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Which book should I read next?

“Ben-Hur” by Lew Wallace
- 0 (0%)
“The Confidence-Man” by Herman Melville
- 1 (12.5%)
“Genji” by Murasaki Shikibu
- 1 (12.5%)
“Gilgamesh” author unknown
- 2 (25%)
“Hand-Book of Etiquette” by Arthur Martine
- 0 (0%)
“The Iron Heel” by Jack London
- 0 (0%)
“Our American Cousin” by Tom Taylor
- 0 (0%)
“Poems, Third Series” by Emily Dickinson
- 2 (25%)
“Richard III” by William Shakespeare
- 2 (25%)

Total Members Voted: 5

Voting closed: 06 May 2016, 18:27


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Learn me to read!
« on: 29 Apr 2016, 18:27 »

I've got a backlog of ebooks already downloaded.  Instead of picking one at random, I decided to crowd source.  You may select up to 2.
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Re: Learn me to read!
« Reply #1 on: 29 Apr 2016, 18:54 »

Just two?  I've narrowed it down to Melville, London, and Murasaki, and I can't decide which one to drop.  I tried 'Confidence Man' a few years ago and had to set it aside because it was very strange and I couldn't focus at the time (it's more demanding than Moby-Dick, I'll say that much), but I still intend to get back to it someday.  I'm planning on giving 'Genji' a second try sometime in the next month or so--tried reading it during a camping trip two years ago and gave up, but this time I decided to prepare by reading several ladies' court diaries of the period along with The World of the Shining Prince.  And I haven't tried London yet, but 'Iron Heel' has been on my must-read list for years, simply because it's a lesser-known dystopian novel by Jack London.

So yeah, read those three.
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Re: Learn me to read!
« Reply #2 on: 01 May 2016, 18:11 »

I was originally planning on just one vote per user, but two votes seemed more practical since I wasn't expecting a lot of responses.
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Re: Learn me to read!
« Reply #3 on: 06 May 2016, 18:35 »

I was not prepared for this to end in a tie.  A complex tiebreak system has been prepared for such an event.

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