Official Poll -- November/December 2006 Fiction Book
In the next post is the November/December 2006 FICTION book selection poll!
Please read these directions BEFORE you vote!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------How long will the poll stay open?
This poll is opening on Sunday, October 22nd, 2006, and will remain open until Sunday, October 29th, 2006. You have one week to log your vote for the fiction book we'll be reading and discussing for the next two months, so please chime in as quickly as possible.Who can vote?
All active members are invited and encouraged to vote and participate in our book selection process.
For the purposes of this poll, an active member is defined as anyone who has 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.
Please, do not vote if you don't plan on participating in the discussion in the event that your chosen book wins. We want everyone who can to participate; more participants makes for better discussions. 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 do I vote?
Every active member is assigned three votes. To vote, simply make reply to this post explaining how you'd like to distribute your votes.
Nothing further needs to be said, but you're welcome to be as verbose as you like. If you'd like to argue for one book over others, this is your last chance to do so. We encourage an active discussion in all phases of the book selection process; this form of dialogue is the best way to ensure that we end up with a selection worth reading and discussing. But at the very least, make it clear how you're voting.
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.
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 midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on the last day of the poll.
And here are our FICTION book choices for our November and December 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...