Happy New Year… oh, and here’s the poll!

Happy New Year everyone!!  I am still not sure where 2007 went but I am sure glad to have spent the last half of it with you here at Planet Books.  One of my resolutions for 2008 is to be a better blogger and not go so many days without talking with you.  The trip home to see family and friends has been a whirlwind and is entering it’s last week before heading off to our home in Okinawa. 

I have finally selected our theme for the January vote.  Award winning books from 2007.  As it was reported on a news show a few weeks ago, Americans love to make lists, read lists and make more lists.  So, as I have been reading the Top 10 lists of everything you can imagine for 2007, and keeping in mind some of your suggestions, I thought that the winners of four very different book awards would be a good way to find our four titles to vote from.  The Man Booke Prize, the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize in Literature and the Lulu Blooker Prize.  The last one is a new prize from the world of books and is actually blogs that became books. 

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The Gathering by Anne Enright won the 2007 Man Booker Prize
Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson won the 2007 National Book Award
The Road by Cormac McCarthy won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Literature
My War ~ Killing Time In Iraq by Colby Buzzell won the 2007 Lulu Blooker Prize

The Gathering (Man Booker Prize)A NovelRoadKilling Time in Iraq