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MobileRead May 2017 Discussion: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (spoilers)

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:33:51 GMT

The time has come to discuss the May 2017 MobileRead Book Club selection, *Fahrenheit 451* by Ray Bradbury. What did you think?



MobileRead June 2017 Book Club Nominations

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:50:33 GMT

http://s.mobileread.com/upload/news/2016-01/Science_GW_Carver.pngHelp us select the book that the MobileRead Book Club will read for June, 2017. The nominations will run through midnight EST April 26 or until 10 books have made the list. The poll will then be posted and will remain open for five days. The book selection category for June is: *Science*. For a book to be included in the poll it needs THREE NOMINATIONS (original nomination, a second and a third). How Does This Work? The Mobile Read Book Club (MRBC) is an informal club that requires nothing of you. Each month a book is selected by polling. On the last week of that month a discussion thread is started for the book. If you want to participate feel free. There is no need to "join" or sign up. All are welcome. How Does a Book Get Selected? Each book that is nominated will be listed in a poll at the end of the nomination period. The book that polls the most votes will be the official selection. How Many Nominations Can I Make? Each participant has 3 nominations. You can nominate a new book for consideration or nominate (second, third) one that has already been nominated by another person. How Do I Nominate a Book? Please just post a message with your nomination. If you are the FIRST to nominate a book, please try to provide an abstract to the book so others may consider their level of interest. How Do I Know What Has Been Nominated? Just follow the thread. This message will be updated with the status of the nominations as often as I can. If one is missed, please just post a message with a multi-quote of the 3 nominations and it will be added to the list ASAP. When is the Poll? The poll thread will open at the end of the nomination period, or once there have been 10 books with 3 nominations each. At that time a link to the initial poll thread will be posted here and this thread will be closed. The floor is open to nominations. Please comment if you discover a nomination is not available as an ebook in your area. *Official choices with three nominations each:* *(1) Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal* by Mary Roach Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17857245-gulp) | Overdrive (https://www.overdrive.com/search?q=gulp+mary+roach) Print Length: 353 pages From Goodreads: The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside. “America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of—or has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. With Roach at our side, we travel the world, meeting murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have occasionally administered holy water rectally), rabbis and terrorists—who, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tracts. Like all of Roach’s books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies. *(2) Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time* by Dava Sobel Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9808804-longitude) | Amazon US (https://smile.amazon.com/Longitude-Genius-Greatest-Scientific-Problem-ebook/dp/B003WUYE66) / Audible (http://www.audible.com/pd/History/Longitude-Audiobook/B002V5BASS) / Overdrive (audiobook) (https://www.overdrive.com/media/82629/longitude)[...]



Literary One Thousand and One Nights

Wed, 10 May 2017 04:59:18 GMT

Also called The Arabian Nights Entertainment. Erotic, brutal, witty and poetic, One Thousand and One Nights are the never-ending stories told by the young Shahrazad under sentence of death to King Shahrayar. Maddened by the discovery of his wife's orgies, King Shahrayar believes all women are unfaithful and vows to marry a virgin every night and kill her in the morning. To survive, his newest wife Shahrazad spins a web of tales night after night, leaving the King in suspense when morning comes, thus prolonging her life for another day. Written in Arabic from tales gathered in India, Persia and across the great Arab empire, these mesmerising stories tell of the real and the supernatural, love and marriage, power and punishment, wealth and poverty, and the endless trials and uncertainties of fate. (From Goodreads.) This is the MR Literary Club selection for May 2017. There are many different versions available, so you should find the one that suits you. We shall be getting the flavour of the work rather than nominating specific stories to read. Whether you've already read it or would like to, feel free to start or join in the conversation at any time, and guests are always welcome! So, what are your thoughts on it? Image: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSJk48d5w-GojFmeSMI0k1FxH_RGDjwzVpe0Ed5zb8Gkbmcb2Y4



Phyllis A. Whitney!

Mon, 08 May 2017 13:47:38 GMT

Looks like, at long last, some of Phyllis A. Whitney's books are going digital, thanks to Open Road! I noticed that both Amazon and my library's Freading section are showing eight Whitney titles with an e-book release date of July 4, published by Open Road. (Oddly, the Open Road site itself doesn't show the books yet.) The upcoming titles are: * Black Amber * The Moonflower * Blue Fire * Hunter's Green * Poinciana * Domino * Vermilion * The Turquoise Mask Amazon is showing preorder prices of $7.99 apiece. For those who don't know, Phyllis A. Whitney was one of the masters of romantic suspense, along with Victoria Holt and Mary Stewart. I can't wait!