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message 1: by whichwaydidshego, the sage of sass (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:58PM) (new)

whichwaydidshego | 1996 comments Mod
Okay, gang... when voting please rank all six books as I will calculate selections by rank just like last month.

Little Women
A Christmas Carol
Holidays on Ice
The Portable Dorothy Parker
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Great Expectations

Voting will close at midnight PST on Thursday night. The final choice will be listed shortly thereafter.


message 2: by Shannon, the founder of fun (back from sabbatical) (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:58PM) (new)

Shannon | 254 comments Mod
Yay voting time!

1. Holidays on Ice
2. A Christams Carol
3. Little Women
4. The Portable Dorothy Parker
5. Me Talk Pretty One Day
6. Great Expectations


message 3: by Emily (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:58PM) (new)

Emily | 60 comments I'm a newbie so this will be my first time participating:)

1. The Portable Dorothy Parker
2. Me Talk Pretty One Day
3. Great Expectations
4. Little Women
5. Holidays on Ice
6. A Christmas Carol


message 4: by Amber (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:58PM) (new)

Amber | 3 comments 1. Holidays on Ice
2. Little Women
3. Great Expectations
4. A Christmas Carol
5. Me Talk Pretty One Day
6. The Portable Dorothy Parker


message 5: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:58PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) Ooooh... I don't know! This is tough! I'm gonna hope that my #2 gets chosen as a companion book...

1. Holidays on Ice
2. A Christmas Carol
3. Little Women
4. Great Expectations
5. Me Talk Pretty One Day
6. The Portable Dorothy Parker


message 6: by Brooke (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:58PM) (new)

Brooke 1. Holidays on Ice
2. Me Talk Pretty One Day
3. Little Women
4. The Portable Dorothy Parker
5. Great Expectations
6. A Christmas Carol


message 7: by Blanca (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:59PM) (new)

Blanca | 26 comments 1. Little Women
2. The Portable Dorothy Parker
3. Holidays on Ice
4. Me Talk Pretty One Day
5. A Christmas Carol
6. Great Expectations


message 8: by Alison, the guru of grace (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:59PM) (new)

Alison | 1282 comments Mod
1. Holidays on Ice
2. The Portable Dorothy Parker
3. A Christmas Carol
4. Great Expectations
5. Little Women
6. Me Talk Pretty One Day

Is it safe to say that if the book with the highest votes is a classic, the contemporary book with the next highest votes will be chosen as a companion book (and vice versa), or are we doing another vote, or will it just be picked by a moderator? Just wondering.


message 9: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:59PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) I like the idea that we take the highest rated book of each genre. I don't think that will always be the best way to choose, but for December I think it would work.


message 10: by whichwaydidshego, the sage of sass (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:59PM) (new)

whichwaydidshego | 1996 comments Mod
As always, it will be discussed.


message 11: by Tiffany (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:59PM) (new)

Tiffany | 59 comments 1. Littel Women
2. Holidays on Ice
3. A Christmas Carol
4. Me Talk Pretty One Day
5. The Portable Dorothy Parker
6. Great Expectations

Can't wait to see what's chosen!


message 12: by Michelle (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:59PM) (new)

Michelle (literarilyspeaking1) 1. Holidays on Ice
2. Great Expectations
3. A Christmas Carol
4. Little Women
5. Portable Dorothy Parker
6. Me Talk Pretty One Day


message 13: by Tiffany (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:59PM) (new)

Tiffany 1. Little Women
2. Great Expectations
3. The Portable Dorothy Parker
4. Me Talk Pretty One Day
5. Holidays on Ice
6. A Christmas Carol


message 14: by whichwaydidshego, the sage of sass (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:59PM) (new)

whichwaydidshego | 1996 comments Mod
1. A Christmas Carol
2. Holidays on Ice
3. Little Women
4. The Portable Dorothy Parker
5. Me Talk Pretty One Day
6. Great Expectations


message 15: by Dini, the master of meaning (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:59PM) (new)

Dini | 691 comments Mod
First time participating too...

1. Little Women
2. Me Talk Pretty One Day
3. Holidays on Ice
4. The Portable Dorothy Parker
5. Great Expectations
6. A Christmas Carol


message 16: by Sera (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:59PM) (new)

Sera First time participating, too.

1. A Christmas Carol
2. Great Expectations
3. Holidays on Ice
4. Me Talk Pretty One Day
5. Little Women
6. The Portable Dorothy Parker


message 17: by Amy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:59PM) (new)

Amy | 74 comments This will be my first Rory vote, too!

