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message 1: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (TNBBC) | 9639 comments Mod
Please read the rules for nominating BEFORE you create your post!! And Check our bookshelves to be sure you are not nominating something we have already read as a group!

We will have two catagories this month:
Cat1- Regular Fiction/Non-Fiction
Cat2- Humorous novel, or novel written by comedian (in honor of April Fools Day)


Only ONE nomination per person.
If you nominate a book for catagory 1, you CANNOT nominate a book for catagory 2, and visa versa.

Please be sure to post the title, author, and the catagory it belongs to.

If your post does not have those three things, it will not be counted.

Are you ready?
I will accept nominations through Saturday morning. If we get tons of nominations, I may pull the plug on it a little early, so get them in as soon as you can!

Once I close nominations I will create the polls and let you know when it is time to vote!

Hit us with your best noms!


message 2: by Petra (new)

Petra Catagory 2: Fool by Christopher Moore.


message 3: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Frary | 90 comments Catagory 1: 'The Dante Club' by Matthew Pearl.


message 4: by Charity (last edited Mar 16, 2010 07:08AM) (new)

Charity (charityross) Hey Petra, Fool was the group read last April. :)


message 5: by Alex (new)

Alex A few of us have been talking about tackling The Decameron (Boccaccio; my translation is by Musa) in April, if y'all are feeling particularly brave. Category 1.


message 6: by Charity (last edited Mar 16, 2010 09:40AM) (new)

Charity (charityross) Category 2: High Fidelity by Nick Hornby


message 7: by Carol (new)

Carol category 1: South of Broad-Pat Conroy


message 8: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (TNBBC) | 9639 comments Mod
Alex wrote: "A few of us have been talking about tackling The Decameron (Boccaccio; my translation is by Musa) in April, if y'all are feeling particularly brave. Category 1."

According the link for the book, it says it does not release until dec'10.


message 9: by Alex (new)

Alex So it does. How strange. It's available on Amazon. In any case, should the group be foolhardy enough to go for it, I would think any translation would be fine; comparisons would be interesting.


message 10: by Carol (new)

Carol "The Decameron" I added it to my list and it is available from amazon

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_nos...


message 11: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) Here's the Goodreads link: The Decameron


message 12: by Bridgette (last edited Mar 16, 2010 08:04AM) (new)

Bridgette (bridgettef) | 9 comments Cat 2:
Naked by David Sedaris


message 13: by Alex (new)

Alex Thank you, Charity!


message 14: by astrangerhere (new)

astrangerhere Cat 1:
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

This book is stacked 12 deep on holds at my local library, so I'd like to know what all the fuss is about.


message 15: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (TNBBC) | 9639 comments Mod
Thanks Charity, It does look good!


message 16: by Petra (new)

Petra Charity wrote: "Hey Petra, Fool was the group read last April. :)"

Thanks, Charity, for letting me know. I'll think about it and change my nomination.
Sad.....I just got a copy of Fool...........


message 17: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments Petra wrote: "Charity wrote: "Hey Petra, Fool was the group read last April. :)"

Thanks, Charity, for letting me know. I'll think about it and change my nomination.
Sad.....I just got a copy of Fool..........."


It's my favorite of his. :o)


message 18: by Barb (new)

Barb Ya too bad ... Fool's on my TBR, and I'm always up for some Christopher Moore! A Dirty Job is my fav.


message 20: by JSou (new)

JSou Cat. 1: Geek Love by Katherine Dunn


message 21: by Kyla (new)

Kyla (kylajean) | 0 comments astrangerhere wrote: "Cat 1:
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

This book is stacked 12 deep on holds at my local library, so I'd like to know what all the fuss is about."


I haven't participated on the monthly reads for this group but I plan to in April. Elegance of the Hedgehog has been on my to-read list for awhile as has Suite Francaise.


message 22: by Petra (new)

Petra Okay, this one has me intrigued because I found it on the 'humorous books' lists and I hadn't previously heard that it's a funny book:

Catagory 2: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.

Lori, please ignore "Fool" from above as it was a previous selection. Thanks.


message 24: by Carol (new)

Carol That one sounds good Barbara


message 25: by astrangerhere (new)

astrangerhere Barbara wrote: "Catagory 2: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson"

I took a class years ago in university about travelogues. Bill Bryson was one of our featured authors, though, at the time he was new. I've always ejoyed his wry wit, and his penchant for finding ordinary people in extroidinary places.


message 26: by Bridgit (new)

Bridgit | 475 comments Petra wrote: "Okay, this one has me intrigued because I found it on the 'humorous books' lists and I hadn't previously heard that it's a funny book:

Catagory 2: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. ..."


