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MobileRead Week in Review: 12/02 - 12/09

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 11:00:01 GMT

What was going on this week at MobileRead? Here's your chance to catch-up if you missed something! *E-Book General - Reading Recommendations* * January 2018 Second Chance Vote (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=292693) * sun surfer Vote • December 2017 (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=292696) * The 2018 Annual Reading Challenge List Thread (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=292789)



The 2018 Annual Reading Challenge List Thread

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:09:20 GMT

*_:bookworm:2018 Reading Challenge List Thread:bookworm:_* *Welcome to our 9th Annual Reading Challenge!* The Annual Reading Challenge is neither a race, contest, nor an "exclusive club", *anyone can join!* This is just a fun activity that some of us have enjoyed doing in the past. Many of us have found reading challenges to be an entertaining way to set goals for ourselves, get ideas for books, and see what others are reading. This thread is for you to keep a running tally for your chosen challenge. Please state your goals at the top of your post (in the title line if you can), and then start your list in the body of your post. As you read books, *edit your post to update your list of books read, or other challenge status*. *Please Remember:* No discussion posts in this thread. Please use the other thread (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=292788) for that. Non-List posts will be deleted or moved to the other thread. Discussions & Ideas can be found here: *2018 Annual Reading Challenge Discussion Thread* (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=292788) *Post #2* of this thread is dedicated to a Table of Contents for all participants in this thread. Names will be added, to this TOC, in alphabetical order with a link to that individual’s post number from this thread. Previous threads were for 2017 (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=281261), 2016 (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=267423), 2015 (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=252498), 2014 (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=230078), 2013 (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=200774), 2012 (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161317), 2011 (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115256) and 2010 (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66263)



Literary sun surfer Vote • December 2017

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 14:33:26 GMT

http://s.mobileread.com/upload/news/2017-04/Literary_Book_Club_Logo.pngHelp us select what the MR Literary Club will read in December 2017! The options this month are courtesy of our rotating nominator, sun surfer (me). Voting will run for four days. The vote will close exactly four days from this; even if the final tally doesn't occur immediately after voting closes, no votes made after that time will count. Votes will be made by post. Each person has FIFTEEN(!) votes to use. You may give each nominee one or two (or no) votes. You may vote all at once in one post or vote in separate posts at different times, so long as you have more votes remaining to cast. You may use any number of your possible votes up to the maximum. Any extraneous votes per person (past their maximum or more than two for one nominee) won't count. Votes cannot be changed once they are cast. The rotating nominator may not vote. Once voting is complete, the count will be tallied and a winner declared. In the event of a tie, there will be a one-day run-off vote, also in this thread. If the run-off also ends in a tie, then the tie will be resolved by the nominator. We hope that you will read the selection with the club and join in the discussion. :) * Initial voting is closed. Run-off voting is closed. Final results- * *The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz* by Mordecai Richler Post (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3620350#post3620350) / Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/203073.The_Apprenticeship_of_Duddy_Kravitz?ac=1&from_search=true) / 357 Pages / Votes- 0 * *Borstal Boy* by Brendan Behan Post (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3620350#post3620350) / Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/75234.Borstal_Boy?ac=1&from_search=true) / 376 Pages / Votes- 0 * *Days Without End* by Sebastian Barry Post (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3620350#post3620350) / Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30212107-days-without-end?ac=1&from_search=true) / 268 Pages / Votes- 0 * *The Emigrants* by W.G. Sebald Post (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3620350#post3620350) / Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/76507.The_Emigrants?ac=1&from_search=true) / 246 Pages / Votes- 0 * *Family Chronicle* by Vasco Pratolini Post (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3620350#post3620350) / Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/215740.Family_Chronicle?ac=1&from_search=true) / 121 Pages / Votes- 0 * *Home Fires Burning* by Georgina Lee Post (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3620350#post3620350) / Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/166779.Home_Fires_Burning?ac=1&from_search=true) / 312 Pages / Votes- 0 * *If on a winter’s night a traveler* by Italo Calvino Post (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3620350#post3620350) / Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/374233.If_on_a_Winter_s_Night_a_Traveler?ac=1&from_search=true) / 255 Pages / Votes- 0 * *The Inconvenient Indian* by Thomas King Post (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3620350#post3620350) / Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15797509-the-inconvenient-indian?ac=1&from_search=true) / 294 Pages / Votes- 0 * *Island Tales (aka On the Makaloa Mat)* by Jack London Post (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3620350#post3620350) / Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11218590-on-the-makaloa-mat?ac=1&from_search=true) / 142 Pages / Votes- 2 / Run-off- 2 * *Job* by Joseph Roth Post (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3620350#post3620350) / Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57785.Job?ac=1&from_search=true) / 226 Pages / Votes- 2 / Run-off- 0 * *Kicking the Sky* by Anthony De Sa Post (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3620350#post3620350) / Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15792510-kicking-the-sky?ac=1&from_search=true) / 307 Pages / Votes- 0 * *The Mystic Masseur* by [...]



