Poll: Book Club Round 2 - The Mutants Decide - VOTE HERE

Vote in this thread, I screwed up the last one.

Pick anything you’d like to read - as many/few as you choose.

Close in a week?

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

0 voters


Bounce! (so this is above the other similar topic)

i encourage multiple votes-- should let the consensus emerge in a reasonable amount of time. But please, do vote.

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Pinging various potentially interested folks:

@Donald_Petersen @Raita @jlw @SmashMartian @chgoliz @funruly @miasm @Ignatius @aeon @OtherMichael


And more…

@crenquis @noahdjango @Elusis @penguinchris


I voted once.

Yes, but everybody’s going to gang up on you.

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I bet he’s too chicken to say what he voted for.

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All I can do is play the game.

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Do I get an “I voted today” sticker?

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How some Nutter Butters and a juice box?


Vote early, vote often!

Ooh, apparently my UK postal vote arrived today. Can I get it back before Thursday?


I sent a PM to @Raita and have not heard back. I’m hoping she’s just really busy. But now she’s been called to this thread to vote, as well.


“She’s been really busy, but has appreciated hearing from us,” he Finnsplained.


“Just really busy” covers about most of it. I appreciate the concern some people have expressed over my disappearance, but I’m indeed alright. School is stressing me out like crazy.

Finnsplaining… is that like when people attempt to talk about things that only Finns can understand?

Anyway, I voted. Many of these sound interesting, but some are so new that there’s no way I’ll get my hands on them, like One Nation Under God. Console Wars, even though a year old, can’t yet be found in libraries here, which is a shame because it intrigues me (the cheapest version was a 11€ ebook). The Sixth Extinction (another book I’d love to read) isn’t available in the libraries in my local area, but is in the town where my parents live (and my mom works in a library so she could easily get it for me).

Last Chance To See and Capital would also be great books and those I should be able to acquire, too. Too many great choices!


It’s more like “Narniasplaining” or “Ozplaining.”


Done. I like that we can do multiple votes with the new thing, @sam, @codinghorror. good stuff!

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Apparently, to change your vote, hit “Hide results”, click on the option(s) you wish to change, and then “Vote Now”.

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It’s @Raita!!!