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message 1: by Stefani - SpelingExpirt, White Rabbit (new)

Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 307 comments Mod
It's time again to open up recommendations for our next group read!

Theme for May: Urban fantasy

***Remember, the theme ONLY applies to our Themed Read option, which can be any type of read.
****Themed reads should still follow our novel guidelines of SciFi/Fantasy/Horror
***You should still nominate un-themed comics, mangas and novels for our regular monthly reading.

For example, you can nominate reads as follows:

Comic -
Manga -
Novel -
Themed Read -


Recommendations are open until May 15th


Here are the guidelines for recommending books for new group members and old hands alike:

1. Every month we read one comic book, one novel, and one manga. Comics and manga can fall under any genre, but please note that novels must fall under the heading of science fiction, fantasy, or horror (and any of their sub-genres).

2. Please recommend books that have not been previous group reads. You can see which books we've read previously here.

3. Be specific. Don't say "any book by ______". It won't be counted.

4. Please link your book in your thread so members can easily look it up.

5. Suggest a book that you think would be good for a large group discussion - that's the point of this group bringing us all together!

How voting works

We choose the top three in each category for the final vote from the 15th - 21st of the month based on how many votes it has.

1. All members can vote on a book/comic/manga they would like to read if somebody suggests it. Simply reply to the thread with "I'm voting for ______" or "VOTE: _____" and it will be counted. The books with the most votes get chosen to be put into the final three poll in the 3rd week of the month. Only comments with the word "vote" somewhere in it will be counted as such in order to avoid confusion.

2. Please only vote for a work ONCE. Multiple votes for the same works will not be counted.

3. You can change or modify your votes as many times as you'd like before the thread closes on the 14th.

4. In the case where two or more books are have equal votes, the book that was suggested first (as indicated by the timestamp on the thread) will enter the poll for the month.

All members do not have to read, recommend, or vote for all three genres - if you only want to suggest and read a novel, that's fine! We're a pretty diverse group here.


message 3: by K.N. (new)

K.N. (karmaplace) I can re-nominate books as long as they weren't chosen, right?

Comic: Dragon's Breath: and Other True Stories
Manga: Princess Jellyfish
Novel: The Graveyard Book
Themed: Harrison Squared


message 4: by Anna (Bananas) (new)

Anna (Bananas) | 758 comments Kait wrote: "I can re-nominate books as long as they weren't chosen, right?"

Absolutely!


message 5: by Anna (Bananas) (new)

Anna (Bananas) | 758 comments This IS the June thread by the way. I noticed there are some references to May in the original post.


message 6: by eHawk (new)

eHawk Comic: Shutter, Vol. 1: Wanderlost

Sounds like some interesting urban fantasy.


message 7: by AshleyRose (new)

AshleyRose | 3 comments Comic: Amelia Cole and the Unknown World

Novel: Awesome Jones
(Full disclosure: Awesome Jones is my novel but I'd love for some She Geeks to check it out!)


message 8: by Lexxi Kitty (last edited May 11, 2015 01:19PM) (new)

Lexxi Kitty (lexxikitty) The combination of the month theme and potential to nominate comics/mangas made me suddenly realize that I don't think I've ever read an Urban Fantasy graphic novel or manga. Beyond graphic novel adaptations of Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series and Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series. I must correct this oversight.

I shall place here nominations if and when I think of any that might fit.

ETA: then I go and look at my shelves and see 56 on both my graphic novel shelf and urban fantasy. I forgot that, at an overabundance of something or other, I put those Buffy/Angel/Fables graphic novels on the Urban Fantasy shelf. Not sure I'd be so quick to do so today.


message 9: by K.N. (new)

K.N. (karmaplace) Are we skipping June due to the lack of activity?


message 10: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten (ringwraith10) | 49 comments Kait wrote: "Are we skipping June due to the lack of activity?"

I've also been wondering what's going on with this group. I haven't noticed the books we have voted in added to the group reads section lately, either... :(


message 11: by Anna (Bananas) (new)

Anna (Bananas) | 758 comments Kait wrote: "Are we skipping June due to the lack of activity?"

Nope, just mod here slacking! I'm creating the polls now.


message 12: by Anna (Bananas) (new)

Anna (Bananas) | 758 comments Kirsten wrote: "Kait wrote: "Are we skipping June due to the lack of activity?"

I've also been wondering what's going on with this group. I haven't noticed the books we have voted in added to the group reads sect..."


That has been an issue. We'll try to stay on top of it.


message 13: by Anna (Bananas) (new)

Anna (Bananas) | 758 comments AshleyRose wrote: "Comic: Amelia Cole and the Unknown World

Novel: Awesome Jones
(Full disclosure: Awesome Jones is my novel but I'd love for some She Geeks to check it out!)"


Normally we don't allow self-promos except in one specific group folder, but since there is only one other nom for novel we'll run with it this month.


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