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message 1: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1608 comments Mod
It was an intense month of voting with a few books battling it out. The winning book won b/c its voters backed up their voting by using all 5 points beating out a book that had many more individual people voting for it but using fewer points to vote.

And the winners are....

1. Popular vote: Pastoralia.
2. Randomizer pick: The Moor's Last Sigh

So which book will you be reading?


message 2: by Chili (new)

Chili Hanson (chilipinkcat) | 59 comments I have already read Pastoralia so I will read The Moor’s Last Sigh.


message 3: by Tracy (new)

Tracy (tstan) | 555 comments I’ve read both- just finished the Rushdie earlier this year.
I’ll focus on the challenges, and maybe get the annual read started. Or plant my garden, since it will be May. Mmmm...garden food...


message 4: by Leni (new)

Leni Iversen (leniverse) | 411 comments I think I'll see if the library can get hold of Pastoralia for me.


message 5: by Pip (new)

Pip | 1304 comments I have had to buy both of these on Kindle, but as they are the first I have had to buy this year, I am happy to do so. I am hoping I will enjoy Pastoralia more than Lincoln in the Bardo, which I did not.


message 6: by Jen (new)

Jen | 116 comments I'll read Pastoralia (assuming my library has it).


message 7: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 166 comments Definitely reading Pastoralia! I loved Tenth of December so looking forward to this one . . .


message 8: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3803 comments Mod
I will be reading Pastoralia but also ordered The Moor’s Last Sigh from library.


message 9: by Paula (new)

Paula S (paula_s) | 221 comments I'm not really interested in reading either book, so I'll just see which is easier for me to get and hope it's better than expected.


message 10: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1608 comments Mod
I’ll be reading the Rushdie. I am kind of disappointed that Pastoralia won because I’ve already read it and didn’t like it enough to want to read it again. It’s a weird book so I’ll be curious to see what others think.


message 11: by Diane (new)

Diane | 1918 comments Not the books I would have chosen, but I am thrilled to actually have two books I have not read yet. I will try to read them both.


message 12: by Anita (last edited Mar 26, 2018 02:21PM) (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 166 comments Jen wrote: "I’ll be reading the Rushdie. I am kind of disappointed that Pastoralia won because I’ve already read it and didn’t like it enough to want to read it again. It’s a weird book so I’ll be curious to s..."

Sorry, Jen . . .I was definitely one of those 5 vote contributors, lol. I'm a Sanders fan. Well, so far, lol. After Pynchon, I was basically petrified that now we were going to have Rushdie . . .my fear was not totally unfounded.


message 13: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1608 comments Mod
Anita wrote: "Jen wrote: "I’ll be reading the Rushdie. I am kind of disappointed that Pastoralia won because I’ve already read it and didn’t like it enough to want to read it again. It’s a weird book so I’ll be ..."

Ha ha, i have no hard feelings against those who voted for it. I’ll be curious to see if you in particular like this book because
it’s not the sort of book I’d think you would like but we shall see. I wouldn’t have thought you’d like Lincoln in the bardo either but I was wrong


message 14: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 166 comments Jen wrote: "Anita wrote: "Jen wrote: "I’ll be reading the Rushdie. I am kind of disappointed that Pastoralia won because I’ve already read it and didn’t like it enough to want to read it again. It’s a weird bo..."

I'm glad you aren't mad!

Have you read Tenth of December? I'm just curious if Pastoralia seemed similar to you, or if it is completely different?


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 894 comments I will once again try to locate copies of both and read both.


message 16: by George P. (last edited Mar 29, 2018 12:27PM) (new)

George P. | 399 comments These both look pretty good. Friend Ian gave Pastoralia five stars and he's pretty discriminating. I'd like to read both but that would be 800 pages, and I have lots of others to read. Haven't really decided but I'm leaning toward getting the ebook of Moor's Last Sigh from the library for my Kindle. They also have the audiobook but that's 20 hrs long. I read Rushdie's Midnight's Children and enjoyed it moderately. I notice Moor's Sigh wasn't retained in the 2012 Boxall edition (but 3 others of his were).

PS: Have decided to read Pastoralia. I do want to read another Rushdie but will read Shame instead, because it was kept in the latest edition of The List, and has the highest avg rating of those 2 I haven't read.


message 17: by Tracy (new)

Tracy (tstan) | 555 comments Anita wrote: "Jen wrote: "Anita wrote: "Jen wrote: "I’ll be reading the Rushdie. I am kind of disappointed that Pastoralia won because I’ve already read it and didn’t like it enough to want to read it again. It’..."
I thought they had similarities, but Tenth Of December was much better- more mature, maybe.


message 18: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 166 comments Ahhh, thanks for that input Tracy. Expectations duly adjusted!


message 19: by Chinook (new)

Chinook | 282 comments I haven’t read either yet, so whatever the library brings to me in time, likely.


message 20: by Gail (new)

Gail (gailifer) | 1188 comments I will be reading Pastoralia and will attempt Rushdie is the library cooperates and if I have time. Lincoln in the Bardo was my first Saunders book and so I am looking forward to more.


message 21: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3803 comments Mod
Any volunteers for moderating BOTMs in May?


message 22: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) | 423 comments I've been reading all the Rushdie novels I can find, so while The Moor's Last Sigh is not one our library owns, I may get to it in May, if I can find a copy. We only get 5 ILL requests per month, I think, at my library, but it's possible that I can get it in time to read it while it is a BOTM.


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