Official Poll - 1st Quarter 2006 NONFICTION book selection!
Official Book Selection Poll
1st Quarter 2006 NONFICTION book selection!
Please read these directions BEFORE
How many nonfiction books will we be reading?
We will only be reading 1 nonfiction book in 1st quarter of 2006. In time, as our membership grows, we will tackle several nonfiction books concurrently.How long will the poll stay open?
This poll is opening on Tuesday, December 6 and will be closing on Thursday, December 15th. This is a total of 10 full days.Who can vote?
All active members are invited and encouraged to vote and participate in our book selection process, but please follow the following simple rules:
Only cast a 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.
Don't vote if you don't plan on reading and discussing the winning book. And please understand that only one nonfiction book can win, but we are counting on you to actively participate independent of which book wins the poll. You matter and we need every member to participate.How do I vote?
If you are an active member with 10 or more total posts AND you plan on participating in the Q1, 2006 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 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.
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. NOTE:
As always, we will need a discussion leader that is willing to be very active in the reading and discussion of the winning book. If you are up to the task please let us all know in this forum by making a post and stating your interest in the position.
Please don't nominate yourself if you will not be active. Being active means checking the forum just about every day and making posts regularly. Regularly means a few times each week at the minimum.
Being a discussion leader 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 book choices for 1st Quarter 2006. Please read about all four before casting your votes. Think hard about which book will be the most educational, entertaining, and worthy of discussion. May the best book win!
Drum roll please...
by Malcolm GladwellFrom Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Best-selling author Gladwell (The Tipping Point) has a dazzling ability to find commonality in disparate fields of study. As he displays again in this entertaining and illuminating look at how we make snap judgments