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Nominations: October 2010 Book of the Month

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri August 13th, 2010, 7:00 pm

"Leo62" wrote:Eh??? Am I missing something?


Maybe I'm reading Boswell's restriction wrong, my bad, just ignore me :)

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Vanessa
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Postby Vanessa » Fri August 13th, 2010, 7:01 pm

I think SM thinks the theme is a Russian based book. I think she may have misread it.
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Michy
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Postby Michy » Fri August 13th, 2010, 7:05 pm

Isn't Shogun set in Japan? Not Russia?

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Postby boswellbaxter » Fri August 13th, 2010, 7:06 pm

Sorry for any confusion, folks. Books set primarily in the European portion of Russia should NOT be nominated. So Shogun and the rest are fine.
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
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Preferred HF: Any
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Postby Vanessa » Fri August 13th, 2010, 8:15 pm

"Michy" wrote:Isn't Shogun set in Japan? Not Russia?


Yes. Nothing to do with Russia.
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Postby Leo62 » Fri August 13th, 2010, 9:32 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote: just ignore me :)


Absolutely not! :D

I wondered if I'd got the wrong end of the stick too...

So to choose from I guess we have: Central and South America, Africa, the Near, Middle and Far East, Russia east of the Volga, India, Australia...hope I haven't missed a continent somewhere... :D
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Postby boswellbaxter » Fri August 13th, 2010, 9:50 pm

Canada and Mexico are fine too.
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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Fri August 13th, 2010, 10:12 pm

I've already nominated, but does the Crimea qualify? There might be some interesting options there.
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Ludmilla
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Postby Ludmilla » Fri August 13th, 2010, 10:38 pm

I don't know if a book written in the 50s that takes place in the 20s qualifies, but since I know it's somewhere in the hidden recesses of my home, I'll nominate John Hersey's "A Single Pebble" about an engineer traveling the Yangtze looking for a suitable dam site. Last I checked it was still in print.

If that doesn't qualify, I'll nominate one of those niggling classics I haven't read: Thornton Wilder's "The Bridge of San Luis Rey".

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Postby boswellbaxter » Fri August 13th, 2010, 11:13 pm

Geography wasn't my strong point in school, folks. If it's here, it qualifies unless someone protests.
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