1. Holidays on Ice
2. The Portable Dorothy Parker
3. Little Women
4. Me Talk Pretty One Day
5. A Christmas Carol
6. Great Expectations


message 18: by Janet (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:00PM) (new)

Janet Mitchell | 19 comments 1.Portable Dorothy Parker
2.Holidays on Ice
3.Great Expectations
4.A Christmas Carol
5.Little Women
6.Me Talk Pretty One Day

I am so excited to get started!!!


message 19: by Arielle (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:00PM) (new)

Arielle | 120 comments Yay! My first vote!!

Little Women
Holidays on Ice
Christmas Carol
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Portable Dorothy Parker
Great Expectations


message 20: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:00PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) Yay! Lots of new people! Welcome, everyone!


message 21: by Shannon, the founder of fun (back from sabbatical) (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:00PM) (new)

Shannon | 254 comments Mod
Hey Amy - welcome to the club. I've been wanting that tshirt!!


message 22: by Meghan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:00PM) (new)

Meghan Welcome newbies! It's a great group and this is a good list for this month (IMHO).

1. A Christmas Carol (I blame you Sarah)
2. Me Talk Pretty One day
3. Holidays on Ice
4. The Portable Dorothy Parker
5. Little Women
6. Great Expectations


message 23: by brian (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:00PM) (new)

brian   1. Portable Dorothy Parker!
2. Great Expectations

c'mon... dorothy parker was a badass fast-talking no-nonsense chick! the rory gilmore (with a bit more booze and sex) of her time!


message 24: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:00PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) Yay Meghan!! I don't deserve blame, I deserve credit. :P Honestly, I think this is the perfect Dickens for non-Dickens readers. It's short, you're already familiar with the story, and it's soooo good.

Brian, I think you have to rate them all... But yay! Does this mean you're going to participate this time?


message 25: by brian (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:00PM) (new)

brian   oops. here goes:

1. Portable Dorothy Parker
2. Great Expectations
3. A Christmas Carol
4. Little Women
5. Holidays on Ice
6. Me Talk Pretty One Day

yeah, sarah, i think i could be persuaded to join in... so watch out!


message 26: by Cody (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:00PM) (new)

Cody Wilshire (codywilshire) | 85 comments Portable Dorothy Parker
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Christmas Carol
Little Women
Holidays on Ice
Great Expectations


message 27: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:00PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) Woo hoo! Yay for boys! Hee hee. Will you participate even if a Sedaris is chosen?

Hey... is that a wine glass on the table in your new picture? Do I sense a theme in your profile picture choices? LOL.


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

Portable Dorothy Parker
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Holidays On Ice
Little Women
Great Expectations
Christmas Carol

C'mon Dorothy Parker!


message 29: by Alison, the guru of grace (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:01PM) (new)

Alison | 1282 comments Mod
Update: I was at B & N tonight (home away from home now), and I saw The Portable Dorothy Parker. I wasn't quite sure of the lay-out...it looked like there were passages from Oscar Wilde in there, and Vanity Fair. It was also around 600 pages. Does anyone know how this book is laid out? There were short stories, poetry....a bunch of stuff. I'll still up for tackling it if it's chosen for sure, but I was just wondering if anyone else has or has seen this particular book. It was really cool--the cover is like comic strip type graphics.


message 30: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:01PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) There's a publisher who's been doing a lot in the comic book covers. The cutest one I've seen has been The Count of Monte Cristo.

I wonder if there are different editions of The Portable Dorothy Parker? I don't think the one we have on our list has a comic strip cover, does it?


message 31: by Alison, the guru of grace (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:01PM) (new)

Alison | 1282 comments Mod
Well, the cover on Rory's list is definetely different than the one I saw at B&N. I wonder if they're the same edition with different covers? Hmmmmmmmm...


message 32: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:01PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) Maybe it was The Tree Musketeers instead of The Count of Monte Cristo...

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/book...

Anyway, I'm all for reading this one too (Dorothy Parker, that is) if it's the one chosen. The nice thing about it and the two Sedaris books is that you don't have to read the whole thing cover to cover; you can just read selections if you want. That's a nice option for this busy time of year.


message 33: by Alison, the guru of grace (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:01PM) (new)

Alison | 1282 comments Mod
Right. I picked up A Christmas Carol (O.K., and all the others, too) at the library. You're right, Sarah. It is short. It's really a novella, or even a long story. Never knew that. Great Expectations, on the other hand, is pretty meaty. Haven't been there since ninth grade. (Unless you count the Gwyneth Paltrow/Ethan Hawke thingy).


message 34: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:01PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) Yeah, it's a novella. That's why I think it's a perfect way to be introduced (or re-introduced) to Dickens (plus, like I said, it's always easier when you're already familiar with the story).

