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message 1: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments September 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 A second can be withdrawn and placed on another choice.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 July, polls will open on the 16th and run until the end of the month.


message 2: by BAM the enigma (new)

BAM the enigma I nominate The Monk


message 3: by Leslie (last edited Jul 01, 2018 07:48AM) (new)

Leslie | 145 comments Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin (240 pages, 1825).


message 4: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) I nominate Evelina by Fanny Burney (pub 1778, 421 pp).


message 5: by Wend (last edited Jul 01, 2018 09:44AM) (new)

Wend (wends) | 74 comments I nominate McTeague McTeague by Frank Norris by Frank Norris


message 6: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 799 comments Aubrey wrote: "I nominate Evelina by Fanny Burney (pub 1778, 421 pp)."

I will second Evelina :)


message 7: by Jehona (last edited Jul 01, 2018 10:54AM) (new)

Jehona | 182 comments I nominate Utopia by Thomas More (135 pages, 1516).


message 8: by Kristina (new)

Kristina (kristina3880) I will third Evelina


message 9: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) Kristina wrote: "I will third Evelina"

Candi wrote: "Aubrey wrote: "I nominate Evelina by Fanny Burney (pub 1778, 421 pp)."

I will second Evelina :)"


Thanks Candi and Kristina :)


message 10: by Toviel (new)

Toviel (exagge) | 65 comments Jehona wrote: "I nominate Utopia by Thomas More (135 pages, 1516)."

I second Utopia.


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

I'll nominate Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. It was so close last month.


message 12: by Jess (new)

Jess Penhallow | 62 comments I'll nominate The Phantom of the Opera


message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

I’ll second Les Liasons Dangereuses. I was so sure it would win the poll last month I bought it lol!


message 14: by Aprilleigh (new)

Aprilleigh (aprilleighlauer) | 576 comments Pam wrote: "I'll nominate Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. It was so close last month."

I'll second it, too.


message 15: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower (j_from_denmark) | 1844 comments I would like to nominate Hamlet by William Shakespeare, 1603, around 200 pages. It belongs on our shelf.


message 16: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Jess wrote: "I'll nominate The Phantom of the Opera"

I'm afraid this is ineligible for our Old School category as we've read it before, but you can suggest it for our Revisit the Shelf category. Feel free to nominate another here :)


message 17: by Sue (new)

Sue K H (sky_bluez) | 3392 comments J_BlueFlower wrote: "I would like to nominate Hamlet by William Shakespeare, 1603, around 200 pages. It belongs on our shelf."

I didn't realize it wasn't on our shelf! I second Hamlet.


message 18: by Piyangie (new)

Piyangie | 452 comments I'll second Utopia.


message 19: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Sue wrote: "J_BlueFlower wrote: "I would like to nominate Hamlet by William Shakespeare, 1603, around 200 pages. It belongs on our shelf."

I didn't realize it wasn't on our shelf! I s..."


I know! Amazing we haven't read this as a group yet. I think Melanti and Katy are buddy reading it this month.


message 20: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9842 comments Mod
Yes, mid month buddy read of Hamlet.


message 21: by Jim (new)

Jim Townsend | 159 comments I'd like to nominate The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope (1815-82).


message 22: by George P. (last edited Jul 04, 2018 05:33PM) (new)

George P. | 582 comments I'd like to nominate Emile Zola's Germinal (1885). It's not quite long enough for the long-read category.

I thought Dangerous Liasons was going to win too, and spent a whole dollar on the Kindle! But I will read it eventually.


message 23: by Cynda (new)

Cynda  (cynda) | 3419 comments I second Utopia by Thomas More


message 24: by Aprilleigh (new)

Aprilleigh (aprilleighlauer) | 576 comments As popular as it was in the last poll (it nearly tied), it's likely to do well this month, too. It will win eventually.


message 25: by CluckingBell (new)

CluckingBell | 25 comments Seconding Germinal.


message 27: by Paula W (new)

Paula W | 568 comments Sue wrote: "J_BlueFlower wrote: "I would like to nominate Hamlet by William Shakespeare, 1603, around 200 pages. It belongs on our shelf."

I didn't realize it wasn't on our shelf! I s..."


I have been out for a bit and am just now up to group reading on a schedule again, and would like to throw all my weight behind this. One of the best things I have ever read and can’t wait to read it again, so I second Or third or whatever 👍😁


message 28: by Pink (last edited Jul 11, 2018 11:48AM) (new)

Pink | 6554 comments We're halfway through nominations, here's what we have so far -

Only the top 5 books will progress to polls.

