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message 1: by Tami (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
For March we are going to have a category 1 anything goes book and our category 2 is "NOT Y/A".

-Only one nomination per person and you must choose one category. If all 12 spots in one category are not filled by February 10th, you can nominate a book for the other category.

-Please specify which category you are nominating for. (Cat 1 or Cat 2) Your post should look something like this:

Category 1: "This Book" by An Author

- Please make sure you have the book and author in your nomination

- Add a blurb of some sort to let us know what the book will be like.

-We will be taking the first 12 nominations for each category or we will close nominations on February 20th if not all categories are filled.

-Voting will begin soon after nominations are done and will be open for a week or so.

- If your book wins, please let us know whether or not you would like to lead the book discussion. It is not required by any means that you lead it.

message 2: by Nicki (new)

Nicki (ophia) | 85 comments Category 2: Labor Day

message 3: by Tami (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
Nicki wrote: "Category 2: Labor Day"
Can you add a blurb and the author name? Thanks.

message 4: by Kelly (last edited Feb 04, 2014 06:45PM) (new)

Kelly | 250 comments Category 2: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Hard to describe, but really good. (Click the link of the book for a blurb). I've been really wanting to re-read this for awhile and March is a good month to start my planned re-read of all the Outlander and Lord John books (there are currently 7 Outlander and 3 Lord John books and several short stories all involving the same cast of characters) in preparation for the publication of the 8th Outlander novel on June 10th and the start of the Starz TV show of the first book premiering sometime in the summer.

message 5: by Nicki (new)

Nicki (ophia) | 85 comments Let's try this again:)
Category 2: Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
From Goodreads: With the end of summer closing in and a steamy Labor Day weekend looming in the town of Holton Mills, New Hampshire, thirteen-year-old Henry—lonely, friendless, not too good at sports—spends most of his time watching television, reading, and daydreaming about the soft skin and budding bodies of his female classmates. For company Henry has his long-divorced mother, Adele—a onetime dancer whose summer project was to teach him how to foxtrot; his hamster, Joe; and awkward Saturday-night outings to Friendly's with his estranged father and new stepfamily. As much as he tries, Henry knows that even with his jokes and his "Husband for a Day" coupon, he still can't make his emotionally fragile mother happy. Adele has a secret that makes it hard for her to leave their house, and seems to possess an irreparably broken heart.

But all that changes on the Thursday before Labor Day, when a mysterious bleeding man named Frank approaches Henry and asks for a hand. Over the next five days, Henry will learn some of life's most valuable lessons: how to throw a baseball, the secret to perfect piecrust, the breathless pain of jealousy, the power of betrayal, and the importance of putting others—especially those we love—above ourselves. And the knowledge that real love is worth waiting for

message 6: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Lauren (ashleyllauren) Kelly wrote: "Category 2: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Hard to describe, but really good. (Click the link of the book for a blurb). I've been really wanting to re-read this for awhile and March is a ..."

I loooooove Outlandeeerrrr!

message 7: by Tami (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
We only had 2 nominations so they are going to be our March group reads! Nominations for April will start around the 1st.

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