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Subject: Top Votes (so far) for 2014 Classics Challenge
Date Posted: 11/6/2013 5:39 PM ET
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These are the top choices of votes received (thus far) for the 2014 Classics Challenge (final votes are due by midnight Nov. 10).

1. made into film (7)

2. new-to-you author (6)

3. literary award winner (5) and lost in translation (5)

4. book you consider short (4); book you consider long (4); book you'd be proud to be caught reading (4); book you'd be embarrassed to be caught reading (4); classic ghost/horror story (4); short story collection (4); a less-famous work by a famous author (4)

5. banned book (3).

That gives us 12 categories--and we can leave it at that, if no one decides to change votes (totally legal--just let me know what you're adding and taking away).

Plus there are these categories that received 2 votes each: classic sci-fi; classic mystery; classic historical; biography; Russian lit; pre-19th century; book on TBR list; nom de plume; fairy tale/folk tale collection; letters written by an author; set during a war. Any votes added there can change the top 12.

If you can live with the top 12 listed above (I can), then sit tight. Otherwise, make a difference. I'll be reporting back in a few days.


Date Posted: 11/11/2013 8:49 PM ET
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I have no complaints.

Date Posted: 11/11/2013 9:47 PM ET
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I like them so far.  smiley

Date Posted: 11/11/2013 10:19 PM ET
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I can come up with a program from among those categories, with the single exception of horror stories----and I still don't wanna read ghost stories, either.

The latest Man Booker prize seems to qualify for two of the categories----it's reported to be three times as long as any previous winner!  I'm speaking of The Luminaries.