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Book Selection Poll for February!

Hi everyone! It is time to pick out what you want to read for the genre of fantasy. We're doing things a bit differently this month, so please read carefully.

First off, you will notice there are two polls. That is because we will be reading two books this month. One will come from the Adult Romance selection and one will come from the Young Adult Romance Selection. Since there are two polls, you are only allowed to vote ONCE in each poll. If you vote more than once in either poll, I will take your first pick and that will be the only one that counts.

Secondly, whichever book wins - the person who selected that book will lead the discussion. If your book is picked and you are unable to do the discussion for any reason, tell me and I'll take over. Even if it's the fact that you don't want to do it, that's fine. We are a low key community and everything goes as long as we are having fun. :)

Thank you everyone who participated in the selection of these books! Have a great rest of January everyone!

Edit the first: It is Dragon's Bait and not Dragon's Ball. Liz has funky reading comprehension sometimes.

Poll #1515654 Romance Book Selection <3<3
This poll is closed.

What Book Do You Want to Read for February? - Adult Romance

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
2(18.2%)
Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
1(9.1%)
Mischief by Amanda Quick
3(27.3%)
Lucky's Lady by Tami Hoag
0(0.0%)
Sea Swept by Nora Roberts
0(0.0%)
Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti
1(9.1%)
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
0(0.0%)
A Tangled Web by L.M. Montgomery
1(9.1%)
Dragon's Ball by Vivian Vande Velde
0(0.0%)
Sorcery and Cecella or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer
1(9.1%)
Atonement by Ian McEwan
2(18.2%)
P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahem
0(0.0%)

What Book Do You Want to Read for February? - Young Adult Romance

Looking for Alaska by John Green
2(18.2%)
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
5(45.5%)
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
3(27.3%)
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C Wrede
1(9.1%)
You know how I posted the first book selection post five days early? Well, here's the next one about six days late. Next month will either be on time or one day early or late. It's a system. :D

For the month, we'll be reading romance. The romance genre started way back in 1740 with Samuel Richardson's Pamela and was expanded by Jane Austen with her novels like Pride and Prejudice. We got on and on with this and romance came back into the picture as a genre in 1972 with Kathleen Woodiwiss' The Flame and the Flower. There are tons of sub genres for this, including but not limited to, contemporary romance, historical romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, science fiction romance, fantasy romance, time travel romance, inspirational romance, multicultural romance, and erotic romance.

For the purpose of this month, we are ignoring the following sub genre: erotic romance. There are to be no bodice rippers suggested either - they will not be put in for the poll. This is due to the fact that we might have some younger members in the comm and/or people who just don't like that sort of thing.

Now, for this selection post, please put either a short synopsis or a link to Amazon to explain your title. Please remember with series to suggest the first book in the series. Happy suggesting!

Our Center of Everything

Hello everyone!

As you may have noticed, all the discussion posts are up for Good Omens and Dragonsong. Those posts will stay open until people are done talking about the books.

Due to the fact that we have a lot of time left and due to the fact that Dragonsong is really two parts, we are going to add one more book to the mix. That book is Dragonsinger and we will have until the 24th/25th to read it. Then we will open the comm for discussion.

ALSO. And this is Important. Anybody Can Post to the Comm. ANYBODY. So, if you want to post something, please feel free. If it is off topic, I will tell you. But don't be shy and come out and talk about the books.

Here are the links for all the posts.

Good Omens
General Theme Post
Supernatural Theme
End of the World Theme
Religion Theme

Dragonsong
General Theme Post
Family Theme
Culture Theme
Gender Roles Theme

Discussion of Dragonsong: General Post

As you might have seen, there are three posts going to the discussion of Dragonsong. We have the following:

Family
Culture
Gender Roles

Now, with all these posts, you're probably wondering "why a general discussion post?". Well, here's the answer - Dragonsong is not defined by these three themes. There are hundred of themes that can be found within the book - like the theme of birth order, even though that would fall under family. You might feel more comfortable posting it here. Also, feel free to use this post to ask questions. I will be looking here to answer any questions that readers have.

So, please, have fun and I hope you enjoyed the book!

As always, with discussion posts, there are spoilers within. :)

Discussion of Dragonsong: Gender Roles

As this is for the book Dragonsong, we are now discussing the gender roles that are in the novel. Now, if you noticed, some of them are fixed and cannot be changed. What do you think of this, considering your world view on gender roles? Do you think there was a way for the gender roles to bend or would it have taken an act of God to do so?

Feel free to answer these questions and ask more within.

Please note, as with all discussion posts, there are spoilers within.

Discussion of Dragonsong: Culture

As this is for the book Dragonsong, we are now discussing culture of the world that is shown in the book. What stands out to you? What do you think should have been expanded upon? What seems fixed and what seems like it could be messed with? Do you like the class system that is used within the family itself and within the Hold?

Feel free to answer these questions and ask more within.

Please note, as with all discussion posts, there are spoilers within.

Discussion of Dragonsong: Family

As this is for the book Dragonsong, we will be talking about family. Family plays a big role in the novel, mostly for the fact that the roles are closely held together for the main character. She is mostly defined by being the youngest daughter of the Masterholder. So, what did you make of the use of family as a theme? Did you like Menolly's family or did you see them mostly as the villains? What do you think about the family that Menolly adopts? How are they better or worse than the family Menolly comes from?

Please note, as with all discussion posts, there are spoilers within.
As you might have seen, there are three posts going to the discussion of Good Omens. We have the following:

Supernatural
End of the World
Religion

Now, with all these posts, you're probably wondering "why a general discussion post?". Well, here's the answer - Good Omens is not defined by these three themes. There are hundred of themes that can be found within the book - like the theme of romance, even though it's own shown in one little part. Also, feel free to use this post to ask questions. I will be looking here to answer any questions that readers have.

So, please, have fun and I hope you enjoyed the book!

As always, with discussion posts, there are spoilers within. :)

Discussion of Good Omens: Religion

As this is for the book Good Omens, we are now discussing religion as a theme. Now, Mister Gaiman and Mister Pratchett poke fun at religion throughout the entire book. There's also the fact that this is somewhat covered by the End of the World discussion post. However, how do you feel about the use of religion? Do they really use it as a comedic device or could something else have been used better?

Feel free to answer these questions and ask more within.

Please note, as with all discussion posts, there are spoilers within.

Disclaimer: Any thread that gets heated and strays away from the book will be frozen immediately.

Discussion of Good Omens: End of the World

As this is for the book Good Omens, we are now discussing the End of the World theme. What do you think on using the idea of the Antichrist as the one who is to end the world? What about how Aziraphale and Crawley try to stall the end of the world? The Four Horsemen do make an appearance - do you think the new team is the best or should the authors have stuck to the original idea of the Horsemen?

Feel free to answer these questions and ask more within. :D

Please note, as with all discussion posts, there are spoilers within.