AMF Book Club #1 - The Nominations

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AMF Book Club #1 - The Nominations

Post by ordinaryperson » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:53 am

Rather than going through a list, randomized or not, I've decided that it would be better if users were able to nominated which book we read.

Here are the rules for nominations:
1. The book must be on this list.
2. You can only nominate one book or series.

The nomination period will end on Wednesday, September 16th at 11:00 PM UTC. After the nomination period ends we will move onto voting.

There is no schedule set in stone for this book club, simply after we're finished with a book or it's series we will nominate and vote again.
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Re: AMF Book Club #1 - The Nominations

Post by styrofoamboots » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:58 am

I'll nominate Cat's Cradle by Vonnegut.
Haven't read it and don't know anything about it, but I really liked Slaughterhouse-Five, so... yeah.

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Re: AMF Book Club #1 - The Nominations

Post by DaveC » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:02 am

The Road - Cormac McCarthy
I haven't read anything by him, this seems like a good place to start.

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Re: AMF Book Club #1 - The Nominations

Post by mileswide » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:15 am

Haruki Murakami's The Wind-up Bird Chronicle: it's the one book of the top 50 I haven't heard of and I imagine not many people who left it off their ballots have read it.
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Re: AMF Book Club #1 - The Nominations

Post by Schüttelbirne » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:42 am

Gustave Flaubert's Sentimental Education

Just a thought: If everybody who wants to participate nominates something and then the same people vote for what will be read first, every nomination will receive exactly one vote. To avoid that, people could be forbidden to vote for their own nomination or we could rank the nominations.

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Re: AMF Book Club #1 - The Nominations

Post by BleuPanda » Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:24 pm

While I will likely participate, I'll hold back on nominating - I figure it's best we don't have too many choices. I'm also planning to read through as many of the books that made the list as I can, so anything that I haven't already read before is good with me.

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Re: AMF Book Club #1 - The Nominations

Post by ordinaryperson » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:57 am

Schüttelbirne wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:42 am
Just a thought: If everybody who wants to participate nominates something and then the same people vote for what will be read first, every nomination will receive exactly one vote. To avoid that, people could be forbidden to vote for their own nomination or we could rank the nominations.
My plan right now is to allow people to vote for two books, rather than banning users from voting for the book they nominated which would be hard to do.
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Re: AMF Book Club #1 - The Nominations

Post by ordinaryperson » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:10 am

I wasn't going to nominate a book since I'm the host of this book club, but I decided against this. I'm going to nominate Frank Herbert's Dune, I attempted to read it earlier this year but I couldn't finish it. I wanted to read it before the movie came out and it's trailer released earlier this week reminded me of my attempt.
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Re: AMF Book Club #1 - The Nominations

Post by ordinaryperson » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:53 am

You have until Wednesday to nominate a book if you haven't yet.
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Re: AMF Book Club #1 - The Nominations

Post by Pauler » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:32 am

I'll nominate The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz as I'm working through all the Pulitzer Winners for Fiction :)

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Re: AMF Book Club #1 - The Nominations

Post by ordinaryperson » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:48 pm

You have until 11:00 PM UTC tomorrow to get your nomination in.
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Re: AMF Book Club #1 - The Nominations

Post by Greg » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:05 pm

I'll nominate Lovecraft's story "The Call of Cthulhu"!

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