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message 1: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments November 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 A second can be withdrawn and placed on another choice.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 September, 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 Sep 01, 2019 01:17AM) (new)

J_BlueFlower (j_from_denmark) | 1428 comments Hunger by Knut Hamsun, 1890, 158 pages.

On the World Library 100 books list.

I read it many years ago and I feel my reading has matured a lot since then, and I would like to re-read. Also it is such a major classic it is simply missing on our self.

I remember the style somewhat like Dostoevsky in the under-your-skin psychology, just way shorter.


message 3: by Johanne (new)

Johanne *the biblionaut* | 74 comments I second Hunger.


message 4: by Lynn, Revisit the Shelf (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) | 2799 comments Mod
I would like to nominate The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell, 257 page, (1853).


message 5: by Tami (new)

Tami (pdxbridgegirl) | 49 comments I would like to nominate The Bhagavad Gita by Anonymous, 256 pages, (-400)


message 6: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2358 comments I nominate Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyám (pub 1859, 277 pp).


message 7: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments I nominate Germinal by Émile Zola again. It did so well last month that I think it's time has come.


message 8: by Julia (new)

Julia | 20 comments I second Germinal.


message 9: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Thank you Julia.


message 10: by Emmy (new)

Emmy (emmy205) | 197 comments I nominate Joan of Arc by Mark Twain


Shirley (stampartiste) | 600 comments Emmy wrote: "I nominate Joan of Arc by Mark Twain"

I will second this nomination. I’ve been meaning to read it for years as Twain is supposed to have written an outstanding account of her life.


message 12: by Cynda (new)

Cynda | 2501 comments Too bad I can only second one selection. . . . .I second The Bhagavad Gita.


message 13: by Terry (new)

Terry | 1359 comments I will second Joan of Arc because I love Twain and haven’t read this one.


message 14: by Tami (new)

Tami (pdxbridgegirl) | 49 comments Cynda wrote: "Too bad I can only second one selection. . . . .I second The Bhagavad Gita."

Thanks for the second. T


message 15: by Jeffrey (new)

Jeffrey (jwhitsitt) | 64 comments I second Germinal.


message 16: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3583 comments I'd like to nominate Adam Bede by George Eliot, since it's our last time to read something of hers as a group before her 200th birthday on November 22nd.


message 17: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Jeffrey wrote: "I second Germinal."

Thanks Jeffrey.


message 18: by Heather L (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 222 comments Lynn wrote: "I would like to nominate The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell, 257 page, (1853)."

Second!


message 19: by Lynn, Revisit the Shelf (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) | 2799 comments Mod
Heather L wrote: "Lynn wrote: "I would like to nominate The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell, 257 page, (1853)."

Second!"


Thank you Heather


message 20: by Melanie (new)

Melanie I'll second The Life of Charlotte Bronte too.


message 21: by Emmy (new)

Emmy (emmy205) | 197 comments Shirley (stampartiste) wrote: "Emmy wrote: "I nominate Joan of Arc by Mark Twain"

I will second this nomination. I’ve been meaning to read it for years as Twain is supposed to have written an outstan..."


Thank you!


message 22: by BAM (new)

BAM Endlessly Booked | 798 comments Cynda wrote: "Too bad I can only second one selection. . . . .I second The Bhagavad Gita."

I second this too


message 23: by Tami (new)

Tami (pdxbridgegirl) | 49 comments BAM wrote: "Cynda wrote: "Too bad I can only second one selection. . . . .I second The Bhagavad Gita."

I second this too"


Thank You! T


message 24: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Halfway through nominations -

The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell 1857, 587 pages
Lynn - Heather L, Melanie (2)

The Bhagavad Gita by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa -400, 160 pages
Tami - Cynda, BAM (2)

Germinal by Émile Zola 1885, 592 pages
Janet - Julia, Jeffrey (2)

Joan of Arc by Mark Twain 1896, 455 pages
Emmy - Shirley, Terry (2)

Hunger by Knut Hamsun 1890, 134 pages
J_BlueFlower - Johanne (1)

The Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyám 1859, 116 pages
Aubrey -

Adam Bede by George Eliot 1859, 624 pages
Kathleen -


message 25: by Terry (new)

Terry | 1359 comments I will second Hunger.


message 26: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Terry wrote: "I will second Hunger."

