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Topic: The Official "Book of the Year" thread - 2017
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Dec 21, 2017 04:25PM)
Here. We go...

Heya Everyone!

I can't believe another year has gone by! And I apologise for getting this rolling a few weeks later than usual; so let's not waste time and just get started! Before we officially get rolling, let me say that I am happy and honoured to host/moderate yet another year. I went through a huge move (from a big city to a small one) so, quick FYI, I won't be doing too much updating until mid January as I'm just not around as often. Luckily I can copy and paste the rules from previous years and I trust everyone to take part, have fun, and make this awesome for all of us! Good luck!!

I'd also like to say that the Book of the Year thread usually gets the most "hate". I wish I could explain why, but every year there is some sort of drama or negativity that I do my best to try and avoid. I'm a bit older now, though, and realize that I can't, no matter what I do, so I'll just say that this thread is meant to be joyous, celebratory, and fun. That's it. If it offends you, if you don't agree, or if you just hate the idea of it- I have no right to tell you those feelings aren't valid. I just ask that you leave those of us here that don't feel that way to carry on our merry way. I hope we can agree that that's the best course for all of us.

Alright, let's go!


It's that time of year! Who will win The Tarbell for 2017?!


What is your favourite book that was released in 2017?

Please submit up to 3 entries and we'll tally them up on March 01 (this will give us a full two months to vote and to read any books that have been released near the end of the year).


1.
2.
3.

_______________________________________________________________

And, gang, I know firsthand how much of an impact this thread will have on someone's life. Seriously. The prestige from this little thread will drive their sales through the roof. So please let's take this seriously, say nothing but nice things, and have fun! We're going to change someone's life!


RULES:
_____________

If you follwed the Trick Of The Year thread last year, things got a little bit complicated. What started out as a fun thread between pals several years ago has turned into a HUGE event and, you know what? That's a good thing! It shows that the art of magic is alive and well and that we're all passionate about it!! I think next year we might end up going to some sort of panel judging but, for this last year, we'll keep it to the old voting system one final time and see how we do. That said, to help reduce drama (we can never eliminate it, I'm afraid) let's try and keep to the following...

Vote with Book Title and the Writer Name. Please submit 3 Entries(if you're able).

If you have been selected and want to encourage your pals to take part...

You must have 50+ posts on the Magic Café for your vote to count. If you're new, that gives you over 2 months to join in the community and share in our passion.

It is impossible to police or enforce a "no asking your clients, friends, etc to vote" rule and, personally, I think it's silly to ask people not to share their excitement. How can you have a contest if you're not allowed to talk about it?! On that note, I ask that you please...

Don't offer financial incentives.
Encourage people to vote for 3, if possible (I know it's harder to find 3 books in a single year than an effect) not just one.
Limit the number of your announcements to 3 times.

I trust people (perhaps that's a fault, lol) but I also trust the voting public to choose what they truly feel is the best and not just what soemone tells them to do.

Lastly, this is a thread for JOY. Let me be clear- HAPPINESS! Any post that is not a vote or is something positive, I will ask for it to be deleted. There are other places on the Café (Right or Worng) for political disussions. But they won't be here.

Sweet Marie- wish me luck (I mean for moderating this thread), lol...


