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It's that time of year . . .

Last night I opened my Goodreads app and was greeted with the announcement that voting has begun on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards. My first thought was, "Wow, is the year almost over?" My second thought was, "Ugh, not this crap again."

When Goodreads announced their Readers Choice Awards last year, the inanity of their selections (which I wouldn't be surprised in the last if they have to do more with publisher payola than any merits of quality) led me to make an open offer to vote for any books you requested in categories in which I hadn't already cast a vote. Well, I'm renewing the offer this year: while I already cast votes in the History & Biography (which again contained almost none of the truly excellent books that were published in those fields this year), Nonfiction, and their new "Best of the Best" categories, I'm happy to vote for whichever vote you want to see advance to the next round. It's on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if there's a choice you're really passionate about post it in the comments thread ASAP!