March's 1book140 Selection: 'David Copperfield' Wins by One Vote

By Eleanor Barkhorn

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Ten months into our Twitter-based reading club, we have a first: a close race in the vote to pick our next book. In the past, our victors won by landslides; this month, the winner triumphed over the second-place title by just one vote. Very exciting, and proof of our ever-growing, ever-engaged group of followers.

We'll be reading David Copperfield by Charles Dickens in March, led by Harvard literature professor Matthew Kaiser. Discussion starts this Monday, March 5th with the hashtag #1b140_1. We'll get the full schedule out to you in the next few days. In the meantime, happy reading!

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http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/02/marchs-1book140-selection-david-copperfield-wins-by-one-vote/253815/