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message 1: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
We'll start with the disclaimer. We're just trying this out. If it doesn't work we'll just end it. Really people seem to like the group and there's a ton of activity. But it would be nice to have one huge read.

Here are some rules/comments.

1. First month will be August, poll in June

2. If you're interested put your name in this thread and we'll pick a winner out of a hat. You need a minimum of 25 comments in the group to enter. Nothing against the lurkers but it's a benefit to the participants. That winner selects 5 books they are interested in group reading. These go to a poll and the winner is the book.

3. Check the bookshelf. You cannot pick anything already on it.

4. Has to be available in soft and hard copies, audio would be nice but not a deal breaker.

5. You can throw your name in to be selected once a calendar year. So if you win August you're eligible again in January.

6. You can't load up in one sub genre for your selections. So no picking 5 romance fantasy as an example because you probably aren't going to get people to participate.

7. No picking 5 books from before 1970 or something like that. Again people just won't be up for it.

8. Books need to be first in series or a standalone.

Questions in this thread as well as throwing your name in the hat to pick the 5 books to be voted on for August.


message 2: by Chris (new)

Chris  (haughtc) | 1608 comments I'll put my name in


message 3: by Ahdam (new)

Ahdam (snowlocke) | 2409 comments I'll also put my name in I'm really intrigued to see if it works


message 4: by Lee (new)

Lee (leeman729) | 828 comments I'm down.


message 5: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Oh and I forgot....I'll close self nominations on Friday. Select the winner. They need to get me the books by Sunday and we'll let the poll run next Mon-Fri.


message 6: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 6936 comments Mod
I nominate myself, but only after a few other people have had a chance to pick. :)


message 7: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Niki Hawkes wrote: "I nominate myself, but only after a few other people have had a chance to pick. :)"

I'll throw your name in the hat with an equal chance to win. I'll be the only one that has to abstain. I'll have one of my daughter's pick out the winner.


message 8: by Margret, Caladan Brood Face (new)

Margret | 3170 comments Mod
I don't think anyone will have a problem with you doing a month? We're still voting anyways


message 9: by Chris (new)

Chris  (haughtc) | 1608 comments Margret wrote: "I don't think anyone will have a problem with you doing a month? We're still voting anyways"

Agreed


message 10: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 6936 comments Mod
Yeah - go ahead and put yourself in the mix! We'll only get suspicious if your name comes up first... ;)


message 11: by Samir (new)

Samir (royceblackwater) | 842 comments I'm in and I agree with Margret.


message 12: by Anton (new)

Anton | 1 comments i would love to join in as well


message 13: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Anton wrote: "i would love to join in as well"

We put a 25 comment minimum to give people who participate a shot at it first. We'd love to see you stick around and put your name in next month.


message 14: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Niki Hawkes wrote: "Yeah - go ahead and put yourself in the mix! We'll only get suspicious if your name comes up first... ;)"

Thus my abstaining. :)


message 15: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 6936 comments Mod
Haha I was kidding! Dooooo ittttt.


message 16: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Niki Hawkes wrote: "Haha I was kidding! Dooooo ittttt."

I'll throw my name in the hat month two.


message 17: by Angela, I'm Silverfox lost (last edited May 30, 2017 05:21PM) (new)

Angela | 3517 comments Mod
I'll also join in a couple of months once others in the group have had a go.


message 18: by Hacen (new)

Hacen | 881 comments You can put my name in :)


message 19: by Kieron (new)

Kieron This sounds like a good idea. I will wait to see how things go before putting my name forward. I am sure we will get some good choices from the people who have volunteered so far. Also Scott you have to put your name in the hat.


message 20: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
So far:

Chris(tine) Sixteen
Ahdam Good Story
Liam Legend
Nikki Sixx
Samir I Am
Hacen to Deliver

Thanks Kieron. I'm really not abstaining because I think people will cry foul if I win. It's more because I want to see how the process works when I don't. If I do everything soup to nuts the experiment isn't complete.


message 21: by Hacen (new)

Hacen | 881 comments Hacen to Deliver? Am I supposed to understand the joke? 😆


message 22: by Margret, Caladan Brood Face (new)

Margret | 3170 comments Mod
Ooh that is a great one!!! Hahaha


message 23: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 6936 comments Mod
XD


message 24: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Hacen wrote: "Hacen to Deliver? Am I supposed to understand the joke? 😆"

Hasten to deliver.......it's biblical and no I'm not religious.


message 25: by Hacen (new)

Hacen | 881 comments Ohhh I'm not either so that makes it even funnier 😁


message 26: by Chris (new)

Chris  (haughtc) | 1608 comments I get mine. And I've now had the song in my head all day..




message 27: by Hacen (new)

Hacen | 881 comments Can we suggest books we've already read but that we think the group would like?


message 28: by Hacen (new)

Hacen | 881 comments Sorry if that's a stupid question


message 29: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
You can if you're up for a re-read but you should choose something new for yourself as well.

