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Introductions and Book Polls
by i can make it on my own! (lydaclunas)
at March 29th, 2007 (10:06 pm)

Hello, hello.

Well, there's probably not much need for an introduction. At present the only people invited to this community are the people who said in my journal that they would join, so you already know where the community idea came from. I'd really like it if people actually participate, though, and new members would be pretty cool, too.

In case you're interested, the community name comes from the Holbrook Jackson quote in the profile. I thought it was appropriate, and also it echoes of the phrase "books on tape" which made me giggle. You know how I feel about plays on words. :)

So here's the basic idea: Choose a book for the beginning of the month, read it, and comment on it anytime throughout the month until we choose a new one. There will be two posts for choosing the next month's book -- a suggestion post and a poll post.

However, since this is my startup community and to facilitate getting this show on the road, I'm skipping the suggestion post and generating the first book poll from my own little library, selecting from books I've not yet read (or haven't read in quite a long time). Fortunately I generally have good taste (imnsho of course), and I will endeavour to offer a fair variety to choose from.

So, without further adieu...

Poll #956740 Book of the Month - April

What would you like to read?

"The Power and the Glory" by Graham Greene
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon
"Foucault's Pendulum" by Umberto Eco
"All the Pretty Horses" by Cormac McCarthy
"I Served the King of England" by Bohumil Hrabal
"Ender's Shadow" by Orson Scott Card
"Bridge of Birds" by Barry Hughart
"East of Eden" by John Steinbeck
"Lake Wobegone Summer 1956" by Garrison Keillor
"American Gods" by Neil Gaiman