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Old 09-21-2009, 01:21 PM   #31
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I would much prefer to keep romance to December 2010. The other swaps don't make much sense when keeping romance to December.
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We have two SF slots within two months of each other. I would suggest swapping the November and May slots so we have SF in May and Classics in Nov.
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:27 PM   #33
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I would much prefer to keep romance to December 2010. The other swaps don't make much sense when keeping romance to December.
Why would you have Romance in December when the other 'theme months' are in their "right" months (April-Humor, Oct-Horror)?
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:33 PM   #34
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Whatever category we have for December, it would be nice if it were "open" to "Christmassy" books, even if not exclusively for such.
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:46 PM   #35
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I've moved romance to June. December is now any MR book.

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Old 09-21-2009, 01:48 PM   #36
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Whatever category we have for December, it would be nice if it were "open" to "Christmassy" books, even if not exclusively for such.
The problem is Christmasy type books are not secular enough.
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:52 PM   #37
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You can celebrate the "spirit" of Christmas regardless of your personal religious beliefs, Jon. I am not a Christian, but I still celebrate it.
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You can celebrate the "spirit" of Christmas regardless of your personal religious beliefs, Jon. I am not a Christian, but I still celebrate it.
True.. A holiday book that's not religious would do then.

And I put romance in June because June is a really popular month for getting married.
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You really want a mystery for February I guess Doesn't matter one way or the other to me. Why "(uploaded to MR)" though?
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There is still the problem that there are two "SF" entries only two months apart - in Nov and Jan. I really would suggest swapping the Jan one for the May "Classics".
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There is still the problem that there are two "SF" entries only two months apart - in Nov and Jan. I really would suggest swapping the Jan one for the May "Classics".
Presuming the schedule stays the same for 2011 then yes, May or July would probably be better for the second one.
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Possibly-irrelevant tangent: I'm a bit blurry on the definition of "classics." Does that mean any book in the public domain, or books commonly assigned to students to read?
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Is this better?

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June 2010
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Possibly-irrelevant tangent: I'm a bit blurry on the definition of "classics." Does that mean any book in the public domain, or books commonly assigned to students to read?
It would be a good idea to decide on a definition that folks agree on ahead of time.

I've seen it defined many ways...
Any PD book
Any PD book that's popular enough to still be in print
Any book at least 40-50 years old that's popular enough to still be in print
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I like the idea of "classic" being "any PD book that's popular enough to still be in print."
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