Originally Posted by sun surfer
Congratulations to Hamlet53, our second lottery winner, who has been randomly selected from the nominees to choose this month's work.
First, the winner will need to select a work and post it.
To help avoid confusion among voters, the winner's first post in this thread should be of the chosen work, the winner should only post one selection and, once posted, should not change it. Any questions or discussion the winner may have about choosing a work should be posted in the nominations thread or PMed to me.
Then, the work will need TEN confirmation votes to declare it our monthly selection.
The winner may choose any work that he or she considers literature, except for any monthly selections of either book club in the last two years. Anyone else may vote to confirm that the selected work is considered or seems to be literature, whether or not one finds it appealing.
This process will be open for THREE days.
If the winner doesn't post a selection, or if the selection does not receive enough confirmation votes, then we will revert to a second-chance month. The five non-winning selections with the most votes from previous months will be put to a short vote.
What is literature for the purposes of this book club? A well-regarded work. Often (but not always) it is important, challenging, critically acclaimed, has a deeper meaning, makes one think. It may be from ancient times to today; it may be from anywhere in the world; it may be obscure or famous, short or long; it may be a story, a novel, a play, a poem, an essay or another written form.
Hamlet53, the floor is yours!
Maybe for next time, just make an open poll (so you can see how everyone voted), and once there are ten "yes" votes, it will be officially accepted?
It may be interesting to see who does and doesn't think it is literature according to the poll numbers/voters.