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MobileRead April 2017 Book Club Vote

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:02:39 GMT

*April 2017 MobileRead Book Club Vote* Help us choose a book as the April 2017 eBook for the MobileRead Book Club. The poll will be open for 5 days. *There will be no runoff vote* unless the voting results a tie, in which case there will be a 3 day run-off poll. This is a *visible* poll: others can see how you voted. It is Image: http://wtsharpe.com/Pictures/Multiple-Choice_C3.gif You may cast a vote for each book that appeals to you. We will start the *discussion thread* for this book on *April 20th*. Select from the following *Official Choices* with three nominations each: *• A Cold Day for Murder* by Dana Stabenow Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10822505-a-cold-day-for-murder) | Amazon US (https://smile.amazon.com/Cold-Murder-Kate-Shugak-Novels-ebook/dp/B004S87M92?tag=mr060-20) / Author's Website (https://stabenow.com/novels/kate-shugak/a-cold-day-for-murder/) / Audible (http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/A-Cold-Day-for-Murder-Audiobook/B005TKYT5S) / Kobo US (https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-cold-day-for-murder-1) Print Length: 173 pages A 1993 Edgar Award winner. From Goodreads: Somewhere in the hinterlands of Alaska, among the millions of sprawling acres that comprise “The Park,” a young National Park Ranger has gone missing. When the detective sent after him also vanishes, the Anchorage DA’s department must turn to their reluctant former investigator, Kate Shugak. Shugak knows The Park because she’s of The Park, an Aleut who left her home village of Niniltna to pursue education, a career, and the righting of wrongs. Kate’s search for the missing men will take her from self-imposed exile back to a life she’d left behind, and face-to-face with people and problems she'd hoped never to confront again. *• Three Cheers for Me* by Donald Jack Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33840469-three-cheers-for-me) | Amazon US (https://www.amazon.com/Three-Cheers-Me-Bandy-Papers-ebook/dp/B01G2KE43K/?tag=mr060-20) / Kobo US (https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/three-cheers-for-me) Print Length: 256 pages Stephen Leacock Award winner. From Goodreads: With his disturbingly horse-like face and a pious distaste for strong drink and bad language, young Bartholomew Bandy doesn’t seem cut out for life in the armed services, as we meet him at the start of the First World War. Yet he not only survives the dangers and squalor of the infantry trenches, he positively thrives in the Royal Flying Corps, revealing a surprising aptitude for splitarsing Sopwith Camels and shooting down the Hun. He even manages to get the girl. Through it all he never loses his greatest ability – to open his mouth and put his foot in it. Donald Jack’s blackly humorous Bandy memoirs are classics of their kind. Against an unshrinkingly depicted backdrop of war and its horrors, his anti-hero’s adventures are both gripping and shockingly funny. *• My Real Children* by Jo Walton Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20646711-my-real-children) Print Length: 320 pages My Real Children is a 2014 Tiptree Winner. It's 2015, and Patricia Cowan is very old. "Confused today," read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. She forgets things she should know--what year it is, major events in the lives of her children. But she remembers things that don't seem possible. She remembers marrying Mark and having four children. And she remembers not marrying Mark and raising three children with Bee instead. She remembers the bomb that killed President Kennedy in 1963, and she remembers Kennedy in 1964, declining to run again after the nuclear exchange that took out Miami and Kiev. Her childhood, her years at Oxford during the Second World War--those were solid things. But after that, did she marry Mark or not? Did her friends all call her Trish, or Pat? Had she been a housewife who escaped a terrible marriage after her children were grown, or a successful travel writer with homes in Britain and Italy? And the moon outside her window: does it host a benign research station, or [...]



Travel Reading

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:39:57 GMT

Oh drat. Posted in the wrong forum. Sorry. I'm planning an overland train journey, a couple of boats will also be involved on a river or two. I need four weeks worth of reading to cover the following countries, some will or can be non fiction but I would like them to be somewhat relevant to the countries and towns i see. Starting in France, then. Germany Poland Georgia Russia China North and South Korea Thailand Myanmar Possibly Laos or Cambodia Then a week in Thailand with the family before flying home from Bangkok So far I have Round the world in eighty days Anna Karenina Please don't suggest War and Peace. No way could I plod through that again. Burmese days and Shooting an Elephant Probably something by Kipling So, what else should i have on the Kindle?



