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ELMontague
02-23-2011, 09:00 AM
Let's do a multi-vote this time around. Choose the three favorite choices. We'll take the one with the most votes.

The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
http://www.amazon.com/Wise-Mans-Fear...7914271&sr=1-1

The Warded Man
http://www.amazon.com/The-Warded-Man...rd_add_1_dp_T2 (http://www.amazon.com/The-Warded-Man-ebook/dp/B001NLL6QW/ref=reg_hu-rd_add_1_dp_T2)

Lavinia by Ursula Le Guin
Amazon US (http://www.amazon.com/Lavinia-Ursula-K-Guin/dp/B004E3XD44/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1297986166&sr=1-1)
Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lavinia-Ursula-Guin/dp/0753827840/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1297986242&sr=8-1-spell)

Among Others by Jo Walton--
http://www.amazon.com/Among-Others-J.../dp/076532153X

Here, There Be Dragons by James A Owen
http://www.amazon.com/There-Dragons-...ref=pd_sim_b_1

Moon Called (Mercy Thompson Series #1) by Patricia Briggs (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Moon-Called/Patricia-Briggs/e/9781101208434/?itm=6)

Dead Witch Walking (Rachel Morgan Series #1) by Kim Harrison (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Dead-Witch-Walking/Kim-Harrison/e/9780061742095/?itm=5)

Magic Bites (Kate Daniels Series #1) by Ilona Andrews (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Magic-Bites/Ilona-Andrews/e/9781101041970/?itm=2&USRI=kate+daniels+series)

I'll leave the poll up until Saturday Night, then post the thread as close to March 1 as I can.

Fenika
02-23-2011, 12:08 PM
Ohhh, fun. I picked 3. :)

bettielee
02-23-2011, 08:16 PM
I've done my duty. :)

One of mine is in the lead! whooooo!

Sam K.
02-23-2011, 08:43 PM
Voted! I know what I'm hoping for to win, aha, but most of these are books I want to read anyway!

ELMontague
02-24-2011, 08:42 AM
Now we've gone and voted a three way tie so far. We need a tie breaker, and maybe more.

Fenika
02-24-2011, 12:43 PM
Can't help you, but Lavinia has pulled ahead...

Pthom
02-24-2011, 09:11 PM
I voted Lavinia--mainly because I already own it ...

Kitty Pryde
02-25-2011, 02:52 AM
Is it wrong that I have never read an Ursula LeGuin novel? Does that make me a bad feminist SF geek girl?

Fenika
02-25-2011, 09:30 AM
Yes. Shame. Much shame. *Takes away your geek badge and your stuffed dragons*

Pthom
02-25-2011, 11:21 AM
Is it wrong that I have never read an Ursula LeGuin novel? Does that make me a bad feminist SF geek girl?
Yes.

Etola
02-25-2011, 07:26 PM
Among Others sounds awesome :)

tjwriter
02-25-2011, 08:35 PM
I voted.

eyeblink
02-25-2011, 09:34 PM
Is it wrong that I have never read an Ursula LeGuin novel? Does that make me a bad feminist SF geek girl?

Go thou, dear Kitty, and read The Dispossessed. As soon as possible.

The Left Hand of Darkness is her acknowledged classic, but I've always preferred The Dispossessed. Which reminds me, I read it twice but haven't read it in years.

bettielee
02-26-2011, 04:00 AM
well... maybe I'm bad too, cuz all I've read of her is Earthsea. And I wasn't terribly impressed.

Bored might be more like it.

*cringes and hides from the rain of rotted vegetables*

GreenRoom
02-26-2011, 04:31 AM
well... maybe I'm bad too, cuz all I've read of her is Earthsea. And I wasn't terribly impressed.

Bored might be more like it.

*cringes and hides from the rain of rotted vegetables*

I read the earthsea series when I was a kid, and I did enjoy it then. However, I don't think I'd enjoy it if I read it again now. But there are quite a few books I could say that about. I don't think I've ever read anything else by her.

ELMontague
02-26-2011, 10:50 AM
Doh, we still need a tie breaker. There's almost a day left to get it in.

Fenika
02-26-2011, 08:56 PM
Wow, that's an impressive tie. We might have to read two books :D

eyeblink
02-27-2011, 03:58 AM
I only suggested and voted for Lavinia as I read it last year. As I said elsewhere, I have no chance of reading a new book in March as I have a reading pile that will take me into April as it is. And I'm especially not going to be able to read a 1000-page sequel to a novel I haven't read.

K_Woods
02-27-2011, 05:29 AM
Lavinia and Among Others I know I can get through the local library without ILL (though I might have to place a hold for the latter). I already read Dead Witch Walking about nine months ago or so.

Le Guin is not one of my preferred authors; there's always a sort of cold, distant feeling to her work. But the cut-off classicist in me wants to see her take on the latter part of the Aeneid.

ELMontague
02-27-2011, 06:58 AM
Lavinia has the lead in the home stretch. What will the next two hours show?

Fenika
02-28-2011, 09:03 AM
It's a tie again. :eek: And we have 19 voters. I think ELM should run all the polls in the future :)

bettielee
02-28-2011, 10:26 AM
Damn! Tied again!!

Fenika
02-28-2011, 11:47 AM
Sudden death overtime? Flip a coin? Author Celebrity Death Match?

tjwriter
02-28-2011, 08:50 PM
There are two with 8, two with 6, three with 5 & one with 3.

Last goes first for a reverse win?

bettielee
02-28-2011, 09:50 PM
or, mod powers activate? and our friendly neighborhood mod picks between the top spots?

Pthom
02-28-2011, 10:09 PM
or, mod powers activate? and our friendly neighborhood mod picks between the top spots?
Don't look at me. I already made my choice clear. Ask a non-participant. Say Medievalist?

Fenika
03-01-2011, 11:35 AM
Based on past traditions, ELM could pick one or the other and end the poll so we can get reading :) Otherwise asking Medi or someone sounds good.

Etola
03-01-2011, 06:15 PM
Or we could have a new poll between the top 4?

K_Woods
03-01-2011, 11:26 PM
While I like the idea of a run-off (everybody gets their say about a smaller pool of books instead of delegating the choice to one person), it is already March 1...

Kitty Pryde
03-01-2011, 11:32 PM
One thing to ponder is that Wise Man's Fear came out today (March 1) in hardback, but Lavinia has been out in paperback for 2 years so will be easier to obtain in libraries and cheaper at the bookstore. For instance, my library system owns one copy of Wise Man's Fear, and it's still being processed, and there are already 27 people in the queue to read it.

K_Woods
03-02-2011, 12:05 AM
And some of us haven't read The Name of the Wind yet, either.

I'm not the only one, am I?

tjwriter
03-02-2011, 12:07 AM
And some of us haven't read The Name of the Wind yet, either.

I'm not the only one, am I?
No, you are not the only one. I have a thing for reading a series in order, too, which is why all my UF suggestions were book one of each series.

Pthom
03-02-2011, 03:15 AM
Hey I know! Read what you want, talk about what you read, and confuse everyone.


:D

K_Woods
03-02-2011, 03:59 AM
That might have been offered in jest, but...well, it sounds like an interesting change from the usual!

Fenika
03-02-2011, 11:39 AM
But the usual system is interesting too! *pouts*

Aside from that, KP makes a very important point.

ELMontague
03-03-2011, 08:03 AM
It's a run off.

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=206610