Come Vote! August Poll is Open!

Okay guys, the time is here to vote for the book you want me to read and review in August! The poll is on the right sidebar, and all the descriptions below come from

Also, here’s a good place for a small announcement – starting August 1st, my blog will no longer be at blogspot. My new url is, which you can preview now. If you follow me via google friend connect, nothing should change for you because I’m going to switch it to the new site. However if you follow me in a feed reader, visit the new site to subscribe via email, or add the URL to your reader. So whichever book wins this poll, when I read and review it I’ll be posting it to my new blog.

So, let’s get to the poll choices!

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen – the classic pick

Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor’s warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of loveβ€”and its threatened lossβ€”the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss – the contemporary lit pick

“Leo Gursky is trying to survive a little bit longer, tapping his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he’s still alive, drawing attention to himself at the milk counter of Starbucks. But life wasn’t always like this: sixty years ago, in the Polish village where he was born, Leo fell in love and wrote a book. And although he doesn’t know it, that book also survived: it crossed oceans and generations, and changed lives.” Fourteen-year-old Alma was named after a character in that book. She has her hands full keeping track of her little brother Bird (who thinks he might be the Messiah) and taking copious notes in her book, How to Survive in the Wild Volume Three. But when a mysterious letter arrives in the mail she undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family.

Redwall by Brian Jacques – the childhood pick

As the inhabitants of Redwall Abbey bask in the glorious Summer of the Late Rose, all is quiet and peaceful. But things are not as they seem. Cluny the Scourge, the evil one-eyed rat warlord, is hell-bent on destroying the tranquility as he prepares to fight a bloody battle for the ownership of Redwall. This dazzling story in the Redwall series is packed with all the wit, wisdom, humor, and blood-curdling adventure of the other books in the collection, but has the added bonus of taking the reader right back to the heart and soul of Redwall Abbey and the characters who live there.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – the sci-fi pick

Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.
Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker’s Guide (“A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have”) and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox–the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod’s girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years.
Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don’t forget to bring a towel!

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – the re-read pick

Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires. And he enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs or the joy of watching pages consumed by flames, never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid. Then Guy met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think. And Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do…

Annnnddd….. VOTE!

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  1. So many awesome choices!! I would love to see a review of any of those books. Some of read, the rest are on my TBR pile. I voted for S&s because it's one of my favorite books of all time and Colonel Brandon is pretty much my ideal man.


  2. I chose The History of Love, because it is sitting on my nightstand and has been since December. But you should also read Redwall and link up on my Redwall challenge page. πŸ™‚ Those were my favorite books in elementary school!


  3. Ooh, nice choices! I voted for Fahrenheit 451 because I figured S&S would be ahead & it is so far…boy, that's logical, eh? πŸ˜€ I loved F451 & think every avid reader should read it, but also love Hitchhiker's for its wacky humour. Hopefully you'll get to all 3 eventually…no pressure or anything πŸ˜€


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