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leokitty
Apr 5, 2005

I live. I die. I live again.

Month two of the book club! It seems like most of us finished Lords of the Realm, hooray us. This time around we'll be looking for something shorter to read. ;)

This thread exists to:
1. Determine what book we should pretend to read in the next month or so.
2. Discuss the book in question, bring up any questions, etc.

I'd like to have the book selected by Friday, and be fake democratic. We can have an open call for suggestions or I can use the remaining titles from our last poll or we can do both I guess.

This is "for January" but it's already January so I think it's more like until mid-February and the next will be mid-February to mid-March and then we'll see where we are with baseball around the corner

Archive:
November-December - Lords of the Realm http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3678722

Remaining Titles From Our Previous Poll:

A Well Paid Slave - http://www.amazon.com/Well-Paid-Slave-Floods-Agency-Professional/dp/0452288916
Baseball in the Garden of Eden - http://www.amazon.com/Baseball-Garden-Eden-Secret-History-ebook/dp/B0043RSJ7M/
Dollar Sign On The Muscle - http://www.amazon.com/Dollar-Sign-Muscle-Baseball-Scouting/dp/1492765074
Jackie and Campy: The Untold Story of Their Rocky Relationship and the Breaking of Baseball's Color Line - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IFSV08A/
The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. - http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Baseball-Association-Henry-Waugh/dp/0452260302
Up, Up and Away - http://www.amazon.com/Up-Away-Business-Ill-fated-Unforgettable-ebook/dp/B00F8F0JNU/
Veeck as in Wreck - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00APV9XTS?btkr=1
Wally Yonamine: The Man Who Changed Japanese Baseball - http://www.amazon.com/Wally-Yonamine-Changed-Japanese-Baseball/dp/0803213816
You Gotta Have Wa - http://www.amazon.com/You-Gotta-Have-Robert-Whiting/dp/0307455971

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zakharov
Nov 30, 2002

:kimchi: Tater Love :kimchi:


I was a horrible failure at life thanks to grad school and did not read last month. I will be a better person this month, G-d willing.

I have already read A Well Paid Slave and You Gotta Have Wa. My personal prefs would be Veeck as in Wreck or Baseball in the Garden of Eden.

tadashi
Feb 20, 2006



I'm not sure who's read Up, Up and Away but I thought it was an easy and mostly enjoyable book to speed through and it's worth reading the final few chapters, if nothing else, to catch up on what happened with Loria, Selig and MLB since there is now a push to bring baseball back to Montreal. The prose, if that's what you'd call it, is an improvement over The Other 2%, for those who have read Keri's first book or are familiar with his other writing. I haven't quite finished Lords of the Realm because I was finishing this book and some [gasp!] non-baseball stuff.

leokitty
Apr 5, 2005

I live. I die. I live again.

I'll be posting the survey tonight, just the remaining books from our last poll if nobody has any new requests.

ALFbrot
Apr 17, 2002


I would like to recommend A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin

angrygodofjebus
Aug 25, 2005

Drink it up and hunker down


The only one of those I've read is Dollar Sign on the Muscle, so I'd be in for anything else.

leokitty
Apr 5, 2005

I live. I die. I live again.

Poll is open: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RWPRSPR

zakharov
Nov 30, 2002

:kimchi: Tater Love :kimchi:


Voted ASOIAF one billion times

Petanque
Apr 14, 2008

Ca va bien aller

tadashi posted:

I'm not sure who's read Up, Up and Away but I thought it was an easy and mostly enjoyable book to speed through and it's worth reading the final few chapters, if nothing else, to catch up on what happened with Loria, Selig and MLB since there is now a push to bring baseball back to Montreal. The prose, if that's what you'd call it, is an improvement over The Other 2%, for those who have read Keri's first book or are familiar with his other writing. I haven't quite finished Lords of the Realm because I was finishing this book and some [gasp!] non-baseball stuff.

I bought this book and had it signed by Keri last year when they had the exhibition series at Olympic Stadium, but kind of forgot about it on the bookshelf. This would give me a good reason to finally get around to reading it.

leokitty
Apr 5, 2005

I live. I die. I live again.

I'm closing the survey monkey thingamabob when I get up in the morning/afternoon tomorrow so if you haven't voted you should do so.

leokitty
Apr 5, 2005

I live. I die. I live again.

Our winner is The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Baseball-Association-Robert-Coover/dp/1590203119/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=05AKR0HYNCHN2V23YDHH

A Song of Ice and Fire came in second.

e: Here's another link for the book with lower paperback prices http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Baseball-Association-Henry-Waugh/dp/0452260302/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

leokitty fucked around with this message at 16:15 on Jan 11, 2015

JackssWastedLife
Oct 30, 2006



Interesting, never heard of this book before! Ordered on Kindle, I'll start it as soon as I finish Together we were Eleven Foot Nine.

Scrotos
Sep 8, 2003


:gonk:


Boo I tried to read Tavarin's copy of this once and could not get into it.

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ALFbrot
Apr 17, 2002


leokitty posted:

Our winner is The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Baseball-Association-Robert-Coover/dp/1590203119/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=05AKR0HYNCHN2V23YDHH

A Song of Ice and Fire came in second.

e: Here's another link for the book with lower paperback prices http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Baseball-Association-Henry-Waugh/dp/0452260302/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

Dirty pool, release the vote totals

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