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message 1: by Lu (last edited Jul 31, 2009 02:09PM) (new)

Lu | 12629 comments Mod
Here you can nominate any word that is proudly South African for us to read in September.

Then we take the word we voted on and read a book starting with a letter in the word, or a author's name/surname that starts with the letter.

For example:

Z -
U - Uglies
L - Lover Eternal
U -

Nominations will be open until the 10th of August.

message 2: by Lu (last edited Aug 01, 2009 09:57AM) (new)

Lu | 12629 comments Mod
I nominate SWAK - it means bad / weak

Lauren (Sugar & Snark) | 1262 comments Mod
I nominate WELLUS which I always thought ment lust but after looking it up in my trusty Afrikaans dictionary, I've found out it also means bliss, delight and sensual pleasure. Sounds good to me ;)

message 4: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12629 comments Mod
Hell I'm Afrikaans and i don't know that word? lol
i love how you have a Afrikaans dictionary :P

Lauren (Sugar & Snark) | 1262 comments Mod
I love SWAK it was the cool word to use when I was in high school, someone probably found it in there trusty Afrikaans/English dictionary :D

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message 7: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12629 comments Mod
Poll is up :)

message 8: by Shannon (new)

Shannon I don't see the poll - has it closed? Do we have a word for September?

message 9: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12629 comments Mod
Hi yea the poll closed a week ago, the word is SWAK :)

message 10: by Shannon (new)

Shannon My intended list for September:
S - Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
W - Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
A - A Crack in the Edge of the World - Simon Winchester
K - Krakatoa - Simon Winchester

message 11: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12629 comments Mod
Like it! I will open a thread where we can post our results and intents soon :)

Mine looks a bit like this:
S - Seventh scroll - Wilbur Smith (BOM)
W - Ward, JR - Lover Unbound
A - Artemis Fowl
K - Ken Follet - Pillars of the earth (BOM)

The book of the months work out nicely :)

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