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message 1: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10145 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- Classic Sci-Fi Theme


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 afternoon. 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 Carol (new)

Carol Cat 2.Stranger in a Strange Land-Robert A. Heinlein


message 3: by Emily (new)

Emily  O (readingwhilefemale) | 140 comments Cat 2: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin


message 4: by Petra (new)

Petra Cat 1: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson


message 5: by Paul (new)

Paul Hollis | 194 comments Cat 1: Black Girl, White Girl by Joyce Carol Oates


message 6: by Ruth (new)

Ruth Ferguson (ruthdfw) | 35 comments Petra wrote: "Cat 1: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson"
this sounds good


message 8: by Carol (new)

Carol Danielle wrote: "Cat1:Rebeccaby Daphne du Maurier"

Rebecca was a selection from earlier. You might want to pick another.


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Gitte wrote: "Cat 2: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley"

Always wanted to read it!


message 10: by Dani (new)

Dani (The Pluviophile Writer) (pluviophilewriter) | 237 comments Kitty wrote: "Danielle wrote: "Cat1:Rebeccaby Daphne du Maurier"

Rebecca was a selection from earlier. You might want to pick another."


Dang! Okay...


message 11: by Dani (new)

Dani (The Pluviophile Writer) (pluviophilewriter) | 237 comments Gitte wrote: "Cat 2: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley"

My vote.


message 12: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10145 comments Mod
Danielle, you are getting ahead of us!! Hhahaaa...


message 13: by Erika (new)

Erika (erikareading) Kitty, you beat me to my nomination! I think I'll nominate for category 1 instead:

Cat 1: The Shack by William P. Young


message 14: by Shay (new)

Shay | 62 comments Cat 2: Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne.

In addition to wanting to re-read it, it's short and free.


message 16: by Carol (last edited Dec 15, 2010 11:01AM) (new)

Carol Catie wrote: "I would like to nominate Doomsday Book by Connie Willis for Cat 2. It was published in 1992, though...classic enough?"

Some define a classic as 25 years after it was first published. If that is the case then it would not qualify. Lori what say you.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (susannag) | 1736 comments Category 2: The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein


message 18: by Carol (new)

Carol Susanna wrote: "Category 2: The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein"

I had forgotten about that one . Good choice .


message 19: by Janny (last edited Dec 15, 2010 02:38PM) (new)

Janny (jannywurts) | 142 comments For Cat 2, I'd like to nominate Downbelow Station (Company Wars, #3) by C.J. Cherryh

An awesome, very tense book about the pressures and impact of a political conflict that goes ballistic, with an outlying space station caught fielding refugees at an unprecedented rate, and warships rebelling against a distant, established earth government trying to hold on to its outlying stations, with situations happening and snowballing faster than communication can formulate a response.

Even though this is marked #3 in a series, it actually stands alone.

Hugo winner for Best Novel in 1982, so fits the 'classic' catagory stated (pre 1990)


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Kaion wrote: "Cat 2: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson"

Yes, yes! Been meaning to read this forever!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (susannag) | 1736 comments How recent is Snow Crash?


message 23: by Dani (new)

Dani (The Pluviophile Writer) (pluviophilewriter) | 237 comments Susanna wrote: "How recent is Snow Crash?"

It was published in 1992.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_Crash


message 24: by Mita (last edited Dec 15, 2010 10:28PM) (new)

Mita (mitab) I would like to nominate Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden for Cat 2. I'm not sure if it's Sci-Fi enough, but it's post-apocalyptic and was published in 1994.

Edit: Changing my nomination to Cat 1 instead then!


message 25: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10145 comments Mod
Eek. We are going to run into some issues with the definition of "Classic" sci-fi. Let's put some parameters around it....

I would classify anything pre-1990 as classic. (and this is killing me because I was in high school in the 90's and that certainly does not make me feel good calling that time "classic"!)

If you like, you can just edit the existing rec's and change the cat's to #1 instead of #2.

