The Shawl The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick by Cynthia Ozick


message 7: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2668 comments I nominate Lord Arthur Savile's Crime by Oscar Wilde, published in 1891 and 125 pages.


message 8: by Milena (new)

Milena | 257 comments Loretta wrote: "I nominate Lord Arthur Savile's Crime by Oscar Wilde, published in 1891 and 125 pages."

I'll second that


message 9: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2668 comments Milena wrote: "Loretta wrote: "I nominate Lord Arthur Savile's Crime by Oscar Wilde, published in 1891 and 125 pages."

I'll second that"


Thank you Milena! :)


message 10: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9164 comments Mod
Brina wrote: "I nominate The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros "

I will second this one! It has been on my TBR list forever and would be perfect for April


message 11: by Brina (new)

Brina Thank you much Kathy :-)


message 12: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sasstel) | 426 comments I'll second The Shawl.


message 13: by Jen (last edited Feb 01, 2017 02:50PM) (new)

Jen (skipp) | 103 comments I nominate Carmilla, by J. Sheridan Le Fanu


message 14: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4766 comments Mod
Jen wrote: "I nominate Carmilla, by J. Sheridan Le Fanu"

This is not a second just letting folks review the book excerpt-Carmilla


message 15: by Matt (new)

Matt | 17 comments A Perfect Day For Banafish by J.D. Salinger


message 16: by Jen (last edited Feb 01, 2017 02:52PM) (new)

Jen (skipp) | 103 comments Bob wrote: "Jen wrote: "I nominate Carmilla, by J. Sheridan Le Fanu"

This is not a second just letting folks review the book excerpt-Carmilla"


Thanks for reminding me Bob! Wasn't able to add a link on the app, have now updated my post to include an excerpt


message 17: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4766 comments Mod
Matt wrote: "A Perfect Day For Banafish by J.D. Salinger"

This is not a second just letting folks review the book exercpt - A Perfect Day for Bananafish


message 18: by Luella (new)

Luella | 5 comments Bat-Cat wrote: "I nominate Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau."

Seconded.


message 19: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1300 comments Thank you, Luella! ;-)


message 20: by Darren (last edited Feb 02, 2017 06:14AM) (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 1822 comments I nominate The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen
The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

(N.B. the "top" edition listed on Goodreads says 128 pages, but it's freely available on gutenberg and the word-count is 22,000 so there's no way it's much over 80-90 pages)


message 21: by Neon's (new)

Neon's | 33 comments Jen wrote: "I nominate Carmilla, by J. Sheridan Le Fanu"

I'll second Carmilla.


message 22: by Jen (new)

Jen (skipp) | 103 comments Lee wrote: "Jen wrote: "I nominate Carmilla, by J. Sheridan Le Fanu"

I'll second Carmilla."


Thanks Lee!


message 24: by Matt (new)

Matt (mmullerm) | 713 comments Second Missy J's nom of Bartleby the Scrivner by Herman Melville. I have heard that it is an under appreciated bit of his work.


message 25: by Matt (new)

Matt (mmullerm) | 713 comments Sorry "Scrivener"


message 26: by Missy J (new)

Missy J (missyj333) Matt wrote: "Second Missy J's nom of Bartleby the Scrivner by Herman Melville. I have heard that it is an under appreciated bit of his work."

Thanks Matt


message 27: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Feb 08, 2017 08:23AM) (new)

Bob | 4766 comments Mod
All nominations look to have been busy, lots of nominations. Here is where we stand after two full days on nominations.


Nominated
A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger, 18 pages, 1948
Nominated by Matt

2BRO2B by Kurt Vonnegut, 30 pages, 1962
Nominated by Carrie

Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth, 87 pages, 1800
Nominated by Zoe

Seconded
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime by Oscar Wilde, 125 pages, 1891
Nominated by Loretta - Seconded by Milena

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, 110 pages, 1984
Nominated by Brina - Seconded by Kathy

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick, 69 pages, 1989
Nominated by Wend - Seconded by Sarah

Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau, 33 pages, 1849
Nominated by Bat-Cat - Seconded by Luella

Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, 108 pages, 1872
Nominated by Jen - Seconded by Lee

Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville, 64 pages, 1853
Nominated by Missy J - Seconded by Matt(#2)

A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O'Connor, 24 pages, 1955
Nominated by N. J. - Seconded by Nix, Lena, Pam

The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen, 94 pages, 1894
Nominated by Darren - Seconded by Sarah

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, 128 pages, 1911
Nominated by Bob - Seconded by Kathleen, Jennifer, Carol

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, 122 pages, 1879
Nominated by Ina - Seconded by Cindy


message 28: by Nix (new)

Nix | 112 comments I second A Good Man Is Hard To Find.


message 29: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 587 comments Darren wrote: "I nominate The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen
The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

(N.B. the "top" edition listed on Goodreads says 128 pages, but it's freely available on gutenb..."


