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Old 12-02-2012, 11:51 PM   #16
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I'd like to suggest Greek Philosophy.

I just saw some nice Plato editions in the libary, I'm sure we have Ladies and Gentlemen here that'd like to read this or something similar.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:27 AM   #17
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It looks like Tom was editing the nomination post while we were responding, which means I actually 3rd Mystery/Thriller and GA gets a vote back.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:33 AM   #18
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I'm going Indie again.

To help out, I'll define Indie as self-published or very small publisher. Definitely not Big 6. I'm sure this will just generate more questions but what the heck!
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:26 AM   #19
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I'll second Biography and Indie, and nominate Major Literary Award Winners (I suggest that we agree which awards those are - maybe needs another poll? ).
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:22 AM   #20
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Let's see if I get this right... My votes go to
Biographies (third?)
Adventure/Travel (third?)
Major Awards winners (second?)
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:33 AM   #21
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I'm thirding Major Literary Awards Winners.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:45 AM   #22
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I'd say travel would fit a couple I'm going to read next year with the Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux and In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin. I'm not a big travel writing reader overall, but I will fourth travel as its a section I'd like to know more about.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:36 AM   #23
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I'll nominate Modern Fiction.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:38 AM   #24
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Based on the argument over adventure/travel can I use one of my nominations to cancel someone else's nomination for that? To get serious I will third major award winners, unless Caleb has already done that. I will third indie. I will nominate modern literature..
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:30 AM   #25
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Just about any of Mark Twain's most notable works. Any scifi novel whose main theme is time travel. Around the World in Eighty Days, Guliver's Travels, Swiss Family Robinson, 13 Little Blue Envelopes (Not that I'd recommend that one, it wasn't that good) - I take that back. It was okay, not great. The end justified the means, once you got through the "boring" parts. I had actually intended to get the sequel, but forgot until now, so I guess I should thank Jon for asking the question!
I disagree with this, strongly. Travel as a genre is non-fiction, a writer's account of his travels to someplace that's else. The best travel writing explores the setting, its history and its people and the writer's response to it. It's neither a made-up story of a trip and it's most definitely not time travel, unless the writer really managed to pull off time travel.

That said, I don't like to get too hung up on definitions. I'm willing to leave it up to the vote.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:51 AM   #26
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If John F and Hamlet can agree on the noms, I'll third modern fic/lit.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:08 AM   #27
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:26 AM   #28
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Let's see if I get this right... My votes go to
Biographies (third?)
Adventure/Travel (third?)
Major Awards winners (second?)
Adventure/Travel already has a third.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:32 AM   #29
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2nd Greek Philosophy.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:36 AM   #30
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Lots of people have been thirding categories that have already been thirded. Thise folks still have votes coming to them.
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