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OK, booklovers, this is THE contest of the year.  The venerable Strand bookstore in NYC (“18 Miles of Books,” as they say) is having their 80th birthday, and they are celebrating in the most amazing way!  They want to hear from you, dear readers, to compile the ‘Strand 80’ – the 80 most popular books voted on by you.  So, click through and fill out the simple form.  The list will be released in October, and one lucky winner will receive all 80 books!  You will also be able to buy the ‘Strand 80’ in stores and on-line.  The hard part is figuring out which books to vote for! And no worries, you can choose from any genre – fiction or nonfiction, children’s, art and design, etc.  This was my ballot – let me know yours, and I’ll compile my own ‘PaperPusher 5’ in October.  Book club, anyone?

1: Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2: Time’s Arrow by Martin Amis
3: Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
4: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
5: Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams



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