Saturday, July 24, 2010
As you can see, the voting for our next book is deadlocked right now, with BLEAK HOUSE and DON QUIXOTE tied for the lead. If, at the end of the polling period, there's still a tie, we won't be drawing lots or having penalty kicks to break the tie. Instead, we will put the decision in the hands (or paws) of my dog, Merlin. I will set up both books at a distance of about five feet from him, with an identical dog treat on top of each book. I will then release Merlin, and whichever book he goes to first will be declared the winner. If possible, I will try to post video of this event.