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    Out of all the ones eliminated so far, the only ones I'm sad to see go are The Running Man and Everything's Eventual.
    Hearts are tough, she said, most times hearts don't break, and I'm sure that's right . . . but what about then? What about who we were then? What about hearts in Atlantis?

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    There are none that I am sad to see go. The two you mentioned, I was surprised to see gone so early, but in the end, not sure either is in my top 30, so they had to go eventually. So far it looks like all my least favorites will get eliminated this week.
    Wanted:

    'Salem's Lot Portfolio #606..

    Also, replace 1st/1st that got stolen:

    Carrie, Night Shift

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    Not to derail this thread, but check this out, Jean: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...=1#post1088792


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    Again, a touch late with the closed bracket yesterday, but the whole bracket goes to the eliminated column: Blaze, The Dark Tower, Cell, The Colorado Kid, and Lisey's Story. With 15 spots left undetermined, Night Shift, 'Salem's Lot, Christine, The Drawing of the Three, and Skeleton Crew advance.

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    The last bracket of the first round just went up, and one more closed. Thus, The Gunslinger, Four Past Midnight, The Dark Half, Under the Dome, and Just After Sunset were eliminated. Some real good ones here. And with only ten spots left undetermined, 11/22/63, Skeleton Crew, The Dead Zone, The Talisman, Duma Key, and Black House clinch a spot in Round 2.

    Thanks to everyone who's made the event a success thus far, we're keeping our 30-ish participation level!

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    Looking at the list as it currently stands it looks like Firestarter will be making its debut in the second round after coming close the first three times and falling off last time:
    • 2009: 32nd overall
    • 2010: 31st overall
    • 2012: 32nd overall
    • 2014: 43rd overall

    I am really happy because I actually like this one a lot and it never seems to get much respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post

    I am really happy because I actually like this one a lot and it never seems to get much respect.
    Couldn't have said it better Mae!

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    Hey Mae,
    Just curious if there is a reason Blockade Billy isn't included in the voting.

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    It was included before, but now it's been collected in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. The same thing will happen if Gwendy's Button Box is ever collected.

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    Surprised to see The Gunslinger eliminated. Never one of my favorites, but I thought others would like it enough to push it through.
    I hired Donald Trump to fire people like Yovanovitch.

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    I could be mistaken but this may be the first time we have only four DT novels in Round 2.

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    Yup, just checked. In 2009 and 2010 all seven novels made it. In 2012 there were six (sans Sons of Susannah; this was before The Wind Through the Keyhole). And in 2014 it was the same, but with Wind.

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    Yeah the Gunslinger is the first elimination that I am disappointed to see eliminated. A few others that I am mildly disappointed, but with as much competition as there is, its not surprising.

    There is only one book I am mildly disappointed will make it, and one book that very likely will make it, that I feel is unworthy. So in general quite pleased with the results so far (including
    Firestarter likely making it).
    Wanted:

    'Salem's Lot Portfolio #606..

    Also, replace 1st/1st that got stolen:

    Carrie, Night Shift

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    The penultimate bracket has closed and Full Dark, No Stars, The Wind Through the Keyhole, Bag of Bones, Hearts in Atlantis, and Doctor Sleep have been eliminated. Joyland, Mr. Mercedes, Firestarter, Needful Things, and Wizard and Glass make it into Round 2.

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    Bag of Bones is eliminated?!?!

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    Yup, I know. But it's never made it out of the first round since the first Constant Reader Awards in 2009.

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    Oh wow, that's a disappointment

    How many make it on, 30? I think I'm going to put together my own top 30 and see how they compare. There's quite a number that are going onward that I would rank near the bottom of my list.

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    Top 30 make it into Round 2, and Top 10 into Round 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    Bag of Bones and Hearts in Atlantis have been eliminated.
    Hearts are tough, she said, most times hearts don't break, and I'm sure that's right . . . but what about then? What about who we were then? What about hearts in Atlantis?

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    And yesterday the last bracket closed. Sorry, I was out last night and couldn't close the bracket and update the list, but here we go. Cujo, End of Watch, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Gwendy's Button Box, and Sleeping Beauties were the last to be eliminated. Shocked to see how low those last two ended up being. And Cujo just missed making it into Round 2 for the first time ever! The last five books to advance are Finders Keepers, Revival, Wolves of the Calla, Insomnia. and Desperation. This means the first two Hodges books both make it into the Top 30. Did not expect that.

    Round 2 begins next week on the 13th!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    The penultimate bracket has closed and Full Dark, No Stars, The Wind Through the Keyhole, Bag of Bones, Hearts in Atlantis, and Doctor Sleep have been eliminated.
    Good.
    Joyland, Mr. Mercedes, Firestarter, Needful Things, and Wizard and Glass make it into Round 2.
    Very good.

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    Why is it that folks that have not read the book feel the need to post that fact and make it known to all? I mean if you haven't read the book what could you possibly contribute to the enterprise? Are these folks also voting?

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    I vote ďnever read,Ē and I suppose I do so in order to reflect that a portion of the readership here hasnít gotten around to every title, but Iíve done so under the assumption that my non-numerical vote wasnít dragging down the average - if I am dragging it down, let me know and Iíll refrain as Iím not trying to ruin anything for anyone else.
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    No, the never read votes have no effect in the actual rankings. Itís just so thatís eveyone can vote and also we can see which books are less read than others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    Why is it that folks that have not read the book feel the need to post that fact and make it known to all? I mean if you haven't read the book what could you possibly contribute to the enterprise? Are these folks also voting?
    Why fret about it?

    St. Troy, please keep voting. AFAIK, a "Never Read" vote does not affect the average.

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