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Peo Olsson
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Unfourtunally I can't keep on holding this anual award.
Hopefully somebody that love books as much as me can from now on.
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This is sad news,
I used your list to buy several good book.

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Any volunteers?
Adam Wood
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PM Sent.
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It looks like Mr Wood will be the one that will take over.
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Nice one Woody!

Let me be the first to offer a nomination.

Jon Allen's Experience.
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I know it's only September, but have there been less books released this year? Last year I voted for David Regal's book but there were also several others that were real contenders: Goeffrey Durham, Ian Keable, Jack Parker ... etc.

I haven't bought a single book this year that I would want to nominate.
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So far Jon Allen's Experience is in the lead.
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Although these aren't official votes, I'm very glad that there is such enthusiasm for this year's best book award. As a lover of literature I await this year's best book, as voted on by the Café members, with as much interest and eagerness as you yourself do! Keep thinking and doing your research, most especially on those books that are not yet in your library, to come up with your personal nomination for best book of 2009. I hope that everyone who had bought a book published this year casts their vote, and tho those who have not, what book has been recommend to you most? I hope that everyone takes part in this year's best book award! I know a lot of people wait and see what book is selected, but won't participate in the voting process, don't let others speak for you, have your own say! Let everyone know what book you think is the best offering of 2009!

Take care and don't forget to VOTE!!!

Adam Wood
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On 2009-09-02 05:41, Caliban wrote:
I know it's only September, but have there been less books released this year? Last year I voted for David Regal's book but there were also several others that were real contenders: Goeffrey Durham, Ian Keable, Jack Parker ... etc.

I haven't bought a single book this year that I would want to nominate.


I've been thinking the exact same thing!
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Is the Essential Dai Vernon concidered a reprint or not, as it collect all Lewis Ganson's old books?
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On 2009-09-02 23:18, Adam Wood wrote:
Although these aren't official votes, I'm very glad that there is such enthusiasm for this year's best book award. As a lover of literature I await this year's best book, as voted on by the Café members, with as much interest and eagerness as you yourself do! Keep thinking and doing your research, most especially on those books that are not yet in your library, to come up with your personal nomination for best book of 2009. I hope that everyone who had bought a book published this year casts their vote, and tho those who have not, what book has been recommend to you most? I hope that everyone takes part in this year's best book award! I know a lot of people wait and see what book is selected, but won't participate in the voting process, don't let others speak for you, have your own say! Let everyone know what book you think is the best offering of 2009!

Take care and don't forget to VOTE!!!

Adam Wood


Are you suggesting that people should vote on a best book they haven't read, just one that's been recommended to them?
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Well I'm not sure when High Spots was released but think it was this year?

but high spots caleb wiles for me although only 70 odd pages is personally my fave
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Was Oliver Meech's book The Plot Thickens released this year?
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Bugjack,

How will I KNOW that you read the book you will nominate? Of course I would hope that everyone nominates a book they've actually read, but like in any other electoral processes, people may nominate and vote for the selection of their choice; whether they know anything about it or not. I'm sure that in past years people have voted for books they've never read, but maybe because it had been talked about and recommend so often, they voted for it. I'd love it if only those who had read a book participated so that the results would be based solely on the books merits, but I believe such thing to be completely impossible. Remember, this is about fun and I hope that every participant keeps that rule number one!

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Adam
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Sure, I'm sure people in the past have voted a book they haven't read. That's different from encouraging people to do so. I don't think this is about "fun" as much as it is about trying to recognize the top book issued to this community. I'm sure the Café's Best Book winners receive some increased sales and increased recognition, so there's ample reason to take things seriously.

Peo has done this for years, now he's stepped down and the ring has been passed. Great. Just my two cents, but it would seem important to lay down some simple rules or directives designed to ensure that voting is taken seriously. Like, perhaps, a date late in the year upon which a list of eligible books is listed and when voting starts, and a date voting ends. And to maybe let the thread go dead until then. Otherwise people will be chiming in with questions and votes long before it's really practical to accept them. But, again, just my two cents.
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Bugjack, I'd rather include than exclude, I'm encourging people to nominate and vote, that's all. How they vote is completely up to them. Giving out the info now, which may very well be forgoten and as you said could generate questions and early votes long before the nominating process even beigns, would just be counter-productive. Café members will be notified with a post well in advance of the start of the award process so they will have lots of time to moniate and vote. Using a forum such as this to accurtely determine the definative best book of 2009 is quite simply impossible. This award will go to the best book as nominatted and voted on by Café members. As for passing the ring, I prefer to look at it like a relay race. The first runner extends the batton, the second runner grabs hold, but only when the first is sure that the other runner has a firm grasp does he let go for good. When the award have been completed is when I'll know whether or not I've done a good job. Everyone will enjoy the best book award in their own way, though I do hope that it includes a healthy dose of of good old fashioned fun! My 1 and 3/4 cents (CAN U.S. exchange rate!) Smile
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