_____________________________________

PREVIOUS WINNERS of The Tarbell
______________________________________

[b]2000:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2001:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2002:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2003:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2004:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2005:[/b] Dear Mr Fantasy, John Bannon
[b]2006:[/b] Power Plays, Mike Power
[b]2007:[/b] Session/547, Joshua Jay
[b]2008:[/b] Approaching Magic, David Regal
[b]2009:[/b] Magic: 1400s to 1950s, Mike Cavenry
[b]2010:[/b] One Degree, John Guastaferro
[b]2011:[/b] Researching
[b]2012:[/b] Luca Volpe, Emotional Mentalism
[b]2013:[/b] The Approach, by Jamie D. Grant
[b]2014:[/b] A Piece of My Mind, by Michael Murray
[b]2015:[/b] The Black Project, by Looch [/quote]
[b]2016[/b] The Jerx Volume 1 by Andy
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Dec 21, 2017 06:26PM)
1.JawDroppers 2- Harry Lorayne.
2. Card Devilry- J.K. Hartman
Message: Posted by: landmark (Dec 21, 2017 08:44PM)
1. Scripting Magic 2 by Pete McCabe
2. Details of Deception by Greg Chapman
Message: Posted by: Wordsworth (Dec 21, 2017 08:44PM)
1. Card Devilry - J.K Hartman
2. A New Angle - Feldman and Plunkett
Message: Posted by: Hondo88 (Dec 21, 2017 11:24PM)
1. Card Devilry
2. Expert Portfolio No. 2
3. Jawdroppers 2
Message: Posted by: MorrisCH (Dec 22, 2017 08:16AM)
1. Temporarily out of Order by Patrick Redford
2. Scripting Magic 2 by Pete McCabe
3. Details of Deception by Greg Chapman
Message: Posted by: GreenKnight33 (Dec 23, 2017 10:48AM)
1. Scripting Magic Vol 2, Pete McCabe
2. Secrets of So Sato, Richard Kaufman
3. Less is More, Ben Earl
Message: Posted by: dendrake (Dec 24, 2017 08:01AM)
Secrets of So Sato, Richard Kaufman
Message: Posted by: rjs (Dec 24, 2017 03:42PM)
1/ Memorandum by Woody Aragon
2/ Bammo Gaffus Maximus
3/ Temporarily Out of Order
Message: Posted by: Andy Young (Dec 25, 2017 07:56PM)
My vote

Just for Fun by Christopher T. Magician
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (Dec 27, 2017 06:14PM)
1. Book of deceptions - Paul Virgil
2. Temporary out of order - Patrick Redford
3. Memorandum - Woody Aragon
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Dec 28, 2017 01:22PM)
1. Anthony Owens Secrets
Love it.
Message: Posted by: KevinKM99 (Dec 28, 2017 07:24PM)
My most satisfying read of 2017 was Artful Deceptions by Allan Kronzek.

2. Bammo Gaffus Maximus
3. Less is More
Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Dec 29, 2017 11:50AM)
I believe that the So Sato book was 2016.
Message: Posted by: Dandin (Dec 30, 2017 07:07PM)
Memorandum by Woody Aragon. Only bought one magic book this year.
Message: Posted by: Sparda (Jan 1, 2018 07:28AM)
1. Just For Fun - Christopher T. Magician
2. Excellence in Family Magic - Scott Green
Message: Posted by: maggus (Jan 3, 2018 01:43PM)
Hi all,
My votes are for:

- Memorandum by Woody Aragon
- Temporary out of order by Patrick Redford
- Mental sweets by F.Arcole and E.Bertrand

Maggus
Message: Posted by: Glenn Watson (Jan 4, 2018 02:42AM)
Just for Fun by Christopher T. Magician
Message: Posted by: Bobby Forbes (Jan 4, 2018 05:33AM)
For me, Benjamin Earl “Less is more”
Message: Posted by: dman11 (Jan 4, 2018 12:31PM)
Jawdroppers 2
Gaffus Maximus
Message: Posted by: AntonF (Jan 4, 2018 01:01PM)
1- Details of Deception by Greg Chapman.
2 - The Bammo Tarotdiction Toolbox by Bob Farmer.
3 - Temporary out of Order, by Patrick Redford.
Message: Posted by: Olivier7 (Jan 6, 2018 03:23PM)
Memorandum
Message: Posted by: Bob_Hummer (Jan 8, 2018 07:30AM)
The Bammo Tarotdiction Toolbox by Bob Farmer.
Message: Posted by: Jorge Betancourt (Jan 13, 2018 08:11PM)
My vote goes for Scripting Magic 2 by Pete McCabe
Message: Posted by: tenchu (Jan 15, 2018 03:01AM)
1. The Bammo Tarotdiction Toolbox by Bob Farmer
2. Expert's Portfolio No. 2

