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message 1: by Gretchen, Keep your head up or the crown slips (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 574 comments Mod
I am going to try this again but there's a very short leash. The previous thread is an example of why the moderators are hesitant to open up the monthly read to member authors. We would much prefer to leave group read choices to the members of the group who are regular, active participants since those are the people this group was created for to begin with.

For March 2020, there is not going to be a theme for our group read. Instead we are going to take the opportunity to let some of the group authors nominate their own books.


-Nominations must be made by authors. Group members may not nominate a book they have not written or nomination a book for another group member.
-The ONLY thing a nomination post needs is BOOK TITLE and AUTHOR NAME (If you published under a different name, list that). If you can create a link to the book on Goodreads, please do so. Personal blogs, book sites, shopping sites, or anything not Goodreads related are NOT to be included. Posts should NOT include a book synopsis. The thread gets too difficult to monitor. Book title and author only. Posts with any more information will be deleted without warning.
-You may only nominate ONE book.
-Members who are nominating a book still get one second but you CANNOT second your own book. You HAVE to pick a different one.
-While not all members will be able to nominate a book this round, all members have the ability to second a book. Please clearly state that you are seconding a book.
-Existing nomination rules still apply.
-Books in a series will not be counted unless they are the first book or we have already read the previous novels in the series.
-Books must meet the group's definition of historical fiction meaning events of the book must take place 50 years ago or more. Dual timelines or fantasy will not be counted.
-Books need to be published before March 1, 2020 to ensure that members have time to get the book if they wish to participate in the March discussion.

NEW THIS MONTH- All books nominated must be available in multiple formats. Not all of us read paper books. Not all of us have access to e-books. If it cannot be proven that your book is available in multiple formats, your nomination will not be counted. We want all of our group members to be able to participate if they desire.
The complete nomination process procedure can be found here-
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

All previous group reads can be found here-
https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

Nominating authors- Please do not thank someone every time they second your novel. It clogs up the thread and makes it difficult for mods to keep track of what has been nominated and how many seconds to count.

WARNINGS
IF AT ANY POINT MODS SUSPECT THERE IS ANY KIND OF MANIPULATION GOING ON, WE WILL SHUT THIS DOWN.
IF AT ANY POINT MODS HEAR REPORTS OF HARASSMENT, WE WILL SHUT THIS DOWN.
IF AT ANY POINT MODS ARE HARASSED, WE WILL SHUT THIS DOWN.

If mods are forced to shut this down, the group read for March will be a book selected by the mods. Bad behavior will result in removal from the group without warning. As stated before, this thread is on a short leash. Moderators are not obligated to provide a platform for authors to promote their books. This primary focus of this group is the reader. I realize my language may come across as harsh. I should not have to point out that moderators are volunteers. They do not get paid to run these groups. All of us have other things we could be doing, like reading.


message 2: by Abigail (new)

Abigail Bok (regency_reader) | 616 comments Are you dropping the nominations and seconds from the previous thread, or will they be listed here? I did not submit a nomination but I did post a second.


message 3: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3617 comments Mod
Abigail, we're starting over completely. Sorry.


message 4: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3617 comments Mod
As an addendum to Gretchen's post...

Here's an example of a nomination post:
"I'm nominating my book [book title link] by [author name]."

An example of a seconding post:
"I'm seconding {author]'s book [title]."

That's really all that we need. We will vet the requirements otherwise, and this makes it MUCH easier.

THanks in advance!


message 5: by Wendy (last edited Jan 14, 2020 08:08AM) (new)

Wendy Stanley (wintersongbird) | 2 comments I'm nominating my book The Power to Deny by Wendy Long Stanley

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...

Thank you for trying again.


message 6: by Charles (new)

Charles Monagan I'm nominating my book "Carrie Welton" by Charles Monagan

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 7: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3617 comments Mod
Charles wrote: "I'm nominating my book "Carrie Welton" by Charles Monagan

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2..."


Hi Charles, sorry, but your book appears to be a biography, not historical fiction. Books must be HF according to the nomination rules.


message 8: by Becky, Moddess (last edited Jan 14, 2020 08:54AM) (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3617 comments Mod
(Reflects updates through post #9.)

Seconded:
The Power to Deny: A Woman of the Revolution Novel - 1 second

Nominated - No Seconds:


Not Eligible:
Carrie Welton - Not HF


message 9: by Belle (new)

Belle | 342 comments I second The Power To Deny.


message 10: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3617 comments Mod
Belle wrote: "I second The Power To Deny."

Got it, thanks.


message 12: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3617 comments Mod
Charles wrote: ""Carrie Welton" is 100% a novel and not a biography."

