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Nomination time.

It's time to nominate our next reads. Please post nominations to this thread and I'll produce a poll at the end of the week.

I'm nominating "Bollocks to Alton Towers: Uncommonly British Days Out"

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/071814791X/026-0733829-9938840

I'm 50 pages from the end of Death and the Penguin and more than half way through Oryx and Crake so I might write something about books I've read by then too. That'll be novel.
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I'm nominating The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists:

http://www.orionbooks.co.uk/HB-31760/The-Pirates!-In-an-Adventure-with-Scientists.htm
I shall nominate The Tripods Trilogy, by John Christopher.

I LOVED these books when I was young and would love to return to them now I'm older.

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How about The Once And Future King by T.H. White - it's all about King Arthur from his tiny days through the Round Table, and when it all fell apart. I've just finished it and thought it was cracking - one to read if you like LotR, I think.
I've been lazy and not nominated any books for a while, so I'm going to make up for this by being cheeky and nominating two this month.

The first is Seventy-Two Virgins by the Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, the Tory whom it is okay for even the leftest of the lefties to like. I expect it's about some virgins. 72 at a guess. I don't know what happens to these virgins; maybe they all get laid. Anyway, I'm sure it'll be a cracker.

The second is The Vesuvius Club: A Lucifer Box Novel by the writer of TV's Doctor Who's The Unquiet Dead (you know, the one with Simon Callow as Chucky Dickens...) Mark Gatiss. I believe it's about a box which is something to do with Lucifer. Possibly akin to Pandora's Box of note...

The reason I've picked these two books is 'cos I've just bought them and not started on them yet, thus the "plot descriptions" above may be anything from slightly inaccurate to wildly apocryphal.