Utopia by Thomas More 1516, 135 pages
Jehona - Seconds- Lysistrata, Piyangie, Cynda, Darren, Tonia (5)

Hamlet by William Shakespeare 1603, 289 pages
J_BlueFlower - Seconds- Sue, Paula W, Vicki, Brina (4)

Evelina by Fanny Burney 1778, 455 pages
Aubrey - Seconds- Candi, Kristina (2)

Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 1782, 448 pages
Pam - Seconds- Catriona, Aprilleigh (2)

The Monk by Matthew Lewis 1796, 386 pages
BAM - Seconds- Jim, Katy (2)

Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin 1825, 240 pages
Leslie - Seconds- Francisca, Matt (2)

The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope 1875, 776 pages
Jim - Seconds- Joseph (1)

Germinal by Émile Zola 1885, 592 pages
George - Seconds- CluckingBell (1)

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne 1759, 784 pages
Bat-Cat - Seconds- Barbara (1)

McTeague by Frank Norris 1899, 368 pages
Wend - Seconds-

Keep your suggestions coming. Nominations close on the 14th July and polls open on the 16th.


message 29: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Cline I'll second Hamlet.


message 30: by Jim (new)

Jim Townsend | 159 comments I second The Monk.


message 31: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9842 comments Mod
I'll second The Monk also.


message 32: by BAM the enigma (new)

BAM the enigma Thanks y’all! The Monk is one of my favorite books of all time


message 33: by Brina (new)

Brina I will second Hamlet.


message 35: by Darren (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 2008 comments I second Utopia.


message 36: by Francisca (new)

Francisca | 368 comments I'll second Eugene Onegin


message 37: by Matt (new)

Matt (mmullerm) | 869 comments I’ll also second Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin


message 38: by Tonia (new)

Tonia (yestonia) | 250 comments I'll second Utopia :)


message 39: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments All updated above.


message 40: by Bárbara (new)

Bárbara (leviathan_) | 141 comments Bat-Cat wrote: "I'll nominate The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne."

Second!


message 41: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments Bárbara wrote: "Bat-Cat wrote: "I'll nominate The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne."

Second!"


Thank you Barbara! :-)


message 42: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Bárbara wrote: "Bat-Cat wrote: "I'll nominate The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne."

Second!"


Updated :)


message 43: by Julie (new)

Julie | 649 comments I second The Life and opinions of Tristram Shandy


message 44: by siriusedward (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2058 comments I will second the Hamlet too


message 45: by Petra (new)

Petra I'll second Utopia.


message 46: by Lynn, Revisit the Shelf (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) | 3622 comments Mod
I will second Hamlet.


message 47: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments Julie wrote: "I second The Life and opinions of Tristram Shandy"

Thank you, Julie! :-)


message 48: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Latest update with a couple of days left, we currently have five books tied in third place.

Only the top 5 books will progress to polls.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare 1603, 289 pages
J_BlueFlower - Seconds- Sue, Paula W, Vicki, Brina, Chaitra, siriusedward, Helen (7)

Utopia by Thomas More 1516, 135 pages
Jehona - Seconds- Lysistrata, Piyangie, Cynda, Darren, Tonia, Petra (6)

Evelina by Fanny Burney 1778, 455 pages
Aubrey - Seconds- Candi, Kristina (2)

Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 1782, 448 pages
Pam - Seconds- Catriona, Aprilleigh (2)

The Monk by Matthew Lewis 1796, 386 pages
BAM - Seconds- Jim, Katy (2)

Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin 1825, 240 pages
Leslie - Seconds- Francisca, Matt (2)

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne 1759, 784 pages
Bat-Cat - Seconds- Barbara, Julie (2)

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The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope 1875, 776 pages
Jim - Seconds- Joseph (1)

Germinal by Émile Zola 1885, 592 pages
George - Seconds- CluckingBell (1)

McTeague by Frank Norris 1899, 368 pages
Wend - Seconds-

Keep your suggestions coming. Nominations close on the 14th July and polls open on the 16th.


message 49: by Petrichor (new)

Petrichor | 300 comments First I thought of breaking the tie by picking the one whose description seems most interesting, but then I decided to add a pointless second to Hamlet and let Pink decide which should be the 5th book in the poll. Unless someone else breaks the tie first.


message 50: by Jim (new)

Jim Townsend | 159 comments I will second Hamlet. It's about time I read some Shakespeare.


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