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message 1: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9909 comments Mod
Nominations are open for our November 2018 reread. Only books currently on our group bookshelf are eligible: Book Shelf

Below is a list of the past year's reread winners.

Frankenstein, October 2018
The Remains of the Day, September 2018
Great Expectations, August 2018
All Quiet on the Western Front, July 2018
Tess of the D'Urbervilles, June 2018
North and South, May 2018
Persuasion, April 2018
A Tale of Two Cities, March 2018
The Catcher in the Rye, February 2018
Doctor Zhivago, January 2018
A Christmas Carol, December 2017
Madame Bovary, November 2017

Revisit the Shelf Nomination Requirements:
1. Time Since Last Read. A book is only eligible for rereading if it has not been a group read in the last 12 months (1 year). A book read by the group in any of our reading categories in the past year is not eligible for nomination.

2. When making a nomination, please use "add book/author" link to help others view the book selected. Also please list when the book has been read by the group.

3. Nominations will run from today thru the 14th. Polls will open on the 16th and will run until the end of the month


message 2: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9909 comments Mod
1. 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.

2. 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.

2a. A second can be withdrawn and placed on another choice.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 to moderator to track changes.

3. 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.

3a. 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.

Discussion Thread for New Rules


message 3: by Christopher (new)

Christopher (Donut) | 183 comments I nominate The Leopard


message 4: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9909 comments Mod
Thanks for starting us off Christopher.


message 5: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Cline I nominate Bleak House by Charles Dickens. I've recently developed a desire to read all of Dickens and just bought a used copy of this last week.


message 6: by Brina (new)

Brina I would like to nominate Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen.


message 7: by Angie (new)

Angie | 604 comments I'll nominate The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne, last read in 2011.


Jen from Quebec :0) (muppetbaby99) | 216 comments I'd really like to finally read Oliver Twist , so I nominate that one- thanks. --Jen from Quebec :0)


message 10: by Renee (new)

Renee | 864 comments Vicki wrote: "I nominate Bleak House by Charles Dickens. I've recently developed a desire to read all of Dickens and just bought a used copy of this last week."

I'll second Bleak House.


message 11: by Kristen (new)

Kristen | 37 comments I’ll second The Leopard.


message 12: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 4211 comments Brina wrote: "I would like to nominate Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen."

I second Out of Africa.


message 13: by Brina (new)

Brina Thank you, Kathleen. I guess we are in this together :)


message 14: by Darren (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 2018 comments I second The Leopard
serious candidate for my all-time fave book full stop.
would love to re-read it with the group :o)
The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa


message 15: by Sue (new)

Sue K H (sky_bluez) | 3423 comments Christopher wrote: "I nominate The Leopard"

I'll second The Leopard also


message 16: by Lynn, Revisit the Shelf (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) | 3648 comments Mod
I would second Things Fall Apart. It is sitting on my shelf just waiting a turn.


message 17: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2670 comments Third The Leopard.


message 18: by Pillsonista (last edited Sep 03, 2018 07:13AM) (new)

Pillsonista | 380 comments A fourth for The Leopard


message 19: by Jess (new)

Jess Penhallow | 62 comments Lets carry on the Halloween feelings with Dracula by Bram Stoker


message 20: by Dave (new)

Dave (adh3) | 796 comments I'll second The House of Seven Gables


message 21: by Izunia (new)

Izunia | 32 comments I want to second Out of Africa


message 22: by BAM the enigma (new)

BAM the enigma Helen wrote: "I would second Things Fall Apart. It is sitting on my shelf just waiting a turn."

Thanks Helen!


message 23: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2877 comments I'll second Bleak House :)


message 24: by Adrianna (new)

Adrianna (adeczka13) | 55 comments I nominate Agnes Grey by A. Bronte


message 26: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sarath595) | 20 comments I second Out of Africa.


message 27: by [deleted user] (new)

Jess wrote: "Lets carry on the Halloween feelings with Dracula by Bram Stoker"

I'll second Dracula.