Mike
Message: Posted by: todsky (Jan 18, 2018 12:43PM)
Teaching Magic, Burger/Hass
Memorandum
Proteus, Bilek
Message: Posted by: romil.k (Jan 18, 2018 02:56PM)
The Bammo Tarotdiction Toolbox by Bob Farme
Message: Posted by: DiegoNovati (Jan 19, 2018 01:08PM)
Teaching Magic, Burger/Hass
Scripting Magic - Volume 2, Pete McCabe
Message: Posted by: casco1 (Jan 24, 2018 07:40AM)
Positive Negative - Watkins
Message: Posted by: sgtgrey (Jan 26, 2018 02:18PM)
1. The Doors of Deception by Paul Vigil (unlikely to win b/c of high price, low supply - but one of the best buys I've made in a long while)
2. Temporarily Out of Order by Patrick Redford
3. Scripting Magic 2 by Pete McCabe

Honorable Mention to Memorandum by Woody Aragon.

2017 was a surprisingly good year for books on magic. Let's hope 2018 is even better!
Message: Posted by: Chris Bruce (Feb 1, 2018 12:39PM)
1. Less is More, Ben Earl
2. Teaching Magic, Eugene Burger
3. Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi, Stephen Minch


Chris
Message: Posted by: algebraic (Feb 7, 2018 03:34PM)
1. The Doors of Deception
2. Teaching Magic
3. Scripting Magic volume 2
Message: Posted by: maggus (Feb 8, 2018 01:29AM)
This thread seems forgotten this year... when will it Close?
Message: Posted by: Richclive (Feb 10, 2018 11:57AM)
March.
Message: Posted by: Rachmaninov (Feb 15, 2018 08:34PM)
The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Feb 16, 2018 12:58AM)
[b]2 Weeks to Go![/b]

[i](Current results as of Feb.15- Please Note: This is a "copy and pasted" list. Meaning: I just went through and copy and pasted everyone's votes into this list and still have to go back through it a couple of times to make sure voters have at least 50 posts [and there’s still time to get there, folks], that no one voted twice, eliminate ones that aren't from 2017, random mistakes, etc.)[/i]

[b]The Tarbell[/b] - [i]voting closes in 2 weeks[/i]

1 |A New Angle - Feldman and Plunkett
1 |Anthony Owens Secrets
2 |Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi, Stephen Minch
1 |Artful Deceptions by Allan Kronzek
3 |Bammo Gaffus Maximus
1 |Book of Deceptions - Paul Vigil
3 |Card Devilry- J.K. Hartman
2 |Details of Deception by Greg Chapman
1 |Excellence in Family Magic - Scott Green
2 |Expert Portfolio No. 2
3 |JawDroppers 2 by Harry Lorayne
3 |Just for Fun by Christopher T. Magician
4 |Less is More, Ben Earl
5 |Memorandum by Woody Aragon
1 |Mental sweets by F.Arcole and E.Bertrand
1 |Positive Negative - Watkins
1 |Proteus by Bilek
6 |Scripting Magic 2 by Pete McCabe
3 |Teaching Magic by Burger/Hass
5 |Temporarily out of Order by Patrick Redford
2 |The Bammo Tarotdiction Toolbox by Bob Farmer
2 |The Doors of Deception by Paul Vigil
Message: Posted by: Philipp K (Feb 16, 2018 05:08AM)
1. The Doors of Deception
2. A New Angle
3. Temporarily out of Order
Message: Posted by: sjrw (Feb 16, 2018 07:43AM)
Less is More, Ben Earl
Artful Deceptions by Allan Kronzek
Message: Posted by: rbcjhollander (Feb 16, 2018 09:50AM)
1. The Doors of Deception (Paul Vigil)
2. Memorandum (Woody Aragon)
3. Teaching Magic (Eugene Burger)
Message: Posted by: MacIrish (Feb 16, 2018 09:50AM)
Got to say that

Doors of Deception is my vote for best of the year.

