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BlueHeartScraps
12-14-2012, 10:39 PM
It's time to get this party swinging again! :) I've greatly missed the Book Club, and the sanity break I get from being able to lose myself in a good book. I'm excited to start the Book Club back up and start cracking open some great new reads (or cranking up the fully charged Nook, in my case, lol) starting in January. So, let's get this poll started!

Around the 15th of each month, I'll start a poll to pick the next month's Book Club read. Each poll will include 4 or 5 books, either chosen by myself, picked from suggestions made by you in the Book Club Recommendations (http://forums.gingerscraps.net/forumdisplay.php?646-Book-Club-Recommendations) forum (or a combination of the two).

Since we picked a book previously, but life got far too busy for me to give it the attention it needed, I added it as the first option for this month's poll. Whether we decide to stay with the previous book (since I know a few of you picked it up and began reading it) or pick something completely new is totally up to you! :)

This month's poll options:
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The Boy In The Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol (the last club pick)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-boy-in-the-suitcase-lene-kaaberb-l/1107312896?ean=9781569479827

Carry Yourself Back To Me by Deborah Reed
http://www.amazon.com/Carry-Yourself-Back-Me-ebook/dp/B004FPZ27C/ref=br_lf_m_1000706171_1_8_img?ie=UTF8&s=digital-text&pf_rd_p=1436998222&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000706171&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0MNPY6FVF92P5XNC400F

Love In A Nutshell by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-in-a-nutshell-janet-evanovich/1104154935?ean=9781429952514

Delirium by Lauren Oliver [book 1 in a series]
http://www.amazon.com/Delirium-Lauren-Oliver/dp/0061726834/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1355528125&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=delirium+by+lauren+oliver

Switched by Amanda Hocking [book 1 in a series]
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/switched-amanda-hocking/1101904073?ean=9781250006318

AriadnesClue
12-16-2012, 12:26 PM
Ok, so I found this post/poll and all my questions in the "We're Back!" thread were answered. :)

Colleen
12-17-2012, 12:55 AM
Hmmm - this might be a hard vote! LOL

I have read all the books in the Trylle Series (Switched), and they were good! :)

It looks like The Boy in the Suitcase is #1 in the Nina Borg Series too. ;)

BlueHeartScraps
12-17-2012, 02:30 AM
It looks like The Boy in the Suitcase is #1 in the Nina Borg Series too. ;)

Oh REALLY?! I totally didn't catch that before!!! Now, I totally have to go back and check out the rest of them - thanks for pointing that out! ;)

And, I'm about halfway through the book Switched (someone recommended it to me Friday)...interesting!

Angelclaud
12-17-2012, 10:09 PM
Switched does look so interesting. I really like the cover too. What a nice swirl mask. Hehehe.
I've voted for that.

Angelclaud
12-17-2012, 10:12 PM
Hmm....but I realized there is no Kindle edition.....there is for nook one but can it be read on Kindle?

Colleen
12-17-2012, 10:17 PM
There are quite a few formats for e-readers that can be converted to other e-reader formats if I am making sense... ;) I am not sure if epub (Nook format) converts to the Kindle format though.
Hmm....but I realized there is no Kindle edition.....there is for nook one but can it be read on Kindle?

BlueHeartScraps
12-17-2012, 11:34 PM
I'm pretty sure that using the Calibre program mentioned in THIS THREAD (http://forums.gingerscraps.net/showthread.php?20738-No-Nook-Kindle-or-Library-access-No-worries!), you could convert it no problem. But, according to the Amazon listing of the book here:

http://www.amazon.com/Switched-Trylle-Amanda-Hocking/dp/1250006317/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355790678&sr=8-1&keywords=amanda+hocking+switched

there should be a Kindle version, right? Or am I reading it wrong? I try (or at least call myself trying) to double check each book option for both a Kindle and Nook version, to make it easy on everyone...I just don't post both store links for each book until after the poll closes and the book has been chosen.

Would you like for me to start posting both the Nook and Kindle version links in the polls?

MamaCake
12-18-2012, 12:25 AM
I can't read about any murders...yikes

Angelclaud
12-18-2012, 01:54 AM
Joylynn, I'll search the store from my kindle and see if it's available there. There was no e-book/kindle under the different formats, just audio version. I know how to use calibre but I just wasn't sure if I can download the e-book file, etc. if I make the Nook purchase if I don't have a Nook.

BlueHeartScraps
12-18-2012, 02:04 AM
Hmmm, strange. I see a Kindle version under my format list (priced new at $8.99) and gives me the option to download it to my Kindle Cloud (which is a Kindle for PC type reader thing I used once). So, I just assumed it would be downloadable to a Kindle the same way. I don't have a Kindle to check myself, so please let me know if you're able to get it to work, so that I can make sure I'm reading the site right for future book polls. Thanks! :)

Angelclaud
12-18-2012, 04:43 AM
Ok, I think I figured out what the problem was. I wasn't login with my amazon account, which has a kindle registered. So apparently, if I'm not login, the kindle format doesn't show up. After I logged in, it showed up.

BlueHeartScraps
12-18-2012, 05:26 AM
Awesome! Thanks so much for checking on it for me!

BlueHeartScraps
12-24-2012, 06:52 AM
Only a few more days to vote! :)

DianaB
12-25-2012, 03:47 AM
I voted for the Boy in the Suitcase because I read it and would love to discuss it.

But I would would be happy with Switched as well! :-)

BlueHeartScraps
12-25-2012, 03:58 AM
I could always do two discussion threads in January, and we could discuss the previous read AND a new one? :D

Colleen
12-26-2012, 12:01 AM
Oh no - it's a tie so far!!! :O

Angelclaud
12-27-2012, 10:49 AM
Come on someone! Break the tie! Or we will be reading and discussing two books in January. hehe

BlueHeartScraps
12-27-2012, 12:34 PM
Hahaha, no, I wouldn't expect you to have to read and discuss 2 books in a month. If there's still a tie on the 31st, I'll simply break it myself (meaning, for this month, I'd pick the new book, Switched, but offer up a discussion thread for those who read the previous book, as well) :)

mom2triplets04
12-31-2012, 06:56 PM
Picked up switched and the boy book from library. I'm halfway through switched. I don't know why I picked up both books as I'm a really slow reader. Not sure I will be able to finish both in 3 weeks.

BlueHeartScraps
01-01-2013, 01:45 AM
Looks like the tie's been broken! ;) I'll give you all a few more hours, though, just in case someone wants to get in a last minute vote. Then, I'll close the poll tomorrow morning and we can all start reading! :D