Suggestions for clean books adapted into acclaimed movies

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:17:40 GMT

This is for a project. Please recommend me some books that does not contain sex or swearing and was adapted to acclaimed movies( preferably from IMDb top 250)



Does Outlander get any better?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:37:58 GMT

I'm suffering through the first book (70% in), trying to figure out if I should continue. I like the environment and characters but the whole story line doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Considering its ratings, I had assumed it would be an excellent romance/adventure but I'm finding on the contrary, that I dislike the entire thing. She gets hard humped every few hours, wanders around aimlessly on horses with the group, converses about non-topics and gets a beating a red-headed step child would be jealous of. All the while worrying about what her husband is up to back home. Rinse, repeat. Are the remaining 7 books like this too, or does it improve? I'm looking for the light at the end of the tunnel here.



MobileRead March 2017 Discussion: Queen Lucia by E.F. Benson (spoilers)

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:54:16 GMT

The time has come to discuss the March 2017 MobileRead Book Club selection, *Queen Lucia *by E.F. Benson. What did you think?



MobileRead April 2017 Book Club Nominations

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:49:48 GMT

http://s.mobileread.com/upload/news/2016-01/Award_Winners.pngHelp us select the book that the MobileRead Book Club will read for April, 2017. The nominations will run through midnight EST March 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 April is: *Award Winners*. In order 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) A Cold Day for Murder* by Dana Stabenow Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10822505-a-cold-day-for-murder) | Amazon US (https://smile.amazon.com/Cold-Murder-Kate-Shugak-Novels-ebook/dp/B004S87M92?tag=mr060-20) / Author's Website (https://stabenow.com/novels/kate-shugak/a-cold-day-for-murder/) / Audible (http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/A-Cold-Day-for-Murder-Audiobook/B005TKYT5S) / Kobo US (https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-cold-day-for-murder-1) Print Length: 173 pages A 1993 Edgar Award winner. From Goodreads: Somewhere in the hinterlands of Alaska, among the millions of sprawling acres that comprise “The Park,” a young National Park Ranger has gone missing. When the detective sent after him also vanishes, the Anchorage DA’s department must turn to their reluctant former investigator, Kate Shugak. Shugak knows The Park because she’s of The Park, an Aleut who left her home village of Niniltna to pursue education, a career, and the righting of wrongs. Kate’s search for the missing men will take her from self-imposed exile back to a life she’d left behind, and face-to-face with people and problems she'd hoped never to confront again. *(2) Three Cheers for Me* by Donald Jack Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33840469-three-cheers-for-me) | Amazon US (https://www.amazon.com/Three-Cheers-Me-Bandy-Papers-ebook/dp/B01G2KE43K/?tag=mr060-20) / Kobo US (https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/three-cheers-for-me) Print Length: 256 pages Stephen Leacock Award winner. From Goodreads: With his disturbingly horse-like face and a pious distaste for strong drink and bad language, young Bartholomew Bandy doesn’t seem cut out for life in the armed services, as we meet him at the start of the First World War. Yet he not only survives the dangers and squalor of the infantry trenc[...]



sci-fi/fantasy book with super interesting main character

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:05:04 GMT

Hey guys so I'm looking for books with main character similar to for example Dracula : But he doesnt have to be Dracula or vampire at that I just want some main character that is really interesting for example lives for thousands of years or something like that. Any recs ? :) PS: I didn't really read many books but I have read books by Roger Zelazny already.



Classic Vampire Novels or Short Stories

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:25:14 GMT

Apart from Stoker's Dracula, I'm looking for the names of any other classic vampire stories, preferably, but not necessarily, in the public domain. I'm not interested in anything written recently (in the last ten or twenty years). Thanks. The reason I'm interested in this genre is that I'm currently working on the first draft of a novel in which the main character dreams she's visited by vampires (she actually has health problems), and the scenes in which they appear are getting a little cliched, so I'm seeking inspiration in old classics. Thanks.



Killing the Rising Sun

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:54:06 GMT

I am wondering how this book compares with other history books (for instance, Retribution by Max Hastings). O'Reilly's book has been on the best seller list for a long time but is it watered down for the masses?