Terry, you’ve already seconded Joan of Arc, so let me know if you want to swap for Hunger or stick with your original choice :)


message 27: by Terry (new)

Terry | 1359 comments Oops! No I will stick with Joan of Arc. Sometimes the choices are just so good!


message 28: by Aprilleigh (new)

Aprilleigh (aprilleighlauer) | 537 comments I'll second Hunger


message 29: by Adrian (new)

Adrian | 179 comments Ok, one last try , a little late but ...

I'll nominate The Golden Days by Cao Xueqin


message 30: by siriusedward (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2011 comments seconding Adam Bede


message 31: by Philina (new)

Philina | 1562 comments I second Germinal.


message 32: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Philina wrote: "I second Germinal."

Thank you.


message 33: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3583 comments siriusedward wrote: "seconding Adam Bede"

Yay--thanks! :-)


message 34: by Darren (new)


message 35: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 96 comments I will also second Adam Bede.


message 36: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn | 685 comments I second Hunger.


message 37: by Petra (new)

Petra I second The Golden Days.


message 38: by Liesl (new)

Liesl | 420 comments I second Hunger


message 39: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Update, 5 days left of nominations, 5 books to progress to polls -

Hunger by Knut Hamsun 1890, 134 pages
J_BlueFlower - Johanne, Marilyn, Liesl (3)

Germinal by Émile Zola 1885, 592 pages
Janet - Julia, Jeffrey, Philina (3)

The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell 1857, 587 pages
Lynn - Heather L, Melanie (2)

The Bhagavad Gita by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa -400, 160 pages
Tami - Cynda, BAM (2)

Joan of Arc by Mark Twain 1896, 455 pages
Emmy - Shirley, Terry (2)

Adam Bede by George Eliot 1859, 624 pages
Kathleen - siriusedward, Karen Michele (2)

The Golden Days by Cao Xueqin 1791, 542 pages
Adrian - Darren, Petra (2)

The Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyám 1859, 116 pages
Aubrey -


message 40: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3583 comments Karen Michele wrote: "I will also second Adam Bede."

Thanks, Karen Michele!


message 41: by Michaela (new)

Michaela | 533 comments Difficult choice, but I second Life of Charlotte Bronte.


message 42: by Lynn, Revisit the Shelf (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) | 2799 comments Mod
Thank you Michaela.


Jen from Quebec :0) (muppetbaby99) | 215 comments Kathleen wrote: "I'd like to nominate Adam Bede by George Eliot, since it's our last time to read something of hers as a group before her 200th birthday on November 22nd."

I've been reading too many books on my laptop lately, dragging it around all day to read via kindle on the computer... I would like to 2nd ADAM BEDE as I own a physical copy of it, and want to read a paperback for a change! (Plus, I love George Eliot, and yet have NOT read this one!) Thanks. --Jen from Quebec :0)
Adam Bede by George Eliot


message 44: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3583 comments Jen from Quebec :0) wrote: "Kathleen wrote: "I'd like to nominate Adam Bede by George Eliot, since it's our last time to read something of hers as a group before her 200th birthday on November 22nd."..."

George Eliot and a paperback--what's not to love? Thanks, Jen!


message 45: by Indeneri (new)

Indeneri | 5 comments Pink wrote: "Halfway through nominations -

The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell 1857, 587 pages
Lynn - Heather L, Melanie (2)

The Bhagavad Gita by [aut..."


I second Joan of Arc.


message 46: by Emmy (new)

Emmy (emmy205) | 197 comments Indeneri wrote: "Pink wrote: "Halfway through nominations -

The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell 1857, 587 pages
Lynn - Heather L, Melanie (2)

[book:The Bhagavad Gita|9..."


Thank you!


message 47: by Paula W (new)

Paula W | 554 comments I’ll second Germinal.


message 48: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Thank you Paula.


message 49: by George P. (new)

George P. | 522 comments I'll second Germinal, though it's probably got a spot locked up.


message 50: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Thank you George.


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