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View Poll Results: Which category shall we use for February in 2013?
ModernLit 8 21.05%
Romance 16 42.11%
Classics 15 39.47%
YoungAdult 11 28.95%
Adventure/Travel 11 28.95%
Free-for-all 13 34.21%
MajorAwardWinners 9 23.68%
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:10 PM   #46
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Other than the hope of Horror winning for October (even though I probably won't read it as I don't like scary), with January & February decided "perfectly" (IMO), its going to be fun to see what else we decide for the rest of the year. Will we keep Thriller/Suspense in March or will we have an entirely new category like Major Award winners?

I personally liked the old lineup, EXCEPT for there being two months designated to Classics. I also think, however, that it will be cool to have something brand spanking new.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:11 PM   #47
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I know it is not the nomination thread, but this would be a great read--if it were available in an eBook. Restoree is classic, romance, and sci-fi all rolled into one....an early work by a wonderful author and something many would never pick up on their own. I have a paper copy and found it fun, a little heavy handed on the female lead, but overall really a good read. Now to put my mind to thinking up real nominees for February.

Edit: It is! http://www.amazon.com/Restoree-ebook...ref=kinw_dp_ke

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Old 12-01-2012, 10:44 PM   #48
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Other than the hope of Horror winning for October (even though I probably won't read it as I don't like scary)
You have nothing to worry about. NONE of the books chosen for horror have actually be even a little bit scary. It seems most people are more interested in short or free or cheap then actually scarey (at least for horror).
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:06 PM   #49
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Unfortunately, Gone With the Wind has already indeed been a MobileRead Book Club selection and is therefore ineligible for future consideration.
Thought as much. One day I'll read it, just not for book club.

I did look through my collection at books with a Romance tag added and there were a couple there that piqued my curiosity. Not all of them were indie either.
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Thought as much. One day I'll read it, just not for book club.

I did look through my collection at books with a Romance tag added and there were a couple there that piqued my curiosity. Not all of them were indie either.
I don't see "Indie" as a negative. I think, for the purpose of this BC, it should be defined, though. For instance, does Indie = Self Published, or Small House published? What constitutes a small house?
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I don't see "Indie" as a negative. I think, for the purpose of this BC, it should be defined, though. For instance, does Indie = Self Published, or Small House published? What constitutes a small house?
Sorry - didn't mean it as a negative, just a small jest. I've been pushing indie a bit in these category nominations.
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You have nothing to worry about. NONE of the books chosen for horror have actually be even a little bit scary. It seems most people are more interested in short or free or cheap then actually scarey (at least for horror).
I guess it depends on what one finds frightening or horrifying in a book. Personally I find it impossible to be much frightened or horrified by imaginary things I know can't exist or can't happen. Thus I would find such stories as A Good Man Is Hard to Find or Good Country People by Flannery O'Conner more effective at this. It could even be non-fiction, say In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. I find the knowledge that people like Richard Hickock and Perry Smith really exist out there more frightening and horrifying than any book about vampires, witches, ghosties, . . .
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I guess it depends on what one finds frightening or horrifying in a book. Personally I find it impossible to be much frightened or horrified by imaginary things I know can't exist or can't happen. Thus I would find such stories as A Good Man Is Hard to Find or Good Country People by Flannery O'Conner more effective at this. It could even be non-fiction, say In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. I find the knowledge that people like Richard Hickock and Perry Smith really exist out there more frightening and horrifying than any book about vampires, witches, ghosties, . . .
I am similar. I enjoy vampires, witches and ghosts..its humans and their cruelty that frightens me.
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