September Book Club Survey

Alright if we're going to do this we better pick a book.

CoC listed:
Warlock - Oakley Hall (471 pages)
The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett (213 pages)
The Good War - Studs Terkel (608 pages)
Killing Floor - Lee Child (525 pages)
Old Man's War - John Scalzi (332 pages)
The Plover - Brian Doyle (311 pages)
Watership Down - Richard Adams (478 pages)

BrianS listed:
"Elizabeth Moon's The Speed of Dark lists at 370, but that's a paperback and it reads pretty fast"

I'm going to throw in:
Peter Geye's Wintering (320 pages)

So let's go with those. If you plan to participate in some fashion (or not, why police that right?) vote in the comments* for your top three in ranked order.

I'll tabulate the results on Thursday. Hopefully, we won't have a tie, but if we do I'll just use to choose from those.

*No polling powers for this guy

September Book Club Choice (pick up to three)

  • The Maltese Falcon (213 pages) (24%, 7 Votes)
  • Wintering (320 pages) (21%, 6 Votes)
  • The Plover (311 pages) (17%, 5 Votes)
  • The Speed of Dark (370) (14%, 4 Votes)
  • Old Man's War (332 pages) (10%, 3 Votes)
  • Warlock (471 pages) (7%, 2 Votes)
  • The Good War (608 pages) (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Killing Floor (525 pages) (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Watership Down (478 pages) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 12

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20 thoughts on “September Book Club Survey”

      1. Yeah, you lose the chance of ranked choice with the poll. My guess was that it would improve participation however.

    1. I have a copy of that! Might get me to read it finally.

      I have found that a mandatory 30min lunch break at work has really helped my reading. In the last two months I've finished two books. Which is 2 more than the previous 6 or 8 months.

      1. My reading on the bus has been somewhat curtailed by the daily companionship of our bus’ youngest regular rider. Where I once had 40 minutes every day, I now get about half that. I’m trying to carve out reading time at lunch to offset the difference.

    2. I might have to re-read that one.

      Let me know when you're ready for Against The Day, which I think is my favorite book of all time.

  1. eschapp - Thanks for stepping up. I've had an extremely busy past two weeks: 2 big work project deadlines, a 3-day weekend for a 52-hole golf tournament, two birthday parties for Kernel (7 years old!!!) - one friends, a second for family, and a 5-day/4-night trip to the BWCA. I definitely need some 'stay-at-home-and-read' nights!

  2. I need materiel for 4 days in Berlin and 4 days in Ośno Lubuskie in two weeks.

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    1. That book consistently makes my top 10 lists. I've read it recently enough that I'd forgo the read, but could contribute to discussions.

      I've managed to finally pick up The Maltese Falcon from the library, and technically have started it...

    2. I unintentionally petered out midway through that book. Happy to have a reason to pick it up again. Gonna have to brush up on all the jargon ahead of time this go through though.

  3. I've decided to grab The Girl Who Took an Eye for an Eye from the library for my upcoming MN trip reading material. I know it's not Stieg Larsson's writing, but hopefully it does better than the previous sequel as far as following his writing style.

  4. Just finished Old Man's War. Good+quick read+Heinlein-esque. I'll post more commentary when there is a thread for this.

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