2nd Place Books

Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by The Blackfish, Jan 23, 2013.

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How should we handle 2nd place books?

Poll closed Jan 30, 2013.
  1. Every 6th month nominate the second place books from the previous 5 months

    66.7%
  2. Roll the 2nd place choice over each month

    25.0%
  3. Forget about 2nd place books

    8.3%
  1. The Blackfish

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  2. Truman

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  3. Truman

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    Id be ok with either of the first two options
     
  4. Gin Buckets

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    Voted for 1st option, but would be just as ok with 2nd option, or even 3rd option... Only problem with first option is that I read the best 2nd place books, anyway.

    Hmmm, maybe I'd change my vote, and say 2nd option, but only include it if it was a close comp.
     
  5. The Blackfish

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    Pretty much every 2nd place book I have downloaded and put on my kindle to read eventually
     
  6. The Blackfish

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    So if we go with option 1, Every March and September we would have a 2nd place poll. For this March our options would be

    1. The Amber Room or World War Z (tied for 2nd) (October)
    2. The Art of Racing in the Rain (November)
    3. The Life of Pi (December)
    4. In The Garden of Beasts (January)
    5. February's 2nd place choice (February)

    If we go with Option 2, it would be
    1. February's #2
    2-5. New Books

    If we go with Option 3 people can just renominate a few months later if they want.
     
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  7. Iron Mickey

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    Great topic. Option 1 please.
     
  8. Iron Mickey

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    We'll be reading in the garden of beasts in March :dealwithit:
     
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  9. Truman

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    In the mean time, I strongly suggest Devil In the White City. Love that book by the same author. Would have nominated it, but I havent read ITGOB yet.
     
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  10. Iron Mickey

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    Listened to that a few years back on a road trip. Liked it.
     
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  11. Arkie Proud

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    Went for option #2, but was thisclose to going for #3. There are, by my count, over a kajillion books out there. I like having a fresh set every month.
     
  12. The Blackfish

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    Looks like we're quite outvoted though :feelsbadman:
     
  13. Iron Mickey

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    no need to make a big deal out of it really

    if freshness is desired, go with option 2. I wouldn't cry if my vote were rolled from 1 to 2.
     
  14. The Blackfish

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    The point of making the poll was to do what the majority wants and it's pretty overwhelming for option 1 which is fine with me, it's only two months out of the year anyway
     
  15. Iron Mickey

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    I think it's appealing to people who nominate books (I don't, so I don't really care one way or another) that don't get selected. Gives them a fresh shot.
     
  16. Arkie Proud

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    The more I think about it, the more I really want option #3. Why revisit loser books? Like I said earlier, there are tons of books out there. If we used this system from the beginning, we would never had arrived with Gone Girl, this month would have been all repeats. If you see a second place book that interests you, read it. I don't think most of us need an entire month to finish a book.

    Just not a fan of rehashing old books. Team Fresh Set Every Month.
     
  17. Gin Buckets

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    :peekaboo:
     
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  18. Iron Mickey

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    team vote recanted, don't even care
     
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  19. rv12

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    Voted #3.
     
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  20. Arkie Proud

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    Officially changed my vote to #3 as well.