Virago Author of the Month - Voting for Jan, Feb, Mar
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We now have a list of wonderful Virago authors who we've nominated and seconded.
The next step is to vote for the author or authors you'd most like to read over the next few months. You have up to two votes and I'll count up the votes next Wednesday, 21st December.
The authors are:
Sylvia Townsend Warner
Elizabeth von Arnim
Please shout if I've missed anyone!
(if it's OK to vote if I didn't nominate)
>5 LyzzyBee:, Of course Liz! You mentioned Comyns on the earlier thread, so I was counting you as a potential Comyns nominator or seconder anyway.
>8 juliette07: Julie, the list is comprised of authors who were seconded in the nominations thread. I didn't think Gordimer was seconded but if I missed that, please do let me know.
I'm not sure why she wasn't seconded by anyone but lack of Virago novels shouldn't have been an issue. We're certainly not restricted to reading novels published by Virago once we do decide on our chosen authors.
I am a Nadine Gordimer fan myself and am wondering why I didn't second her actually...so many wonderful Virago writers!
>12 mrspenny: Not this time, sorry! (Though as above, do let me know if I've missed anything).
>12 mrspenny: you'll have to start campaigning early for the second quarter voting!! :)
>19 juliette07:, you could never be a pain, Julie! Sorry if my response was a bit drawn out but I wasn't sure if you were asking why Gordimer wasn't included in the list or why she didn't get seconded. Think I pretty much covered all possibilities!
There are so many on the list that I'd be happy to read but my two votes go to
Thanks everyone for voting.
I've counted up the votes and that leaves us with Vita Sackville-West in first place with six votes and Rebecca West and Edith Wharton in joint second place with five votes each.
So our January author will be Vita Sackville-West.
I'll suggest Rebecca West for February and Edith Wharton for March but shout if you have a preference for doing that the other way round!
>23 Soupdragon: Thanks so much for doing this. That sounds like a good plan.
That sounds great, thank you for organising us, Dee!
*off to look at Virago TBR shelves*
Thanks Dee - looking forward to it and making it a personal challenge to read away from theological and work books - although I *do* love them x
Off to find a Vita Sackville-West now :)
Ahhhhh, I missed the voting but am thrilled with the authors who made the cut. I love all three! Well done, my kind & gentle friends. Off to see what Vita I can find on my Kindle. SQUEEEEEEEEEE!~!
I also missed the voting, but was going to vote Vita Sackville-West anyway! (I've been horribly absent - is the plan to read just their VMCs, or anything at all by them? I've got lots of VSWs that weren't VMCed.)
Hello Simon. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you.
Regarding your query, for the vote the authors need to be a VMC author BUT for our reading, we can read whatever work of theirs we choose. I am wondering if a bio of the author written by someone else would count. Probably not. My guess is it would have to be an autobiography.
Anyhoo.........cheers to you Si.............good to 'see' you here once again. I am glad that you will be joining us for the VMC author reads. I like this challenge because it is pretty casual.
Definitely okay to read anything by the chosen authors, not just those published by Virago.
Actually I think we can be as flexible as we like with the "rules". If whatever we're reading has any links with our author, it'll probably be interesting for others to hear about it.
Good to see you here again Simon, *waves*
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