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Dr. JK
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Well, I'm not sure who's "supposed" to launch these things, but since books are my thing, I want to get this party started. Let's discuss what book deserves the prestigious 2020 Magic Café Book of the Year award! I know 2020 wasn't always great, but there sure were a lot of good books, so let's get busy picking which one was the best. As others have done, I'll plagiarize the rules, then let us get to the good stuff...

Who will win The Tarbell for 2020?!


What is your favorite book that was released in 2020?

Please submit up to 3 entries and we'll tally them up on February 15.


1.
2.
3.

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And, gang, Jamie D. Grant knows 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:
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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).


You must have 50+ posts on the Magic Café for your vote to count. If you're new, that gives just over a month 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 someone 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 wrong) for political discussions. But they won't be here.

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


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PREVIOUS WINNERS of The Tarbell
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2000: no voting took place
2001: no voting took place
2002: no voting took place
2003: no voting took place
2004: no voting took place
2005: Dear Mr Fantasy, John Bannon
2006: Power Plays, Mike Power
2007: Session/547, Joshua Jay
2008: Approaching Magic, David Regal
2009: Magic: 1400s to 1950s, Mike Cavenry
2010: One Degree, John Guastaferro
2011: Researching
2012: Luca Volpe, Emotional Mentalism
2013: The Approach, by Jamie D. Grant
2014: A Piece of My Mind, by Michael Murray
2015: The Black Project, by Looch
2016: The Jerx Volume 1 by Andy
2017: Temporarily Out Of Order by Patrick Redford
2018: Repertoire by Asi Wind
2019: Interpreting Magic by David Regal
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godan65
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Great Jeff, thank you for starting the election process. Love your book reviews as well Smile
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Dr. JK
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On Jan 4, 2021, godan65 wrote:
Great Jeff, thank you for starting the election process. Love your book reviews as well Smile
Jorn

Thanks, Jorn - this should be fun!!
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1. Perform: All the Stuff to Think About by Tim Hannig
Seluj
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Don't have 50 posts, but I will follow the election with great interest.

Is there a list of all the 2020 releases ?
Hondo88
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1) Cards Against Reality by Lorenz Schar
2) Resigned to Miracles
3) Gambling Sleight of Hand by Steve Forte
andykean
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1) Principia - Harapan Ong
2) The illusioneer - Carlos Vaquera
3) Magicana - Charlie Miller columns from Genii
Dr. JK
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I should add - the book needs to have been published in 2020...
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Einmaliger
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Thanks for doing this, Jeff!

If it helps, there is thread in this forum where we tried to list all magic books released in 2020.

https://themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopi......orum=110
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On Jan 4, 2021, Hondo88 wrote:
1) Cards Against Reality by Lorenz Schar

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On Jan 5, 2021, andykean wrote:
1) Principia - Harapan Ong

Cards against Reality seems to have been published in 2019: https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/book/2092
Prinicipia is from 2018: https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/book/1695
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Distilled - Ryan Plunkett
snape
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1. Gambling Sleight of Hand
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Wravyn
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I only purchased one book that was published in 2020 and it gets my vote...
The Trojan Horse Project
Wordsworth
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Secret Language - HELDER GUIMARÃES
FrankFindley
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1) Reflections by John Carey
2) Rubinstein Coin Magic by Dr. Michael Rubinstein
3) Eugene Burger: From Beyond by Lawrence Hass and Eugene Burger (Not sure if this qualifies for 2020 as it was released in very late 2019 like Reflections which is on the referenced list of 2020 releases).
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1. Gambling Sleight of Hand by Steve Forte
2. Rubinstein Coin Magic by Dr. Michael Rubinstein
3. Parlour Tricks by Morgan and West
andykean
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Sorry my third choice would be Coin Magic - by Dr Michael Rubinstein ( I only got Principia this year my mistake)
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1. More Jaw Droppers! by Harry Lorayne

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1. Rubinstein Coin Magic by Dr. Michael Rubinstein
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Eugene Burger: From Beyond by Lawrence Hass and Eugene Burger
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