I definitely think this is funny if you are a book lover. Its not so much 'comedian-style' jokes or fart/poop jokes as it is really clever puns and inside jokes absurdities that book people will really appreciate.

I dont know that I ever laughed out loud with any of Ffordes books, but I find them so clever and inane that they are 'fun' to read and am always smiling as
I get a book joke or book reference that not everyone might get.


message 27: by Alex (new)

Alex Oohhhhh, THAT "Eyre Affair." I've had an eye on that for a while. I'm nervous because the concept seems a little cutesy and I don't really like Douglas Adams (to whom it's frequently compared), but...well, the concept also seems pretty cool.


message 28: by Liz (last edited Mar 17, 2010 03:13PM) (new)

Liz I need to get this off my tbr list! :) I've heard it's excellent.
Cat 1. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini


message 29: by Jason (new)

Jason Cook (rytr_1) | 211 comments Cat 2. Hemingway's Chair -- Michael Palin


message 30: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) cat 1 The First Man in ROme by Colleen McCullough


message 31: by VMom (new)

VMom (votermom) | 42 comments Category 2 - Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
This is the first in the eccentric Amelia Peabody mystery series.


message 32: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (Booktrovert) Hi!

Category 2 -Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart.

Thanks Lori!


message 33: by Stacey (new)

Stacey (schaubchick) | 138 comments Category 1: An Education by Lynn Barber


message 36: by F1Wild (new)

F1Wild | 484 comments I nominate this awesome book (also highly recommended by The Help's Kathryn Stockett):
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake


message 37: by Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (last edited Mar 16, 2010 08:52PM) (new)

Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (perpetualpageturner) | 636 comments Category 1: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


message 38: by Alaina (new)

Alaina Category 1: one good dog by Susan Wilson.


message 39: by Apokripos (last edited Mar 16, 2010 06:33PM) (new)

Apokripos (apokalypse) CateGORY 1: The Road by Cormac McCarthy ^_^ (Love this book! ♥♥♥)


message 40: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) Thanks, Charity, for letting me know. I'll think about it and change my nomination.
Sad.....I just got a copy of Fool...........


No prob!


Thank you, Charity!
Thanks Charity, It does look good!


I read parts of The Decameron in college. Really good stuff. However, a couple years ago I read Jane Smiley's modern take on it, Ten Days in the Hills, and I wasn't very impressed. BUT, it did make me want to revisit The Decameron. :)


message 41: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) CateGORY 1: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

I had thought The Road was a previous group read, but maybe it was just heavily discussed. I see the book on the group bookshelf, but I didn't see it in the group read discussion folder. Maybe my brain is failing me. It's a blonde life.


message 42: by Bridgit (new)

Bridgit | 475 comments Mayakda wrote: "Category 2 - Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
This is the first in the eccentric Amelia Peabody mystery series."


I really appreciate someone nominating an Amelia Peabody mystery - this is one of my favorite series of all time. I've read every single one. BUT in no way would I classify this as humorous. Its a straight up mystery. Maybe for Category 1? ?


message 44: by Jen (last edited Mar 17, 2010 09:41AM) (new)

Jen (JeN_79) Cat2: Wat about one of Christopher Moores's Other books, they are apparently all comedy.
You Suck: A Love Story
or
Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story

Or maybe something by Janet Evanovich...I haven`t read any but I was told they are funny. Like One for the Money


message 45: by Erika (new)

Erika (erikareading) How am I going to choose which one to vote for? They all look really good, so far!!


message 46: by Katelin (new)

Katelin | 3 comments Category 2: The Princess Bride by William Goldman.


message 47: by VMom (new)

VMom (votermom) | 42 comments Bridgit wrote: "I really appreciate someone nominating an Amelia Peabody mystery - this is one of my favorite series of all time. I've read every single one. BUT in no way would I classify this as humorous. Its a straight up mystery. Maybe for Category 1? ? "

I have it on my "funny" shelf because it is written in such tongue-in-cheek style. Even the "editorial introductions" are all in fun. I don't think I've made it through any of the books without giggling aloud.


message 48: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (RandHrShipper1) | 6 comments How about...
Category 1-- March by Geraldine Brooks


message 49: by Kari (new)

Kari (kiwibee) Category 2: And Here's the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on their Craft and the Industry. I've read several glowing reviews of this book, and this would be a good excuse to move it to the top of my TBR pile.


message 50: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (TNBBC) | 9639 comments Mod
Yes, Charity, even though it wasnt nominated in, it got treated as a group read becuase of the heavy discussion for it. So it won't be counted as a nomination. Thanks for pointing that out.

Jen, are you nominating one of those books, or just asking if other people want to consider nominating? Your post is confusing, as you are only allowed ONE nomination.


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