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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 6, 2014 - 7:50am


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Matt A. June 6, 2014 - 7:54am

If you look at the specific thread where our battle is, there's no option to attach files. Perhaps it's on the thread originator to enable that?

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Gordon Highland from Kansas City is reading Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore June 6, 2014 - 8:12am

I never noticed that attachment link before, and stand corrected. Even though I'm sitting right now, and quite comfortably so.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 6, 2014 - 8:23am

You can upload the picture to any forum post and use the link, but you can't upload the files to polls.

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Matt A. June 6, 2014 - 8:44am


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KinnicSwan from River Falls, WI is reading Blues For Mister Charlie by James Baldwin June 25, 2014 - 5:42am

Thank you so much for writing this Courtney! This is the first day that I've sat down and spent a few hours navigating this site and you've definitely given me some great tips for getting involved and to get more out of it. Cheers!

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Rob Duffy from London is reading Chasing the Scream' by Johann Hari and by James Ellroy; 'The Black Dahlia November 28, 2014 - 4:49am

I'm feeling the love Courtney, very good of you and a great introduction. Many thanks.


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JennyBunny77 from Missouri is reading Immortal by Gene Doucette March 29, 2015 - 7:46am


I know it has been said multiple times on this thread but I will say it again: thank you so much for this post.  Here, almost three years after you originally posted this, your words are still helping people.  Thank you for your time and effort in putting together this article.  It has shown me some avenues that I hadn't even realized were there and I can't wait to explore them.  Again, thank you, thank you, thank you.  


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Rachel Anderson from Jamaica is reading The Lost Sun September 5, 2015 - 1:29pm

This was super helpful to read. It definitely makes the whole reviewing process seem a little less daunting, which is much appreciated!

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Kedzie from the SF Bay Area is reading The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien September 2, 2016 - 9:41am

Wow. I just discovered this. Took a class a year ago, another a few months ago, joined the Writer's Workshop last month but otherwise have not spent any time on this site. Your post answers a lot of my questions and concerns. Thank you!  

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated December 11, 2016 - 2:42am

Can someone kill the bot?

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Linden from Military Brat/Expat is reading Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years January 13, 2017 - 11:21am

Grateful Courtney, for your get-acquainted-with-the-site post of 2012.  Now to read it again.

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SueA9378 from Long Island, New York, USA is reading Always Something New by Indie Authors March 15, 2017 - 5:51am

Thank you for posting this I will work on an introduction now and post it later. Thank you again! 

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curiousgcc from Virginia is reading How Music Works January 27, 2018 - 8:31am

Thanks for this, Courtney! Great to have some guidelines to get started!

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helpfulsnowman from Colorado is reading But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman April 4, 2018 - 1:40pm

Thanks to everyone who participated on this thread! I've un-sticky-ed this post in favor of creating a new one. This post is excellent, better than the new one, but some things have changed here and we were in need of an updated version.