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    Joining, definitely joining! Great idea

    I have read 1984 a gazilion times already... oo what to nominate? I will come and edit this post shortly when I've had a think.
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    Ok, I nominate Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad and To the Lighthouse– Virginia Woolf
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    Brilliant!
    I suggest Charlotte Bronte - Villette, which is free to download - added bonus!
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    If you want to reduce the chances of too many nominations then you could just accept the first, say, 5. Judged by you: Founder

    Also, just a small suggestion, but some libraries, ie all the ones near to me, are pants and require requests, perhaps we could nominate a book in advance, so that we can be acquiring the next book while we're reading the first? Just an idea as I'm sure it'd take me a week plus to get a lot of books.

    Oooo super new neat and shiny thread sounds good
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    Nomination added, but when I first saw your post, I linked "erotic" to "mangoes", and thought you were suggesting some type of porno. :rofl:
    Nope, it isn't porno. It's dark political satire about a guy getting blown up on a plane. Hilarious. (There is more to it than that.)


    (Original post by BookWormShanti)
    Ok, I nominate Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad and To the Lighthouse– Virginia Woolf
    I would like to second this because I never actually got round to finishing Heart of Darkness.
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    Sounds great! I keep meaning to read 1984 so this should give me a kick up the bum to finally do it.
    The Handmaid's Tale is a fantastic book (but I appear to have lost it )

    EDIT: I nominate A Thousand Splendid Suns
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    Ooh, I like this idea. I used to read a lot but I've slowed down recently because I have no idea what to read!
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    Can I join in? I won't nominate as otherwise there will just be loads of books with one vote each from those who nominated it :p: There are a few books already mentioned that I'd want to vote for.
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    and I like the idea of books that are free to download
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    I'm up for this actually, I've been neglecting my reading recently despite having my shelves double piled with books :facepalm:.

    I suggest:

    - The Other Side of Silence, Andre Brink (I remember enjoying it a lot and haven't read it in ages)
    - The PIllowman (A Play, but a very accessible and very interesting one!)
    - The Go-Between, L.P. Hartley (I started it and liked it)
    - The Killing Jar, Nicola Monaghan (Won several awards and is less lethargic than many other choices.
    - Any 'Classic' as it can't hurt to read them + you can get them for a couple of quid each new from Amazon if you get the Wordsworth editions which are reasonably good quality also.

    Most people won't have read the above, bar the last broad suggestion, so it's a start.

    Someone please quote me in when this kicks off, ta

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    I love this idea! Also, communal showering can be fun
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    (Original post by BookWormShanti)
    Ok, I nominate Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad and To the Lighthouse– Virginia Woolf
    I have both of these, and am yet to complete either, so I am happy with either of these suggestions as it will save me monies
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      anyone other than me read Angels and Demons
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      Anyone know how good the amazon kindle is? I might get one.
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      (Original post by BookWormShanti)
      Ok, I nominate Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad and To the Lighthouse– Virginia Woolf
      Very. Very good choices. Very.

      (Original post by shorty.loves.angels)
      If you want to reduce the chances of too many nominations then you could just accept the first, say, 5. Judged by you: Founder

      Also, just a small suggestion, but some libraries, ie all the ones near to me, are pants and require requests, perhaps we could nominate a book in advance, so that we can be acquiring the next book while we're reading the first? Just an idea as I'm sure it'd take me a week plus to get a lot of books.

      Oooo super new neat and shiny thread sounds good
      Yeah, I agree that we shouldn't let nominations grow out of hand. At the moment we have 10, so I'm prepared to cull it at that. The ten books are pretty varied, so there should be something that appeals to everyone.

      [Next time, might just keep it at five :ninja:]

      Rubbish libraries really suck. Gah. I have a couple really crap ones near me. They don't have anything

      But yeah, I'm guessing if we take January (possibly) as the month to read/discuss the present book ... halfway through, we can start nominating for the next book; to be started in February?

      (Original post by missbanana21)
      Sounds great! I keep meaning to read 1984 so this should give me a kick up the bum to finally do it.
      The Handmaid's Tale is a fantastic book (but I appear to have lost it )

      EDIT: I nominate A Thousand Splendid Suns
      You must read 1984. It is timelessly good

      Atwood is a genius, we're studying her in English at the moment.

      (Original post by Zebrastripes)
      Can I join in? I won't nominate as otherwise there will just be loads of books with one vote each from those who nominated it :p: There are a few books already mentioned that I'd want to vote for.
      Of course you can't join.

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      (Original post by paddy__power)
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      I decided to choose 2 random nominations from your list? :erm: If that's okay ... I didn't think this many people would be interested.


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      anyone other than me read Angels and Demons
      Mhm. Pretty decent thriller, if I remember correctly.
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      (Original post by spacepirate-James)
      I decided to choose 2 random nominations from your list? :erm: If that's okay ... I didn't think this many people would be interested.
      It's your thing mate, but which two :hmmm:

      Shanghai Baby - Wei Hui (There is a film as well if I recall, but I've not watched it)

      The above would add a new dimension to the list as well if you feel like replacing anything to add some more variance.
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      (Original post by paddy__power)
      It's your thing mate, but which two :hmmm:

      Shanghai Baby - Wei Hui (There is a film as well if I recall, but I've not watched it)

      The above would add a new dimension to the list as well if you feel like replacing anything to add some more variance.
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      The Killing Jar, and The Pillowman?
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      I wanna join
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        Indeed it was, couldnt get into it for 100 pages or so though.
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        So when are we going to vote for which one we want?
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        I'd be very interested in this, I've let my reading slip recently. Many of the nominations sound great, especially Heart of Darkness: I've always meant to read it.
       
       
       
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