TMB Book Club Poll for November 2012

Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by Arkie Proud, Oct 25, 2012.

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What should we read?

Poll closed Oct 30, 2012.
  1. The Art of Racing in the Rain

    4 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. The Poet

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  3. The Hobbit

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  4. Ghost Soldiers

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  5. The Passage

    6 vote(s)
    37.5%
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  1. Arkie Proud

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    An eclectic mix to be sure. A classic, a non-fiction, an old-fashioned mystery, a "what-if" catastrophe and one told by a dog.

    The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein : http://www.amazon.com/The-Racing-Rain-Garth-Stein/dp/0061537934

    The Poet by Michael Connelly : http://www.amazon.com/The-Poet-Michael-Connelly/dp/0446602612

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien : http://www.amazon.com/The-Hobbit-There-Back-Again/dp/0618002219

    Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides : http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Soldiers-Account-Greatest-Mission/dp/038549565X

    The Passage by Justin Cronin : http://www.amazon.com/The-Passage-Novel-Justin-Cronin/dp/0345504968

    Poll is set to close in five days, which is Tuesday morning Oct 30.
     
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  2. The Blackfish

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    Just read The Hobbit (for the 5th time) in June but if it wins, hell I'll read it again.

    It is one of my favorite books of all time and probably the closest to my heart since I read it for the first time in the third grade and it is the book that made me fall in love with reading.

    I won't be voting for it because I've read it so many times (won't be disappointed if it wins though) but if you haven't read it yet, even if it doesn't win you have to read it eventually.
     
  3. The Blackfish

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    I voted for The Passage (second choice was The Poet) but they all sound good and I'll read whatever wins.
     
  4. KJROD20

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    I seem to be on the every other month schedule. So busy that I'm just about to finish Cloud Atlas now. Worked out because I wasn't too interested in Wool.

    Anyway, agreed on the Passage. I was planning on reading this anyway, and I think I have it in epub format already in case anyone would need it.
     
  5. LKRFN88jp

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    Voted for The Hobbit, but would definitely be down for The Passage.
     
  6. The Blackfish

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    Have you never read the hobbit or are you just up for reading it again?
     
  7. Truman

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    Voted for The Passage. Good timing because I think the second book in the series either just came out, or will be shortly
     
  8. LKRFN88jp

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    Never read it. For some reason I never had a chance. Want to before the movie comes out this year.
     
  9. The Blackfish

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    Its a relatively quick and easy read. You can easily knock it out before December.
     
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  10. LKRFN88jp

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    I PLAN ON IT MAN

    Will probably read it next month after the book club winner.
     
  11. Gin Buckets

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    0 of my suggestions. :crossedarms: Just kidding. Thanks Arkie. Likes will be sent

    I have read Art of Racing, The Passage (keep in mind it's a trilogy and the 2nd book only just came out) and The Hobbit so I voted Ghost Soldiers.

    Of the 3 I've read Art was both my favorite and the quickest reads.
     
  12. Arkie Proud

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    Wasn't The Art of Racing in the Rain yours? I could have sworn it was, bro. Shit, if not, that's my bad. Not intentional at all.
     
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  13. Voodoo

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    Same here. I'm just winding down Cloud Atlas and I find it underwhelming.

    I voted for Art of Racing. I love dogs.
     
  14. Artoo

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    Oh my god, WE ARE SAME!
     
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  15. Gin Buckets

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    I brought it up in the other thread I started, but wasn't one of the 3 I sent. Doesn't matter, that book still kicks total ass, and it's an easy read.
     
  16. Arkie Proud

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    PM sent, my bad.
     
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  17. Gin Buckets

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    You jerks voting for the Passage realize it's a trilogy right? And I'm pretty sure book 3 comes out in like a year.
     
  18. The Blackfish

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    If I like it I'll finish the trilogy, if I don't I won't :idk:

    *assuming it wins
     
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  19. Gin Buckets

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    I'd imagine you will.

    I liked it, and will finish for sure, but not as much as some others I read recently. (Fwiw: it's one of my buddy's - who is a smart guy and reads a lot's - all time favs... Sorry about that grammar error there.)
     
  20. NCHusker

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    voted for The Art of Racing in the Rain

    it sounds like it will probably inflame my allergies but damnit I just can't help but love a heartwarming dog story.
     
  21. Iron Mickey

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    Voted for the Passage. Art of Racing tearjerks super hard.
     
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  22. The Blackfish

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    Hopefully The Passage holds out and beats Racing. I'm sure Racing is good and I'll read it, but would much rather read The Passage.
     
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  23. Truman

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    Samsies. I'll prob skip out on racing and try to knock out storm of swords
     
  24. Iron Mickey

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    Still haven't finished ASOIAF? :cmonson: get it together.
     
  25. Artoo

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    You put the goddamn book club shit to the side until you finish ASOIAF.
     
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  26. LKRFN88jp

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    Don't feel like crying, so really hope The Passage wins.
     
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  27. Truman

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    I know I will take heat for this but... I plowed through GOT and COK and it was starting to feel like a tedious chore rather than something enjoyable. I needed to break it up. All I really want to do is get ahead of the tv show. Plus, I dont really enjoy re-reading stuff, so the less time between the time I finish ADWD and The Winds of Winter come out, the better.

    AND, I want to read books like Cloud Atlas, and The Passage anyway, so I might as well do it with you fine chaps.
     
  28. Gin Buckets

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    I recommended the Art of Racing to a friend and she started last night... Finished today with a text "Well, I finished it. And I hate you. I'm sitting here bawling like a baby."

    Haha... Keep in mind she finished it in under 24 hours, it's an awesome book.
     
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  29. Artoo

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    Pretty much the reason I didn't vote for it. It had a real "If you feel feelings, this will make you cry" vibe to it. And I just didn't want to have to explain to the wife or the coworkers why I was crying again.
     
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  30. Arkie Proud

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    FYI, poll closes in about 12 hours. Tell all your friends to tell all their friends.
     
  31. The Blackfish

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    :woot: The Passage it is. Need to finish Closing Time up soon because The Passage is a little longer.
     
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