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Old 01-10-2013, 05:35 PM   #1
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Category Selection Nominations for June 2013

The June 2013 category selection will be similar to the other category selections we have done so far for 2013. We'll have one poll after all nominations are in; there will be no run-off poll except in case of a tie. If a second poll also results in a tie, I'll cast my vote as the tie-breaker.

* This thread will be open for 7 days or 21 fully seconded and thirded nominations (we don't want a poll that's too large), whichever comes first.

* The poll that follows will be up for 4 days.

* Each member has three votes in this thread to use either as nominations or to second or third another members nominations.




June category nominations are now closed.




The story thus far:
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The 2013 MobileRead Book Club Monthly Categories
  • January: Second Chance No nominations this month. The polls will be comprised of selections that either came in second place or tied for second place during the previous 11 months.
  • February Romance
  • March Travel/Adventure
  • April Classics
  • May Mystery/Thriller
For reference and comparison purposes only, here are the 2012 Categories:
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January — RunnerUp (no nominations, a vote of all the runners-up nominations from the last 11 months)
February — Romance
March — Thriller/Suspense
April — Humor
May — Fantasy
June — Classic
July — Mystery/Crime
August — Free-for-all
September — Nonfiction
October — Horror
November — Science Fiction
December — Classic


Thanx and a tip of the Hatlo Hat to Nyssa has kindly volunteered to help out with the nominations (see following post).

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Old 01-10-2013, 05:35 PM   #2
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Fully Nominated Categories:

(1) Science Fiction [Nyssa, sun surfer, JSWolf]
(2) Fantasy [Nyssa, JSWolf, Dazrin]
(3) Non-Fiction [Synamon, WT Sharpe, GA Russell]
(4) Modern Literature (Written within past 10 years.) [JSWolf, orlok, Asawi]
(5) Biography/Memoir [issybird, Asawi, Hamlet53]
(6) Lottery (Version 2—winner provides selection to vote on.) [Dazrin, orlok, Synamon]
(7) Free For All [sun surfer, John F, HomeInMyShoes]
(8) Young Adult [sun surfer, Synamon, Elfwreck]
(9) Humor [Asawi, issybird, Elfwreck]
(10) Award Winners [John F, HomeInMyShoes, Elfwreck]
(11) Classical Literature (Published at least 25 years ago.) [Hamlet53, issybird, fantasyfan]
(12) Historical Fiction [Nyssa, Billi, fantasyfan]
(13) MobileRead Authors [Billi, caleb72, fantasyfan]
(14) Splatterpunk [orlok, caleb72, Bookatarian]
(15) Indie [caleb72, Billi, Bookatarian]
(16) Adventure which has nothing to do with travelling. [GA Russell, Bookpossum, Bookatarian]




June category nominations are now closed.




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I would like to open up the nominations with Fantasy and Science Fiction.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:51 PM   #4
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I'll second Science Fiction.

Nominate Young Adult.

Nominate Free For All.
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I'll third Science Fiction and second Fantasy.

I'll also nominate Modern Literature using the following definition that the book nominated has to have been written in the past 10 years.

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I'll nominate Biography/Memoir.
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I'll second Modern Literature, and nominate Splatterpunk.
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I'll second Modern Literature, and nominate Splatterpunk.
Umm...What's Splatterpunk??
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Umm...What's Splatterpunk??
It was originally a term originally coined to describe extreme horror stories, but has broadened out a bit to cover more visceral story-telling. You could perhaps call it throught-provoking horror that holds no punches. One of the best short stories I have ever read was a in a book of splatterpunk tales. Of course, some of it is awful (yes Mr Carlton Mellik III, I'm looking at you). Authors such as Clive Barker, Poppy Z. Brite, Jack Ketchum, Joe R. Lansdale, Richard Laymon, Richard Matheson, and many others have been considered to have produced works in this sub-genre. I've even had a go myself....
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OH! Eewwwwwwwww!
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OH! Eewwwwwwwww!
. Didn't think it would stand a chance of getting through. I just wanted to nominate something other than the usual suspects.
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I'll pass on the blood and guts.

I nominate Non-Fiction and second Young Adult.
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I will nominate Lottery and third Fantasy.
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Which Lottery, Dazrin?
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