Book Club Poll - Vote for April Reading

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What would you like to read in April?

Poll ended at Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:26 am

Le Grand Meaulnes - Alain-Fournier (French)
2
10%
Don Quijote - Miguel de Cervantes (Spanish)
5
25%
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov (English)
2
10%
Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Spanish)
10
50%
First Love - Ivan Turgenev (Russian)
1
5%
 
Total votes: 20

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Book Club Poll - Vote for April Reading

Postby MamaPata » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:26 am

Please vote for the book you would like to read in April. The book’s original language is indicated in brackets in the poll, they have all been widely translated so you should be able to read it in most TLs.

For more information, see the Forum Book Group thread.
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Re: Book Club Poll - Vote for April Reading

Postby DaveAgain » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:47 am

French
Ebooksgratuits.com have copies of: Le grand meaulnes, Don Quijote, and First Love.
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Re: Book Club Poll - Vote for April Reading

Postby BalancingAct » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:07 am

Have voted for Shadow of the Wind.
Am doing the Italian version "L'ombra del vento".
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Re: Book Club Poll - Vote for April Reading

Postby badger » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:39 am

I've voted for "Shadow of the Wind", en français, "L'ombre du vent".
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Re: Book Club Poll - Vote for April Reading

Postby javier_getafe » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:13 pm

Sorry if I bother someone, but El quijote in one only month? (about 1.300 pages or so)
Sounds crazy. (omg, omg) :o (and boring - personal opinion, not a fact in case you whorship it: )
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Re: Book Club Poll - Vote for April Reading

Postby MamaPata » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:29 pm

javier_getafe wrote:Sorry if I bother someone, but El quijote in one only month? (about 1.300 pages or so)
Sounds crazy. (omg, omg) :o (and boring - personal opinion, not a fact in case you whorship it: )

People can suggest and vote for what they want (and if it takes longer for us all to read it, that’s the benefit of it being a forum! But yes, I am a little nervous about it! :lol:
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Re: Book Club Poll - Vote for April Reading

Postby Cèid Donn » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:05 pm

I voted for Shadow of the Wind. I'm going to pass on the others.
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Re: Book Club Poll - Vote for April Reading

Postby Philipp » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:22 pm

I voted for La sombre del viento. I hope it's doable for me. It seems daunting: Over 500 pages and I just read someone's comment on Amazon that the book isn't an easy read. I should start now to get a headstart, but I'm still stuck in a Dan Brown novel.
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Re: Book Club Poll - Vote for April Reading

Postby kanewai » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:38 pm

For Book Club purposes, I'd probably only recommend the first book of Don Quijote - about 450 to 500 pages. It's still a lot, though.
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Re: Book Club Poll - Vote for April Reading

Postby lingua » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:46 am

I also chose L'ombra del vento. I don't usually like translations from English to Italian but it might not be so bad from Spanish to Italian.
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