I think it's so funny how so many of us have already purchased most or all of the books on the voting list, before voting is even closed. I think that means it's a really good list, and we'll all be happy with which ever gets chosen. I picked up both Sedaris books and a new version of Little Women (I couldn't find my copy), and I already have both Dickens books. So if the Dorothy Parker one is chosen, it's the only one I'll have to go out and get.


message 35: by brian (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:01PM) (new)

brian   yeah, yeah sarah... i'll read whatever's chosen. promise. even if it is david sedaris. i've never actually read one of his books but have read many of his stories in the new yorker and always find them a bit smug and overly cutesy... his sister, on the other hand, is pretty amazing. i think i might be in love with her.

yes, probably is a glass of wine in the picture. a glass of wine, a couch, a book, and my dog... that's all i need to be a happy boy.

go dorothy parker! and yes! the comic strip cover is great! great! great!


message 36: by whichwaydidshego, the sage of sass (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:01PM) (new)

whichwaydidshego | 1996 comments Mod
I'm for sure reading Holiday on Ice and A Christmas Carol this month no matter what is chosen.

Okay, off to watch hockey (my other obsession)!


message 37: by Emily (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:01PM) (new)

Emily | 60 comments Hockey's another obsession of mine too! Which teams do you follow? I'm a HUGE Flyers, Oilers, and Hurricane fan!


message 39: by Courtney (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:02PM) (new)

Courtney Stirrat | 201 comments I am new too and I LOVE the selections!

1. The Portable Dorothy Parker
2. Holidays on Ice
3. A Christmas Carol
4. Me Talk Pretty One Day
5. Great Expectations
6. Little Women


message 40: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:02PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) Welcome all newbies! I really hope that everyone who's voted will also participate in the discussions... the more the merrier!


message 41: by Amanda A (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:02PM) (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) Another newbie here!

1. Little Women
2. A Christmas Carol
3. Holidays on Ice
4. The Portable Dorothy Parker
5. Me Talk Pretty One Day
6. Great Expectations


message 42: by whichwaydidshego, the sage of sass (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:02PM) (new)

whichwaydidshego | 1996 comments Mod
Emily, I'm a tried-and-true, die-hard San Jose Sharks fan. I like the Caps and the Blackhawks, too, but nothing compares to my beloved Sharks!!! I enjoy the sport in general, though, so I even went to a game in the Czech Republic once! I'm inviting you as a friend so we can discuss without annoying all these nice, respectable book-people. LOL


message 43: by Sera (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:02PM) (new)

Sera GO FLYERS!


message 44: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:02PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) My husband works for AT&T and he had 12 suite tickets for tonight's (?) Shark's game. He gave them to a customer.


message 45: by Dottie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:02PM) (new)

Dottie  (oxymoronid) | 698 comments Okay -- now DON'T laugh -- I love the Ducks and before that the Kings reigned supreme in our house -- the same daughter who hooked me on GG got me into hockey and I now claim that my favorite sports are the slowest and fastest -- baseball and hockey. Let the hockey talk flow -- only maybe it could just be in its own thread? I think I saw an autographed Luc Robataille poster around here not long ago -- heh - his first year with the Kings! There was a brief time when the Sharks got our attention also -- but that didn't last and I can't even recall what the connection was -- it's age again.

And the Austin Ice Bats are way cool!!


message 46: by Liz M (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:02PM) (new)

Liz M Back to the regularly scheduled program.....

1) Christmas Carol
2) Portable Dorothy Parker
3) Holidays On Ice
4) Me Talk Pretty One Day
5) Little Women
6) Great Expectations


message 47: by Bibliosaurus (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:02PM) (new)

Bibliosaurus | 22 comments 1. Christmas Carol
2. Portable Dorothy Parker
3. Great Expectations
4. Holidays on Ice
5. Me Talk Pretty One Day
6. Little Women


message 48: by Marie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:02PM) (new)

Marie Farrell | 4 comments 1 Holidays on Ice (I really want to read this!)
2 Me Talk Pretty One Day
3 The Portable Dorothy Parker (I've read much of
it before but worth reading again)
4 Little Women (I've seen all the movies & read
some of the play, maybe it's time to read the
book???)
5 A Christmas Carol (Not at the top of any of my
lists!)
6 Great Expectations (Didn't like it in High
School. I'd rather read something new &
unknown)


message 49: by whichwaydidshego, the sage of sass (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:02PM) (new)

whichwaydidshego | 1996 comments Mod
Okay gang! Voting has closed. I'll be back with the results in a new thread shortly!

Oh, and ROCK ON that there are so many hockey fans around here! Dottie, I was at Robataille's last game. Sarah, I love you and I hate you. Next time your hubby has tickets to give away, SNAG ONE FOR ME!! And it must be tomorrow night's game. Or last night's. Liz, so funny, your lead in to your voting! Way to keep us on point! We SHOULD start a hockey thread... but right now I've got some votes to calculate!


message 50: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:03PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) Michele, he has to give them to customers, but if he ever has an extra the customer can't use, I'll let you know.


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