What's next after Homo Deus?
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Below, I'm also including three specific polls, to help me narrow down a slate for next time. I'm looking to head back to the slate, then member voting model we've used in the past.
Stem: Should OLOB read a fiction book next?
Stem: Should OLOB read a non-fiction book next?
Stem: Should OLOB read a specific genre?
Both book titles Void Contingency, Unexpected Contingency and Defended are non-fiction book titles for instance containing guides for self-motivation, reading these book titles will corroborate the statement opposite, thank you if you do read them both or separately.
This is worth keeping in mind if we're returning to a member vote: whatever they are, the books up for selection will need to be similarly popular to avoid such a skew.
1. Accessibility of the book. It should not be a brand-new hardcover, which will be too expensive for many to take a risk on a book they might not otherwise read, or too long to wait at the library.
2. Someone on staff needs to have read the book beforehand so they know it's not a total stinker, and can answer readers when there are questions like "This is getting off to an awful start, is it worth continuing?"
3. Readers need to be able to actually start discussion threads, rather than just answering questions from the staff. "What do you think about X" can often just result in everyone answering the question and not actually interacting with each other.
The questions I post are just designed to get discussion started. They're not doing the best job of that, though.
Readers are welcome and encouraged to start discussion threads, after discussion has officially started. Are we just not making that clear?
Well, I didn't understand that, but that could just be me being boneheaded. But when on Day One there are a bunch of Questions From On High it seemed to me that that was the direction discussions were supposed to take. (Maybe even something as simple as turning off your Official L for the discussion threads would help, so it's more clear that this is something we're all talking about rather than something you as staff are leading?)