MobileRead January 2018 Second Chance Vote

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 13:04:45 GMT

http://s.mobileread.com/upload/news/2009-07/MR.png*MobileRead Book Club January 2018** VOTE* ***** Special thanks to **Dazrin** for providing the list of runner-up titles! ***** Help us select the next book that the MobileRead Book Club will read for January, 2018. Book selection category for January is: *Second Chance* There will be no nominations this month. The way Second Chance works is that the poll will be comprised of selections that either came in second place or tied for second place during the previous 11 months. *The discussion will start January 20, 2018.* The poll will be open for 7 days since it's earlier than usual, in response to requests to facilitate library borrowing. If the voting results a tie, there will be a 3 day run-off poll. This is a *visible* poll: others can see how you voted. It is Image: http://wtsharpe3.com/Pictures/Multiple-Choice_C3.gif You may cast a vote for each book that appeals to you. Here are the selections you will be considering: 2017 runner up choices: February: Mystery *• Moon Over Soho* (Peter Grant #2) by Ben Aaronovitch Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11101331-moon-over-soho) | Overdrive (https://www.overdrive.com/search?q=moon+over+soho) Print Length: 396 pages The song. That’s what London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins, part-time jazz drummer and full-time accountant, who dropped dead of a heart attack while playing a gig at Soho’s 606 Club. The notes of the old jazz standard are rising from the body—a sure sign that something about the man’s death was not at all natural but instead supernatural. Body and soul—they’re also what Peter will risk as he investigates a pattern of similar deaths in and around Soho. With the help of his superior officer, Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, and the assistance of beautiful jazz aficionado Simone Fitzwilliam, Peter will uncover a deadly magical menace—one that leads right to his own doorstep and to the squandered promise of a young jazz musician: a talented trumpet player named Richard “Lord” Grant—otherwise known as Peter’s dear old dad. *• Track of the Cat* (Anna Pigeon #1) by Nevada Barr Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6583435-track-of-the-cat) | Amazon US (https://smile.amazon.com/Track-Anna-Pigeon-Mysteries-Book-ebook/dp/B001QWDRT2?tag=mr060-20) / Audible (http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Track-of-the-Cat-Audiobook/B002V57NZC) / Kobo US (https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/track-of-the-cat-1) / Overdrive (https://www.overdrive.com/media/222637/track-of-the-cat) Print Length: 245 pages From Amazon: The fascinating hero of Nevada Barr’s award-winning series—park ranger Anna Pigeon—has brought an unyielding love of nature and sense of fair play to the mystery genre. Track of the Cat is the acclaimed novel that first introduced readers to Anna, as a woman looking for peace in the wilderness—and finding murder instead… Patrolling the remote West Texas backcountry, Anna’s first job as a national park ranger is marred by violence she thought she had left behind: the brutal death of a fellow ranger. When the cause of death is chalked up to a mountain lion attack, Anna’s rage knows no bounds. It’s up to her to save the protected cats from the politics and prejudices of the locals—and prove the kill was the work of a species far less rare… From Goodreads: Anna Pigeon fled the turmoil of New York to become a national park ranger, only to discover she hasn't escaped murder and violence. When a colleague is killed, claw marks on the victim's throat and paw prints around the body are too perfect to be those of an alleged killer mountain lion. From Audible: Publisher's Summary From the vivid opening vista, high in craggy mountains, to the f[...]