RJ - Slayer of Trolls (hawk5391yahoocom) | 577 comments Jen from Quebec :0) wrote: "I'd really like to finally read Oliver Twist , so I nominate that one- thanks. --Jen from Quebec :0)"

second that


message 29: by Amy (new)

Amy | 13 comments Another second for Things Fall Apart (it's on my Great American Read challenge).


message 30: by Alissa (new)

Alissa Patrick (apatrick12211) | 6 comments I second Out of Africa


message 31: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Sep 10, 2018 12:13PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9909 comments Mod
Update of Nominations so far:

The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, 1958, 319 pages, Group read: 2015
Christopher, Kristen, Darren, Sue, Loretta, Pillsonista

Bleak House by Charles Dickens, 1853, 1017 pages, Group read: 2016
Vicki, Renee, Terrris

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen, 1937, 399 pages, Group read: 2012
Brina, Kathleen, Izunia, Sarah, Alissa

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1851, 225 pages, Group read: 2011
Angie, Dave, Cynda

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, 1958, 209 pages, Group read: 2015
BAM, Helen, Amy

Dracula by Bram Stoker, 1897, 488 pages, Group read: 2011, 2015
Jess, Pam

Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë, 1847, 251 pages, Group read: 2016
Ada


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments I will add my second to Things Fall Apart


message 33: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sasstel) | 426 comments I’ll second Oliver Twist.


message 34: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Wendt | 131 comments I'll second Things Fall Apart.


message 35: by Michael (new)

Michael (myerstyson) I'll second The House of the Seven Gables since I'm living near it now. ;)


message 36: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 799 comments I would like to second Out of Africa


message 37: by Tina (new)

Tina | 117 comments I'm for Oliver Twist.


message 38: by Aprilleigh (new)

Aprilleigh (aprilleighlauer) | 576 comments I'll second Out of Africa


message 39: by katie (new)

katie | 73 comments Adding a second to Things Fall Apart


message 40: by [deleted user] (new)

I second Out Of Africa too.


Jen from Quebec :0) (muppetbaby99) | 216 comments I think that OLIVER TWIST is up to 4 or 5 ppl supporting it, now. --Jen from Quebec :0)


message 42: by Carlo (new)

Carlo | 206 comments Out of Africa please


message 43: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1580 comments I will second Oliver Twist.


message 44: by CluckingBell (new)

CluckingBell | 25 comments I second Things Fall Apart.


message 45: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Sep 10, 2018 12:12PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9909 comments Mod
Update #2:

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen, 1937, 399 pages, Group read: 2012
Brina, Kathleen, Izunia, Sarah, Alissa, Candi, Aprilleigh, Catriona, Carlo

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, 1958, 209 pages, Group read: 2015
BAM, Helen, Amy, Kelly, Kimberly, katie, CluckingBell

The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, 1958, 319 pages, Group read: 2015
Christopher, Kristen, Darren, Sue, Loretta, Pillsonista

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1851, 225 pages, Group read: 2011
Angie, Dave, Cynda, Michael

Bleak House by Charles Dickens, 1853, 1017 pages, Group read: 2016
Vicki, Renee, Terrris

Dracula by Bram Stoker, 1897, 488 pages, Group read: 2011, 2015
Jess, Pam

Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë, 1847, 251 pages, Group read: 2016
Ada


message 46: by Inkspill (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 301 comments I'd like to second Things Fall Apart


message 47: by Petrichor (last edited Sep 10, 2018 08:51AM) (new)

Petrichor | 300 comments Katy wrote: "3. 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."

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the nominations of both Oliver Twist and Bleak House violate this rule? Bleak House was seconded (and nominated) first, but maybe it's a bit late to enforce the rule as Oliver Twist has 4 seconds already.


message 48: by Christopher (new)

Christopher (Donut) | 183 comments Petrichor wrote: "Katy wrote: "3. 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 ine..."

How did we get so far before someone noticed this?


message 49: by Cath (new)

Cath | 12 comments I second The Leopard


message 50: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Sep 10, 2018 12:10PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9909 comments Mod
Petrichor wrote: "Katy wrote: "3. 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 ine..."

Good catch. I am totally sleeping on the job here.


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