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message 1: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments December 2017 Nominations - Old School Classics group read

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

Bookshelf link: https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

2. Only books that were published before 1900 are eligible to be nominated in this section.

3. Only one nomination OR one second, per member. Only books that have been seconded will advance to polls.

4. Nominations will remain open until the 14th October, polls will open on the 16th and run until the end of the month.


message 2: by Wreade1872 (last edited Oct 01, 2017 05:42AM) (new)

Wreade1872 | 759 comments Loretta wrote: "I nominate The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum, published in 1902 and 224 pages."

Has to be before 1900 but you can nominate it in the new school category.

I'll nominate Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier.


message 3: by Brina (new)

Brina I'll nominate The Art of War by Sun Tzu, one of last month's runner ups.


message 5: by Abby (new)

Abby | 14 comments I nominate Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.


message 6: by Angie (new)

Angie | 522 comments Brina wrote: "I'll nominate The Art of War by Sun Tzu, one of last month's runner ups."

I'll second this. It's on my list for the year.


message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sasstel) | 426 comments Ann wrote: "I nominate A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain."

I'll second this.


message 8: by Carol (new)

Carol | 16 comments Abby wrote: "I nominate Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi."

I will second Pinocchio.


message 9: by Brina (new)

Brina Thank you, Angie :-)


message 10: by Tina (new)


message 12: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Pink wrote: "I'll nominate Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos de Laclos"

Seconded!


message 13: by Michele (new)

Michele | 1008 comments Pink wrote: "I'll nominate Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos de Laclos"

Thirded!


message 15: by Christine (new)

Christine | 1216 comments Oh, wow. It will be hard for me to decide whether to vote for A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court or Les Liaisons dangereuses.


message 16: by Darren (last edited Oct 02, 2017 03:20AM) (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 1826 comments I nominate Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

(just the 985 editions of this listed, so thiiink it qualifies as a classic)


message 17: by Karen (new)

Karen | 68 comments Michele wrote: "Pink wrote: "I'll nominate Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos de Laclos"

Thirded!"


I want to read this again so I will fourth this!


message 18: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower (j_from_denmark) | 1427 comments Darren wrote: "I nominate Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche.."


Zarathustra still speaking? OK, let's hear. I second.


message 19: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2668 comments I nominate Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman published in 1855 and 624 pages.


message 20: by Darren (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 1826 comments J_BlueFlower wrote: "Darren wrote: "I nominate Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche.."

Zarathustra still speaking? OK, let's hear. I second."


Thanks JBF! :o)

if it doesn't win this time, I might try to get a buddy read going...


message 21: by Tonia (new)

Tonia (yestonia) | 250 comments I nomiate Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore - it had a few votes last time I nominated it, so I'm hopeful!


message 22: by maja (new)

maja | 41 comments I nominate Père Goriot.


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

Loretta wrote: "I nominate Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman published in 1855 and 624 pages."

I'll second that.


message 24: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 587 comments Brina wrote: "I'll nominate The Art of War by Sun Tzu, one of last month's runner ups."

Angie wrote: "Brina wrote: "I'll nominate The Art of War by Sun Tzu, one of last month's runner ups."

I'll second this. It's on my list for the year."


I'll add another second for The Art of War


message 25: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower (j_from_denmark) | 1427 comments Darren wrote: "J_BlueFlower wrote: "Darren wrote: "I nominate Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche.."

if it doesn't win this time, I might try to get a buddy read going..."


I would prefer to wait a bit. There is a lot of good books on in November and December is always very busy.


message 26: by Cynda (new)

Cynda | 2499 comments Sarah wrote: "Brina wrote: "I'll nominate The Art of War by Sun Tzu, one of last month's runner ups."

