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Second attempt at Joe's nominations

Decided to adapt and re-post my nominations. Sorry Steve and Brandon for throwing out your earlier rankings. Each of your top picks from that first list are still options on this new list. 


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Hey, Book Skimmers-
So it looks like we're talking about Tom McCarthy's book next. Because I currently have a conflict with my Thursday evenings, I'm hoping everyone can make it to a Wednesday discussion in April. I'm told that Wednesday, April 19 is open for those OH2 folks who normally have midweek obligations. I hope it works for everyone. Let me know if it doesn't.

Place and exact time TBD.

Steve

Reading list for Spring/Summer 2017

I downloaded a super powered algorithm from NASA to total all our results, and here we are:

April
Steve: Satin Island, Tom McCarthy

May
Kristian: Exit West.

June
Brandon:  American Lion by John Meacham

July
Adam: The Three Body Problem, Liu Cixin

August
Marc: Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama

Sept
Emron: -“The Decapitated Chicken”, “The Son”, and “Juan Darién” by Horacio Quiroga


If those months don't work for you to host, let us know and we'll switch it around.

Emron's 2017 Picks

Since nobody seems to finish the novels and other lengthy books that we pick (except, perhaps, the particular manly man who picks the book….but even that is not a guarantee) I’m going to take a different strategy by choosing some works of short fiction the next time my turn comes around. No more excuses for not reading (said to self as much as to others). I’ll provide PDFs and/or links for each selection.

-“The Aleph” by Jorge Luis Borges (We’ll read 2 translations—one by Di Giovanni and one by Hurley) [One of Borges’s beautiful stories of infinity, totality, and revenge]

-“The Murders in the Rue Morgue” and “The Purloined Letter” by Edgar Allan Poe [2 of the 3 stories that gave birth to the ubiquitous detective genre]

-“Axolotl”, “The Night Face Up”, and “The Distances” by Julio Cortázar (Just 1 translation each) [Fantastic or magical real? Three terrific and terrifying stories of doubling]

-“Flowering Judas”, “Noon Wine”, and “María Concepción” by Katherine An…