Literally, it is personal instruction from Paul himself.
If you have seen him perform than you already know of his immense talent.
Message: Posted by: kenodad (Feb 16, 2018 11:14AM)
Doors of deception!
Message: Posted by: Jim Murphy (Feb 16, 2018 11:38AM)
[quote]On Dec 21, 2017, Jamie D. Grant wrote:
Here. We go...

Heya Everyone!

I can't believe another year has gone by! And I apologise for getting this rolling a few weeks later than usual; so let's not waste time and just get started! Before we officially get rolling, let me say that I am happy and honoured to host/moderate yet another year. I went through a huge move (from a big city to a small one) so, quick FYI, I won't be doing too much updating until mid January as I'm just not around as often. Luckily I can copy and paste the rules from previous years and I trust everyone to take part, have fun, and make this awesome for all of us! Good luck!!

I'd also like to say that the Book of the Year thread usually gets the most "hate". I wish I could explain why, but every year there is some sort of drama or negativity that I do my best to try and avoid. I'm a bit older now, though, and realize that I can't, no matter what I do, so I'll just say that this thread is meant to be joyous, celebratory, and fun. That's it. If it offends you, if you don't agree, or if you just hate the idea of it- I have no right to tell you those feelings aren't valid. I just ask that you leave those of us here that don't feel that way to carry on our merry way. I hope we can agree that that's the best course for all of us.

Alright, let's go!


It's that time of year! Who will win The Tarbell for 2017?!


What is your favourite book that was released in 2017?

Please submit up to 3 entries and we'll tally them up on March 01 (this will give us a full two months to vote and to read any books that have been released near the end of the year).


1.
2.
3.

_______________________________________________________________

And, gang, I know firsthand how much of an impact this thread will have on someone's life. Seriously. The prestige from this little thread will drive their sales through the roof. So please let's take this seriously, say nothing but nice things, and have fun! We're going to change someone's life!


RULES:
_____________

If you follwed the Trick Of The Year thread last year, things got a little bit complicated. What started out as a fun thread between pals several years ago has turned into a HUGE event and, you know what? That's a good thing! It shows that the art of magic is alive and well and that we're all passionate about it!! I think next year we might end up going to some sort of panel judging but, for this last year, we'll keep it to the old voting system one final time and see how we do. That said, to help reduce drama (we can never eliminate it, I'm afraid) let's try and keep to the following...

Vote with Book Title and the Writer Name. Please submit 3 Entries(if you're able).

If you have been selected and want to encourage your pals to take part...

You must have 50+ posts on the Magic Café for your vote to count. If you're new, that gives you over 2 months to join in the community and share in our passion.

It is impossible to police or enforce a "no asking your clients, friends, etc to vote" rule and, personally, I think it's silly to ask people not to share their excitement. How can you have a contest if you're not allowed to talk about it?! On that note, I ask that you please...

Don't offer financial incentives.
Encourage people to vote for 3, if possible (I know it's harder to find 3 books in a single year than an effect) not just one.
Limit the number of your announcements to 3 times.

I trust people (perhaps that's a fault, lol) but I also trust the voting public to choose what they truly feel is the best and not just what soemone tells them to do.

Lastly, this is a thread for JOY. Let me be clear- HAPPINESS! Any post that is not a vote or is something positive, I will ask for it to be deleted. There are other places on the Café (Right or Worng) for political disussions. But they won't be here.

Sweet Marie- wish me luck (I mean for moderating this thread), lol...


