Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Undead Poll

The Undead Poll for the 2012 SLJ Battle of the Books is open! What does this mean to you? It means that you can now vote for the book you would like to see most in the final round, in case by some misguided judging strange twist of fate it should be defeated in an earlier round and not be able to go on. Let us say  you are a fan and you really want to see a certain book win. Like this one:
 What do you do? First go to this page of the SLJ site. Second, click where it says "enter voting page here". It will take you to a survey site with a list of all 16 books with little circles next to them like bubbles on a multiple choice test. Third, click on the circle next to Chime by Franny Billingsley. Be sure you don't click on any of the other circles. That would mean you were voting for the wrong book. Finally, click on the submit button on the bottom of the page and it will take you to another page assuring you your vote has been counted. You must trust this assurance and believe the BoB people aren't just playing us. Of course the above is just a highly suggestive example. If you wish to champion a book other than Chime you would be wrong fully within your rights to do so. But only if the book you choose is Amelia Lost, The Cheshire Cheese Cat, A Monster Calls, or Okay for Now. Otherwise you are too busy to bother with this. Really.

Happy Voting!

In other BoB news: They have begun a series of posts from fans of the Battle explaining "What the Battle of the Books Means to Me". Today's first post is written by the wonderful Kate Coombs (author of the delightful Runaway Princess, the adorable Hans My Hedgehog, and the blog Book Aunt). I'm very excited about reading everyone's posts in this series. (And in the interest of full disclosure it should be noted I am the author of one of them.)

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