March 21st, 2010

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Parasha: April... another thought

Another possibility I didn't think of before: what about Wild Cards? Assuming no one's squeamish about dealing with, y'know, vulgarity and sex and such. The downside is people would probably either have to own a copy already, or be really lucky, or get a used copy somewhere. I'm guessing because of that it probably wouldn't be feasible, but thought I'd at least throw the idea out there, since the previous suggested book would be really hard to do in one month.

There were some other suggestions as well though, and tomorrow or even later tonight I'll probably throw them all into a poll or something.
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Parasha: April: poll

Tired of seeing me in your LJ feeds yet? :p

Alright, figured I'd put up a poll to get some choices out there. I'll do two poll sections: one with ticky boxes for all the ones you might be interested in, one for clickies for you to select the one you like most. Anyone who might be interested at all, feel free to vote.

I'm also throwing in some I've thought of on the side, just to see how they fare.

Poll #1541312 Parasha April: choices

Which books would you maybe be interested in for April?

The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente, over two months.
0(0.0%)
The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente, in one month, daily readings
0(0.0%)
The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente, in one month, 3 days a week (larger sections)
0(0.0%)
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (previous suggestion)
0(0.0%)
V for Vendetta (previous suggestion)
0(0.0%)
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard (recent suggestion)
0(0.0%)
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (recent suggestion)
0(0.0%)
MASH by Richard Hooker (pretty cynical, but shorter and may be doable in 3 days per week)
0(0.0%)
Wild Cards edited by G.R.R. Martin (would require most people to already own it, plus is more adult-oriented)
0(0.0%)
Unnamed Agatha Christie collection of short stories
0(0.0%)
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
1(14.3%)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen volumes 1 and 2 (would require getting two books, since each miniseries was only 6 issues)
0(0.0%)
Something else which I shall suggest in comments
0(0.0%)
Skip April
0(0.0%)
End Parasha
0(0.0%)

Which would be your preferred option for April?

The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente, over two months.
1(14.3%)
The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente, in one month, daily readings
0(0.0%)
The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente, in one month, 3 days a week (larger sections)
0(0.0%)
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (previous suggestion)
0(0.0%)
V for Vendetta (previous suggestion)
1(14.3%)
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard (recent suggestion)
0(0.0%)
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (recent suggestion)
1(14.3%)
MASH by Richard Hooker
0(0.0%)
Wild Cards edited by G.R.R. Martin
1(14.3%)
Unnamed Agatha Christie collection of short stories
0(0.0%)
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
3(42.9%)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
0(0.0%)
Something else which I shall suggest in comments
0(0.0%)
Skip April
0(0.0%)
End Parasha
0(0.0%)


Note, I do not want it to seem like I'm fishing for ending Parasha altogether, I like doing it. I just don't want to push to keep it going if people are tired of it!