I'll second The Great God Pan


message 30: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4766 comments Mod
List updated


message 31: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4766 comments Mod
I nominate Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, 128 pages, 1911


message 32: by Lena (new)

Lena | 300 comments I'll third A Good Man is Hard to Find


message 33: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3544 comments I'll second Ethan Frome, Bob!


Jen from Quebec :0) (muppetbaby99) | 215 comments I just started ETHAN FROME! Yes, I will 'third' that one!


message 35: by [deleted user] (new)

I'll second "A Good Man Is Hard to Find". Been wanting to read some Flannery O'Connor


message 36: by Zoe (new)


message 37: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4766 comments Mod
List updated-12 nominated, 9 seconded


message 38: by maja (new)

maja | 41 comments I nominate A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen.


message 39: by Nargus (new)

Nargus | 567 comments I nominate The Plague by Albert Camus.


message 40: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4766 comments Mod
List updated-13 nominated, 9 seconded

Nargus-The Plague is not eligible for short story nominations, one it has to many pages, two it is a past group New School read. It is eligible for Revisit the Shelf.


message 41: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) I second Ethan Frome.


message 42: by Cindy (last edited Feb 06, 2017 11:20AM) (new)

Cindy  | 58 comments I second A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen. I would like to read it a second time


message 43: by Nargus (new)

Nargus | 567 comments Bob wrote: "List updated-13 nominated, 9 seconded

Nargus-The Plague is not eligible for short story nominations, one it has to many pages, two it is a past group New School read. It is eligible for Revisit t..."


Ok, no worries, thanks Bob.


message 44: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4766 comments Mod
List updated-13 nominated, 10 seconded


message 45: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Feb 15, 2017 05:31AM) (new)

Bob | 4766 comments Mod
The last full day for nominations or seconds is tomorrow.


Nominated
Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth, 87 pages, 1800
Nominated by Zoe

Seconded
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime by Oscar Wilde, 125 pages, 1891
Nominated by Loretta - Seconded by Milena

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, 110 pages, 1984
Nominated by Brina - Seconded by Kathy

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick, 69 pages, 1989
Nominated by Wend - Seconded by Sarah

Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau, 33 pages, 1849
Nominated by Bat-Cat - Seconded by Luella

Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, 108 pages, 1872
Nominated by Jen - Seconded by Lee

Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville, 64 pages, 1853
Nominated by Missy J - Seconded by Matt(#2)

A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O'Connor, 24 pages, 1955
Nominated by N. J. - Seconded by Nix, Lena, Pam

The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen, 94 pages, 1894
Nominated by Darren - Seconded by Sarah

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, 128 pages, 1911
Nominated by Bob - Seconded by Kathleen, Jennifer, Carol

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, 122 pages, 1879
Nominated by Ina - Seconded by Cindy

A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger, 18 pages, 1948
Nominated by Matt - Seconded by Duane

2BRO2B by Kurt Vonnegut, 30 pages, 1962
Nominated by Carrie - Seconded by Michelle


message 46: by Duane (new)

Duane (tduaneparkeryahoocom) | 296 comments I will second A Perfect Day for Bananafish. It comes from J.D. Salinger 1953 collection Nine Stories, just an outstanding group of short stories.


message 47: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4766 comments Mod
List updated-13 nominated, 11 seconded


message 48: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (michellevoorhees) | 111 comments I will second 2BRO2B. I ❤️ Vonnegut, and I plan on reading it this year anyway.


message 49: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4766 comments Mod
12 Books Moving to Polls


Lord Arthur Savile's Crime by Oscar Wilde, 125 pages, 1891
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, 110 pages, 1984
The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick, 69 pages, 1989
Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau, 33 pages, 1849
Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, 108 pages, 1872
Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville, 64 pages, 1853
A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O'Connor, 24 pages, 1955
The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen, 94 pages, 1894
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, 128 pages, 1911
A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, 122 pages, 1879
A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger, 18 pages, 1948
2BRO2B by Kurt Vonnegut, 30 pages, 1962


message 50: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4766 comments Mod
Nominations are Closed


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