_____________________________________

PREVIOUS WINNERS of The Tarbell
______________________________________

[b]2000:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2001:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2002:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2003:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2004:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2005:[/b] Dear Mr Fantasy, John Bannon
[b]2006:[/b] Power Plays, Mike Power
[b]2007:[/b] Session/547, Joshua Jay
[b]2008:[/b] Approaching Magic, David Regal
[b]2009:[/b] Magic: 1400s to 1950s, Mike Cavenry
[b]2010:[/b] One Degree, John Guastaferro
[b]2011:[/b] Researching
[b]2012:[/b] Luca Volpe, Emotional Mentalism
[b]2013:[/b] The Approach, by Jamie D. Grant
[b]2014:[/b] A Piece of My Mind, by Michael Murray
[b]2015:[/b] The Black Project, by Looch [/quote]
[b]2016[/b] The Jerx Volume 1 by Andy [/quote]
Message: Posted by: Jim Murphy (Feb 16, 2018 11:39AM)
Doors of Deception by Paul Vigil
Message: Posted by: tincture (Feb 16, 2018 01:27PM)
Temporarily Out of Order by Patrick Redford!
Message: Posted by: Craig Logan (Feb 16, 2018 01:55PM)
Temporarily Out of Order By Patrick Redford
Message: Posted by: snape (Feb 16, 2018 08:25PM)
Doors of Deception by Paul Vigil
Message: Posted by: Tom G (Feb 16, 2018 08:54PM)
Temporarily Out of Order By Patrick Redford
Message: Posted by: magicmann (Feb 17, 2018 04:20AM)
Doors of Deception
Message: Posted by: jordanl (Feb 17, 2018 04:34PM)
Temporarily Out of Order - Patrick Redford.
Message: Posted by: Joji Matsuo (Feb 18, 2018 05:28AM)
The book I got the most out of in 2017 was Doors of Deception.
Message: Posted by: samllevy (Feb 19, 2018 01:39PM)
Temporarily out of Order- Patrick Redford
Message: Posted by: Jake Austin (Feb 19, 2018 03:38PM)
1. Scripting Magic 2 by Pete McCabe
2. Artful Deceptions by Alan Zola Kronzek
Message: Posted by: Doctor D (Feb 20, 2018 03:28AM)
Another vote for Redford's Temporarily out of Order.
Message: Posted by: acortest (Feb 20, 2018 04:25AM)
Doors of Deception by Paul Vigil
Message: Posted by: MrEmagic (Feb 21, 2018 02:57AM)
Another one for Temporarily Out of Order
Message: Posted by: Tim Cavendish (Feb 21, 2018 12:29PM)
Maybe next year someone could run this thing so it's not just a battle of authors' self-promoting email lists?
Message: Posted by: Pasteboard Alchemist (Feb 21, 2018 09:22PM)
1 - Temporary out of Order, by Patrick Redford
2 - The Bammo Tarotdiction Toolbox by Bob Farmer
3 - Details of Deception by Greg Chapman
Message: Posted by: Herr Brian Tabor (Feb 22, 2018 04:03PM)
1. A New Angle
2. Temporarily Out of Order
Message: Posted by: cinefisch (Feb 22, 2018 09:46PM)
Doors of Deception - Paul Vigil "One tome to rule them all"
Message: Posted by: DadwithAPen (Feb 25, 2018 01:30PM)
1 Temporarily out of Order by Patrick Redford
2 Less is More, Ben Earl
3 -----
Message: Posted by: The Duster (Feb 28, 2018 12:49PM)
Read so much this year - most of it great - but the vast majority of it doesn't qualify

1 - The Green Neck System – Gabriel Werlen
2 – Proteus – Bilek
3 - Isabella Star 3 by Peter Turner


I love that Green Neck - even though it's explained and written well - my little head never could quite out how it works [later on - the more complex versions] - argh... wonderful feeling each time, 'err does this actually work?'
Message: Posted by: boboswitch (Feb 28, 2018 07:14PM)
1. Isabella's Star 3 (Peter Turner)
2. Doors of Deception (Paul Vigil)
3. Less is More (Ben Earl)
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Mar 1, 2018 02:04AM)
[b]AND THE WINNER IS…[/b]

[i] …before we get to that, let me just say, “Thanks!!!” a thousand times over for taking the time to vote, contribute, and celebrate. No matter if someone got 1 vote or 10, I can promise you that it meant the world to them. So- thank you![/i]

Without further ado, please put your hands together for…


[b] TEMPORARILY OUT OF ORDER[/b] [i]by Patrick Redford[/i]
-the 2017 “Book of the Year” and winner of the celebrated [b]TARBELL AWARD[/b]!
Congratulations, [b]Patrick[/b]!


