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Non-Fiction Book Poll 

Select as many NON-FICTION books as you read and discuss with us as a group
Book 1 - Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner's Guide by Robin Dunbar 6%  6%  [ 4 ]
Book 2 - Hobbes: Leviathan: Revised student edition by Thomas Hobbes 10%  10%  [ 7 ]
Book 3 - Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
Book 4 - 2012: Science or Superstition by Alexandra Bruce 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
Book 5 - The Road of Lost Innocence by Somaly Mam 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Book 6 - The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt 7%  7%  [ 5 ]
Book 7 - Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 7%  7%  [ 5 ]
Book 8 - Death by China: Confronting the Dragon by Peter W. Navarro and Greg Autry 6%  6%  [ 4 ]
Book 9 - Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East by Asef Bayat 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Book 10 - Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
Book 11 - A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn 6%  6%  [ 4 ]
Book 12 - A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links... by Nassir Ghaemi 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
Book 13 - At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
Book 14 - Breaking the Code by Karen Fisher-Alaniz 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
Book 15 - Reality Is Broken by Jane McGonigal 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
BOOK 16 - The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn 10%  10%  [ 7 ]
BOOK 17 - The Satanic Bible by Anton Szandor Lavey 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
BOOK 18 - December 1941: 31 Days that Changed America... by Craig Shirley 7%  7%  [ 5 ]
BOOK 19 - The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
BOOK 20 - Night (Oprah's Book Club) by Elie Wiesel 7%  7%  [ 5 ]
Total votes : 71

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NON-FICTION BOOK POLL


BRAND NEW POLLING METHOD
We're going to try a brand new way of selecting our books for group discussion. Please forget all past book selection rules and procedures for this particular book selection. If this new method works well we may start using it regularly.

ONLY VOTE IF YOU PLAN TO PARTICIPATE
It is common sense that we only want people voting that are going to participate in the book discussion in the event one of their selected books wins. We're not doing a poll of which books you like or want to read one day. This poll is to select a book we can all read and discuss as a group so you have no business voting if you have no intention of actively discussing the book with us.

EVERYONE CAN VOTE NO MATTER HOW MANY FORUM POSTS
Everyone can vote no matter how many posts they have on the forums or how long they have been a member of BookTalk.org. If you're brand new with only 1 or 2 posts you are still welcome to vote but ONLY VOTE IF YOU PLAN TO PARTICIPATE.

VOTE FOR AS MANY BOOKS AS YOU LIKE
Each person can vote for as many books as they like. If you like every single book on the poll then select every book and cast your vote. We're trying to find the book (or books) that interest the most people. Those winning books will be announced as group discussion books. So you may vote for as many as you feel you would actually read and discuss with us as a group.

CHANGE OR UPDATE YOUR VOTE AT ANY TIME DURING POLLING PERIOD
While the poll is up you are free to change your votes however you like. There are a lot of books on this poll and to make an educated decision you will need to read the book descriptions of each book. This takes time so read a few now and cast your vote for them if you think you would enjoy discussing them. Then, a few days later, come back and research some more books. You can change your vote as much as you like up till the end of the polling period.

NO SCHEDULED END DATE TO THIS POLL
This poll doesn't have a scheduled end date. As votes come in we'll easily see which books have captured the most interest. As members you can see how many people have voted for each poll. As the administrator I can see this plus the names of each person that voted for each book. I'll make a judgment call on when to announce a winner (or winners) based on the volume of votes for the most popular books AND the activity level of the people that voted. All you need to do is research the books and select the ones you would like to talk about. I'll handle the rest.

POLL CHOICES:


BOOK 1 - Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner's Guide by Robin Dunbar, Louise Barrett, John Lycett

BOOK 2 - Hobbes: Leviathan: Revised student edition by Thomas Hobbes

BOOK 3 - Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber

BOOK 4 - 2012: Science or Superstition (The Definitive Guide to the Doomsday Phenomenon) by Alexandra Bruce

BOOK 5 - The Road of Lost Innocence: As a girl she was sold into sexual slavery, but now she rescues others. The true story of a Cambodian heroine by Somaly Mam, Ruth Marshall

BOOK 6 - The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt

BOOK 7 - Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

BOOK 8 - Death by China: Confronting the Dragon - A Global Call to Action by Peter W. Navarro and Greg Autry

BOOK 9 - Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East by Asef Bayat

BOOK 10 - Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

BOOK 11 - A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

BOOK 12 - A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness by Nassir Ghaemi

BOOK 13 - At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

BOOK 14 - Breaking the Code: A Father's Secret, a Daughter's Journey, and the Question That Changed Everything by Karen Fisher-Alaniz

BOOK 15 - Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal

BOOK 16 - The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn

BOOK 17 - The Satanic Bible by Anton Szandor Lavey

BOOK 18 - December 1941: 31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World by Craig Shirley

BOOK 19 - The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement by David Brooks

BOOK 20 - Night (Oprah's Book Club) by Elie Wiesel



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I shortened the book titles in the poll choices and fortunately doing so didn't mess up the poll results. :)



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It's not that big a deal, but the bar showing the percentages and the number in brackets is still being split between two lines.



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It won't let me edit my posts here (can we remove that restriction?) but if I reduce the size of my text, everything fits. Still, the default size, at least for me, didn't show it correctly.



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Wow! Every book has been voted for.



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Dexter, have you tried to hit "Control 0" to reduce the font size on your computer? Try "Control 0" and then "Control -"



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Everyone should be able to edit their votes. I'll log into a test account and check out that feature.



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Dexter, I logged in with a test account and it is allowing me to change my votes. Please take a closer look at the poll and make another attempt.

Is anyone else having a hard time changing their votes?



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This looks like a very good idea. Looks like there are a good mix of light and heavy non-fiction choices and there are plenty of them!



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Chris OConnor wrote:
Dexter, have you tried to hit "Control 0" to reduce the font size on your computer? Try "Control 0" and then "Control -"


Yes, that works. Maybe my default text size was larger than normal. I didn't try changing votes, it was the appearance that was off.



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Maybe Hobbes should be reconsidered as a book selection. I have my copy and it is extremely heavy reading and may prove too dry for active discussion. I'm still definitely reading it but I don't see a lot of people 'enjoying' it...



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President Camacho, the cool thing about this new polling method is everyone can read what you just said about the Hobbes book. Up until we have selected a winner or two, everyone can change their votes. Hopefully people that are voting are also reading the comments left by other voters. And if you feel the Hobbes book might not make for a good discussion why not change your vote? There are some great selections on the menu. I'm just hoping we get you involved in whatever book wins.



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I'm surprised at the interest for Hobbes. I'd be more inclined to read a survey of political philosophy/theory than plowing through Hobbes. I'm not sure of a good one though.



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We will probably be selecting a few books from this poll so fear not. Even if Hobbes is a winner we'll have another book to discuss concurrently.

We're getting a TON more activity on these new polls than previous polls.



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I think we have enough votes to pick a few winning books from this poll. Would anyone like to change their votes so we can make a final decision?



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