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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Chunky Book Club - PLEASE VOTE!

 UPDATE 1/20/2013 @ 5:14 pm PST - VOTING IS NOW CLOSED!!!!

The nominations are in and it is time to vote for the four books you would like to see discussed as part of the Chunky Book Club in 2013.

The nominated books are listed below. Follow the links to learn more about each book.

When you are ready, go to the poll in the right side bar of this blog and vote for FOUR books.  Please do not vote multiple times, just select the four books you would most want to see discussed and then press the vote button once.

Those books with the highest votes, will be our selections. In the case of ties, we will have a run off vote. Voting is open through January 20th.

The Rice Mother by Rani Manicka - 580 pages
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh - 530 pages
A Moment in the Sun by John Sayles - 968 pages
Readme by Neal Stephanson - 1056 pages
An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears - 704 pages
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke - 782 pages
Russka by Edward Rutherford - 960 pages
Brother Fish by Bryce Courtenay - 1078 pages
Under the Dome by Stephen King - 1073 pages
The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma - 609 pages
Kristen Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset - 1168 pages
Elizabeth 1 by Margaret George - 688 pages


  1. Wow! There are some great selections here. I voted!

  2. have voted - but difficult so many good ones:)

  3. thanks for voting Michelle and Alberta!

  4. I love the movies of John Sayles, but I haven't heard overwhelmingly good things about his book. However, I love the way he thinks. I didn't vote for that one, but if you all do it, I might end up trying it! :--) (Also, I have Sea of Poppies but thus far have been intimidated to start it, so that's another one for which I did not vote but could see joining in to read nevertheless! LOL)

  5. Voted!!! GReat choices, as always. :D

  6. I can't wait to see what is selected! What a great group of choices. Most of them were new to me, so my TBR list on GoodReads just grew quite a bit.
    I hope the winners are announced in the morning. I'm about to finish what I'm currently reading, so it would be a perfect excuse to head to the bookstore and buy a new book tomorrow! :)


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