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Monday, May 16, 2005

RWR Reader's Choice: Nominations, Third Quarter 2005

It seems as if everyone is pretty well agreed on our “rules" at this point. So, no more waiting around. It’s time for you to nominate our first RWR group reading selection! This selection will be for third quarter, 2005 (July-September). We'll discuss the book right here sometime during the last two weeks in September. (For those headed to Dances with Dirt in September, we could actually have an opportunity to discuss the club selection in person. Preferably after showering.)

Here’s all you do:

1. Send one nomination to me via eb_write@yahoo.com no later than 12 midnight Friday, June 3. You’ll have the chance to nominate another book each quarter.

2. Nominated books must be fairly easy to find either in person or online (preferably in print), and should ideally be available in softcover. Subject matter: Whatever! Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essay/letters collections, etc. etc. etc.

3. Given the fact some members lead very busy lives, the suggested length limit is no more than 300 pages, but if you have a 329-page book that’s a real corker and you don’t want people to miss it, nominate away – no problem. (I may go over that 300-page length myself on occasion, I’m red-faced to say.)

4. Include, if possible, a description/appreciation of your book (100-word limit, about an average-sized paragraph) and a page count. Yes, you can copy from the book jacket blurb. I’ll also try to include a link to the book’s page on amazon.com for those seeking more information.

5. I will compile the nominations/descriptions and post an anonymous ballot sometime during the week of June 6, and then post the first RWR Reader's Choice Selection, based on the voting results, by June 20.

I’m really looking forward to your nominations!

2 Comments:

Blogger RWR said...

An intellectual discussion at DWD? Geez, this IS highbrow! Can we still bring beer? Just checking...

--Dwyer

2:59 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Beer is required, whether you are participating in the online discussion, the DWD discussion, or both. In fact, beer is always required, regardless of the activity.

7:27 AM  

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