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Old 10-02-2020, 12:04 PM   #61
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Personally, I always check if my library has a book I'm nominating, or at least has the option of adding it. And I'll mention if Overdrive doesn't appear to be an option. But I don't bother with links to generic Overdrive. And I have zero availability of either Freading or Hoopla, so I can't even check those.
I check Overdrive in my libraries, because, except in rare instances, I won't nominate a book I can't borrow. I usually check Freading, Hoopla, and Scribd, even though I don't use them, because I figure access to one of those services eases the sting of the high prices of the books I tend to nominate.
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Old 10-02-2020, 12:42 PM   #62
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Keep in mind, Catlady, that for many of us, those additional services are simply not available. So a high priced book will simply not get a vote from me, regardless of whether I would otherwise vote for it. Overdrive I do have. Though my main library is fairly limited, unfortunately.
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Old 10-02-2020, 12:48 PM   #63
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By the Way -- I would appreciate it if nominators would include a page count. I prefer Goodreads for that number, but don't actually care where you get it from. But it saves me having to go look it up, which I appreciate!

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Old 10-02-2020, 01:07 PM   #64
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Keep in mind, Catlady, that for many of us, those additional services are simply not available. So a high priced book will simply not get a vote from me, regardless of whether I would otherwise vote for it. Overdrive I do have. Though my main library is fairly limited, unfortunately.
I know. They're not available to me, either!

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By the Way -- I would appreciate it if nominators would include a page count. I prefer Goodreads for that number, but don't actually care where you get it from. But it saves me having to go look it up, which I appreciate!
On my wish list is the inclusion of an original publication date, if possible. I like to know how old a book is.
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For purely selfish reasons I'd also like to see the page count, original publication year, and author country included. Since I record them on the spreadsheet anything that speeds it up would be nice.

None of it is necessary, just nice to have. GoodReads makes it easy to get all this information anyway.

Also, the spreadsheet and list in this thread have been updated now.
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For purely selfish reasons I'd also like to see the page count, original publication year, and author country included. Since I record them on the spreadsheet anything that speeds it up would be nice.

None of it is necessary, just nice to have. GoodReads makes it easy to get all this information anyway.

Also, the spreadsheet and list in this thread have been updated now.
I'll do my part -- if folks provide that data, I'll include it in the same line at the end of the nomination as I have been including the page counts. Anything that makes the ongoing maintenance of the club easier for those doing it is appreciated.
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Old 10-02-2020, 04:02 PM   #67
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Thank you, but don't go out of your way. I don't think most people will base anything off them (except page counts) most of the time.

I like to include them in the stats though; it surprises me that we've only read 5 different countries so far. With 16 books from the UK and the US following with 11. The other three countries only have 6 total.

I've added the two new themes and a link to the theme thread in the second post.
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Old 10-02-2020, 09:13 PM   #68
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I didn't know others were interesting in the first published date. I always look it up for my own purposes, I just haven't bothered to add it to the post up to now.
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Old 10-03-2020, 12:16 AM   #69
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When we started the NLBC almost 3 years ago (!!) I decided I would track at least some of the same information I do for my personal reading since I thought others would like to see some of it. Here's the chart for just the NLBC publication dates:


The club spreadsheet has everything for the NLBC, the Literary Club, and the old MR club too. See the stats tab.

Personally, I've been tracking this for about 10 years and really wish I had done this for the preceding decades of my life. I don't normally post it till the end of the year but you can see previous years from links at the bottom of my 2020 post if you want. The 2019 summary information is pretty typical of what I track.
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I had seen those graphs, but since some of the graphs include other details not supplied by the nominations I hadn't really considered expanding my nominations. (eg: We'd need to know what rules you use for things like nationality of the author, because that is not always simple.)

For my own purposes I am mostly interested in the first publication date as a matter of context, and more often than not I also look up the author for similar reasons. It's been a habit for as long as I can remember. I've just never tried to graph the results.
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I look up publication dates as a matter of course when I add books to Calibre; I hate that the metadata shows the date of the e-book edition and compulsively change to the original date.

I never track anything about authors' identities. I don't care.
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