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View Poll Results: Which shall be our final category for 2016?
Biography and Memoirs 17 48.57%
Humor 18 51.43%
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Old 08-13-2015, 01:19 PM   #1
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Book Club 2016 Categories Runoff Vote

2016 Mobile Read Book Club Categories Run-Off Vote

Since our 2016 categories vote resulted in a tie for the final category, we are having a Special Run-Off Vote between the two leading candidates. I will not vote in this poll unless my vote is needed to break a tie. This poll will be open for 7 days to make sure all MobileRead members who wish to participate are able to do so. This is a visible poll. It is NOT multiple choice. You have one vote only.

These are your choices:

Biography and Memoirs

Humor

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Old 08-13-2015, 01:27 PM   #2
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Far be it from me to interject my own personal opinion (Humor) into the contest.
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Old 08-13-2015, 02:00 PM   #3
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Far be it from me to interject my own personal opinion (Humor) into the contest.
It's a relief to know that you won't try to sway opinion against the superior choice, Biography!
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Old 08-13-2015, 02:08 PM   #4
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It's a relief to know that you won't try to sway opinion against the superior choice, Biography!
Laughter is the best medicine and good for you. So humor it is.
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Hey, I like humour too!

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Orange.
Orange who?
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Orange you glad I voted for Biography and Memoirs?
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Me wonder would the discworld novels be humor?
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Oh yes! They fit in fantasy, humor, and classic.
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My problem with humour is that it's very personal, but open to such a wide interpretation that one really has no idea what we'll get. So, my all time funniest book is Victor Molo's Bridge in the Menagerie. But that's ONLY going to work if you've ever played contract bridge. OTOH, no one wanted to include Romance in the list this year, but I could (and will, if Humor wins) argue that Georgette Heyer Regencies are certainly humor.

Memoirs/Biography is a much more clearly defined category, so I think it will be clearer what we're getting. But we already have history as a category, which clearly includes most Biographies and Memoirs.

So, I'm perplexed and sitting on the edge.
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Last week I searched one of my Overdrive libraries for Humor. The search returned many Romance books.
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Heh!
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Old 08-13-2015, 03:04 PM   #11
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My problem with humour is that it's very personal, but open to such a wide interpretation that one really has no idea what we'll get....

That could be said about pretty much any choice we've ever voted on. Sure, tastes in humor are personal, but people have very definite ideas about which lives are worth reading about as well.
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Memoirs/Biography is a much more clearly defined category, so I think it will be clearer what we're getting. But we already have history as a category, which clearly includes most Biographies and Memoirs.

So, I'm perplexed and sitting on the edge.
you could always nominate humorous Memoirs/Biography if humour wins
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:48 PM   #13
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Ever get the feeling someone's stuffing the ballot box?

C'mon, humor lovers! We need some lightness.

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Look at all the genre fiction! On t'other hand, we've only got two categories that are exclusively non-fiction. Balance, I say, vote Biography!
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Wow, this changed quickly...!
You guys have no humour
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