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The History Non-Fiction Group is voting for the Oct-Dec Quarterly Group read. We've had several interesting books nominated. Please take a look and vote if you'd like to join in.
Nominations for the Oct-Dec Quarterly read in the Non-Fiction History group are in progress. Please feel free to nominate a book you'd like to see us read together.
About mid month I will post all the books available for selection. If you look under the discussion 2010 BOTM you will see the books that member previously selected (the most votes) and you will see the authors coming up for the next few months. In August we will vote for our September book and I the authors will be those whose last names start with U, V and part of the Ws. The group members make the selections. You are welcome to read other books (from the lists) if you don't like the selections. There is a place to post your review and rating and even questions. Others will respond to your selection if they have an interest.
Hi Neeraj - Welcome to the History Non-Fiction Group. I'm the Admin for the group and am interested in what our members like to read and what they want to get out of this group. If you haven't already done so, please introduce yourself in our "Welcome and Introduction" thread and tell us what your interests are. The group is currently reading The Linguist and the Emperor: Napoleon and Champollion's Quest to Decipher the Rosetta Stone by Daniel Meyerson for the Jul-Sep quarter. This book discusses the two men whose lives intersected over a love of all things Egypt and led to Champollion solving the mystery of the language on the Rosetta Stone. It's not too late to join in with the group. The book is fairly short - only 271 pages including the Author's Note at the end - and easy to read so it's a good book for the first ever quarterly read. Discussion thread will be posted mid-September. Please join us. Again, glad to have you with us.
Welcome to the group based on the book 1001 BOOKS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE.
There is a general explanation of the group and some answers to FAQ under the discussion thread GROUP GUIDELINES. The past BOTM can be found pinned to the top for 2010 and 2009 if you want to search discussions you can join in. It will bring the discussions forward if you do.
The books of the month (BOTM) that the group is reading are pinned to the top. August books are
The ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Mark Twain
THE KILLER INSIDE ME by Jim Thompson
VANITY FAIR by Wm Thackeray
We also have a Long Read consisting of books from the list that are greater than a 1000 pages. The group will be starting with WAR AND PEACE by Tolstoy.