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Old 08-01-2012, 04:23 AM   #1
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Lottery • August 2012

Help us select the work that the MR Literary Club will read for August 2012!

Lottery entrance will run until August 4th.

This month is a refresh on the lottery category - there’ve been many simplifying changes to make it clearer and easier, and some of the main changes are bolded below. We’ll see how it goes!


The category for this month is:

Lottery - A member is chosen by random to select the month's work


Here’s how it works:

Anyone may enter. If you want to enter, just post that you want to, it’s that simple.

The only people not eligible are posters who’ve won in the last year - so for this lottery beppe, Hamlet53 and issybird are ineligible.

Among those who enter, someone will be randomly chosen on August 4th, using a randomisation generator.

The winner may then post their selection for this month in this thread, and will have until August 6th to do so.

The only requirements for the selection are that it be literary and that it not have been the monthly selection of either book club yet.

That’s it, pretty simple. The only sort of confirmation on the monthly selection will come from the club runner (me). If a selection doesn’t meet the requirements, then the winner may make another selection until the 6th.

The discussion thread will begin shortly after a selection is confirmed. The lottery winner is not required to lead the discussion or anything like that.


If there is no confirmed selection by August 6th, then the five non-winning selections with the highest percentage of votes from previous months (excluding run-offs; ties broken by most recent month, ties in same month broken by first fully nominated) will be put to a short vote and the winner will be our selection.


What is literature for the purposes of this club? A superior work of lasting merit that enriches the mind. Often it is important, challenging, critically acclaimed. 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. If you are unsure if a work would be considered literature, just ask!


Any questions, feel free to ask!


The floor is now open.

*

Entry is now closed. Here are the entrants:

fantasyfan
orlok
HomeInMyShoes

Refer to post 11 onwards for the results.

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Old 08-01-2012, 09:29 AM   #2
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:44 AM   #3
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:51 AM   #4
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I'm tempted. I'll throw my hat into the ring.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:01 AM   #5
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I'll throw my hat into the ring.
Err...I think you're supposed to choose a book...
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:06 PM   #6
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well, great, three already - I am running so much behind (haven't even started Middlemarch) that it would not make sense for me to enter. But I'll be watching this space, and hopefully August will give me some serious reading time!
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:41 PM   #7
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Err...I think you're supposed to choose a book...
How do you know there's not a book in that hat?
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:59 PM   #8
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How do you know there's not a book in that hat?
Because there's a Cat in the Hat .
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:44 PM   #9
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Can I have a special selection for orlok if I win?
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:13 AM   #10
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I'll be watching with paola from the sidelines, though I am now about 70% through Middlemarch, so I may be able to join in.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:39 AM   #11
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Entry is now closed.

I'll list the three entrants in the order they posted and use a random number generator to choose a number 1-3. The person associated with the corresponding number will be the winner.

Here's the entrants:

1) fantasyfan
2) orlok
3) HomeInMyShoes

Alright, good luck to you three - I'm off to generate the number!...
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:59 AM   #12
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The result is in! And the winner is (drumroll please)....

Spoiler:
"1" - fantasyfan


Congratulations! And thanks to all who joined in.

As the winner, it's now up to you to pick a selection for this month. If you have any questions, please refer to the first post, or just ask.

The floor is now yours!
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:02 AM   #13
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Hmmmm...fantasyfan. Wonder what he will choose? Is there a clue in the name...?
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:13 AM   #14
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Probably best I didn't win. I had at least five or six options and would have driven myself insane trying to pick one.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:24 PM   #15
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I have a few possibilities in mind, and I'll probably post the choice tomorrow and Sun surfer can rule on it.
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