Not according to the genres on the book page. Not one person has it listed as Historical fiction, or even fiction. Only as biography or memoir.

https://www.goodreads.com/work/shelve...


message 13: by Becky, Moddess (last edited Jan 14, 2020 09:14AM) (new)


message 14: by Kate (new)

Kate | 3 comments I'm nominating my historical novel, The Girl Puzzle by Kate Braithwaite

The Girl Puzzle: A Story of Nellie Bly


message 15: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3617 comments Mod
Kate wrote: "I'm nominating my historical novel, The Girl Puzzle by Kate Braithwaite

The Girl Puzzle: A Story of Nellie Bly"


got it.


message 16: by Abigail (new)

Abigail Bok (regency_reader) | 616 comments I second The Girl Puzzle: A Story of Nellie Bly by Kate Braithwaite.


message 17: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3617 comments Mod
Abigail wrote: "I second The Girl Puzzle: A Story of Nellie Bly by Kate Braithwaite."

and this. :)


message 18: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3617 comments Mod
(Reflects updates through post #16.)

Seconded:
The Power to Deny: A Woman of the Revolution Novel - 1 second
The Girl Puzzle: A Story of Nellie Bly - 1 second

Nominated - No Seconds:
Assignment Bletchley: A WWII Novel of Navy Intelligence, Spies and Intrigue


Not Eligible:
Carrie Welton - Not HF


message 19: by Paul (new)

Paul Grant | 5 comments I’m nominating my book, BERLIN: Reaping the Whirlwind by Paul Grant

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 20: by Becky, Moddess (last edited Jan 14, 2020 09:24AM) (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3617 comments Mod
Paul wrote: "I’m nominating my book, BERLIN: Reaping the Whirlwind by Paul Grant

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3..."


Paul, this appears to be #2 in the series. We would need to read #1 first. Want to nominate book 1?

Edit to add - I do see the note on your author page about book 2 being a prequel, but we would read in series order regardless. Just to be clear. :)


message 21: by Steve (last edited Jan 14, 2020 09:53AM) (new)

Steve Physioc (stevephysioc) | 2 comments I'm nominating my book The Walls of Lucca by Steve Physioc.


message 22: by Mirta (last edited Jan 14, 2020 09:35AM) (new)

Mirta Trupp I'm nominating my book The Meyersons of Meryton byMirta Ines Trupp


message 23: by Paul (new)

Paul Grant | 5 comments Thanks Becky....
I’m nominating BERLIN: Caught in the Mousetrap by Paul Grant

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 24: by Rebecca (last edited Jan 14, 2020 09:48AM) (new)

Rebecca Bruff | 6 comments I'm nominating my book Trouble the Water: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4... by Rebecca Dwight Bruff


message 25: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Bruff | 6 comments And I second The Girl Puzzle: A Story of Nellie Bly


Peggyzbooksnmusic | 621 comments I second "The Power To Deny" by Wendy Long Stanley


message 27: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3617 comments Mod
OK - got all of those, and I'm seconding Trouble the Water myself.


message 31: by Rene (new)

Rene Bard (reneeldabard) | 139 comments I'm nominating my book And Poe Said by Rene Elda Bard.


message 32: by Becky, Moddess (last edited Jan 14, 2020 11:36AM) (new)


message 33: by Anna (new)

Anna Faversham (annafaversham) | 101 comments I'm nominating my book One Dark Night by Anna Faversham


message 34: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3617 comments Mod
Anna Faversham wrote: "I'm nominating my book One Dark Night by Anna Faversham"

got it.


message 35: by Maureen (new)

Maureen | 356 comments I would like to second One Dark Night by Anna Faversham


message 37: by Eileen (new)

Eileen Iciek | 463 comments I nominate my novel, Imperial Passions: The Porta Aurea by Eileen Stephenson (my pen name).


message 38: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3617 comments Mod
Got it Eileen.


message 40: by Jane (new)

Jane | 180 comments I would like to second Imperial Passions: The Porta Aurea by Eileen Stephenson also.


message 41: by Becky, Moddess (last edited Jan 14, 2020 12:38PM) (new)


message 42: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8006 comments I second Assignment Bletchley


message 43: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3617 comments Mod
Margaret wrote: "I second Assignment Bletchley"

got it.


message 44: by Z.A. (new)

Z.A. Angell | 7 comments I'd like to nominate my novel The Legacy of the Marshall Cousins


message 46: by Gabrielle (new)

Gabrielle Dubois (gabrielle-dubois) | 112 comments I'm nominating Mistress Mine


message 47: by Michele (new)

Michele Millington | 25 comments I’m thirding Trouble in the Water


message 48: by Michele (new)

Michele Millington | 25 comments I’m seconding Mistress Mine by Gabrielle


message 50: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3617 comments Mod
Michele wrote: "I’m seconding Mistress Mine by Gabrielle"

Michele wrote: "I’m thirding Trouble in the Water"

You only get one second... Which one would you like to second?


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