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Offline Ann in Arlington

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Goodreads Choice Awards
« on: October 27, 2020, 11:00:51 am »
Is anybody having any luck voting? I saw the banner when I checked in this morning and I was able to vote in one category but since then it's just been showing 2019 results.

Also have gotten a 'server is too busy' error a couple of times.
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    Re: Goodreads Choice Awards
    « Reply #1 on: October 27, 2020, 01:04:46 pm »
    I was able to get in and view all the categories.

    In the end I didn't cast a vote because, as usual, I hadn't heard of most of the authors or any of their books, not even in the genres I read.

    I did recognise a couple of famous names like Harlan Coben and Hilary Mantel, but I haven't read any of their 2020 books. I'm reminded every year when these awards come out that I obviously don't read mainstream books (assuming those nominated are mainstream).

    EDIT: I saw that you could add your own choices which may or may not be added to the vote, so I tried that. If I have as much luck (that is to say, none whatsoever) as I do when recommending books at the library ......
    « Last Edit: October 27, 2020, 01:10:45 pm by Linjeakel »
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    Re: Goodreads Choice Awards
    « Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 02:27:08 pm »
    I was able to do the first category -- general fiction -- and was (I think) able to add a book I'd read that wasn't listed. But then it kept hanging up on me and I couldn't get to the next category.

    Tried again later -- to do mystery. The latest Louise Penny was NOT one of the ones listed so I tried to add it, but it wouldn't let me. And then, again, it kept hanging up and just taking me to the 2019 results.


    edit to add: and just now I was able to get in and vote without getting kicked out. Still didn't vote in all categories -- did add in some of my own suggestions. it is nice that there is a link to take you to your book lists where it's sorted by date published so you can see what you read that was published this year.
    « Last Edit: October 27, 2020, 02:38:48 pm by Ann in Arlington »
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    Re: Goodreads Choice Awards
    « Reply #3 on: October 28, 2020, 09:13:32 am »
    So .... I don't read much Romance .... what should I vote for in that category? ;D
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    Re: Goodreads Choice Awards
    « Reply #4 on: November 04, 2020, 03:53:35 pm »
    I don't read Romance either, Ann.  But if anyone here replies to this message or sends me a PM, I'm willing to help out by writing in your book title to get you a vote!  :)



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    Re: Goodreads Choice Awards
    « Reply #5 on: November 05, 2020, 01:08:34 pm »
    I highly recommend this read (it's up for the choice award in horror) if you're at all into being unnerved:
    https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-horror-books-2020

    I think I read this in less than 2 days... totally and utterly out of my usual fare, but it had me that locked-in that I had to finish it.  :)




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    Re: Goodreads Choice Awards
    « Reply #6 on: November 19, 2020, 12:49:38 am »
    I can view all the categories as well as cast a vote but I didn't. Like a person few posts above me I haven't read or heard about most of the books. Either I read different things or Goodreads picks are just their own and not really wider. Harlan Coben is a fantastic author but like many other famous names he pops one book a year and they are all in the same vein. They are good, don't get me wrong, but are they award worthy? Not really. I may look closer at few titles but I don't get my hopes up and I don't consider those awards a super serious event. Just like I stopped having any regards for NYT bestelling lists.

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