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so i don't seem like a total hypocrite, i am putting books that i have read and would read again


The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden seeds to Scripture—is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.


The Phantom Tollbooth - this ingenious fantasy centers around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces with a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth's gates and begins a memorable journey. He meets such characters as the foolish, yet lovable Humbug, the Mathemagician, and the not-so-wicked "Which," Faintly Macabre, who gives Milo the "impossible" mission of returning two princesses to the Kingdom of Wisdom.


1984 - Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.


oh! and i'll toss this in there. my favorite shakespeare, but i haven't read it. also, you'll notice some similarities if you were a fan of mumford & son's first album

much ado about nothing A comedy by William Shakespeare about two pairs of lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, and Claudio and Hero. 



| Closed on 08/03/13 at 05:00PM
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10 Fans 
0%a. poisonwood bible
10%b. phantom tollbooth
40%c. 1984
20%d. much ado about nothing
0%e. i can't read
20%f. my dog ate all of these books. so weird, right?

 &nbp;
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#4 | 360 days ago
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(Edited by Sharp Square)
Jess wrote:
Why are you voting? surprise


Oh i see  ...........  well fine ! 
1984  
  
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#1 | 360 days ago

(Edited by Jess)
My pick: Much Ado About Nothing, because 1 - summer = Shakespeare for me for some reason. 2 - because I already have it and I don't remember the last time I read it.  3 - I didn't get excited about any of the others. (I've actually read 1984, and meh...)

I know I'm an odd duck and there's no way in hell Shakespeare is getting voted in (I don't know anybody besides myself who actually enjoys reading him) but one can hope.
#2 | 360 days ago
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In a total mishap and stunning twist of fate as i was not paying complete attention to my clicking , i clicked the wrong answer. I wanted my choice to be 

phantom tollbooth

but choose 1984 instead indecision  Now i feel as though i have set forth a domino effect producing an inaccurate outcome of this entire exercise. 

Sure is a good thing i can't read blush
1984  
#3 | 360 days ago

Sharp Square wrote:

In a total mishap and stunning twist of fate as i was not paying complete attention to my clicking , i clicked the wrong answer. I wanted my choice to be 

phantom tollbooth

but choose 1984 instead indecision  Now i feel as though i have set forth a domino effect producing an inaccurate outcome of this entire exercise. 

Sure is a good thing i can't read blush
Why are you voting? surprise
#4 | 360 days ago
Sharp Square (sid) profile photo

(Edited by Sharp Square)
Jess wrote:
Why are you voting? surprise


Oh i see  ...........  well fine ! 
1984  
#5 | 360 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)
*snort*

best part about the first opt seems to be the title.
I didn't like 1984 in high school,
so shakespeare, it is.
much ado about nothing  
#6 | 360 days ago

I read Much Ado before this summer's Kentucky Shakes festival because it was this year's featured production.  It is often my favorite play, when I'm not stricken by A Midsummer Night's Dream.
phantom tollbooth  
#7 | 360 days ago

Sharp Square wrote:


Oh i see  ...........  well fine ! 
Are you joining us? cheeky
#8 | 358 days ago

I won't read 'much ado about nothing" I hated it 30 blah blah years ago and i won't be peer pressured into reading it now
Orville's my guy and I will read that book and do a report or someting smart like that about it.
1984  
#9 | 358 days ago

Looks like 1984 is gonna win anyway. Good thing I've already read it! *yawwwwwwwwwn*

I'll read Much Ado About Nothing again, and maybe another on the list. I may or may not still be in the middle of Merchant of Venice.
#10 | 357 days ago

Jess wrote:
Looks like 1984 is gonna win anyway. Good thing I've already read it! *yawwwwwwwwwn*

I'll read Much Ado About Nothing again, and maybe another on the list. I may or may not still be in the middle of Merchant of Venice.
Did your vote not go through because it's like you didn't vote?
much ado about nothing  
#11 | 357 days ago

(Edited by Jess)
kobe_lova wrote:
Did your vote not go through because it's like you didn't vote?
It didn't - it's telling me that I agree with all of you.


*edit* - I downloaded Phantom Tollbooth. I'll probably read it when I'm finished with Gone Girl
#12 | 357 days ago

Jess, I'd love to know what you think of Gone Girl when you get finished.
phantom tollbooth  
#13 | 357 days ago

AlwaysSunshine wrote:
Jess, I'd love to know what you think of Gone Girl when you get finished.
So far it's crazy, and I'm a little more than half way through. It goes back and forth between the husband's mind and the wife's diary and right around the middle there's a little twist, and I'm sure there are going to be more...it's written in a way that I *think* I might know what's going on, but I'm not really sure, and then even when it gives me little snippets or even unveils a whammy, it still leaves so much out that my brain is on overload trying to figure it out.
#14 | 357 days ago

(Edited by AlwaysSunshine)
AlwaysSunshine wrote:
Jess, I'd love to know what you think of Gone Girl when you get finished.
I read it about a month ago. I was asking "WTF?" right up until about two days after I finished it. Not necessarily in a bad way, though.


And I responded to myself.indecision
phantom tollbooth  
#15 | 356 days ago

Jess wrote:
It didn't - it's telling me that I agree with all of you.


*edit* - I downloaded Phantom Tollbooth. I'll probably read it when I'm finished with Gone Girl
Based on the votes of people who read these, much ado wins, and 1984 and phantom tollbooth are tied at 1.
much ado about nothing  

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