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message 1: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments July 2018 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 five books, by five different authors will move forward to each poll. This will be determined by the number of seconds a book receives. The five books with the most seconds moves to the poll.

4. Only one nomination or one second per member will be allowed. A nomination can be changed only until it has been seconded. Once seconded, in fairness to the member making the second, the nomination will stand.

4a. A second can be withdrawn and placed on another choice. This change must in some way be noted in a post such as, "I am withdrawing my second for book A and placing it on book B." It will be easier for moderator to track changes.

5. Only one book per author, In the event of more than one book by the same author is nominated, only the first one to receive a second will be eligible. The nominator of the ruled ineligible book will be able to nominate a replacement or second another already in nomination.

5a. Same author-multiple categories. The same author may be nominated in multiple categories in a single month as long as the nominations are for different books. In the case of identical nominations, precedence will go to the first one to receive a second.

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


message 2: by Erica (new)

Erica (thebrokenspine) | 26 comments Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore

An aristocratic family falls into poverty and becomes a band of ruthless criminals.


message 4: by Melissa (last edited May 01, 2018 09:00AM) (new)

Melissa (melly2508) I would like to nominate Personal Memoirs by Ulysses S. Grant (first published in 1885)


message 5: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) I nominate The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon (419 pp., pub 1002).


message 6: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 145 comments Jehona wrote: "I'd like to nominate The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe"

Seconded


message 7: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower (j_from_denmark) | 1849 comments Leslie wrote: "Jehona wrote: "I'd like to nominate The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe"

Seconded"


Third


message 8: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2670 comments I nominate Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, published in 1890 and 112 pages.


message 9: by Petrichor (new)

Petrichor | 300 comments I'd like to nominate Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
(first published 1604, page numbers mostly ranging between 50 and 200)


message 10: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower (j_from_denmark) | 1849 comments Petrichor wrote: "I'd like to nominate Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
(first published 1604, page numbers mostly ranging between 50 and 200)"


In the June-discussion it was accepted as a short story.
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Loretta wrote: "I nominate Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, published in 1890 and 112 pages."

I'll second Hedda Gabler. I love to read more Ibsen.


message 12: by Thorkell (last edited May 01, 2018 03:05PM) (new)

Thorkell Ottarsson I nominate Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Also known as Devils / The Possessed.


message 13: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2670 comments Pam wrote: "Loretta wrote: "I nominate Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, published in 1890 and 112 pages."

I'll second Hedda Gabler. I love to read more Ibsen."


Thank you Pam! 😊


message 14: by Erin (new)

Erin (erinm31) | 609 comments I would like to second The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon. 😊


message 15: by Matt (new)

Matt (mmullerm) | 876 comments I’ll second Thorkell’s nomination of Demons / The Possessed by Dostoevsky.


message 16: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments I would like to second Demons.


message 17: by Michele (new)

Michele | 1012 comments Erin wrote: "I would like to second The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon. 😊"

Third!


message 18: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2862 comments I'll second Lorna Doone.


message 19: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) Michele wrote: "Erin wrote: "I would like to second The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon. 😊"

Third!"


Erin wrote: "I would like to second The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon. 😊"

Thanks Erin and Michele :)


message 20: by Lalitha (new)

Lalitha (falcon_) | 24 comments I'd second Demons by Dostoevsky too!


message 21: by Lia (new)

Lia I nominate The Aeneid by Virgil


message 22: by Adrianna (new)

Adrianna (adeczka13) | 55 comments I'll second Lorna Doone


message 23: by Thorkell (new)

Thorkell Ottarsson Thanks Matt, Bat-Cat and Lalitha for seconding Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.


message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

I nominate Eugene Onegin by Pushkin.


message 25: by Petrichor (new)

Petrichor | 300 comments J_BlueFlower wrote: "In the June-discussion it was accepted as a short story. "

Is that a problem?
I thought it's fine as long as it hasn't been nominated in another category. As far as I'm aware there has almost always been a short-ish book in the old school poll.


message 26: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments No problem with shorter books being nominated in this category, it's a personal choice where you want to nominate it and I guess where you think it has more chance of winning! I'll do my best to cross reference with other polls so that we don't end up with duplicates.


message 27: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments Thorkell wrote: "Thanks Matt, Bat-Cat and Lalitha for seconding Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky."