Is everyone ok with this?


message 26: by Carol (new)

Carol I think that would solve it, if others don't mind. reading two sci-fi's if one wins.


message 27: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Category 2: The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester (originally published 1951)

"In the year 2301, the wealthiest man in the universe is determined to commit murder in a world in which telepaths are used to detect possible crimes before they can happen."


message 28: by Chinook (last edited Dec 15, 2010 10:22PM) (new)

Chinook | 12 comments Cat 1 - All Families Are Psychotic by Douglas Coupland


message 29: by Paul (new)

Paul Hollis | 194 comments May I suggest making cat 2 sci-fi in general and keep cat 1 fic/non?


message 30: by Lahni (new)

Lahni | 290 comments I really hope we don't end up with 2 sci-fis next month. We have sci-fi this month too with Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Please have mercy on those of us that really no not like sci-fi. Space them out a bit.


message 31: by Candiss (new)

Candiss (tantara) I would like to nominate:

Cat 1 - Moloka'i by Alan Brennert


message 32: by Robyn (new)

Robyn (robyn_k) | 6 comments Petra wrote: "Cat 1: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson"
This sounds good! It gets my vote (and added to my "to read" shelf!


message 35: by [deleted user] (new)

Cat 1 -Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon. I will be disappointed if we end up with two sci-fi books this month.


message 37: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10145 comments Mod
Alright, let's take a look at this list:

Cat1
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming - Joshilyn Jackson
Black Girl, White Girl - Joyce Carol Oates
The Shack - William P. Young
Wet Nurse's Tale - Erica Eisdorfer
Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
Tomorrow, When the War Began - John Marsden
All Families Are Psychotic - Douglas Coupland
Moloka'i - Alan Brennert
Lily of the Nile - Stephanie Dray
Secret Daughter - Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Await Your Reply - Dan Chaon
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Cat2
Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein
The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Robert Heinlein
Downbelow Station (Company Wars, #3) - C.J. Cherryh
The Demolished Man - Alfred Bester


Nominations are now closed. Polls will go up shortly!


message 38: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10145 comments Mod
Annnnddd...

Polls are open. You can place your votes (one per poll). The polls will remain open until the 23rd.

May the best books win!
http://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/12...


message 39: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10145 comments Mod
Wow, looks like we have two very clear front runners. Wonder if there will be a major upset these last few hours!!!


message 40: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10145 comments Mod
The winners of the January Group Reads are:

The Sun Also Rises - for reg Fic/non Fic

&

Brave New World - for Classic Sci Fi


Don't forget we will also be doing a sidebar read along for THE KITCHEN HOUSE!

Hope to see you all over in the group discussion threads on New Years!


message 41: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Dray (stephaniedray) | 5 comments Eep. Thanks for the nomination for Lily of the Nile. If it's chosen, I'll be happy to stop by and do a Q&A ;) Good luck picking from all these great books though!


message 42: by Karen (last edited Dec 23, 2010 10:55AM) (new)

Karen (karenvwrites) | 112 comments The Shack--As I have a have a copy


message 43: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10145 comments Mod
SOrry guys, as you can see from the title of the thread, and post #40, we already have our winners for the month. Noms and votes have closed.


message 44: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (thisoilfieldwife) | 134 comments I just ordered a copy of The Kitchen House on my Nook! I can't wait to read it and join in on the discussion!


message 45: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10145 comments Mod
Yay, that's awesome Suzanne!


message 46: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (thisoilfieldwife) | 134 comments Ahh! My Nook died today! And I can't read The Kitchen House! But...I'm getting it fixed tomorrow and can start reading it then. Yay!


message 47: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10145 comments Mod
oh no! Another reason I am not a fan of the eReaders... Books don't die :)


message 48: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (thisoilfieldwife) | 134 comments lol So true!


message 49: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (crazylilcuban) Where is the side discussion for The Kitchen House? I can't seem to find it.

I can't wait to start it, I'm waiting on my copy to arrive from the giveaway you did and I'm hoping it arrives soon! :)


message 50: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10145 comments Mod
Its under the group discussion folder, where the usual group reads are ..... it won't be more active until the middle of the month, but feel free to get started and commenting as soon as it arrives! Should be any day now.


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