Chris if you didn't get that one I would have suggested consulting your physician. :)


message 30: by Hacen (new)

Hacen | 881 comments Maybe I should take my name out because I could only come up with 2 books that met all the criteria. Since any books released this year don't have paperback editions yet that narrows it down.


message 31: by Hacen (new)

Hacen | 881 comments Not including books I've already read that I'd recommend


message 32: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 6936 comments Mod
Should we allow books only available in HC? I'm thinking new release reads might be our bread and butter for this. hard to say though. As long as they're not digital only.


message 33: by Samir (new)

Samir (royceblackwater) | 842 comments I suppose this is me:




message 34: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Niki Hawkes wrote: "Should we allow books only available in HC? I'm thinking new release reads might be our bread and butter for this. hard to say though. As long as they're not digital only."

I think they need to be in some sort of hard and soft. Not specifically hardcover or paperback, nor kindle vs ebook. Some people only read an actual book and others, me, only read digital.


message 35: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Samir wrote: "I suppose this is me:

"


Only with a sword not a sign. :)


message 36: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeths01) | 990 comments I'm in


message 37: by Hacen (new)

Hacen | 881 comments Scott wrote: "Niki Hawkes wrote: "Should we allow books only available in HC? I'm thinking new release reads might be our bread and butter for this. hard to say though. As long as they're not digital only."

I t..."


Sorry if I'm misunderstanding but are you saying no to books that only have hardcover and digital version since there's no softcover?


message 38: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Elizabeth wrote: "I'm in"

Just to keep Kiss on Chris's mind........(Eliza)Beth I hear you calling.

Up to 7 for the lottery.


message 39: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Hacen wrote: "Sorry if I'm misunderstanding but are you saying no to books that only have hardcover and digital version since there's no softcover?."

Soft copy is different than softcover. Soft copy = digital. The books should be available in any paper format and any digital format. As long as it's available to readers who like an actual book and those who prefer devices we're good.


message 40: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 6936 comments Mod
Okay, so hard copy = some sort of print format and soft copy = some sort of digital. Yes? lol I see Haden's confusion. I'm confused. Sorry Scott. ;P I'm afraid I'm ingrained with bookseller lingo and can't escape.


message 41: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 6936 comments Mod
Jinx!!!! Okay thanks, that cleared it up. :)


message 42: by Hacen (new)

Hacen | 881 comments Thanks for clarifying :) that definitely makes it easier for me to pick books


message 43: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Sorry, soft copy is a business term. Just email me a soft copy of the documents, ETC. Sometimes we all think everybody else is accustomed to the same terms.


message 44: by Samir (new)

Samir (royceblackwater) | 842 comments The picks must be strictly fantasy or we can suggest SF as well? Asking for a friend.


message 45: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Sci-fi is good. We're doing Too Like the Lightning in June which is Sci-fi and Hyperion in the past as well.


message 46: by Chris (new)

Chris  (haughtc) | 1608 comments Scott wrote: "Elizabeth wrote: "I'm in"

Just to keep Kiss on Chris's mind........(Eliza)Beth I hear you calling.

Up to 7 for the lottery."


Haha...another one stuck in my head..


message 47: by Seán (new)

Seán | 602 comments I'll throw my name in to be included in future polls - I'm loving that this got off the ground so quickly!


message 48: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 6936 comments Mod
Hey peeps, I'm getting ready to randomly select someone to choose books for September's FBR Book Club. I have the following people in for the "honor" lol:

Chris
Liam
Scott
Samir
Hacen
Elizabeth
Sean

Would anybody else like to add their name? Minimum of 25 comments required. :)


message 49: by Margret, Caladan Brood Face (new)

Margret | 3170 comments Mod
I will :)


message 50: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
You don't have to abstain just because I did month one Nikki.


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