Official Poll - September & October 2006 FICTION book
September & October 2006 FICTION book selection poll!
Please read these directions BEFORE you vote!
How long will the poll stay open?
This poll is opening on Wednesday, August 9th, 2006, and will remain open until Thursday, August 17th, 2006. This is a total of 9 days. Order your book right after the poll closes and you should have it before the reading period begins on September 1st, 2006. Who can vote?
All active members are invited and encouraged to vote and participate in our book selection process, but please follow these simple rules:
Only vote if you have 10 or more posts on our forums
. If you don't have at least 10 you should have no problem jumping into some discussion threads and meeting this rather relaxed criterion.
Do not vote if you don't plan on participating in the discussion in the event that your chosen book wins. If you vote for it and it wins you ought to participate, right? If you don't like the winning book we understand if you don't want to participate, but we sure hope you still do.How long is the September & October Fiction discussion period?
Well, September is one month and October is another, so 1 + 1 = 2. So the answer is two months long. How do I vote?
If you are an active member with 10 or more total posts AND you plan on participating in the discussion THEN you are permitted to cast a total of 3 votes
You can use your three votes however you see fit, which could mean assigning all three votes to just one of the book choices, or distributing the three points over the book choices according to your own interest level for each book.
You should at the very least make a brief post to this thread telling everyone how you wish to distribute your three votes. Nothing further needs
to be said, but you're welcome to be as verbose as you like. Just make it crystal clear how you are voting.
It is inevitable that some people will either forget to cast all three votes or will not have read this entire post. They will simply vote on one book. If this happens I will be assigning all three of their votes to the one book they selected.
You are permitted to change your vote during the voting period, but not after I close the poll. The poll is closed on the last day of the polling period as stated above. Usually I close the poll around 11pm or later.
This thread can be used as an open discussion of the books on the poll. You're welcome to try to sell people on a particular book, or dissuade them from another. This is ENCOURAGED
, so speak your mind and really sell us on your book choice. Don't assume you are being polite by keeping silent. We want to read good books and if your choice of books is worthy of our time let us know!NOTE:
As always, we will need a discussion leader that is willing to be active in the reading and discussion of the winning book. If you are up to the task please let us all know in this thread.
Please don't nominate yourself if you will not be active. Being active means checking the forum regularly and making posts often. It doesn't mean living in the forum and posting daily.
Being a discussion leader also does not entail being an authority on the subject matter or defending the author's position. You simply need to attempt
to stimulate discussion.
And here are our FICTION book choices for our September and October 2006 reading period. Please read about all three before casting your votes. Think hard about which book will be the most probable to stimulate quality discussion. May the best book win!
Drum roll please... Edited by: Chris OConnor at: 8/9/06 2:13 am