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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Turkey Sandwich Mailbox Coming

Did I say no post on Friday?

Let's switch that up.

I'll do T.G. prep today (including watching the 2 year old while people who can actually cook get busy in the kitchen) and then on Friday when everyone is enjoying their Turkey sandwiches, I'll put up the mailbox I've got going for this week.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Best Dystopia (Semifinal Round 2)

What is the best Dystopia in fiction?   

Our November poll goes on. With fifteen nominations, we had to do some semifinal polls to find out which dystopias will be going on to the final round.

Our second semifinal poll results will go up next Wednesday (as well as the final poll).  That means that everyone who votes early will get to vote "often" since Polldaddy can only store the IP of your voting location for one week.

Everyone will get four votes (3). The top four names will go on to the finals. Before you simply vote for your favorite four, consider that, as there is no ranking of those four votes; each vote beyond one dilutes the power of your choices a little more. So if you have a genuine favorite–or pair of favorites–it's better to use as few votes as possible.

The poll itself is on the left side, at the bottom of the side menus.

Best Dystopia (Semifinal 1 Results)

This turned out to be a quiet poll, with fewer than 60 votes. But it's possible that putting up the call to vote on a Sunday and not really hitting it on social media was more to blame than any lack of interest.

The top four books will be going on to the final round.  Also stay tuned as the second semifinal poll will be up later today.

The Stand–S. King
Fahrenheit 451–R. Bradbury
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep–P.K. Dick
The Girl With All the Gifts–M. Carey

Monday, November 23, 2015

Quick Update (Vlog)

Plus check out my new beard that I toiled over for days.

Last Chance to Vote (Semifinal 1)

What is the best Dystopia?  

We're going to need this tie broken up!

Our first semifinal for best Dystopia will be tabulated tomorrow (and the next semifinal poll will go up shortly after that), so get your vote on.

Currently results are very close, and the cut off for on the poll (or not) is a tie.

The poll itself is down and to the left at the bottom of the left side widgets.