Angie wrote: "Brina wrote: "I'll nominate The Art of War by ..."</i>

Yes [book:The Art of War



message 27: by Bkwmlee (new)

Bkwmlee | 29 comments Putting in my second (third? fourth? fifth?) for The Art of War, as this one is on my challenge list as well.


message 28: by Karin (new)

Karin Zoe wrote: "I nominate Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs"

I second this.


message 29: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2668 comments Pam wrote: "Loretta wrote: "I nominate Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman published in 1855 and 624 pages."

I'll second that."


Thank you Pam! 😊


message 30: by Adrianna (new)

Adrianna (adeczka13) | 55 comments I nominate 'The Black Tulip' by Alexandre Dumas


message 31: by Carlo (new)

Carlo | 206 comments Ada wrote: "I nominate 'The Black Tulip' by Alexandre Dumas"

I'll second this. It almost won last month.


message 32: by Brina (new)

Brina So excited to see a large Art of War group. Maybe we can buddy read in December regardless if it wins or not.


message 33: by katie (new)

katie | 73 comments I'll third Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl! it is such an amazing and important book.


message 34: by Zoe (new)

Zoe (bookfanatic66) | 241 comments Karin wrote: "Zoe wrote: "I nominate Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs"

I second this."


Thanks :)


message 35: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Lots of nominations already, here's what we have so far -

Nominated:
Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier 1835, 363 pages
Nominated by Wreade1872

A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov 1840, 185 pages
Nominated by Tina

Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore 1869, 750 pages
Nominated by Tonia

Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac 1834, 370 pages
Nominated by Ina

Seconded:
The Art of War by Sun Tzu -500, 273 pages
Nominated by Brina, seconded by Angie, Sarah, Cynda, Bkwmlee

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 1889, 480 pages
Nominated by Ann, seconded by Sarah

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi 1883, 262 pages
Nominated by Abby, seconded by Carol

Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos de Laclos 1782, 448 pages
Nominated by Pink, seconded by Katy, Michele, Karen

Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche 1883, 327 pages
Nominated by Darren, seconded by J_BlueFlower

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 1855, 624 pages
Nominated by Loretta, seconded by Pam

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs 1861, 176 pages
Nominated by Zoe, seconded by Karin, katie

The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas 1850, 246 pages
Nominated by Ada, seconded by Carlo


message 36: by Francisca (new)

Francisca | 368 comments I'll second A Hero of Our Time


message 37: by Bkwmlee (new)

Bkwmlee | 29 comments Brina wrote: "So excited to see a large Art of War group. Maybe we can buddy read in December regardless if it wins or not."

Great idea! If it doesn't win, I'm definitely in for a Buddy Read! :-)


message 38: by Piyangie (new)

Piyangie | 407 comments Ada wrote: "I nominate 'The Black Tulip' by Alexandre Dumas"

I'll third this one.


message 39: by George P. (new)

George P. | 522 comments Second Père Goriot (La Comedie Humaine). It's an adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear, I understand.


message 40: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Nominations are now closed, these are the ten books that have made it through to polls. Voting opens on the 16th and runs until the end of the month.

The Art of War by Sun Tzu -500, 273 pages
Nominated by Brina, seconded by Angie, Sarah, Cynda, Bkwmlee

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 1889, 480 pages
Nominated by Ann, seconded by Sarah

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi 1883, 262 pages
Nominated by Abby, seconded by Carol

Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos de Laclos 1782, 448 pages
Nominated by Pink, seconded by Katy, Michele, Karen

Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche 1883, 327 pages
Nominated by Darren, seconded by J_BlueFlower

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 1855, 624 pages
Nominated by Loretta, seconded by Pam

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs 1861, 176 pages
Nominated by Zoe, seconded by Karin, katie

The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas 1850, 246 pages
Nominated by Ada, seconded by Carlo, Piyangie

A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov 1840, 185 pages
Nominated by Tina, seconded by Francisca

Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac 1834, 370 pages
Nominated by Ina, seconded by George


message 41: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Our winning book for December is The Black Tulip


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