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STEEPSTER BOOK CLUB: Vote HERE!

Here are the Steepster Book Club selections to vote for! Please comment to vote for ONE book. The book that gets the most votes will be the selection for MAY, the book that comes in second will be for JUNE, and the book that comes in third will be for JULY.

Voting will be open until midnight on Sunday April 25th. I will post the winner shortly after, and then as soon as I get my hands on the book I will divide it into weekly sections to read, totaling four. There will be a thread for each of the sections as to avoid spoilers.

Once you get the book and start reading, please feel free to PM or email me any questions or discussion points that you would like me to include in the main message of that week’s thread (j m a n n i A T u a r t s D O T e d u)

Let me know if I’ve forgotten anything! Happy Voting!!!!

Harney & Sons Guide to Tea


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There 


A Tea Shop Mystery series by Laura Childs


Chicken Soup for the Tea Lovers Soul


Three Cups of Tea


any/all of the Hitchhiker’s Guide books 


Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand


The Great Gatsby


Tess of the d’Urbervilles

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency (Series) by Alexander McCall Smith

Barbara Pym (Excellent Women)

More Blood, More Sweat and Another Cup of Tea

Tea with Hezbollah: Sitting at the Enemies Table Our Journey Through the Middle East

Blood, Sweat, and Tea: Real-Life Adventures in an Inner-City Ambulance by Tom Reynolds

Hot Tea…Cold Case: A Stephen Blackman Mystery by D.G. Stern

Twenty-One Days in India; and, the Teapot Series

For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Tea House on Mulberry Street

The 4-Hour Workweek

The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

My Mother Loved Tea Book by David Bigelow

Julia Child’s My Life in France

The book of tea” by Okakura Kakuzo

The Art of Tea edition of Francis Amalfi

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And I will cast my vote for…

For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History

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~lauren. said

I’d like to vote for Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand.

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Rabs said

Oy – just one? I think that I’m rather intrigued by all the nominees, but the one that I’d feel the saddest not to have as part of the first 3 selections is For All the Tea in China.

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in order of preference (only count the first if we must only do 1) since we’re picking for the next 3 months
1. The 4-Hour Workweek (since i just got it)
2. the Hitchhiker’s Guide To the galaxy (i love it!)
3. For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History (sounds fun)

Cofftea said

JaquelineM will have to chime in here but I don’t think your last 2 votes will count since that’s not the way the voting is set up.

Yes, I will just count the #1 choice. :)

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Cofftea said

The book of tea” by Okakura Kakuzo -it’s not necessarily my 1st choice, but it’s my 1st choice I wouldn’t feel pressured to buy lol.

Cofftea said

Does voting bind us or can we opt out after we find out what book is going to be read?

You can opt out! :)

Cofftea said

K great, I love the idea but not all of the books really interest me:)

Cofftea said

Please change my vote to “For All the Tea in China”.

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Janefan said

OK, I vote for "any/all of the Hitchhiker’s Guide books " just because I want it/them to make the top 3, and I could use a light, fun read sometime in the next few months!

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Cait select said

I’ll put my vote on Hitchhiker’s Guide, although I hope we also get around to Blood, Sweat, and Tea and Alice in Wonderland!

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SoccerMom said

I vote for: For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History

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Meghann M said

Changing vote to For All The Tea in China after reading the breaking news. Sorry Hitchhiker’s Guide, I know you await me at my library.

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Doulton said

I will vote for “For All the Tea in China” noting, however, that it is a recent book out in hard-cover and many libraries will not have it or will have a long waiting list for it. It has received excellent reviews and a lot of publicity making it that much more difficult to obtain unless one can spring for the hard-cover.

I am signed up (number 11) to get a copy from my local library. I have no idea how swiftly I will move from number 11 on a wait-list to having it in my hands.
Meghann M said

I didn’t realize this was so new, so I also added it to my library request. Although my library doesn’t let me know where in line I am :(

Rabs said

I’m prepared to purchase this through Amazon (hardcover only $11.69) if my library’s copy is checked out. I think that there’s only a few fairly new titles on this list, so hopefully we’ll be able to keep availability issues to a minimum ::crosses fingers::

@Meghann – I can’t imagine why your library won’t give you that info. I give that info out all the time and as long as I don’t say who is in line then it’s not really an issue. That really stinks :(

Meghann M said

@Rabs-I’ll stop in and talk to them and see if they’ll let me know what position I’m in. I live in a smaller town that doesn’t have it on their website, like the much larger city did that I lived in last year. It’s always a surprise as to when I’ll get things. I kind of like knowing how many people are ahead of me. Otherwise I’ll just order from amazon for 11.69!

Meghann M said

Yay, I’m #1! (On the waiting list, that is).

Rabs said

Hooray Meghann! :D

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