Book Discussion Thingie - Book The Second - Voting Thread!


#1

Howdy,

Looks like we’ve got about 29 more-or-less serious nominations. Let’s vote! I’ll edit these posts to reflect a running tally. Here’s what we’ve got to choose from:

Infidel, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert

Fifty Foods That Changed The Course of History, by Bill Price

My Life as a Squint-Eyed Chink, by Zak Keith

Good Cop, Bad Daughter, by Karen Lynch

Seeking the Straight and Narrow, by Lynne Gerber

Consider the Fork, by Bee Wilson

The Book on the Bookshelf, by Henry Petroski

Console Wars, by Blake J. Harris

A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, by David Foster Wallace


#2

Psychogeography, by Will Self and Ralph Steadman

The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker, by Will Self (doesn’t seem to be available in the USA)

Letters of Note, by Shaun Usher

One Nation Under God, by Kevin M. Kruse

Assembling California, by John McPhee

Seven Pillars of Wisdom, by T.E. Lawrence

Musui’s Story, by Katso Kokichi

The Revenge of Geography, by Robert D. Kaplan

Last Chance to See, by Douglas Adams

Straight, by Hanne Blank


#3

Virgin: The Untouched History, by Hanne Blank

Capital by Thomas Piketty

Darkwater, by W.E.B. Du Bois

The Israel Lobby, by Mearsheimer and Walt

1491, by Charles C. Mann

This Idea Must Die, by John Brockman

How to Clone a Mammoth, by Beth Shapiro

The History of White People, by Nell Irvin Painter

1177 B.C., by Eric H. Cline


#4

I vote for the thirteen one on the list.


#5

More helpfully - if you start your topic title with “Poll :” and include a list, we’ll get a voting option.


#6

No kidding? Wow… why don’t I know these things earlier?

Should I try editing the topic title? Or is it too late?


#7

Okay, never mind this thread folks. Gonna try a proper poll one instead. Sigh. Wish I could type. Or dictate.


#8

Dictate it to me and I’ll type it in for you? Just PM me what you want to me to write. :wink:


#9

Could you make a poll listing those 29 titles listed above? I’m having trouble making it work as a poll.


#10

It seems to only pollify after posting maybe? I’m going to test and delete one in the lounge.

Edit: Yep. That works. Using Poll: in the title and a bulleted list for the options. HTML may cause hiccups.


#11

I think I have. Is it working OK? Anything I’ve missed or needs editing?

http://bbs.boingboing.net/t/poll-book-club-round-2-the-mutants-decide/56088


#12

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