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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Re: Book Club Poll - Vote for April Reading

Postby MamaPata » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:43 am

Philipp wrote: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.


I’ve only read it in English (and it was ... many years ago) but I do now own the Spanish copy. It definitely is long but it also has quite large font and margins! I don’t remember finding it a serious read in English (I do remember finding it very funny at times) but I suspect given how terrible my Spanish is, it’ll be a slow read for me. As long as you’re all willing to respond to my comments bit by bit, I should survive.
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Re: Book Club Poll - Vote for April Reading

Postby IronMike » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:57 am

I will vote for the one and only book on this list available in Esperanto, Don Quixote.
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Re: Book Club Poll - Vote for April Reading

Postby MamaPata » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:30 pm

IronMike wrote:I will vote for the one and only book on this list available in Esperanto, Don Quixote.


Ah, no! Hopefully next month you can make some suggestions available in Esperanto.
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Re: Book Club Poll - Vote for April Reading

Postby MamaPata » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:59 am

Just a reminder that you have just under 24 hours to vote in the poll!
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Re: Book Club Poll - Vote for April Reading

Postby MamaPata » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:50 am

April’s book will be the Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. As I have said, it is very readable by my dated memory, but it is longer than the others so people may want to crack on with it. I won’t be able to start it til april so I will be a bit slow but am looking forward to discussing it.
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