:-)


message 28: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments First round up of nominations -

Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1872, 768 pages
Thorkell - Seconds- Matt, Bat-Cat, Lalitha (3)

Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore 1869, 750 pages
Erica - Seconds- Terris, Ada (2)

The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1774, 149 pages
Jehona - Seconds- Leslie, J_BlueFlower (2)

The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon 1002, 419 pages
Aubrey - Seconds- Erin, Michele (2)

Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen 1890, 112 pages
Loretta - Seconds- Pam (1)

Personal Memoirs by Ulysses S. Grant 1885, 702 pages
Melissa -

Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe 1604, 56 pages
Petrichor -

The Aeneid by Virgil 19BC, 442 pages
Lia -

Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin 1825, 240 pages
Kt -


message 29: by Lalitha (new)

Lalitha (falcon_) | 24 comments Thorkell wrote: "Thanks Matt, Bat-Cat and Lalitha for seconding Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky."
Huge fan of Dostoevsky here! So, thank you for putting up a work I haven't read yet :)


message 30: by Darren (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 2013 comments I second Eugene Onegin
Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin

(one of my faves that I'm due to re-read, and just bought a lovely old hardback with illustrations so very keen!)


message 31: by Julie (new)

Julie | 649 comments I second Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen


message 32: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2670 comments Julie wrote: "I second Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen"

Thanks Julie! 🤗


message 33: by Francisca (new)

Francisca | 368 comments I'll throw in another second for Eugene Onegin!

There are some looong books on this list! :D


message 34: by [deleted user] (new)

Thanks Darren and Francisca!


message 35: by Petrichor (new)

Petrichor | 300 comments Thanks, Pink! :-)


message 36: by KarenMc (new)

KarenMc | 24 comments Melissa wrote: "I would like to nominate Personal Memoirs by Ulysses S. Grant (first published in 1885)"

I will second Personal Memoirs. Just bought a copy and am excited to get started on this one. :)


message 37: by Tonia (new)

Tonia (yestonia) | 250 comments I'd like to nominate The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan


message 38: by Wreade1872 (new)

Wreade1872 | 907 comments I'll second The Pilgrim's Progress .


message 39: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 799 comments I would like to second Eugene Onegin


message 40: by Pink (last edited May 03, 2018 10:46AM) (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Update #2

Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1872, 768 pages
Thorkell - Seconds- Matt, Bat-Cat, Lalitha (3)

Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin 1825, 240 pages
Kt - Seconds- Darren, Francisca, Candi (3)

Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore 1869, 750 pages
Erica - Seconds- Terris, Ada (2)

The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1774, 149 pages
Jehona - Seconds- Leslie, J_BlueFlower (2)

The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon 1002, 419 pages
Aubrey - Seconds- Erin, Michele (2)

Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen 1890, 112 pages
Loretta - Seconds- Pam, Julie (2)

The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan 1678, 324 pages
Tonia - Seconds- Wreade1872 (1)

Personal Memoirs by Ulysses S. Grant 1885, 702 pages
Melissa - Seconds- KarenMc (1)

Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe 1604, 56 pages
Petrichor -

The Aeneid by Virgil 19BC, 442 pages
Lia -


message 41: by Angie (new)

Angie | 604 comments I'll second The Aeneid.


message 42: by Jen from Quebec :0) (last edited May 07, 2018 06:06PM) (new)

Jen from Quebec :0) (muppetbaby99) | 216 comments I will second Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther please! --Jen from Quebec :0)

(PS) Isn't 'Faustus' a play? Does this matter? Thanks.


message 43: by MissFede (new)

MissFede (missfl) I second Demons : )


message 44: by Thorkell (new)

Thorkell Ottarsson Fred wrote: "I second Demons : )"

Thanks Fred!!!


message 45: by MissFede (new)

MissFede (missfl) Fred wrote: "I second Demons : )"

No problem :) :) Really would like to read that one.


message 46: by Nix (new)

Nix | 112 comments Loretta wrote: "I nominate Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, published in 1890 and 112 pages."

I second Hedda Gabler.


message 47: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2670 comments Nix wrote: "Loretta wrote: "I nominate Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, published in 1890 and 112 pages."

I second Hedda Gabler."


Thank you Nix! 🤗


message 48: by [deleted user] (new)

I'll second Lorna Doone.


message 49: by George P. (new)

George P. | 582 comments Another second for Eugene Onegin here.


message 50: by Inkspill (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 299 comments another second for Ibsen's Hedda Gabler


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