Time To Vote In The 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards
It's that time again. The 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards have opened for voting. Here's how it works:
Opening Round: Oct. 31st - Nov. 13th
Each category will have 15 official nominees, and write in votes may be written in for any eligible book. Don't neglect that write-in. If your favorite book is in one category but not the Favorite of 2011 category, feel free to put it in yourself.
Semifinals: Nov. 14th - Nov. 20th
The top 5 write-ins become official nominees. These are your dark horses, ladies and gents. Either the author marketed their ass off and/or they got some huge underground buzz. You can now vote for one of twenty nominees. No more write-ins accepted.
Finals: Nov. 21st - Nov. 30th
The field narrows to ten in each category. You can vote one more time.
Looks like the big guns this year are SNL's Tina Fey with Bossypants, and George R.R. Martin with A Dance With Dragons. In YA fiction we've got Lauren Myracle with Shine. If that name sounds familiar, read about the recent snub she got HERE. In fiction we've got three literary giants in the form of David Foster Wallace, Jeffery Eugenides, and Haruki Murakami. Two of my personal favorites: The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock (horror) and the lovely Lidia Yuknavitch with her stunner of a memoir, The Chronology of Water.
Get over and vote, kiddos. Feel free to post your favorites in the comments section.
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