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message 1: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments June 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 A second can be withdrawn and placed on another choice.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 April, polls will open on the 16th and run until the end of the month.

7. Moderator will choose a surprise sixth book to add to the poll.


message 2: by J_BlueFlower (last edited Apr 01, 2019 02:47AM) (new)

J_BlueFlower (j_from_denmark) | 1463 comments I would like to nominate The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli. 140 pages. Published 1513


message 3: by Philina (new)

Philina | 1562 comments I nominate A Pair of Blue Eyes.


message 5: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2451 comments I nominate The Book of Margery Kempe by Margery Kempe (pub 1438, 336 pp).


message 6: by Wreade1872 (new)

Wreade1872 | 791 comments J_BlueFlower wrote: "I would like to nominate The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli. 140 pages. Published 1513"

I'll second the Prince.


message 8: by MK (new)

MK (wisny) | 2993 comments Anna Lynn wrote: "I nominate The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson."

I'll second The Black Arrow.


message 9: by Terry (new)

Terry | 1419 comments I will second A Pair of Blue Eyes.


message 11: by Petra (new)

Petra Aubrey wrote: "I nominate The Book of Margery Kempe by Margery Kempe (pub 1438, 336 pp)."

I second The Book of Margery Kempel.


message 12: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2451 comments Petra wrote: "Aubrey wrote: "I nominate The Book of Margery Kempe by Margery Kempe (pub 1438, 336 pp)."

I second The Book of Margery Kempel."


Thanks Petra :)


message 13: by Petra (new)

Petra I've been meaning to read this for awhile now, Aubrey. I'm glad you nominated it.


message 14: by Annette (new)

Annette | 468 comments Anna Lynn wrote: "I nominate The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson."

I also second The Black Arrow.


message 15: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2668 comments Second for The Prince.


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

Philina wrote: "I nominate A Pair of Blue Eyes."

I'll second this Thomas Hardy.


message 17: by Liesl (new)

Liesl | 423 comments J_BlueFlower wrote: "I would like to nominate The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli. 140 pages. Published 1513"

I'll second The Prince


message 18: by Samanta (new)

Samanta   (almacubana) | 206 comments Aprilleigh wrote: "I'll nominate Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos"

Seconded.


message 19: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 10 comments I second The Prince


message 20: by Margaret (new)

Margaret | 0 comments I second Dangerous Liaisons


message 21: by BAM (new)

BAM Endlessly Booked | 803 comments I nominate The Gambler


message 22: by Hayley (new)

Hayley Shaver | 172 comments The Prince was a very good book, if you like reading about political and social maneuvering.


message 23: by Sue (new)

Sue K H (sky_bluez) | 3094 comments Aprilleigh wrote: "I'll nominate Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos"

I'll second Dangerous Liaisons


message 24: by Lynn, Revisit the Shelf (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) | 2897 comments Mod
Aprilleigh wrote: "I'll nominate Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos"

I second this.


message 25: by Shirley (stampartiste) (last edited Apr 07, 2019 03:47PM) (new)

Shirley (stampartiste) | 649 comments I would like to nominate Bel-Ami (1885: 416 pages, 3.83 rating) by Guy de Maupassant.

Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments I will second A Pair of Blue Eyes


message 27: by Hélène (new)

Hélène | 63 comments I second Dangerous Liaisons.


message 28: by Darren (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 1845 comments Shirley (stampartiste) wrote: "I would like to nominate Bel-Ami (1885: 416 pages, 3.83 rating) by Guy de Maupassant.

Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant"


I second Bel-Ami


Shirley (stampartiste) | 649 comments Darren wrote: "Shirley (stampartiste) wrote: "I would like to nominate Bel-Ami (1885: 416 pages, 3.83 rating) by Guy de Maupassant.

Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant"

I second Bel-Ami"


Thank you, Darren!


message 30: by BAM (new)

BAM Endlessly Booked | 803 comments I take back my nomination for The Gambler and second Bel Ami


Shirley (stampartiste) | 649 comments BAM wrote: "I take back my nomination for The Gambler and second Bel Ami"

Thank you, BAM! The Gambler sounds like a very interesting read as well.


message 32: by Tammy (new)

Tammy | 391 comments I second Dangerous Liaisons.


message 33: by Pink (last edited Apr 13, 2019 03:30AM) (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Just over halfway through nominations - top 5 books to progress to polls

Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 1782, 448 pages
Aprilleigh - Samanta, Margaret, Sue, Lynn, Helene, Tammy, Tina (7 seconds)

The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli 1513, 140 pages
J_BlueFlower - Wreade1872, Loretta, Liesl, Jessica, Carol, Johanne (6 seconds)

A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy 1873, 374 pages
Philina - Terry, Pam Kelly (3 seconds)

Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant 1885, 416 pages
Shirley - Darren, BAM, Barbara (3 seconds)

The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson 1888, 242 pages
Anna Lynn - MK, Annette (2 seconds)

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The Book of Margery Kempe by Margery Kempe 1438, 328 pages
Aubrey - Petra (1 second)

The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald 1872, 241 pages
Paula W -


message 34: by Philina (new)

Philina | 1562 comments Thank you for the seconds, Terry, Pam and Kelly!


message 35: by Bárbara (new)

Bárbara (leviathan_) | 124 comments another one for Bel-Ami!


Shirley (stampartiste) | 649 comments Thank you, Bárbara!


message 37: by Pink (last edited Apr 09, 2019 11:29AM) (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Bárbara wrote: "another one for Bel-Ami!"

Updated above


message 38: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) I second The Prince


message 39: by Johanne (new)

Johanne *the biblionaut* | 74 comments I second the Prince


message 40: by Tina (new)


message 41: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Carol wrote: "I second The Prince"

Johanne wrote: "I second the Prince"

Tina wrote: "I second Les Liaisons dangereuses."

Added above :)


message 42: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Nominations are now closed, these are the books that received the most seconds and will advance to polls -

Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 1782, 448 pages
Aprilleigh - Samanta, Margaret, Sue, Lynn, Helene, Tammy, Tina (7 seconds)

The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli 1513, 140 pages
J_BlueFlower - Wreade1872, Loretta, Liesl, Jessica, Carol, Johanne (6 seconds)

A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy 1873, 374 pages
Philina - Terry, Pam Kelly (3 seconds)

Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant 1885, 416 pages
Shirley - Darren, BAM, Barbara (3 seconds)

The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson 1888, 242 pages
Anna Lynn - MK, Annette (2 seconds)


message 43: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Our winning book for June is The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli


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