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View Poll Results: Which of our 2012 nominations deserves a Second Chance?
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 8 17.78%
Along Came a Spider by James Patterson 10 22.22%
Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow by Jerome K. Jerome 10 22.22%
The King of Elfland's Daughter by Lord Dunsany 15 33.33%
Persuasion by Jane Austen 16 35.56%
A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane 8 17.78%
The Necropolis Railway by Andrew Martin 5 11.11%
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain 14 31.11%
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson 15 33.33%
Grave Robbers Wanted (No Experience Necessary) by Jeff Strand 7 15.56%
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham 8 17.78%
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov 13 28.89%
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:52 AM   #31
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Where is the runoff vote thread?
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No more runoff polls unless there is a tie for first place, now that we have multiple option voting.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:19 PM   #32
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Is the winning book going to be this poorly worded?

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“Mother Witch,” said Alveric, “I wedded the King of Elfland's daughter.”
That just reads really poorly. Normally, you would say "I married" and give a name. As it's written, it's obsolete wording and you would not say (for example) "the baker down the road's daughter" same poor way of saying it when you should say her name. So if her name was say Elisha, you would say "Mother Witch, I married Elisha said Alveric." The "said Alveric" in the middle there just take you out of what he's trying to say. If you need to mention she is the King's daughter, then do this ""Mother Witch, I married Elisha who is the Elfland King's daughter said Alveric."

Is the writing going to be like that throughout and are we going to get obsolete wording?

Oh and does anyone have a well formatted ePub version in case I do decide to read it?
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Is the winning book going to be this poorly worded?
The prose of Jane Austen (the January winner) isn't at all like that, so you're good.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:40 PM   #34
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The prose of Jane Austen (the January winner) isn't at all like that, so you're good.
OOPS! I misread which book won. GAH! Jane Austen... BLAH! I think we should go for an entire year where every author that wins has to be alive and if he/she dies, during the books' month, we immediately switch to the second place book as long as that author is alive and so on.

Sorry, but I truly do detest Jane Austen and won't be reading anything of hers.

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OOPS! I misread which book won. GAH! Jane Austen... BLAH! I think we should go for an entire year where every author that wins has to be alive and if he/she dies, during the books' month, we immediately switch to the second place book as long as that author is alive and so on.
That does, worryingly, open the possibility of assassinating any author who wins the vote if you don't like them
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That does, worryingly, open the possibility of assassinating any author who wins the vote if you don't like them
I'm willing to risk it.
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You're willing to risk assassinating authors?
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Depends on the author. Maybe we will be getting votes for the author we'd most like to see assassinated.
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Depends on the author. Maybe we will be getting votes for the author we'd most like to see assassinated.
Sounds like a new thread.
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OOPS! I misread which book won. GAH! Jane Austen... BLAH! I think we should go for an entire year where every author that wins has to be alive and if he/she dies, during the books' month, we immediately switch to the second place book as long as that author is alive and so on.

Sorry, but I truly do detest Jane Austen and won't be reading anything of hers.
You can nominate a Living Authors category for the category nominations.
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We're still taking nominations for May.
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Welcome back Jon. How was the cruise?
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The cruise ended November 10th. It was very nice. Have another for March for 11 nights.
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You are the CRUISE KING!
My wallet shudders when I even mention the word "cruise" to it.
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You are the CRUISE KING!
My wallet shudders when I even mention the word "cruise" to it.
It's actually a fairly reasonably priced vacation where food and lodging is included as well as entertainment.

When you go on vacation (not cruising) you have to pay for the hotel, the food (2 or 3 meals a day) plus food is available 24/7 and any sort of entertainment you want to see.

As for food, on the last cruise, they served lobster tails twice and I had double portions as well as other seafood, steak, prime rib, lamb, pasta, and all other sorts of expensive food that was included in the price. It's all good, too good.

It's worth it. More so then a lot of typical vacations.
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