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Subject: Time to sign up for 2013 National Readers Choice Awards again!
Date Posted: 9/18/2013 12:56 PM ET
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I saw this posted today and thought I would share in case some of you might be interested in signing up.

2013 NRCA Contest

Date Posted: 9/18/2013 3:31 PM ET
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Thanks for the reminder. I just signed up. :)

Date Posted: 9/18/2013 4:29 PM ET
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Thanks! Hopefully this will be the year I finally get the young adult category...

Date Posted: 9/18/2013 6:34 PM ET
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I signed up and I hope I get inspirational.  In 2010 and 2011 I got inspirational and I really liked doing it.  

Last year they put me for historical, and when I told them I didn't feel qualified to judge that category (pretty much all I read is inspirational) the coordinator sent me a rude message (I think it wasn't meant for me, but rather for someone else on the coordinating side of the equation).  Last year it seemed to me that many people didn't get their first choices.  I know not everyone can get their first choices, but it seemed like they didn't even do a good job of trying to give people their first choices.  I remember someone here in the forums wanted YA as 1st choice, but got Inspirational, which was their second, while someone else got YA, which was their 2nd choice, instead of inspirational, which was her 1st.  Would have been simple (I think) for them to switch those two around and give them both their 1st choice.  The message the historical coordinator accidentaly sent me made me think that they were having a lot of people declining.  I imagine if they had made more of an effort to give them 1st choices, instead of one of the top 3, that would not have happened.

Anyways, let's hope this year we all get our first choices.

Date Posted: 9/18/2013 11:20 PM ET
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Thanks! I signed up as well. 

I remember you posting the email you got Nayda. Totally unacceptable. 

Date Posted: 9/20/2013 12:05 AM ET
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all registered.

Date Posted: 9/21/2013 8:22 AM ET
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I signed up. Thanks for letting us know.

Date Posted: 9/25/2013 10:08 AM ET
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I'm in.  Hoping for real novels this time, not four Love Inspireds that I got last time.

Date Posted: 9/25/2013 7:39 PM ET
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I signed up too.

Date Posted: 9/27/2013 8:43 PM ET
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Is this free or is there a fee? I am not familiar with it.
Date Posted: 9/27/2013 10:12 PM ET
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Pat - it is free.  Many of us have done it for the last couple of years.  You don't know what you will receive to read but you will get 4 books.  I received my first choice last year but a few didn't.  I received 3 Love Inspired and one regular novel.  You get to keep the books that are sent.

Date Posted: 9/29/2013 11:37 PM ET
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Thanks. I will give it a try to see if I get picked. I am a fairly fast reader and 4 books or so sounds awesome.

Date Posted: 10/2/2013 4:20 PM ET
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Just saw this and signed up - thanks Cynthia!

Date Posted: 10/2/2013 10:19 PM ET
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Thanks Cynthia!  I've never signed up for this before;    would love to do it..........

Date Posted: 1/17/2014 11:07 PM ET
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Did anyone get chosen for this? I never heard anything back.

Date Posted: 1/18/2014 12:36 AM ET
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I haven't heard anything either. They usually let us know by now.

Date Posted: 1/18/2014 4:38 PM ET
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I checked last year's thread and we didn't get notified until closer to the end of the month...around the 27th or 28th.  These people are notoriously unorganized.  We sometimes get books we don't want to read, or whole categories we don't like.  We get rude emails from them.  They badger us at the end well before the deadline.  Why do we keep doing this?!?!?  Oh yea...FREE BOOKS!  We are hopeless! :)

Date Posted: 1/18/2014 5:42 PM ET
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Tell me about it Christa:) We are most definitely hopeless! I just thought we had heard by January last year so I figured I hadn't been chosen. Thanks for checking on it. 

Date Posted: 1/18/2014 6:25 PM ET
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thanks!

Date Posted: 1/30/2014 9:33 PM ET
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Got my email today! Inspirational! Yay! And it is a different category coordinator than last year, so maybe it will be better
Date Posted: 1/30/2014 9:42 PM ET
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I received my email today also.  Like Christa, received Inspirational.

Date Posted: 1/30/2014 10:42 PM ET
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I got mine this evening as well and got inspirational!! My coordinator is Callie, who is yours? 

Date Posted: 1/31/2014 9:46 AM ET
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Got my email last night also...got inspirational and my coordinator is also Callie...think she does that entire category.  Hope she gets the books sent out soon.

Date Posted: 1/31/2014 9:29 PM ET
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hmm i did NOT get an email yesterday....maybe there is hope for me getting YA this year! 

EDIT: Oh yep! Got email today from the YA coordinator. Finally! Only took me three years lol. 



Last Edited on: 2/1/14 4:10 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/1/2014 4:23 PM ET
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I got my email today -

Category: Historical

Coordinator: Christy Gronlund

Yeah - hapy dance time.

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