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Parasha: November (Poll)

Alright, consensus (among the few of us who had opinions) seems to be leaning toward something light and/or classic, so here's The List! Vote please!

Poll #1633031 Parasha: November

What would you most like to read in November?

The Wizard of Oz
1(16.7%)
Dracula
0(0.0%)
Jane Austen (of some flavor)
3(50.0%)
Jeckyl and Hyde
0(0.0%)
Mark Twain
1(16.7%)
A Christie novel
0(0.0%)
Urban Supernatural of some sort
0(0.0%)
Other (to be named in comments)
1(16.7%)

Which books would you enjoy reading overall for November?

The Wizard of Oz
3(14.3%)
Dracula
1(4.8%)
Jane Austen (of some flavor)
4(19.0%)
Jeckyl and Hyde
3(14.3%)
Mark Twain
5(23.8%)
A Christie novel
1(4.8%)
Urban Supernatural of some sort
3(14.3%)
Other (to be named in comments)
1(4.8%)


Yes, I'm totally abusing my "moderator" powers and adding a few of my own to the list. Mwahahahaha!

Comments

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stormfeather
Oct. 19th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I voted in my own poll too!

Reasonings for voting and additions:

I of course love Austen, and would like to read her with y'all. And as she's both lighter (I think) and a classic, it would seem to be a good time for it too.

I would be okay with most of the classics listed really, as they're all enjoyable, but didn't vote for Dracula this time because I think it might be a bit heavy going and dark for just after a reference work and Frank Miller.

I threw Christie onto the list, because we'd mentioned previously possibly doing another Christie work (a novel this time), but I didn't vote for it because I figure it's probably still a bit soon after the last one.

I also threw an unnamed Urban Supernatural work on the list because despite supernatural usually being "dark," the books in general seem to tend toward the light and fluffier side of the spectrum, at least in my view. So I might it might be interesting to at least throw them on the list at this point, and see what happens.
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khedron
Oct. 19th, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
If you can come up with an urban supernatural which would be worth discussing for a month, I'm willing to reconsider, but IMO the genre as a whole is way too pop-corny for it.

I read a book last spring about a magical tattoo artist in Atlanta who has to deal with vampires and an ex-Nazi werewolf.

Okay, so that's not really a recommendation. I thought the book was cheesy but fun, unlike the other book which took itself so seriously in its vampire-politics that I couldn't read it after the first chapter. (These were two free advance copies of books via LibraryThing.)
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khedron
Oct. 21st, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
I've started a couple of Jane Austen novels in the past, but never finished them for some reason. I'd be happy to read them with someone who was excited about them. :-)

SSC: I only read _Jane Eyre_ because I read The Eyre Affair, and I wanted to make sure I was right when I guessed what they'd changed. (Funny, there's an update for that book here.)
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