3 |A New Angle - Feldman and Plunkett
1 |Anthony Owens Secrets
2 |Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi, Stephen Minch
3 |Artful Deceptions by Allan Kronzek
3 |Bammo Gaffus Maximus
1 |Book of Deceptions - Paul Vigil
3 |Card Devilry- J.K. Hartman
3 |Details of Deception by Greg Chapman
1 |Excellence in Family Magic - Scott Green
2 |Expert Portfolio No. 2
2 |Isabella Star 3 by Peter Turner
3 |JawDroppers 2 by Harry Lorayne
3 |Just for Fun by Christopher T. Magician
6 |Less is More, Ben Earl
6 |Memorandum by Woody Aragon
1 |Mental sweets by F.Arcole and E.Bertrand
1 |Positive Negative - Watkins
2 |Proteus by Bilek
7 |Scripting Magic 2 by Pete McCabe
4 |Teaching Magic by Burger/Hass
15 |Temporarily out of Order by Patrick Redford
3 |The Bammo Tarotdiction Toolbox by Bob Farmer
11 |The Doors of Deception by Paul Vigil
1 |The Green Neck System – Gabriel Werlen

_____________________________________

PREVIOUS WINNERS of The Tarbell
______________________________________

[b]2000[/b]: [i]unavailable data[/i]
[b]2001[/b]: [i]unavailable data[/i]
[b]2002[/b]: [i]unavailable data[/i]
[b]2003[/b]: [i]unavailable data[/i]
[b]2004[/b]: [i]unavailable data[/i]
[b]2005[/b]: Dear Mr Fantasy, John Bannon
[b]2006[/b]: Power Plays, Mike Power
[b]2007[/b]: Session/547, Joshua Jay
[b]2008[/b]: Approaching Magic, David Regal
[b]2009[/b]: Magic: 1400s to 1950s, Mike Cavenry
[b]2010[/b]: One Degree, John Guastaferro
[b]2011[/b]: [i]unavailable data[/i]
[b]2012[/b]: Luca Volpe, Emotional Mentalism
[b]2013[/b]: The Approach, by Jamie D. Grant
[b]2014[/b]: A Piece of My Mind, by Michael Murray
[b]2015[/b]: The Black Project, by Looch [/quote]
[b]2016[/b]: The Jerx Volume 1 by Andy
Message: Posted by: Patrick Redford (Mar 3, 2018 01:53PM)
Hey folks,

I'm truly honored. It might seem silly, but it means the world to me to see this book finding a home with so many people and even being on anyone radar to begin with.
Message: Posted by: nukraze (Mar 5, 2018 12:39PM)
List sorted by # of votes:

15 |Temporarily out of Order by Patrick Redford 
11 |The Doors of Deception by Paul Vigil 
7 |Scripting Magic 2 by Pete McCabe 
6 |Memorandum by Woody Aragon 
6 |Less is More, Ben Earl 
4 |Teaching Magic by Burger/Hass 
3 |The Bammo Tarotdiction Toolbox by Bob Farmer 
3 |Just for Fun by Christopher T. Magician 
3 |JawDroppers 2 by Harry Lorayne 
3 |Details of Deception by Greg Chapman 
3 |Card Devilry- J.K. Hartman 
3 |Bammo Gaffus Maximus 
3 |Artful Deceptions by Allan Kronzek 
3 |A New Angle - Feldman and Plunkett 
2 |Proteus by Bilek 
2 |Isabella Star 3 by Peter Turner 
2 |Expert Portfolio No. 2 
2 |Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi, Stephen Minch 
1 |The Green Neck System – Gabriel Werlen 
1 |Positive Negative - Watkins 
1 |Mental sweets by F.Arcole and E.Bertrand 
1 |Excellence in Family Magic - Scott Green 
1 |Book of Deceptions - Paul Vigil 
1 |Anthony Owens Secrets